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Create SAN certificate request for IIS web servers

Open certificate MMC snap-in on the server. Click on “Personal” -> “All Tasks” -> “Advanced Operations” -> “Create custom request” Click “Next” on the certificate enrollment wizard. Select “Proceed without enrollment policy” and click “Next”. Choose “(No template) CNG key” and “PKCS #10” as request format and click “Next”. On the certificate information page, click on “Details” and the click… Read more »

Performing AD Schema Updates

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Disable AD Replication Before you start to update your AD Schema (for example to prepare AD for Installation of Exchange Servers) you should disable AD replication on your AD Schema master. repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com +DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL +DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com STOP NTFRS sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= DISABLED Enable AD Replication repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com -DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL -DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= AUTOMATIC… Read more »

Recreate deleted RODC NTDS connection

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Problem You may have accidentially deleted the RODC NTDS connection, which is typically named “RODC Connection (FRS)”. Even tought deleting this connection is normally not possible without removing the “protect deletion” flag, the object no longer exists. Solution You have two option to recreate the RODC NTDS connection. Demote and repromote the RODC. Manually recreate the NTDS object. Since demoting… Read more »

WSUS installation fails on Server 2008 R2

Problem Trying to install WSUS on Windows Server 2008 R2 you receive the following error message: The update could not be found. Solution The problem may be, that there is already a WSUS server on the network and you have applied some WSUS Group Policies to this new server. Check for any Group Policies applied to this server, which is… Read more »

Exchange 2003/2010 migration

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Konfiguration Exchange 2003 SMTP Server konfigurieren Auf dem SMTP Server des alten Exchange Servers 2003 muss die „Windows Integrated Authentication“ aktiviert sein, ansonsten kann der neue Exchange keine Emails an den alten Server übertragen. Neues Zertifikat Es muss für den alten Exchange 2003 ein neues SSL Zertifikat erstellt werden, mit dem neuen öffentlichen Namen (z.B. mail2k3.kunde.ch) Public Folder Pfad auch… Read more »

Open custom oft forms after installing Service Pack 3 on Outlook 2003

Problem After installing Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Office 2003, custom oft forms can no longer be opened using Outlook 2003. With Service Pack 3, Microsoft decided to disable opening custom oft files due to security reasons. Solutions To reenable this functionality, you have to create the following registry entry: Path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Mail Entry: AllowTNEFtoCreateProp Value: 0 (Decimal) Path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Mail Entry:… Read more »

Reset offline files in Windows

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Problem To reset the offline files store in Windows, you have to create a registry entry and reboot your computer. Solution Windows XP Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache Entry: FormatDatabase (DWORD 32bit) Value: 1 (Decimal) Windows 7 Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CSC\Parameters Entry: FormatDatabase (DWORD 32bit) Value: 1 (Decimal)