Category: Windows

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…



Profilhantering i Windows Virtual Desktop

Hantering av användarprofiler är en viktig del i alla VDI miljöer och detsamma gäller även för Windows Virtual desktop (WVD). Med WVD så går Microsoft ifrån sin User Profile Disks (UPD) lösning som användes i RDS. Det rekommenderade sättet att hantera profiler för WVD är nu att använda sig av FSLogix, som Microsoft köpte upp…



På gång med Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop har nu varit tillgänglig för allmänheten sedan några månader tillbaka. Produkten är fortsatt ny, och detta inlägget belyser två intressanta kommande nyheter. Applikationsleverans – MSIX App Attach Med App Attach så presenterar Microsoft en ny lösning för levereras av applikationer i en VDI-miljö. Microsoft vill gå ifrån de mer traditionella sätten att…



Troubleshoot TPM issues

The TPM-chip plays a bigger role today when devices need to be more secure. TPM is a small chip on the motherboard that stores RSA encryption keys, these keys are specific to your hardware. During the last year I’ve noticed 2 different types of errors regarding the TPM-chip and that’s why I’m going to describe…



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…



Chrome tabs hang or crash with white screen

EDIT/UPDATE: The case seems to be resolved: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1024837 Today we experienced major problems with the application Google Chrome in multi-user environments such as Citrix XenDesktop 7 (according to support.google.com community forum IT-administrators are seeing this in many different types of environments, RDS, XenApp, XenDesktop, with different hypervisors, different version of Windows Server and Desktop and…



ADFS Claims depending on multiple conditions such as group membership and password expiry

In this post I will quickly demonstrate how to achieve a ADFS Claims depending on two different conditions. This specific case is about the password expiry claims that we only want to show for users that are member in a specific Active Directory group. First we need to add an Issuance Transform Rule where we…



Netscaler – Configure Kerberos Authentication + LDAP Group/Attribute Extraction to achieve SSO for internal users

SSO to Netscaler hosted web services for internal users: A request we receive from time to time from our Netscaler customers is that they would prefer internal users (users connected to the company’s LAN/Wifi or through VPN) to automatically get SSO when they browse to a load balanced web system (https://sharepoint.mycompany.com). One way of doing…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 2 – Azure Function App – Creating HTTP APIs with Powershell

This is the second post of the Powershell in the Cloud series, and will focus on executing Powershell code from Azure Function App. If you haven’t read part 1, I highly recommend it as we will be referencing to it PART 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud Disclaimer: As of…