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Windows 10 upgrade reservation notification icon not showing

Can’t See the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification? How to display the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it is not visible: I have seen the windows 10 upgrade notification appear on Windows 7 SP1 & 8.1 computer just fine. Let me …

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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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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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VMware image customization in progress

Recently I came across an issue with a virtual machine that was deployed from a template. After the newly created virtual machine was booted up it seemed that the generalization did not fully complete. The password was not changed and …

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Excel has problems with space as thousand seperator

Change the system settings to use a . instead (configuration panel, region and local settings, more settings, number). For existing files, use search and replace to delete spaces. If still left justified multiply all with the number 1 using paste …

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