Lars Lohmann

Drive Mappings in Group Policy Preferences not working

Drive mappings in group policy preferences is not always working as I would like it to do. There are however ways to change the default behavior. Drive mappings are not done at every login or gpupdate, so in order to change this you can change the policy Computer Configuration –

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Users able to eject NIC on RDS and XenApp servers

When building virtual XenApp og RDS servers it might not me a good thing that users are able to eject the network card . One way to disable this is to change the configuration of the virtual machine. Go to the Options tab, select General and then click on Configuration

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DCPROMO error

When demoting a DC I ran into this error: The operation failed because: Active Directory Domain Services could not configure the computer account <hostname>$ to the remote Active Directory Domain Controller account <fully qualified name of helper DC>. “Access is denied” I found a possible explanation dealing with missing security

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Failed to insert OSD binaries into the WIM file

I have seen this problem when trying to create a MDT task sequence or MDT boot image in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. Started processing. Creating boot image. Copying WIM file. Mounting WIM file. WIM file mounted. Setting Windows PE system root. Set Windows PE system root. Set Windows

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Windows 8 Delete Confirmation

When you delete a file on Windows 8 it will go to the recycle bin without a confirmation box. If you want the confirmation box back, you must right click on the recycle bin and select properties. Select the option Display delete confirmation dialog. And the confirmation dialog is back.

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Citrix pass-through and NTLM

When using Citrix pass-through on the web interface with Kerberos authentication, everything seems to work very well at first. But then you might discover that some of your applications running on the XenApp server depend on NTLM for authentication. This is where the fun part starts, how do you disable

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Compressing Windows 2003 Profiles

After cleaning yet another Windows 2003 Terminal server for Excessive Registry Entries in the users HKCU caused by the HP universal Printer Driver, we noticed that the ntuser.dat file in there roaming profile still was very large up to 20 MB. The reason for this is that even though we

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Remote desktop prompting for credentials

This is actually a very old tip, but I tend to forget the keyword myself, so now I will know were to look the next time I need it Newer versions of the Remote Desktop protocol will require you to enter credentials before the client can establish a connection to

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Lync schema version

Just like Exchange we are able to check our Lync schema version with adsiedit.msc. Connect to the Schema context: Expand the nodes and drill down to the name ms-RTC-SIP-SchemaVersion. Right click on ms-RTC-SIP-SchemaVersion and select Properties.     Now find the attribute rangeUpper     The possible rangeUpper values are

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Windows Installer coordinator hangs

You might experience this when you install MSI packages on your RDS/Terminal and XenApp servers. The installation will hang and display the message: Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use I have seen this with the following software packages: Google Chrome (Enterprise) IBM i Access One

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Exchange Schema Version

After you have updated the schema with the Exchange 2010 changes (RTM or service packs), you can check the current version with adsiedit.msc. First connect to the Schema: Expand the nodes and drill down to the name CN=ms-Exch-Schema-Version-Pt. Right click on CN=ms-Exch-Schema-Version-Pt and select Properties. Now find the attribute rangeUpper

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KMS caching

By default a KMS client will cache the KMS host that it was able to activate with and will communicate directly with this host when it is time to reactivate (instead of querying DNS). If the client cannot contact the cached KMS host, discovery with DNS will be used. You

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APP-V 5.0 ADMX file

Just as UE-V has a ADMX file for Group Policies, the new APP-V 5 beta delivers an ADMX file for APP-V settings. You can find the ADMX and ADML files after installing the sequencer: Copy the files to your policy central store and you will be able to set various

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Xenapp Flash player prompt

You might see this prompt on your Citrix clients when they browse to a internet web page with flash contents. Do you want to optimize content designed for Flash, such as videos, animation, and applications? If you would like to disable flash redirection and also skip the prompt, you can

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Windows Installer coordinator hangs

You might experience this when you install MSI packages on your RDS/Terminal and XenApp servers. The installation will hang and display the message: Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use I have seen this with the following software packages: Google Chrome (Enterprise) IBM i Access One

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Advanced Group Policy Management

  When working with Advanced Group policy management and using a service account, you need to give the service account rights to all existing GPO’s if you want to have them controlled by AGPM. To do this easily you can download Group Policy management Console Sample Scripts. Once downloaded and

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WMI error 0x80041003 in event log

Another error that has shown up lately is this error: Event filter with query “SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA “Win32_Processor” AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99″ could not be reactivated in namespace “//./root/CIMV2” because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is

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Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility.
Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Windows and Devices for IT.

Infrastructure architect with focus on Modern Workplace and Microsoft 365 security.

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