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Remote PowerShell to an IP Address

PowerShell remoting works over the WS-Man protocol, which in Windows is implemented via WinRM. By default this uses Kerberos authentication, and in most domain environments everything “just works”. If the machine isn’t correctly registered in DNS you’ll get an error: … Continue reading

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PowerShell script to update RDMS server list

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 is great in many ways, but it has some serious flaws. One of these is the pretty terrible so-called Remote Desktop Management Server concept. This is actually just some functionality built into Server … Continue reading

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Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the Remote Desktop technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Quick way to tell if a particular hotfix is installed – local and remote

A colleague just asked me if there was a quick and easy way to find out if a hotfix was installed on a Windows machine. The answer is “yes, use PowerShell”. Get-HotFix will list all the hotfixes installed on the computer. You … Continue reading

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Pharos Uniprint 8.2 Remote Silent Install

It’s not quite as easy as the silent install of some other Pharos Uniprint components, but it is possible to get Remote to install silently. Add the following values to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Pharos\Database Server: “Host Address”=”your-pharos-db-server” “Port Name”=”2355” “Timeout”=dword:00000078 Then run RemoteInstaller.exe … Continue reading

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Pharos Uniprint 8.2 ADLDAP authentication failure

On a fairly recently installed test system of Pharos Uniprint 8.2 running on WIndows Server 2008 R2 (i.e. 64-bit OS) I configured the Pharos Remote bank to use the ADLDAPLogon.exe plugin. This allows you to authenticate users against your Active Directory … 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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All required steps to get a functioning XenApp 6 Server

Install Windows Server 2008 R2. Nothing else will work for XenApp 6. Add the relevant Windows Roles/Features. Personally, I’m doing the whole build via a VBScript, but to do this step I’m using PowerShell. To make life easier for myself, I … Continue reading

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