Category Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

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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Microsoft Exam 70-410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Go here to the original Microsoft Description of this exam.

Here is a short abstract of what you schould now for this exam taken from the above mentioned site-

Install and configure servers (15–20%)

  • Install servers
  • Configure Servers, Server Core
  • Configure local storage

Configure server roles and features (15–20%)

  • Configure file and share access
  • Configure print and document services (Easy print driver!)
  • Configure servers for remote management (WinRM, server management)

Configure Hyper-V (15–20%)

  • Create and configure virtual machine settings
  • Create and configure virtual machine storage
  • Create and configure virtual networks

Deploy and configure core network services (15–20%)

  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing (DHCP)
  • Deploy and configure DNS service

Install and administer Active Directory (15–20%)

  • Install domain controllers
  • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
  • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

Create and manage Group Policy (15–20%)

  • Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
  • Configure security policies
  • Configure application restriction policies
  • Configure rules for multiple profiles using Group Policy

Wondering which questions may come?

There are a lot of example questions in the official training books. Normally
they have not much to do with the question that have to be answered in reality.
So
remember, only real knowledege will help you in work.

Preparatation

A good posibility are the microsoft books.

Here the newer:

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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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