Tag: Microsoft

Easily analyse your memory dumps

Recently I stumbled over a great application for debugging your system while trying to examine a memory dump. The application is named WinDbg Preview and is distributed by Microsoft themselves and serves several purposes for debugging Windows operating systems. WinDbg Preview is a modernized version of WinDbg and extremely easy to use! With WinDbg Preview…



Querying Microsoft Graph with Powershell, the easy way

Microsoft Graph is a very powerful tool to query organization data, and it’s also really easy to do using Graph explorer but it’s not built for automation. While the concept I’m presenting in this blogpost isn’t something entirely new, I believe my take on it is more elegant and efficient than what I’ve seen other…



“Outlook cannot perform your search” on Windows Server 2016 running Remote Desktop Services

INTRODUCTION Speaking on behalf of all IT technicians, it is with no doubt that we all have had our hand in cases related to Outlook. Oftentimes I experience them to be quite understandable in order to be resolved. However, that was until I encountered a particularly obscure issue with Outlook’s search engine, nonetheless its very…



Mapped network printers unavailable due to SMB1 being obsolete

INTRODUCTION As we all might be familiar with, printers are one of those little peculiar matters within IT. Implementing these in an IT-environment is self-explanatory oftentimes, but when they do not cooperate the issue itself can stem from one single obscure root cause, if not a string of these having to be checked upon. Recently,…



Run Windows Defender inside a sandbox

Last week Microsoft released the news that they have added a new feature to Windows Defender Antivirus. The new feature allows Windows Defender Antivirus to run within a sandbox. Other antivirus providers have been offering the possibility to open files in a sandbox-environment before but what Windows Defender now offers is the feature that all…



Teams in your Multi-user environment done right!

Microsoft Teams is on the rise, more and more businesses is seeing the potential of Teams and want a piece of the action. Unfortunately Microsoft Teams is not ideally designed to work on a Multi-user environment like Citrix Xenapp or Microsoft Remote Desktop services. It is entirely installed in the users profile, and its quite…



HTML5 Web Client for Remote Desktop Services 2016

Microsoft recently announced that the new HTML5 client for Remote Desktop Services has reached general availability. The new web client lets users access the Remote Desktop infrastructure using a modern browser that supports HTML5. Requirements & Installation Microsoft have a great article explaining the requirements and how to get started with the new client in…



Duplicate SRV records are cousing domain join workflows to fail

Have you ever had problems with duplicate SRV records in your environment? This is a quite common phenomenon when you google it without any real solution to it (not at least what I could find). Some environments would not be affected by this, but I got into a specific situation recently where some workflows in…



Azure AD Connect and .NET Framework 4.7.2

Introduction Last week a discussion erupted on Microsoft forums regarding Azure AD Connect due to it’s Monitoring Agent using all free resources of CPU on the servers. These issues were caused by a .NET Framework update and a lot of administrators spent time uninstalling and blocking these patches to resolve the CPU usage issues on…



Flickering Desktop Icons and re-directed folders

This blog post will only cover a scenario with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and re-directed folders where flickering icons appear. Other solutions may apply to different scenarios. Since the release of Windows 10 / Server 2016 and their different releases 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 there has been several issues regarding flickering…