Windows Server Update Services fails to start with a fairly generic error message.
- Run elevated Command Prompt and issue the following command:
"C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe" postinstall /servicing
- Restart “WSUS Service”
If a Windows 8.x/10 computer is joined to an Active Directory domain then the User Account “PIN sign-in” option is disabled (not Configured) by default. You can set it in either a domain or local Group Policy Object (GPO). It can also enabled on a local computer via a registry key setting.
For Local Group Policy run [Win+R] gpedit.msc and under
Local Computer Policy expand the tree to:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon
Change the Turn on convenience PIN sign-in setting to Enabled.
DirSync does not replicate Dynamic Distribution Groups between the cloud and the on premise servers.
See this article: Integrating Cisco devices CLI access with Microsoft NPS/RADIUS
Should be cheaper than Cisco’s ACS or ISE systems for small to medium 50-1000 user/computer organizations.
Think about PCI/DSS (3.0) when analyzing cost/risk/liability/brand reputation.
This is the Dell “PC-on-a-Stick”: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/cloud-connect/pd?~ck=anav
Use the Dell Cloud Client Manager server for $22 a year per device: https://www.cloudclientmanager.com/
Please see this documentation for the installation of VMware Tools on Cisco Unified Communications (UC) servers.
The Outlook Add-In can be download from this page: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/60860f41-88ab-4bb4-8104-765feca9cfed/default.aspx
The primary function of this add-in is to add a few buttons to the Outlook ribbon to prevent people from replying to all the recipients of your message or forwarding it, etc. The add-in uses a facility built into Outlook and Exchange that is more lightweight than information-rights management but is not exposed in the existing UI. The add-in also includes a check for common email errors, such as omitting attachments or subject lines.
These are some old and new link for managing business/enterprise Windows system deployment.
I hope to maintain and expand this list/page.
To uninstall an update, run the following command:
Note The <RTMProductCodeGuid> placeholder represents one of the following GUIDs:
I have run across this issue when installing both the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and the traditional Cisco VPN client. Once the client is installed and you attempt to establish the VPN connection you might get one of the following messages: “Unable to establish VPN” or “The VPN client driver encountered an error.”
The fix is you need to change the “Display Name” in the registry. Open the following registry key and take out the extra INF stuff at the front of the “Display Name” data. The different VPN clients use different Registry keys.
From a “Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog” post.
An alternative to using the NETDOM command line program to rename and join computers to an Active Directory Domain is to use these Windows PowerShell 2.0 command:
add-computer -Credential iammred\administrator -DomainName iammred.net
In the first command, I use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to retrieve the Win32_ComputerSystem Windows Management Instrumentation class. (The Get-WmiObject cmdlet has an alias of gwmi, and it will also take credentials if required.) Because this class returns only one instance, I can use my group and dot trick (see My Ten Favorite Windows PowerShell Tricks) to directly call the Rename method to rename the computer.
After I rename the computer, I use the Add-Computer cmdlet to join the computer to the domain. The Add-Computer cmdlet allows me to specify the credentials that have rights to add computers to the domain, in addition to the name of the domain to join. Although I did not do it in my example, there is also an ou parameter that allows you to specify the path to the OU that will contain the newly created computer account.
The last command, Restart-Computer, appears without any parameters. This means that the computer will restart within one minute, and it will attempt to cause processes to politely exit (generally a good thing). For emergency type of situations, there is the Force switch that will cause the computer to immediately restart, and not wait on processes to politely exit. The use of this optional parameter can lead to data loss in some situations.
Some System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) recognized return codes:
Failed / Reboot:
Failed / Retry:
If the Cisco Call Manager web administration interface is running slow, or failing to respond, you can restart the Tomcat web service from the server’s SSH CLI shell.
SSH to the server and use the OS Administration username and password to log on. At Cisco’s limited CLI “admin:” prompt type the following command:
utils service restart Cisco Tomcat
Use this command line to set the registry flag that controls flushing/reformatting of the Windows Offline Network Files Cache Database when Windows boots up:
REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache” /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Since I keep forgetting where the settings are for changing the Cisco Receptionist/Auto-Attendant timers and overflow are I decided to post it here for future reference.
The Attendant Console is the Windows based server application that is part of the Cisco Call Manager v8.x system.
This is setting is on the Attendant Console server (web interface http://attcon/webadmin/) under “User Configuration -> Queue Management — Overflow — Wait time to overflow”.