Windows 2016 – Sync Host OneSyncSvc Service PARAMETER is incorrect

August 10, 2018

Let’s say you want to disable the Sync Host Service on our server…

You will get this Error :The Parameter is Incorrect

And it will not let you disable it Sad smile

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SOLUTION :

First open servives.msc and look for 1 or more Sync Host_xxxx Services in the list. And stop all the services.

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Next open Regedit  and go to :

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OneSyncSvc

There might be multiple in the list…

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Change the Start value from 2 to 4 (Disabled)

Open the services again an refresh F5.

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The status has changed to Disabled Smile

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Enjoy !

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Windows 2016 – LSA (LsaSrv) Event ID 6038

August 10, 2018

What does this Warning event ID 6038 mean when you see this on a Doman Controller ?

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It means as it says you have clients connecting using the WEAKER NTLM authentication method…

By default, Windows server does not report where NTLM requests are coming from, so auditing needs to be enabled.

If you want the address this issue read this guys post on how to …

https://nathanlevandowski.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/event-id-6038-auditing-ntlm-usage/


Windows 2016 – CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment Event ID 64

August 9, 2018

I got some warnings regarding Event ID 64 CertificateServicesClient-AutoEnrollment

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SOLUTION :

Open PowerShell and use command

cd CERT:\\ 

ls

Get-ChildItem -Path "xxxxxxxxx" -Recurse

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If PowerShell can’t find it use the GUI

Open mmc and add the Certificates snap-in.

And search for the HASH Key in all stores.

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Certificate seems to be expired.

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Since this certificate relates to Azure AD Connect, which was uninstalled on this server, I can delete it…

Enjoy !


Windows 2016 – "Disk # has been surprise removed", Event ID 157 / 12289 / 5014

August 9, 2018

Been getting Event ID 157 Disk # has been surprise removed on a brand new Windows 2016 AD DC …

This server runs as a VM, so how can it give disk issues ?

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I also saw this Event ID 12289 VSS appearing …

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When I looked a little closer I notice both had the same time more or less…

Then I remembered that this was the time a VM Ware Snapshot was taken…

So these events make sense, and can be disregarded.

Same for the Event ID 5014 DFSR

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Detail message says, Pauzed for Backup or Restore

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Indeed that is the time a Backup is taken…

All false alarm…

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Azure AD Connect – Health Sync Monitor High CPU !

August 1, 2018

After installing the latest .NET updates I noticed that the Health Sync Monitor had a High CPU !

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Even after restarting the service or killing the process it returned shortly again consuming a High CPU Sad smile

I had done a few days before some latest Windows Update …

SOLUTION :

https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/4346822/high-cpu-issue-in-azure-active-directory-connect-health-for-sync

Uninstalling KB4087364 & KB4338420 Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

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Fixed the issue for me after restarting the server Smile

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If it does not help also uninstall all other Windows Updates since last time …

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If that doesn’t work you can download and install the latest version of the Health Sync Monitor as a separate download

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48261

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After Azure AD Connect version 1.1.880.0 is installed, you can safely install the updates …

Success!


Windows – L2TP VPN Error 789

July 27, 2018

If you encounter this Error 789 when making a new VPN connection on a Windows client.

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9 out 10 this is the reason…

SOLUTION :

1. Go to SERVICES

2. Like for IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules

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3. ENABLE and START the Service

4. Test the connection again

Now it will work…

Enjoy!


Windows IoT Core – How to Clone & Repair Your RPI3 SD Cards With Windows

July 24, 2018

A while ago I managed to corrupt my SD card that was holding my Windows IoT Core and all the apps running Sad smile

I lost some of my work and had to redo a brand new installation on a new SD card !

So I went to look on how to prevent this from happening in the future.

SOLUTION :

Download the Win32 Imager from Sourceforge

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Cloning the SD Card With Windows

1. Install the application

2. Make an image to your local machine

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Wait for the imaging of the SD card to be completed. There is a progress bar that will give you an idea as to how long this will take.

Done !

Restoring an SD Card From a Clone

Clean you SD card first to regain all the capacity :

1. First format the DS Card

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2. Next regain all the unallocated space using these steps :

Open cmd prompt with Admin priviliges and run these commands :

=> DISKPART

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=>  SELECT DISK 1 (if this is your SD Card !)

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=> CLEAN

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To zero out all data on the SD card you could use “clean all” instead

=> CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION

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Check again using the Disk Manager you should now have all the capacity back Winking smile

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If this did not work best check the alternatives here :

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/diskpart-cannot-clean-disk-usb-sd.html

Restore using Win32 Imager

Select the previously saved image and press WRITE

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Watch the progress bar and check the result …

Enjoy!