How to get an A grade on SSLLabs with IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

After having some serious problems trying to find proper documentation for how to fix some of the bigger leaks in IIS (such as logjam, FREAK, POODLE) I became frustrated with the lack of documentation. Microsoft itself will point you to Nartac IIS Crypto which is a great tool, but I needed to roll these fixes out […]

Installing ForeFront 2010 on Windows 8 or Server 2012

After my earlier post on ForeFront EndPoint Protection I managed to get several updates from Microsoft to allow it to function but this left me without a working installer for new systems. After ready the patch notes on the hotfixes I found the update responsible for the client ( FEP2010-Update-Rollup-KB2551095-x64-ENU.exe) and managed to find the installer […]

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 […]