Changes to the Distributed File System (DFS) namespace are made on the domain controller with the PDC Emulator role. DFS root servers periodically request updated metadata from it. Inaccessibility of the PDC Emulator may result in incorrect operation of the DFS.
Recently during a DR test we spun up a file server that was protected using Microsoft Shared Cluster Services. The drives where mapped using a Physical Lun. Zerto protects this as long as you backup the Active Node of the cluster.
On Startup you need to change the VM Scsi mapping from Physical to None
Once booted , you should stop the Cluster Service and start is again with the /fixquorum flah
net start clussvc /fixquorum.
Now open the Cluster Manger and remove the Disks from the Server ( you will need to do this twice for each drive )
Once removed , stop the cluster service
bring Online the Disks in Computer manager.
If the disks come up as Raw , you will need to go back and perform a ReSync , then bring up again
For the trusted ips box to show up on the multi-factor authentication server settings in 365 multi-factor authentication so you can whitelist IP’s , you need to purchase and activate at least one single Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication License ( cheaper optoin ) or a single AD Premium License. This will give you the below options
trusted ips (learn more) Skip multi-factor authentication for requests from federated users on my intranet Skip multi-factor authentication for requests from following range of IP address subnets
Many internal companies use Newsletter services such as Mailchimp to email out internal newsletters. The From Address of this is usually an internal email address which means it will get rejected by the anti spoofing policy
In Mimecast Administration Panel go to :
Administration -> Gateway -> Policies -> Anti Spoofing SPF based Bypass
Add the following Policy, this will only whitelist IP’s in your SPF Record, so putting servers.mcsv.net will not work , you will also have to put “ip4:22.214.171.124/20 ip4:126.96.36.199/18 ip4:188.8.131.52/16” in your SPF record. If your SPF is over 255 characters : try option 2
Administration -> Gateway -> Policies -> Anti Spoofing
Outlook display issues only affect 32-bit versions of Office. Normally, 32-bit applications can only access 2 GB of memory that all 32-bit apps share. Outlook appears to handle this limit poorly, making it unusable once available memory dips below what Outlook requires to run smoothly.
To see how much memory is available for Outlook, try the VMMap Sysinternals tool, which shows the private bytes or memory distributed for a process that cannot be shared. VMMap shows the bit version of Outlook, as well. For 32-bit Outlook, a number at 250,000 K or less is bad.
Use the following registry setting to prevent add-ins from using the extra memory available from LAA mode. Change the xx to 15 for Outlook 2013 or 16 for Outlook 2016: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Outlook\ReserveHighAddressRange DWORD Value ‘1’
Recently had a user receive an email that got past multi Spam protection. The issue was the sender had actually been hacked and they were using his email service to spam all his contacts with the below:
I have been trying to send you this file, but it failed with attaching them to my email. I managed to upload them here. The document is password protected for confidentiality. You may be required to sign in to view.
I was recently trying to Upgrade the AADconnect server to stop the high 100% CPU issues
After running the MSI . then running AzureADConnect.exe , the upgrade came up with the error
Unable to upgrade the LocalDB Sql Express database Running
I went to the event log and found the error :
Error installing msi package ‘SqlLocalDB.msi’. Full log is available at ‘C:\ProgramData\AADConnect\SqlLocalDB_Upgrade-20180813-094321.log’.
I checked through the Log and there seemed to be lots of 1603 errors
I ran the SQL Setup ( C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect\SetupFiles\SqlLocalDB.msi ) manually and it asked if I wanted to upgrade my LocalDB from 2008 to 2012 which I said yes to
The installer then came up with the error SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB
Could not open key: UNKNOWN\Components\. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
Sometimes people need to document of capture a facebook profile page in a point in time. Due to the way facebook only loads the current data , a file and print does not work
The only easy way we have found to do this is the use this Chrome Add In
If you press the Capture
Icon once installed , then scroll down to the very bottom of the page (
you have to do this because the Page only loads whats on the screen ) ,
it saves the whole page as a single image
You can then print this Image to PDF which should divide it up into pages