Tag: Windows Server

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…



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…



“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,…



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…



Automate tasks with use of XenServer Powershell Module

Working with backups of your virtual machines is obviously essential. Working with exports in XenServer can some times be time consuming, particularly with bigger virtual disks attached to your virtual machine. In this scenario I will show you an alternative to manually export via XenCenter, by doing it with Powershell to an remote server using…



Windows Server 2019 Preview is now available

It’s finally here – the preview of Windows Server 2019! Windows has release the first preview of the completely new Windows Server 2019. In this article I will summarize the main news and tell you a little about them. The final version of Windows Server 2019 are planned to be released in the second half…



HOW-TO IMPORT DHCP-LEASES TO WINDOWS SERVER FROM PALO ALTO

In some cases you will come across DHCP-scopes that are configured on the edge-device or similar and wanting to move it to your dedicated Windows Server instead. Below is an example where you can export DHCP-leases from your Palo Alto Networks device and add them to your dedicated Windows Server. In this example I will…



Flytta Hyper-V VM till Azure

Det finns många sätt att flytta Hyper-V VM till Azure, i detta fallet beskriver jag hur det kan göras till ett befintligt virtual network (classic / Azure Service Management – ASM). Kortfattat är det följande som behöver hanteras: (denna guide utgår från att VM:et kört sysprep innan det importeras)

Innan ett VM flyttas från…