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Windows Update / Windows Update - Stuck at checking for updates
« Last post by James on December 19, 2016, 09:47:15 AM »
Service Stack Update Procedure


   1. Turn off Windows' update services
      a. Administrative Command Line
         1.
Code: [Select]
net stop wuauserv && net stop bits




   1. Download the April 2015 Servicing Stack Update (KB3020369)
      a. x86 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5db13554-a6d3-40ec-9159-a5a86e85998b
      b. x64 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5fc4e80d-e1e6-4ea3-9677-5a5f7907d143
      c. Server 2008 R2 x64 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=760438c1-0a7c-479f-8cc1-c888e6f610c0
      d. Server 2008 R2 IA64 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b423d867-124e-4965-8ab7-57b3f8f41105
      e. Restart the computer




   1. Download the April Convenience Rollup and install SP1 if needed (KB3125574)
      a. Stop the Windows' update services as listed above
      b. Service Pack 1 - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
         1. windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
         2. windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

      c. Convenience Rollup (April 2016) - http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3125574
         1. Must have April 2015 service stack and SP1 installed first

      d. Restart the computer




   1. Download and install the July 2016 Update Rollup (KB3172605)
      a. Stop the Window's update services as listed above
      b. Windows 7 x64 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53332
      c. Windows 7 x86 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53335
      d. Restart the computer







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2013 / View and changing Autodiscover settings
« Last post by BobbyMarques on May 10, 2016, 12:07:51 PM »
Problem:
Wrong autodiscover settings when adding new user?
How to change autodiscover settings.

Solution:
In Exchange Management Shell

To View Current Settings
Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory | fl internalurl,externalurl
Get-AutoDiscoverVirtualDirectory | fl internalurl,externalurl
Get-ECPVirtualDirectory | fl internalurl,externalurl
Get-OabVirtualDirectory | fl internalurl,externalurl
Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | fl internalurl,externalurl


To Set or Change URL settings
Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync’ -InternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync’

Get-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml’ -InternalUrl 'https://mail.DOMAIN.com/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/ECP’ -InternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/ECP’

Get-OabVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-OabVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/OAB’ -InternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/OAB’

Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx’ -InternalUrl ‘https://mail.DOMAIN.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx’


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Proliant Servers / How to find memory for my HP Proliant Server?
« Last post by Adventech on January 26, 2016, 11:49:04 AM »
PROBLEM:
How to find memory for my HP Proliant Server?
HP Proliant Memory Calculator

SOLUTION:
goto: http://h22195.www2.hp.com/DDR4memoryconfig/Home/Legal
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Proliant Servers / How to find serial number of HP Proliant server in Windows?
« Last post by Adventech on January 26, 2016, 11:45:43 AM »
PROBLEM:
How to find serial number of HP Proliant server in Windows?

SOLUTION:
From a command prompt use the following command.
Code: [Select]
wmic /node:%computername% bios get serialnumber
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Windows SBS 2011 / Re: Remote Web Access: Clicking Connect does nothing
« Last post by Adventech on January 07, 2016, 07:43:27 PM »
SOLUTION:
Edit the web.config file in "C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\RemoteAccess"

Find the line <serviceHostingEnvironmentaspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" /> [near the bottom]

Change <serviceHostingEnvironmentaspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" /> to <serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService="0" />

Restart "World Wide Web Publishing Service". This will also restart "Remote Desktop Gateway".
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Symptoms:
  • When viewing a HTML email that includes pictures, Outlook crashes.
  • Hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL to log into a system causes it to go to a black screen.
  • The display blinks or goes black when using a touch screen monitor


Resolution:
The problem is related to an update on 11/11/2015 from Microsoft: Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3097877)
  • Log into the computer using an administrative account.
  • Open Windows Update and View Update History
  • Click on Installed Updates
  • Search for: KB3097877
  • Uninstall the update, and restart the computer.

If you are not able to log into the computer you can try the following steps:
  • Use a working computer to remote connect to the system with the issues.
  • If a touch screen monitor is connected, disconnect the USB for the touchscreen. This should resolve the black screen at login so you can log in.
  • If the touchscreen is built in, try to disable it through BIOS, which should then allow you to log into Windows to remove the update.
  • If a remote connection will not get you connected, boot the computer into the Windows Recovery Environment and restore the system to an earlier point.
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Windows 2012 / Install the Active Directory Schema snap-in
« Last post by Adventech on November 09, 2015, 07:58:24 AM »
PROBLEM:
Install the Active Directory Schema snap-in
To install the Active Directory Schema snap-in

SOLUTION:
Open a Command Prompt, Run as Administrator.

Type:

regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

This command will register Schmmgmt.dll on your computer.

Type mmc /a, and then click OK.

On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.

Under Available Standalone Snap-ins, double-click Active Directory Schema, click Close, and then click OK.
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Virus Removal / Toolbar - SafeSearch
« Last post by James on November 05, 2015, 11:54:30 AM »
Symptoms:
  • SafeSearch is listed as the default search engine in Google Chrome
  • When trying to change default search engine in Google Chrome you are unable to make a change and get the following message: "This setting is enforced by your administrator."


Resolution
  • Close all open instances of Google Chrome. Ensure that it's not running in the background.
  • As a system administrator, navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine or C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\User
  • Locate the file "Registry.pol" and open it with Notepad. When opened it should look something like:
    Quote
    PReg   [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r E n a b l e d   ;    ;    ;    ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r N a m e   ;    ;    ; S a f e S e a r c h   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r S e a r c h U R L   ;    ; z   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / w e b / ? t y p e = s s - c h - d s - i x & q = { s e a r c h T e r m s }   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r I c o n U R L   ;    ; T   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / i m a g e s / f a v i c o n . i c o   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r S u g g e s t U R L   ;    ; Œ   ; h t t p : / / f f . s e a r c h . y a h o o . c o m / g o s s i p ? o u t p u t = f x j s o n & c o m m a n d = { s e a r c h T e r m s }   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; D e f a u l t S e a r c h P r o v i d e r N e w T a b U R L   ;    ; F   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = c h - n t   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; M e t r i c s R e p o r t i n g E n a b l e d   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e   ; S a f e B r o w s i n g E x t e n d e d R e p o r t i n g O p t I n A l l o w e d   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ E x t e n s i o n I n s t a l l W h i t e l i s t   ; 1   ;    ; B   ; g b i c p o p j a a i p n h c o n h l f m b k j b c f d h k k l   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; H o m e p a g e L o c a t i o n   ;    ; X   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 - c h - i x   ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; H o m e p a g e I s N e w T a b P a g e   ;    ;    ;     ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d   ; R e s t o r e O n S t a r t u p   ;    ;    ;    ] [ S o f t w a r e \ P o l i c i e s \ G o o g l e \ C h r o m e \ R e c o m m e n d e d \ R e s t o r e O n S t a r t u p U R L s   ; 1   ;    ; X   ; h t t p : / / w w w . s a f e s e a r . c h / ? t y p e = 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 2 - c h - i x   ]
  • Verify that the file references the extension ID. "www.Safesear.ch" should be listed in the file.
  • Delete the "Registry.pol" file.
  • Open Google Chrome and verify that you are able to change your default search engine. Delete the SafeSearch search engine from the list.
  • Run virus scans to clean other infections, and spyware from the system.
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Windows 10 / Windows 10 - DefaultUser0
« Last post by James on August 28, 2015, 09:55:52 AM »
During the initial profile account creation, Windows 10 will fail causing it to create a 'DefaultUser0' account which requires a password that; is not supplied, and unable to be reset.

To fix the issue without having to restore the computer, create a new user using the Administrator account in 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt':
  • From the user sign in screen, while holding SHIFT, click the power button in the lower right, and click reset.
  • This will bring you to the Windows 10 boot options
  • Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart
  • After restart, select '6)Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • If prompted, select the 'Administrator' account
  • Create a new user account: net user <username> <user password> /add
  • Exit, and restart the computer. You should now be prompted to create a new user through the Windows 10 creation process, or you will be prompted to log in as your newly created user.


After logging in as your newly created user, you can manually remove the 'DefaultUser0' account using the following method.
  • Delete the 'DefaultUser0' folder from C:\Users\
  • Delete the 'DefaultUser0' registry entry from: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
  • Click on each of the listed profiles and check the 'ProfielImagePath' entry to verify the associated profile
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Step 1: Change Update Settings

  • Open Windows Update (Windows Key + R > Type "wuapp")
  • Change Settings
  • Select: "Never check for updates"
  • Click "OK" and close Windows update
  • Open Windows Update > Change Settings
  • Select: "Install Updates Automatically" or "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "Check for Updates"


Step 2: Restart Windows Update Services

  • Open an Administrator Command Prompt (Windows Key > Type "CMD" > Click Shift + Enter > Approve the UAC)
  • Run command: net stop bits
  • Run command: net stop wuauserv
  • Run command: net start bits
  • Run command: net start wuauserv
  • Open Windows Update and check for updates


Step 3: Rename Software Distribution Folder

  • Open an Administrator Command Prompt (Windows Key > Type "CMD" > Click Shift + Enter > Approve the UAC)
  • Run command: net stop bits
  • Run command: net stop wuauserv
  • Run command: ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old
  • Run command: net start bits
  • Run command: net start wuauserv
  • Open Windows Update and check for updates


Step 4: Install Latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver

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