Problem accessing DFS subfolders

User cannot access \\corp.company.com\dfs\company\subfolder. Subfolder is missing, however user can access \\corp.company.com\dfs\home\%username% which has offlinefiles enabled.

When I loggon with my admin account I get access denied when trying to access \\corp.company.com\dfs\company.

It works from other computers however, so the problem is isolated to this specific client.

I found this solution: www.sirkit.ca/wiki/2012/11/windows-domain-dfs-namespace-access-is-denied-using-domain-fqdn-access-allowed-using-server-unc-paths-directly

1.  Disable offline files
Control Panel -> Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Disable Offline Files

2. Clear the offline file cache
This sets a temporary registry entry which is read on start-up and runs the cache wipe.
Elevated Command Prompt
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

3. Reboot
You must reboot to successfully wipe the offline file cache

4. Test DFS path
\\corp.company.com\dfs\company\subfolder

5. Re-enable Offline Files
Control Panel -> Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Enable Offline Files -> Reboot

Export mailbox from Exchange 2010

Start Exchange Management Shell

If you want to export a user mailbox from exchange to a .pst file:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox daniel.andersson -FilePath \\exchange2010\export\daniel.andersson.pst

To see the status of the export:
Get-MailboxExportRequest -Name MailboxExport | fl

To see completed mailbox export requests:
Get-MailboxExportRequest | where {$_.status -eq “Completed”}

To clear all completed mailbox export request:
Get-MailboxExportRequest | where {$_.status -eq “Completed”} | Remove-MailboxExportRequest

Slow response DFS namespace

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244380

http://serverfault.com/questions/50789/long-pause-when-accessing-dfs-namespace

KB244380 says:
“The DFSDnsConfig registry key must be added to each server that will participate in the DFS namespace for all computers to understand fully qualified names.”

We thought this meant that the registry key has to be set on the DFS namespace servers only, not realising that it was also required on the domain controllers. After we set DfsDnsConfig to 1 on our domain controllers (and restarted the “DFS Namespace” service), the problem vanished.

Accessing the resource ‘\\servername’ has been disallowed

On a remote desktop server I got the message: Accessing the resource ‘\\servername’ has been disallowed when trying to access \\servername from file explorer.

The GPO setting that caused this was:
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove Run menu from Start Menu.

When i disabled this setting the users could access servers from file explorer.

Outlook 2013 keeps prompting for password

After changing your active directory user password Outlook 2013 keeps prompting for password. Doesn’t matter if you enable remember my credentials option.

You need to delete your saved credentials in Credential Manager.

Open Credential Manager in Control Panel. Click on Windows Credentials. Under Generic Credentials you should have MS.Outlook.15:your@emailadress.com. Delete MS.Outlook.15:your@emailadress.com.

Open Outlook. Use your active directory user account and enable remember my credentials option.

For more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762344

Enable and start SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled)

After installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 I tried to start SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled) in SQL Server Management Studio. Didn’t work and I got a message to enable the agent with sp_configure.

1. Create a new query in SQL Server Management Studio.

2. Execute the following:
sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1;
GO
RECONFIGURE;
GO sp_configure ‘Agent XPs’, 1;
GO
RECONFIGURE
GO

3. Start the SQL Server Agent by right clicking on SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled) in SQL Server Management Studio and choose start.

GPO to Hide Control Panel Items

Path in Group Policy Management Console: User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Hide specified Control Panel items.

Values:
Microsoft.AdministrativeTools
Microsoft.ActionCenter
Microsoft.AutoPlay
Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Microsoft.DeviceManager
Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Microsoft.PhoneAndModem
Microsoft.PowerOptions
Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures
Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections
Microsoft.System
Microsoft.TextToSpeech
Microsoft.Troubleshooting
Microsoft.UserAccounts
Microsoft.WindowsFirewall
Microsoft.WindowsUpdate
Flash Player
Java
Install Application On Remote Desktop Server

More values can be found here.

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