When a user tried to print to a local printer on a Windows 2008 Terminal Server , the error was display


“There is no enough space no the disk”

Checking on the local server the C Drive had 5 Gigabyte Free of 70 Gigabytes and I could create folders in the root of C: without a problem.

I checked Disk Quota’s to find the NT Authority\System account had reached it’s maximum quota limit of 15 Gigabytes. Upon raising this the  System account would automatically fill the free space until it was out of space again at a rate of 1mb/s.

On checking task manager, Spoolsv.exe ( Printer Spooler ) was using 40-60% of the CPU. I restarted the print spooler and this reduced the System Profile size to under 10 Gigabytes and resolved the printing issue

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After trying to run through Small Business Server 2011 Essentials install with a USB Drive plugged in , to present the setup with an answer file to start the setup in migration mode , the setup screen stays on “Completing Installation”. The install was running on a virtual machine on VMware ESXi 5.

After retrying setup again, the same thing happened. When it gets stuck on this screen you need to disconnect the USB Drive , either physically or through the Vmware console if it’s a virtual machine. It then runs through the rest of the setup,  then readd the drive when it reboots, and it will take you into migration mode

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After a router and internet connection change change a TGP 500 Voip System would not connect to the blueface.ie VOIP Service. On the same network a bunch of phones could connect to a VOIP system on Voicenet. On the TGP 500 the Orange Light flashed proving it was having issues connecting to the TFTP Server. I added port forward for every ports to the devices static IP to check if the inbound connection was the issue but still no success. I disabled SIP ALG on the router as this sometimes affects SIP however still no joy

I opened up the firewall to check the NAT sessions, and it only had one connected to the ISP’s DNS Server ( Zen ) so it was getting that far.

I changed the DNS server to Open DNS’s Servers: 208.67.220.222 and 208.67.222.220 , ( on the phone go to menu , IP Services , activated DHCP on the menu , then choose a Static DNS Server )

Rebooted the box and it worked straight away. Turns out the SRV record lookup on Zen’s DNS server was the issue …

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After trying to renew an existing SSL Certificate with GoDaddy, I received the following email  :

“Dear Secure Certificate Customer,

Recently you requested a digital certificate for: [ remote.**DOMAIN REMOVED** .co.uk ]

We have anti-phishing filters in place to safe-guard our customers and digital certificate-relying parties. Our filters have selected your certificate for review by the Policy Action Committee.

To proceed, we will need 2 things.

1.) You will need to send proof of right documentation for the company that is applying for this certificate. Acceptable forms of proof of right documentation are listed below.

  • A copy of business license
  • State, County or City Sales Tax certificate
  • “Doing Business As” documentation
  • Fictitious Name documentation
  • Articles of Incorporation


2.) For SSL certificates, you will also need to provide a formal letter of the intended use of your site. Please make sure to include your name and signature on the document.

Please have the letter faxed to: 480.393.5009

Please let us know if we can help you in any other way.

If you encounter any problems or have any questions, our Customer Support department is ready to help, around-the-clock, seven days a week.

Customer Support:
E-Mail: ra@godaddy.com
Phone: 480.505.8852
Fax: 480.393.5009

For further information, log in to your account at https://certs.godaddy.com.”

Turns out GoDaddy has a filter with specific Keywords in the domain name which triggers this. The word in this case was Medical in the domain. The company was a UK Sole Trader so it did not have any of these documents.

To get this renewal from GoDaddy approved we had to email back a Scanned Letter with the intent of use with the following information , for anyone else needing to renew the domain :

We a S0le Trader based in xxxxx, United Kingdom practicing under the name “xxxxxxxxxx”. In the United Kingdom Sole Traders are not required to register with the government so we have no formal documentation regarding licensing or registration to do business.

Here is the link to prove this : http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1073789606&type=RESOURCES

Our registered address is

xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx

And Telephone is : +44xxxxx xxxxx

Our intent for the SSL certificate for the domain in question : remote.xxxxx.co.uk is to use it to host our Small Business Server 2011 for Remote Web Workplace used achieved by this link

http://remote.xxxxx.co.uk/remote

After GoDaddy Recieve this , you might need to give them a call , retell the customer services advisor the situation about how companies can operate in the UK without any of these , and they will go through and manually renew the certificate

 

 

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When logging into a terminal server it brings up the

“Your User Profile was not loaded correctly”

You have been logged on with a temporary profile

This could be caused by the following

1) If you are logging in using an active directory account, make sure the profile Tab in the Active Directory Settings under Users and Computers the Profile Path is set correctly

2) If the account is corrupted , log the user off and try and remove their account

i) By right clicking on My Computer , Advanced System Settings, Advanced, then User Profiles removing via here

ii) If the user is not displayed above ,

Delete the User’s Folder from C:\Users\*Username* ( Backup any data before )

Remove the Users Registry enteries from : HKLM\Software\WindowNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Then try logging in again

There is also a great tool called : https://helgeklein.com/free-tools/delprof2-user-profile-deletion-tool/ which can remove all old used , unimportant profiles

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You have a wireless system in place however you would like to separate a guest wireless network using your existing infrastructure and separate internet connection

Equipment :

  • Router for Guest Internet E.g. Draytek 2820
  • Layer 2 Managed Switch for the VLANing
  • Netgear Wireless Controller E.G. Netgear WMS5316
  • Access Points to Work with the Wireless Controller

These can be changed , but for example , lets say the following has been done:

  • Draytek Plugs Into Port 5 on the Layer 2 Managed Switch
  • Wireless Controller Plugs into Port 23 on the Managed Switch
  • Access Points Plug into 6 – 8 on the Managed Switch

Configuration

  • Create 2 VLANS on the Switch and Wireless Controller, Create 2 SSIDS and assign a VLAN ID to them e.g. VLAN 1 is the main company network and VLAN 2 is the Guest Network
  • On the Managed Switch UNTAG ALL Ports for VLAN 1
  • Tag Ports 6 – 8 ( Access Points ) and 23 ( Wireless Controller ) on VLAN 2 ( As these will need to access both VLAN for both wireless networks )
  • Untag Port 5 VLAN Port for VLAN 2
  • Set the PVID of port 5 to VLAN 2 ( Force VLAN 2 ONLY )
  • Settings on the draytek can be left as default as long as it’s got a working internet connection and DHCP enabled

 

Tagged means that the vlan information is added to the frame before it is sent over a trunk link.

Access ports are typically untagged, meaning only one vlan passes via the interface.

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A user was setup to connect to his Small Business Server by PPTP VPN for file access. This was working all round the world, but when he came back home it stopped connecting. The user was on Virgin Media, however I knew from other users that Virgin ISP did not block this on their network. After logging into the SuperHub Router on default IP 192.168.0.1 and the default credentials admin and password changeme.

I found out the PPTP Passthrough was unticketd in the Content Filtering Menu and Services Submenu. After enabling this again , he connected straight away!

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Further to my Easyspace post regarding TXT Updates , I tried to update TXT records for domain authentication for Office 365 on a new domain , however again, there was no where in plusnet’s manage DNS control panel to do this. A call on their support number, produced the fact they do not support TXT DNS Record updates.

Luckily in 365 there is another way to verify domain ownership which  is to use a low priority dummy MX record, which plusnet did allow. However … Microsoft utilise SRV records for Microsoft Lync to work. As Plusnet do not support these, or allow the changing of nameservers to Microsoft’s own ( Ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com and Ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com), I had to move the domain to 123-reg.co.uk a free transfer and allowed me to update the nameservers

All this would have been nice at : http://www.plus.net/support/hosting/domains/domain_admin_dns.shtml !

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If you find Protrace files appearing on your desktop on your local machine or terminal server this is due to a database engine called Progress. If you open up the files which usually end in a .random number in notepad you should see a header such as :

PROGRESS stack trace as of Wed Nov 30 16:06:55 2011

From progress site  :

A protrace files (also called stack trace) is a report generated to aid in debugging by showing where exactly an error occurs. The last few stack frames often indicate the origin of the problem or the bug.  A protrace file is generated from a core file. A core file is generated by an error in a Progress executable.  A protrace file is a stack trace from a Progress session that had a serious error. The protrace file is created from a core file being ‘unwound’ by an operating system utility.

They are usually created when a user crashes out of a session or a session ends abnormally, so you can delete these of your own accord or forward them onto your database/program developer!

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Recently a client using an open source ASP CMS system to edit a website was having with the CMS’ page timing out due to script errors. It seemed it was timing out on the MCE editor part of the page. Checking the local firewall on the machine , disabling the anti virus did not resolve the issue. I then tried to VPN to another site , which used a different default gateway ( Router ) and it worked straight away.

Upon diagnoses of the local router a ‘BT 2Wire’, it seemed the advanced filewall settings where causing the issue. As soon as we turned off Stealth Mode it fixed the issue

http://btbusiness.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10866/~/editing-advanced-firewall-settings

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