Do not display printers with the same IP address grouped any more

printerWe had many printers that we address with different printer settings (e.g. b/w, color, tray1…). Therefore we use the same windows driver with the same IP with the different settings set.  Since Window 7 / Server 2008, these are then grouped in one printer, which makes the search for the settings not really easy.

But the old printer view is still available by creating a folder with the name

Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

to the bank.

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WWW Publishing Service cannot be end – Error 1068: The dependency or group failed…

www-publishing-serviceIn inetmgr the application pool could not be selected, the applicationHost.config is not a valid XML file.

Under c:\Inetpub\History you can still find backups of the file. If this file is restored, everything works.

More information here:

http://serverfault.com/questions/47954/cant-open-iis7-manager-invalid-xml-in-applicationhost-config

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Event ID 215 – Source AppReadiness

errorFor Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2, the following error may occur when using local users:

“‘ART:ResolveStoreCategories’ failed for Administrator. Error: ‘Class not registered”

Event ID 215 - Source AppReadiness

The AppReadiness Diest searches the Windows Store for category names that match the already installed apps when the user logs in for the first time. Since a local user is not known to the app store, the event entry is logged. The error can be ignored. See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2916750/en-us

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Switch between minimal server interface, server core and GUI

GUIIn this article I show you how to switch between minimal server interface, server core and GUI.

In the graphical user interface you will find the setting options under…

  • Features
  • User Interface and Infrastructure

If you only have the shell, you start with

start powershell

the same.

With

Install Windows Feature Server Gui Mgmt Infra

you install the minimal server interface and with

Install Windows Feature Server Gui Shell

the full one.

The necessary restart can be done with

shutdown /r /t 1
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How to find out the serial number of a proliant server

serverIn this article I show you how to find out the serial number of a HP Proliant server.

Unfortunately it is not so easy to get the serial number of an HP Proliant server. In the system management homepage it difficult to find.

HP has published a small script. It works quite well.

Simply save the following script as “serialnumber.vbs” and execute it.

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_BIOS")
For each objBIOS in colBIOS
    Wscript.Echo "Manufacturer: " & objBIOS.Manufacturer
    Wscript.Echo "Serial Number: " & objBIOS.SerialNumber
Next

The script should also work with other manufacturers, since it uses standard functions.

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Outlook 2013 / 2016 prints from the wrong paper tray

printerSymptom: Outlook 2013 or 2016 prints from wrong partition.

Maybe it’s a corrupt file

OutlPrnt 

The file can be renamed an after the restart of Outlook it should work again.

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Event ID 4202 – Source Iphlpsvc

The following error may occur:

Event ID 4202 - Quelle Iphlpsvc

The IP address for the Isatap interface istatap….. was not updated. Update type…

Resetting the TCP-IP stack helps here. Call CMD with adminsitrative rights and enter the following:

netsh winsock reset

After a restart everything should be OK again.

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Some more Powershell Commands

 

Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership

Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership

Adds a member to one or more Active Directory groups.

Add-DhcpServerv6Reservation

Add-DhcpServerv6Reservation

Adds an IPv6 Reservation to an IPv6 prefix or scope.

Configure-SMRemoting.exe

Configure-SMRemoting.exe -enable

Enable Server Manager remote management by using Windows PowerShell

From
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh921475.aspx
:

“To enable Server Manager remote management by using Windows PowerShell

On the computer that you want to manage remotely, do one of the following
to open a Windows PowerShell session with elevated user rights.

  • On the Windows desktop, right-click Windows PowerShell on the
    taskbar, and then click Run as Administrator.
  • On the Windows Start screen, right-click Windows PowerShell, and
    then on the app bar, click Run as Administrator.

Type the following, and then press Enter to enable all required firewall
rule exceptions.

Configure-SMRemoting.exe -enable

Enable-NetAdapterBinding

Enable-NetAdapterBinding

Enables a binding to a network adapter. Can be used to enable Windows Network
Virtualization Filter Driver in Hyper-V server 2012.

Enable-NetFirewallRule

Enable-NetFirewallRule

Enables a previously disabled firewall rule. Can be used to enable the
view of the event logs on another server.

Enable-VMResourceMetering

Enable-VMResourceMetering

Collects resource utilization data for a virtual machine or resource pool.

Install-ADDSDomain

Install-ADDSDomain

Installs a new Active Directory domain configuration.

Install-ADDSDomainController

Install-ADDSDomainController

Installs a domain controller in Active Directory.

Install-WindowsFeature

Install-WindowsFeature

Installs one or more roles, role services, or features on either the local or a specified remote server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. It replaces Add-WindowsFeature on former OS.

Rename-ADObject

Rename-ADObject

Changes the name of an Active Directory object.

Set-ADAccountControl

Set-ADAccountControl

Modifies user account control (UAC) values for an Active Directory account.
Can also be used to disable a computer account, prevent a user from changing his password.

Set-ADGroup

Set-ADGroup

Modifies an Active Directory group. Can modify certain parameters, such as ManagedBy and others.

Set-AppLockerPolicy

Set-AppLockerPolicy

Sets the AppLocker policy for the specified Group Policy object (GPO). With
the merge parameter other policys can be merged.

Set-DnsClientServerAddress

Set-DnsClientServerAddress

Sets DNS server addresses associated with the TCP/IP properties on an
interface.

Set-GPPermissions

Set-GPPermissions

Grants a level of permissions to a security principal (i.e. User) for one GPO
or all the GPOs in a domain.

Set-NetFirewallRule

Set-NetFirewallRule

Modifies existing firewall rules.

Set-User

Set-User

Use the Set-User cmdlet to modify user attributes in Active Directory.

Powershell and background jobs

Get-ScheduledJob

manage scheduled jobs

Start-Job

start background jobs

Suspend-Job

pause background jobs

Remove-Job

delete background jobs

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Example Questions to the topic of 70-410

Some of the questions based of questions from the the  book:


Which server features and roles require the graphical shell?

I. E.

  • Fax Server
  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Internet Printing user interface
  • Event Viewer
  • Windows Firewall

What is the TCP Chimney Offload Feature?

TCP Chimney Offload Feature allows moving the workload of handling TCP/IP
Connection from the CPU to the NIC. This feature enables the networking
subsystem to offload the processing of a TCP/IP connection from the computer’s
processors to its network adapter as long as the adapter supports TCP/IP offload
processing.

There are some commands available for handling it:

netsh int tcp set global chimney=automatic

to set automatic mode

netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled

to set enabled mode

netsh int tcp set global chimney=default

to set the mode to the operating system default

netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled

to disable TCP Chimney Offload

netsh int tcp show global

to see the current status

How would you use a PowerShell command to disable the Server Graphical Shell and remove its source files from the WinSxS directory?

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell -Remove

What PowerShell command could you use to convert the full GUI installation to Server Core?

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Restart

What PowerShell command could you use to remove the GUI installation files completelyfrom the Server?

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Remove

Name examples for infrastructure services and application services.

  • DNS and DHCP are infrastructure services
  • Web Server and Remote Desktop Services are application services.

Which of the following is a valid upgrade path to Windows Server 2012?

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Standard

Which of the following are no valid upgrade paths to Windows Server 2012?

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit to Windows Server 2012 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Which feature must you add to a Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation to convert it to the Minimal Server Interface?

Correct Answer is "Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure". These
makes me struggling all the time. A other Option is "Serer Graphical Shell" which leads to the Full GUI.

What is the name of the directory where Windows stores all of the operating system modules it might need to install at a later time?

WinSxs. It can be very large 🙁

Which of the following is not true?

A. A Server Core installation can be converted to the full GUI without
reinstalling the operating system.
B. The PowerShell 3.0 interface in Windows Server 2012 includes more than 10
times as many cmdlets as PowerShell 2.0
C. The new Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 makes it far easier to
administer servers remotely.
D. A Windows Server 2012 Server Core license costs significantly less than a
full GUI license

D is wrong. If you are struggling you may be thinking of the free
Hyper-V-Server, which has the Core interface. But that is not the question.

Name the powershell-command to see a detailed list of the current state of role and features

get-windowsfeature 

How would you install Network Load Balancing using Powershell?

install-windowsfeature nlb -includeallsubfeature -includemanagementtools

What is DISM

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a command-line tool
that can be used to service a Windows image or to prepare a Windows
Preinstallation Environment  image.

How would you mount the Server 2012 install media to use as a source for installing binaries(payloads)?

The questions means, that you have previously removed something with the -Remove
Switch. So if you now wan’t to reinstall, you have to have some things in mind.

1. Insert media. Create a folder to mount the installation image. I. E.
mkdir c:mountdir

2. Locate the index number of the image you want.

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:sourcesinstall.wim

(Assuming D: is the letter of your installation image)

3. Mount the installation image by entering the follwing command:

dism /mount-wim /wimfile:d:sourcesinstall.wim /index:2 /mountdir:c:mountdir 
/readonly

(in this example the index-number of the previous step is 2)

4. Use the Install-WindowsFeature at the Powershell prompt with the source
specified as c:mountdirwindowswinsxs

install-windowsfeature -name ad-domain-services -includeallsubfeatures -source c:mountdirwindowswinsxs

Wondering who will uses this. Me too 🙂 I think I leave it all in the
default winsxs. Perhaps it is worth a view when handling with SSDs.

Here I found an article with more information:

http://swodniw.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/adding-or-removing-features-with-powershell-or-dism

Which Group Policy setting is used to control whether Windows Update is used to restore payloads and to provide alternate sources?

Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemSpecify Settings For
Optional Component Installation and Component Repair

Which Group Policy setting is used to control whether Windows Update is used to restore payloads and to provide alternate sources?

What are the benefits of Active Directory Integrated Zones?

  • Multimaster Replication
  • Streamline Data Replication
  • Secure Dynamic Updates
  • Backwards compatible to Secondary Zones

What would be the syntax to connect remotely to a server named LABDC2012 using a PowerShell session?

enter-pssession LABDC2012 -credential domainadministrator

What would be the syntax to connect remotely to a server named LABDC2012 using a PowerShell session?




What are the following ports used for?

21FTP
23TELNET
135DCOM, Remote Procedure Call
445SMB over TCP/IP
3260iSCSI
3269Active Directory Global Catalog server
5985Remote Management

What are the differences between the 4 Server 2012 editions?

EditionPurposeFeaturesPOSE InstancesVOSE InstancesRetailVolume LicensingOEMLicensingRAM-Limit
Windows Server 2012 FoundationSmall companies, which do not want to use virtualization technology and only need basic funtionalityBasic server functionality. No virtualization.10NoNoYesServer which is limited to 15 user accounts32 GB RAM
Windows Server 2012 EssentialsSmall companiesEasy GUI, some prededfined connectivity to Microsoft cloud solutions. No virtualization, but can be runed virtualizised.1 (POSE or VOSE)1 (POSE or VOSE)YesYesYesServer which is limited to 25 user accounts64 GB RAM
Windwos Server 2012 StandardCompanies which want to use a “little” virtualizationComplete functionality with two virtual instances12YesYesYesServer & cal needed4 TB RAM
Windows Server 2012 DatacenterHigh virtualizised private & hybrid cloudComplete functionality with any virtual instances1UnlimitedNoYesYesServer & cal needed4 TB RAM

Configure NIC-Teaming with Powershell

Get-NetAdapter

Get a list of network interfaces

New-NetlbfoTeam

Start the creation process an follow the questions of the command

Here I found a article with more information:

http://thehyperadvisor.com/2012/12/21/configuring-nic-teaming-in-powershell-on-windows-server-2012

Service CatTools should depend on Services LanmanWorkstation, TCPIP and WMI services. How would you add this on command line?

sc config "CatTools" depend=LanmanWorkstation/TCPIP/WMI

To remove the dependencies:

sc config "CatTools" depend= none

Here I found a article with more information:

http://www.kiwisyslog.com/help/cattools/index.html?appserv_howtoaddservdepends.htm

How would you create a virtual hard disk that is supported by iSCSI Software Target using Powershell?

New-IscsiVirtualDisk -Path c:testLUN1.vhd -Size 1GB

Here I found a article with more information:

http://www.lazywinadmin.com/2013/07/create-iscsi-target-using-powershell-on.html

What does the following cmdlet do? Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Network Discovery"

Enables a previously disabled firewall rule.

What is Always Offline Mode? How do you enable it?

Always Offline mode provides faster access to cached files and
redirected folders. Always Offline also provides lower bandwidth usage because
users are always working offline, even when they are connected through a
high-speed network connection.

To enable the Always Offline mode, your environment must meet
the following prerequisites.

  • An Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain, with
    client computers joined to the domain. There are no forest or domain
    functional-level requirements or schema requirements.

  • Client computers running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

  • A computer with Group Policy Management installed.

Use Group Policy to enable the Configure slow-link mode policy
setting and set the latency to 1 (millisecond). Doing so causes client computers
running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to automatically use the Always Offline
mode.

Here is the technet article:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh968298.aspx

What is Always Offline Mode? How do you enable it?

The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is missing. What should you do?

In the Quick Start display, click Add
roles and features . Follow the Add roles and features wizard to add the Group
Policy Management feature. Click Install.

What do you have to do to allow a MMC snap-in to connect to a core server?

First, run

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Administration"

What can you do if you have to give a user group a higher priority to a printer as a other group?

This is a very old question, which I had in Windows Server 2000
Exam. Because that you can set only one priority to a printer, you have to
install two printers for the same printer and change the priority and securtiy
settings as needed.

What are Remote Server Administration Tools?

Remote Server Administration Tool are needed, when you like to
manage a server from a remote station.

Here is a video from davidstrom2007 which shows the basics

 

 

Manage a
Server Core Server

What are the Software Requirements when managing Manage Multiple, Remote Servers with Server Manager?

To manage servers with Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008
R2, or Windows Server 2008 by using Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2,
apply the following updates to the older operating systems.

  • NET Framework 4.5

  • Windows Management Framework 4.0

  • The performance update associated with Knowledge Base
    article 2682011 allows Server Manager to collect performance data from
    Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This performance update is
    not necessary on servers that are running Windows Server 2012.

Manage
Multiple, Remote Servers with Server Manager

 

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70-413 – what is in it?

 

Plan and deploy a server infrastructure (20–25%)

  • Design an automated server installation strategy
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure
  • Plan and implement server upgrade and migration
  • Plan and deploy Virtual Machine Manager services
  • Plan and implement file and storage services
  • Planning considerations include iSCSI SANs, Fibre Channel SANs, Virtual
    Fibre Channel, storage spaces, storage pools, and data de-duplication;
    configure the iSCSI Targetserver; configure the Internet Storage Name server
    (iSNS); configure Network File System (NFS); install Device Specific Modules
    (DSMs)

Design and implement network infrastructure services (20–25%)

  • Design and maintain a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    solution
  • Design a name resolution solution strategy
  • Design and manage an IP address management solution

Design and implement network access services (15–20%)

  • Design a VPN solution
  • Design a DirectAccess solution
  • Implement a scalable remote access solution
  • Design a network protection solution
  • Implement a network protection solution

Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical) (20–25%)

  • Design a forest and domain infrastructure
  • Implement a forest and domain infrastructure
  • Design a Group Policy strategy
  • Design an Active Directory permission model

Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical) (20–25%)

  • Design an Active Directory sites topology
  • Design a domain controller strategy
  • Design and implement a branch office infrastructure

Taken from
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-413.aspx

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