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Installing Microsoft Volume License Remote Desktop CALs

If you're having difficulties using the automatic method to install Remote Desktop CALs on Windows 2012 R2 Server using Microsoft Volume License, then these steps might come in helpful. You're basically using a combination of Telephone Activation and Website Activation instead of using the Automatic method. In my case, I didn't have any license packs [...]

By | 2018-05-29T11:22:13+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Server Renewing Remote Desktop Certificate Multiple Times Per Day

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), then you might run into an issue where some of your servers are using your auto-enroll group policy to request and renew a Remote Desktop certificate twice (or multiple) times per day. Looking in Event Viewer, you might see references to Event [...]

How To Fix Group Policy: Error Windows could not determine if the user and computer accounts are in the same forest

If you have an issue where the User Policy doesn't get updated and gives you an error about the user and computer accounts being in the same forest, then you're in luck. The solution is actually rather simple, although an odd one that you usually wouldn't run into. The full error message probably looks like [...]

By | 2018-05-14T15:08:10+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Fix Authentication Error Function Not Supported CredSSP Error RDP

In March 2018, Microsoft released the CredSSP Updates for CVE-2018-0886, which is a vulnerability that could allow for remote code execution in unpatched versions of CredSSP. It would allow an attacker to relay user credentials to execute code on a target system. According to this Microsoft KB Article, they initially released an update in March. [...]

How To Install Windows 10 April 2018 Update Build 1803

When it comes to Windows Feature Updates, there are two types of people - those who want to install the updates as soon as they're released and those who would prefer to wait. If you're one of those who wants to wait on the update, then read through our article How To Block Windows 10 [...]

How To Block (Defer) Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Spring Creators Update) 1803 Build 17133 Redstone 4

Last week Microsoft released the Release Preview of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update 1803 Build 17133 (Redstone 4) to the Insider Preview program. This is the final step before releasing the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update to the public through Windows Update. I have installed the Release Preview update on my main laptops and [...]

Fix Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

If your internal microphone has stopped working after you install the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, check your drivers for updates and that the audio driver isn't disabled. You can do this by right-clicking on the start menu and going to Device Manager. Once you're done there, then check the following privacy settings that are [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:17:12+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Fix There are no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC

BitLocker is a built-in encryption for Windows that will allow you to encrypt the data on your hard drive, making it difficult for someone to extract data from it if your computer was ever lost or stolen. The only way to recover your data is to have your BitLocker recovery key. Unfortunately, sometimes Windows becomes [...]

By | 2018-03-09T15:39:58+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Windows Certificate Authority CA Export Certificate With Private Key

When you send a certificate request from a server to a Windows Certificate Authority (CA), the server stores a private key for that certificate. For security reasons, the Certificate Authority doesn't keep that private key. If you try to export a certificate from the Issued folder on the CA, you can only export (Copy To [...]

Using Powershell To Get User Last Logon Date

As an Active Directory Administrator, determining the date that a user last logged onto the network could be important at some point. If you have access to the Attribute Editor in your Active Directory tools, you can look for the LastLogonDate attribute. The other option is to use Powershell, and there are two methods to [...]

By | 2017-08-17T11:47:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments