Exporting and importing cookie blocklists into IE

I block cookies, and so should you! If you every want to be shocked by how much crap people put on your PC you should (in Internet Explorer atleast) turn on these settings in “Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced” Once you have done this you will quickly become annoyed, like most of […]

CRM 2011 on Server 2012 (via upgrade)

After a recent upgrade CRM had stopped working on our new Server 2012 based server. During the upgrade CRMs application had been whiped and simply adding the the old folder back to IIS 8.0 (And setting up the proper permissions) did help in recovering the web based service but this did not fix the issues for […]

Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2012 after upgrade

After a recent upgrade I ran into a problem with Exchange 2010 no longer accepting WinRM connections from an external address. This caused an error to appear in the Exchange Management Console stating it could no longer connect. Fixing this problem was pretty straight forward; Open the Server Manager Select the correct Server Goto Manage […]

Login out of Windows 2012 using Remote Desktop

Many system administrators will be using RDP to connect to the servers they manage. Usually after you are done you want to log-out but this seems to be gone in Server 2012. However, if you open the Start Menu and click on your username in the top-right corner you can select “Sign out”, which is […]

Lync 2010 on Server 2012 after upgrade

After upgrading to Server 2012 I ran into an issue that Lync would no longer start the Front-End service on the server. After trying several things I concluded to try and “reinstall” the Front-end server. After some crashes this gave me the following error: Error: An error occurred: “Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.UnknownObjectException” “Error accessing registry key “AppID\{9fa5c497-f46d-447f-8011-05d03d7d7ddc}”.”

Uninstalling ForeFront 2010 from Server 2012 after server upgrade

After doing several installations of Server 2012 on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 servers I became convinced that I should migrate the entire internal serverpark to 2012. I ran into several issues (which I will post later on) but most annoyingly of all is ForeFront 2010 on the servers. Note: Microsoftsoft has, since creation […]

Exchange 2010 not discovering AD, Information Store not starting

Moving around some Domain Controllers in our Active Directory today caused a major issue with our Exchange 2010 Server. All of a sudden the Information Store was no longer available and a long list of errors occured. Alot of them complaining about the RPC connection not being made to the AD discovery tool. Process STORE.EXE […]

Exchange 2010 SP1 giving “ACCESSDENIED” on trying to access AD

When attempting to use the Test-SystemHealth it returns the following error: WARNING: Active Directory server DC1.Example.local is down or unreachable. This error could also be the result of a network or permissions problem. Error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)) This can be avoided by using the following script directly into the Exchange […]

Backup Exchange 2010 SP1 on Windows 2008 R2 with Windows Backup

First install the Windows Server Backup Features using the Server Manager. Select both the Windows Server Backup and Command-line Tools. Now locate the “Microsoft Exchange Server Extension for Windows Server Backup” service and set the service to automatic and start it. Now we are ready to begin the backup process from the Windows Server Backup tool. From Start […]