Category: Windows 2008 R2

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Restore a deleted Active Directory object with PowerShell

    This requires that you have enabled the enable Active Directory Recycle Bin before you deleted the object. Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator. Start by loading the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell: Import-Module ActiveDirectory List all deleted users (for some reason computer objects also are included when you use objectclass -eq “user): get-adobject -filter ‘objectclass…

  • ProCurve Mananger 4 client won’t start after new patch

    After patchning HP PCM + 4 I got the following message: “Core Components of the PCM Client have been updated by the server. You will need to relaunch the PCM Client for these changes to take effect.” Solved this by login on the server with the local administrator account and launched the PCM client. Got…

  • DNS Manager freezes when trying to delete/remove name server

    When you try to remove a name server in the name server tab in DNS Manager you get the question “Do you want to delete the glue record” and then DNS Manager stops responding/freezes. I got this problem on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Solution Microsoft has a hotfix that solved my problem. Check out…

  • How to get client to connect to WSUS Server

    Run this command: wuauclt.exe /detectnow If you want to see the WSUS log file on the client open %WinDir%\WindowsUpdate.log

  • Disable Adobe Flash auto update notification

    Create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg containing the following string: AutoUpdateDisable=1 This will disable Adobe Flash auto update notification in Windows 2008 R2.

  • Disable Java update notification on Windows 2008 R2

    Open regedit.exe and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\. Set EnableJavaUpdate to 0. Set NotifyDownload to 0.

  • My Network Places in Windows Server 2008 R2

    In Windows 2003 you had My Network Places on the desktop. There you could add network place, for example a ftp site. To add a ftp site i Windows 2008 R2 you need to right click on Computer and choose Add a network location.

  • System DSN doesn’t show in Excel

    I have a Remote Desktop Server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010 32-bit. I created a system dsn but it didn’t show up in Excel. It was because I needed to create the system dsn in the 32-bit odbc (%windir%\syswow64\odbcad32.exe)