# Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One or more of the following:

  1. In adapter's TCP/IP DNS properties untick "register in DNS"
  2. Stop DNS server listening on IP of adapter
  3. Add the following DWORD = 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\<Interface name>\DisableDynamicUpdate

 

2003 | 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:29:19 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

At install service accounts (RTCSservice, RTCComponentService) are created.

After a few weeks address book synchronisation began failing and after a restart all OCS services refused to start.

Appears service accounts' passwords had expired by a GPO.  Simply setting password to never expire allowed the services to start.  Address book sync problems needed the LSGroupExpAppPool application pool to be manually started.

 

ocs
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:18:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Monday, October 27, 2008

Use launchapp

vista | 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008 6:38:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

Operating systems older than Vista:

SELECT Version FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version < "6" 

Vista and 2008 only:

SELECT Version FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version LIKE "6.0%" 

Only Win XP SP2:

SELECT Version FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version = "5.1.2600"

W2K8, regardless of SP. (ie Not equal to workstation (1))

SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version LIKE “6.0.%” AND ProductType <> “1”

Only on Windows Server 2008 Core servers.  Here is a sample query (wrapped for readability, this should be done as a single line in the filter dialog):

SELECT OperatingSystemSKU FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE OperatingSystemSKU = 12 OR OperatingSystemSKU = 39 OR OperatingSystemSKU= 14 OR OperatingSystemSKU = 41 OR OperatingSystemSKU = 13 OR OperatingSystemSKU = 40 OR OperatingSystemSKU = 29

These values map back to HEX values, which map back to:

PRODUCT_DATACENTER_SERVER_CORE
0x0000000C

PRODUCT_DATACENTER_SERVER_CORE_V
0x00000027

PRODUCT_ENTERPRISE_SERVER_CORE
0x0000000E

PRODUCT_ENTERPRISE_SERVER_CORE_V
0x00000029

PRODUCT_STANDARD_SERVER_CORE
0x0000000D

PRODUCT_STANDARD_SERVER_CORE_V
0x00000028

PRODUCT_WEB_SERVER_CORE
0x0000001D

Only on a certain day of the week:

To do this, your WQL queries (one filter per GPO that you wanted to set, remember) would be:

Select DayOfWeek from Win32_LocalTime where DayOfWeek = 1
Select DayOfWeek from Win32_LocalTime where DayOfWeek = 2
Select DayOfWeek from Win32_LocalTime where DayOfWeek = 3

One is Monday, two is Tuesday, etc.

Select only laptops (ie computers without sodimm memory:

Select * from Win32_PhysicalMemory where FormFactor != 12

Not a server:

SELECT ProductType FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE ProductType = “1”

See: http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/09/11/fun-with-wmi-filters-in-group-policy.aspx

 

win
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# Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ensure the following keys are present:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
“RunOnceComplete”=dword:00000001
“RunOnceHasShown”=dword:00000001

Or

Group policy [User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer]
Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings - Enabled

 

ie | xp
Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:06:33 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

Delete keys 'IconStreams' and 'PastIconsStream'.

Kill and restart explorer process.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:29:52 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Need to use fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\ at elevated command prompt, reboot and install again.

See:   http://itsvista.com/2007/03/fsutil/

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:11:48 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Thursday, August 21, 2008

"The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error 0 (0x0)."

AVG AntiVirus had expired which caused the Exchange AV module to fail:

"Error code -2147467259 returned from virus scanner initialization routine. Virus scanner was not loaded. " (Event ID 9581)

and

"Error 0x80004005 starting the Microsoft Exchange Information Store.

Failed to init VSERVER. " (Event ID 9564)

SOLUTION

Set "HKLM\system\Currentcontrolset\services\MsexchangeIS\Virusscan" to "0" and start service.  Renew AV subscription

 

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:03:12 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  |  Trackback
# Sunday, June 15, 2008

c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch

 

Sunday, June 15, 2008 7:04:29 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Disable the following Windows Server 2003 services:

  1. ERSvd - Error Reporting Service
  2. HidServ - Human Interface Device Access (keyboard buttons, remotes, etc)
  3. IsmServ - Intersite Messaging (except for AD replication across subnets, smtp intersite replication, etc)
  4. ScardSvr - Smart Card Access
  5. LMHosts - TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper (no legacy hosts)

 

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:29:44 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback