Category: Windows

  • Problem accessing DFS subfolders

    User cannot access \\\dfs\company\subfolder. Subfolder is missing, however user can access \\\dfs\home\%username% which has offlinefiles enabled. When I loggon with my admin account I get access denied when trying to access \\\dfs\company. It works from other computers however, so the problem is isolated to this specific client. I found this solution: 1.  Disable offline…

  • Reset/clear the Auto-Complete List in Outlook

    outlook.exe /cleanautocompletecache

  • Update global address list in Exchange 2010

    Start Exchange Management Shell Update-GlobalAddressList -Identity “GAL name”

  • 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…

  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client: The VPN Client driver has encountered an error

    When using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client on WIndows 8.1 x64 I got the following error: The VPN Client driver has encountered an error. Open regedit. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpnva Open DisplayName key and change value data to: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64

  • Slow response 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…

  • 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 Delete Open Outlook. Use your…

  • 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;…

  • 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.