Category Archives: server

Can’t find script engine “VBScript” for script …

I recently came across this error while trying to execute a VBscript. Can’t find script engine “VBScript” for script … After some troubleshooting this was related to the uninstall of McAfee antivirus software. McAfee antivirus intercepts all VBscript execution by …

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Exchange database dirty shutdown recovery JET_errLogFileSizeMismatch error -541

Warning: This is a technical article describing steps that you should only execute if you’re familiar and confident with the matter. Error information: Below is some error information that you might have seen and that’s why your search leads you …

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Outlook 2013 sync problems and message that Administrator has made a change

This post describes a problem I recently experienced when migrating from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013. Outlook 2013 clients would pop-up a message about the administrator making changes that require a restart of Outlook continuously. Also the folder synchronization fails …

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printer driver installation error 0x00000057

note: This is a technical article meant for system administrators or advanced users. Make backups of files or registry keys that you manipulate. Use caution and proceed at your own responsibility. I ran into this problem after cleaning up printer …

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FreeRadius.net service doesn’t work

The FreeRadius.net package built for windows uses the XYZservice.exe wrapper tool to start a normal application as a service. However on Windows 2008 and higher the service starts but RADIUS is not listening on the configured ports. You can check …

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RAS or NPS forward RADIUS request to same server different port

The address of the remote RADIUS server x.x.x.x in remote RADIUS server group yyyyy Resolves to local address x.x.x.x. The address will be ignored. Use case scenario: You want to forward RADIUS requests incoming on the server to some software, …

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Uninstall Exchange 2010 on crippled 2008 R2 DC (SBS2011)

FASTTRACK ARTICLE Exchange 2010 was installed on a domain controller, it actually was a Small Business Server 2011. Something happened to the AD database, backup not good. Server would only boot in AD restore mode. In AD restore mode, we …

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Virtual Private Server on SSD storage

Recently I read about the virtual private servers you can create on www.DigitalOcean.com. They call them Droplets, and they get created in less then a minute if you don’t enable back-ups, or just a couple of minutes with back-up service enabled. You can choose between different geographically located datacenters. You can choose between New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and Singapore. You get one public ip address (or ipv6 if you prefer, but who does anyway).

You can choose out of some preselected minimal OS installations such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora and CoreOS. Or you could even deploy your VPS complete with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or even with wordpress of Drupal setup. If I looked at the price (10$/month or 12$ with back-up) for a VPS, with 1CPU, 1GB RAM, 30GB DISK and 2TB data transfer, and compared that to what I was currently paying for 2 shared hosting plans, the math was clear.

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Windows 7 profile SID wrong mstsc can’t login

This is a very strange problem I came across on a windows 7 Embedded thin client. I don’t quite understand what went wrong but I’ll give you a detailed description.

CASE:
The user has a thin client with Windows 7 Embedded that’s been entered in to the Active Directory domain. On the public desktop of the thin client there is a RDP file to connect to a Remote Desktop Server (a.k.a. Terminal Server). The user logs on to the thin client using their AD credentials. The user was able to log on to the server using the RDP file without problems until today.

SYMPTOMS:
– User can’t log on to the Remote Desktop Server, the error received is:

The connection was denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login

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