16 06, 2015

How to rename Windows Server 2012 domain

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00June 16th, 2015|Active Directory, How-To's, Microsoft, Windows Server|0 Comments

There are times, when after creating and setting up domain environment you realize that you made a mistake in naming convention. For example domain with .local or .intranet was used. According to Microsoft and many sources like for example mdmarra.com blog you should avoid TLD and avoid above names since they are now sold by ICANN and [...]

29 10, 2014

Remove TAPI3Directory when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 and up

By |2015-12-17T08:14:33+01:00October 29th, 2014|Active Directory, Windows Server|4 Comments

Recently we tried to migrate our old Windows Server 2003 box holding Active Directory FSMO roles to Windows 2008 R2. After joing 2008r2 to our domain we wanted to transfer all FSMO roles to it. It all went well without any problems. Next step was to join another 2008r2 as second DC and demote old [...]

7 10, 2014

End of support for Windows 8.1 and RT without KB2919355

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00October 7th, 2014|Microsoft, Updates, Windows|0 Comments

Today is the last day of support for Windows 8.1 systems as well as Windows RT 8.1 that does not have KB2919355 update installed. Microsoft announced this earlier this year. According to Microsoft, all systems running Windows 8.1 with automatic updates enabled should have this already installed. If for some reason your Windows system didn't install it [...]

1 09, 2014

VBS logon script not enumerating memberOf attribute in AD

By |2015-09-22T13:57:10+02:00September 1st, 2014|Active Directory, Errors and fixes, Microsoft, Windows Server|0 Comments

When you create a user in AD and assing a login script to do something based on memberOf attribute and you assign only one group to that user you will run in a strange situation. User is a member of the group, has all privileges, windows sees them but when you use logon vbs script [...]

28 08, 2014

Copy and paste in Word 2010 produces black spot | Windows Secrets Lounge

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00August 28th, 2014|Microsoft, Windows|0 Comments

BLACK BLOB SOLUTION (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) For many users with this black blob/dot issue, the problem is caused by a defective Bluetooth add-in for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.Black Blob Word 2007 FIX (Similar process for Excel and PowerPoint, just use excel.exe, and powerpnt.exe instead of 'Winword' in the following) Click Start button --> Type Winword into the search box [...]

25 06, 2014

Windows XP updates still available

By |2014-06-25T12:46:30+02:00June 25th, 2014|Updates, Windows|0 Comments

As stated by Microsoft many times before, on  8th of april 2014 Microsoft has stopped updating Windows XP Professional and Home systems. That said, none of almost 1/4 in the world computers will receive updates for their computers. Many of their users will simply not bother  since they are home or not-so-aware-of-risk users. Some of [...]

20 02, 2014

MediaTek(Ralink) MT7630E drops connection after installing KB2868725

By |2016-12-22T21:35:11+01:00February 20th, 2014|Microsoft, Updates|2 Comments

Well, after deploying and patching our brand new HP Laptops equipped with WIFI adapter: MediaTek (Ralink) MT7630E started to drop connection and finally wouldn't connect at all. Problematic update switches off RC4 algorithm in Windows 7, thus braking the WIFI. Solution is simple, don't install it or uninstall if you have problems. Link to KB

27 01, 2014

Windows server 2008 R2 System State backup fails with “The version does not support this version of the file format”

By |2014-06-27T16:16:31+02:00January 27th, 2014|Microsoft, NAS, Windows Server|0 Comments

After buying few more disks for our Thecus NAS 7700Pro I have decided to have System State backup of one of our servers. After creating a new share, configuring backup task, I've encountered a following error: The version does not support this version of the file format After some googling, testing and changing options in [...]