Category: Windows Server

Export users registry settings from NTUSER.DAT

In users profile folder, you find a hidden file called NTUSER.DAT. This file contains the users registry settings/values and for example it can be useful when you need to get registry settings from a corrupt profile. NTUSER.DAT will be found in the users profile folder (by default: C:\Users\% UserProfile%). To export settings: Start the Registry…



Manage Kubernetes with Azure ARC

During Ignite there was some big news, one of them was Azure ARC. A couple of years ago Azure started to deliver Azure stack, further on Azure also provided DevOps which could be used within any environment and cloud. With Azure Arc Microsoft can also enable customers to move from only hybrid cloud solutions to…



Microsoft Access Driver Query is corrupt

INTRODUCTION Today I was involved in a particular incident where Windows Updates did its thing and broke something. This time it involved an update for Access, a database program provided by Microsoft, causing specific queries to output that they are corrupt. Due to its unclear nature at first, I thought I would write a quick…



Basic Troubleshooting in Windows 10

In my role I receive a lot of incidents that needs to be solved. My mission is firstly to restore the service back to normal. Once the service is back to normal we can look at making any further changes so that the incident won’t happen again. In this post I will focus my troubleshooting…



Brief walk-through of Robocopy

I have stumbled upon technical scenarios which required special maneuvers requiring skills I did not possess. After some reading I was able to conclude that Windows environments have several ways to copy files from a to b: good old ctrl +c and ctrl +v, xcopy, Copy-Item and robocopy. I was aware of the first one,…



ClickOnce application suddenly blocked by AppLocker Group Policy

INTRODUCTION With the release of the Windows 7 and corresponding server operating system, the AppLocker technology has become a quintessential tool for system administrators to utilize. Thanks to it, administrators can restrict or allow end-users to run certain applications based on its publisher value, file path or even its unique file hash, all within an…



Virtual attendance to Microsoft Build 2019

New features and cool stuff – Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, Edge, Windows 10, and everything else Microsoft There are so many cool things you can do with new types of disruptive technology that was not even imaginable a decade ago. Impressive progress has been made across several disciplines within IT, and it doesn’t look…



Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903

Citrix announced their new release Virtual Apps and Desktops 1903 on 28th of March and it contains a lot of interesting changes in all categories along with a long list of fixed issues. I will cover two of the changes in this blog-post which I found extra interesting, and that I would recommend you looking…



Simplify removing of distributed content with the help of Powershell

Begin TLDR; Go to the Process block. Ever since I first got introduced to Powershell, I have always tried to come up with ways to include, facilitate and apply it to my my everyday tasks. But for me, using Powershell in combination with SCCM has never been the ultimate combination, the built in cmdlets doesn’t…



Easy way to disable items in Control Panel and Settings App in Windows 10 and Server 2019

In Windows 10 and Server 2019 there are both a Control Panel and a Settings App. This is somewhat confusing for the user. However, this is probably how it’s going to be until Microsoft have had enough time to migrate all settings from the Control Panel to the Settings App. Microsoft have provided great lists…