msDS- Attributes in Active Directory

February 18, 2013 0

This is a short post to explain what msDS- attributes are in Active Directory.  As an administrator responsible for maintaining your companies Active Directory environment at some stage you have probably seen a bunch of msDS […]

Group Policy Scripts in Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012

February 13, 2013 0

With the release of Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on server 2003, Group Policy had many sample scripts which were very handy when working with Group Policy.  These scripts included: BackupAllGPOs.wsfBackupGPO.wsfCopyGPO.wsfCreateEnvironmentFromXML.wsfCreateGPO.wsfCreateMigrationTable.wsfCreateXMLFromEnvironment.wsfDeleteGPO.wsfDumpGPOInfo.wsfDumpSOMInfo.wsfFindDisabledGPOs.wsfFindDuplicateNamedGPOs.wsfFindGPOsByPolicyExtension.wsfFindGPOsBySecurityGroup.wsfFindGPOsWithNoSecurityFiltering.wsfFindOrphanedGPOsInSYSVOL.wsfFindSOMsWithExternalGPOLinks.wsfFindUnlinkedGPOs.wsfGetReportsForAllGPOs.wsfGetReportsForGPO.wsfGrantPermissionOnAllGPOs.wsfImportAllGPOs.wsfImportGPO.wsfLib_CommonGPMCFunctions.jsListAllGPOs.wsfListSOMPolicyTree.wsfQueryBackupLocation.wsfRestoreAllGPOs.wsfRestoreGPO.wsfSampleEnvironment.xmlSampleMigrationTable.migtableScriptingReadme.rtfSetGPOCreationPermissions.wsfSetGPOPermissions.wsfSetGPOPermissionsBySOM.wsfSetSOMPermissions.wsf These scripts are no […]

WSUS Not Working

January 30, 2013 0

I had an issue at a customer today where a new WSUS server was not patching clients.  I went through the WSUS configuration, all was correct. Problem Symptoms The symptoms of this problem are as follows: […]

Group Policy Software Installation Not Working

January 18, 2013 0

Today a customer had a few Windows 7 workstations which were  not receiving software which is pushed through group policy.  RSOP.msc and gpresult had confirmed that the group policy instructing the software installation was successfully […]

Windows 8 Won’t Shutdown

January 16, 2013 0

One of my friends purchased a Windows 8 computer and complained to me that no matter what they do the machine will not shutdown through use of the Start Portal, Task Manager or even using […]

Dell Wireless Driver

January 10, 2013 0

I had a bit of a drama finding a driver for the following hardware ID today on a customers laptop. PCIVEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_02051028&REV_01PCIVEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_02051028PCIVEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000PCIVEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280It turned out to be a Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n adapter which can be found […]

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