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Standard user launching a command with elevated credentials

I needed standard users to be able to run certain executables with administrator credentials, but ideally without wanting to give them an administrator account and password, and certainly without adding them to the Administrators group. I also needed a log … Continue reading

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Send Windows Event Logs to SQL Database

I’m currently in the process of planning for an AppLocker rollout to all my PCs (about 7,500 of them) due to an increasing amount of malware. You should probably be doing this too. Anyway, a sensible first step is to … Continue reading

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Active Directory Dynamic DNS broken by Juniper SRX firewall ALG

Last week a Juniper SRX firewall was put in to replace an older internal firewall. This week a load of Windows Servers dropped out of Active Directory DNS. The scavenging period in AD DNS was configured to be 7 days. Coincidence? I … Continue reading

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Remote Desktop Connection: Can’t connect

On trying to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host published desktop I got the following error from my Remote Desktop Client: Remote Desktop Connection This computer can’t connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If … Continue reading

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AppLocker blocking getpaths.cmd

When you configure the default AppLocker Script rules in a Group Policy Object (GPO) one of the ones it adds is for: %OSDRIVE%\*\temp\*\getpaths.cmd Except when a user logs on, if you’ve enabled the AppLocker MSI and Script event log, you … Continue reading

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SCVMMService crashes on VM creation

I’m using a PowerShell script to create a new VM, based on the code you can get System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 to spit out. I made a change to the script to try to use some unattended settings to … Continue reading

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NetBackup bpfis and bpbkar32 memory issues with VMware backups

I noticed events mentioning low memory conditions on my NetBackup 7.1 media servers, during the times when they’d be busy doing evening backups. These servers have 32GB of RAM, so I was surprised to see them saying out of memory. … Continue reading

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Remote Desktop – The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

On trying to make a Remote Desktop connection from a Windows 7 PC to another Windows 7 PC I received the following error: Remote Desktop Connection An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted Remote computer: … Continue reading

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Printing on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with HP Universal driver

This is using the version 5.2 (5.2.9.8874) driver (at the moment). Seeing a few issues, shall we say… Print server is 32-bit Server 2008, but I’ve also tried Server 2008 R2 (64-bit obviously) with the same results. Print servers have … Continue reading

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