Upon cloning an oracle instance, the connection to the Oracle server came back with an error

Ora-12514: Invalid Connection TNS Listener not currently know of service requested in connect descriptor

  • The listener was listening on the right port
  • Firewalls were off and client to ping server

I did change the Mac Address of the server when cloning, 

In the end I recloned and left the Mac Address’ as is and this seem to fix the issue

 

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Recently trying to splin an enviroment up in DR and upon login to the RDS Gateway , I was getting the below

RD Gateway and RemoteApp Error: Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote  computer "RDS.Domain.Local" for one of these reasons - Ultimate Support for  IT Pros - ThirdTier

Logging into the RDGateway showing the following event from the RDS Gateway

“The user “DOMAIN\Username“, on client computer “IP”, did not meet connection authorization policy requirements and was therefore not authorized to access the RD Gateway server. The authentication method used was: “NTLM” and connection protocol used: “HTTP”. The following error occurred: “23003”.

I had a look on the NPS Role ( Network Policy and Access Services” and saw that the user was trying to be authenticated locally instead of the remote Radius Server that was set in The RDGateway

“Remote RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server group does not exist”

I rebooted the Gateway and this fixed the issue , I think it had come up before the domain or radius serverv.

 

 

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Recently I enabled IP Helper on a subnet instead of using DHCP Filters for EUFI Booting. This resolved getting EUFI Machines booting off of the MDT server , however, legacy computers would not work  coming up the error below

To resolve this I increase the scratch Space Size and Completely regenerated Deployment Share and reimported the .wim in to the Windows Deployment Server

 

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Upon loading the WIM file , copying the operating system and restarting it comes up with a Parse Error for the answer file

Image Deployment : Invalid unattend answer file - Software Deployment &  Patching

The best way to find the cause of this is to press Shift and F10 ( with the function key on a surface ) and open c:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml

Viewing this I saw the OSD computer name was 16 Characters due to the Serial number being 12 Characters and our company name being 4 XXX- which made it 16 which goes over the 15 Character limit, you can trim the computer name! 

 

Add this to customsettings.ini

Properties=ComputerSerialNumber

ComputerSerialNumber=XXX-#Left(“%SerialNumber%”,10)#

Change OSDComputerName

OSDComputerName=%ComputerSerialNumber%

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Recently tried to install Windows 10 on a Thinkbook 14 g2 itl and the process would fail with 13 failures

Showing the details , there was no storage driver to format and prep the drive

The driver pack thinkbook_14_g2_itl_15_g2_itl_w1064.exe had been imported into the Deployment share \ updates and the new WIM imported into PXE ….

Solution 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install?ocid=tia-235208000

Download both of these

Uninstall these

Install the new ADK and PE to the MDT server

Update Deployment Share and reimport into WDS

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When opening a users Onedrive in Admin center as an Administrator and trying to Navigate to site settings in classic view by clicking on the settings Icon Site Settings does not appear

When Logging in as the user they could see it

In the end I had to create another Global Administrator for 365 which showed it

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Recently I tried to install VLC from the MSI , however the program would not display as an Open with property of under Default Apps for me to set it as default Video Player

I had to install the program from the .exe with /s switch to get it to appear in Default apps in the end for Windows 10 

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This was set ‘Primary Sound Driver’ which caused a load of surrounding noises to get picked up. I think it was using a mic on the PC.

 

 

We managed to fix the call quality issue by changing Audio settings on the 3cx App. ..

 

 

 

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