Category: WIN2008R2

Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows

Martin 09/03/2018

With PCI compliance scans, one are often told to move TLS version to 1.2, but many clients cannot connect through a proxy to ex. Exchange. Let’s say Windows 7 with Outlook 2010. What you get when you enforce TLS 1.2, is that Outlook can no longer connect (Outlook Anywhere), it because the OS does not support higher that TLS 1.0 by default. One of the errors could be: You can fix this, by installing KB3140245… Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows

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Windows 7-10 and Server 2008-2016: Forgot Windows password

Martin 13/12/2017

If you should forget your local administrator password for your workstation or server, then this little life hack, can assist your further journey 🙂 Insert the installation DVD/ISO to your subjective OS, in this example, Windows Server 2016 The first screen you get is:   Choose your language and press Next:   On this screen press “Shift-F10” and you get a command prompt: Find the drive where the Windows folder resides, it’s not drive C… Windows 7-10 and Server 2008-2016: Forgot Windows password

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NTFRS replication is going AWOL

Martin 14/09/2016

Two domain controllers have perfect replication via Active Directory, but the “File Replication Service” eventlogs, shows many errors and the NETLOGON share is missing on both domain controllers, which will give user login problems and Active Directory tools cannot be opened, claiming that access is denied. Event log on both servers: Using this article – even though it’s old: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/290762 We can read this: Attempt nonauthoritative restores only after you discover FRS dependencies and you… NTFRS replication is going AWOL

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Windows virtual machine event log reports the error: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued

Martin 13/01/2016

Had theese errors at a server the other day, it ended with the server rebooted unexspectedly: Found that VMWARE released this KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2063346 Telling to go update the LSI_SAS driver in Windows. I found the driver at the Avagotech page here, though it was a little hard to find  (Released 13/6-2011): http://docs.avagotech.com/docs/12349541 Just update the LSI SAS 3000 controller in Windows with this, and you’re good to go 🙂

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