Windows 10 – Quickly connect to a VPN

October 12, 2018

In Windows 10 it is a pain to quickly select a VPN connection. Espacially when you have a long list of entries in there.

On top of the sort order does not always stay the same Sad smile

SOLUTION :

Windows 7 and Up has a build in little tool called RASPHONE.exe

It is located in the System32 directory :

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When you run it, it will quickly list all the entries to select from and connect to your relevant VPN server.

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Once selected you can connect or change the properties …

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All Windows VPN entries are automatically stored in your rasphone.pbk file located in the %Appdata\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk folder

TIP :

1. Pin this Tool to your taskbar and you are ready to go ! Smile

Enjoy!

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Windows 10 – SkypeForBusiness no micro sound

October 5, 2018

After Updating to the latest Windows 10 build, I did not have any sound going out using the built in Microphone of the laptop ?

First I thought I had to update the audio driver to the latest version…

So I did but no success Sad smile

SOLUTION :

I decided to use the Voice Recorder to test the sound

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But there was a message saying that I had a Mic issue and needed to allow this audio first.

Go to Microphone Settings :

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This will open the Microphone settings panel

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Now make sure Skype is selected as allowed Microphone sound.

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Solved Smile


Windows Server 2016 – Random Reboot Issue

August 28, 2018

We encounter 1 Windows server 2016 that suffers from a RANDOM REBOOT issue…

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Very annoying if it happens during the working hours.

SOLUTION :

Open the Group Policy Editor : GPEdit.msc

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Go to Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Update \ Configure Automatic Updates 

Enable : 3 Auto Download and Notify for Install

Check the setting using  Powershell :

get-ChildItem  HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

 

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You can run it in Powershell : sconfig

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To check the windows update config

You can run it as well as a cmdline : sconfig

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Run GPUPDATE using admin credentials …

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Enjoy!


Windows Server 2016 – Memory Leak Event ID 11 Error

August 28, 2018

Encountering Event ID 11 Memory Leak in MMC ?

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This can be safely ignore according to Microsoft

See here for more details

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Enjoy!


Windows Server 2016 – VSSAdmin Event ID 7001 Error

August 27, 2018

Event ID 7001 relating to VSSAdmin unable to create Shadow Copy

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Solution :

Go to task manager and check the job configurations GUID.

If you find the similar compared to the Event Viewer details. You can delete them.

Reason :

This might happen after convert a Physical machine to a VM.

Success !


Windows – WBADMIN RESTORE using the correct version IDENTIFIER

August 23, 2018

When you are going to do a restore using the WBADMIN command line.  It might be hard to find the correct backup set and location ?

These are steps that will help you to get what you need.

1. Run the command wbadmin get versions

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Check you backup time and VERSION IDENTIFIER.

As you can see the backup time is NOT equal to the identifier date and time …

Backup ran at 7 PM and the identifier says 11:00

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You can also see the date & time in the folder name

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So in order to getting the correct backup data to restore you need to take the WBADMIN IDENTIFIER details.


Windows 10 – CredSSP encryption oracle remediation Error using RPP

August 23, 2018

You may get an error like this when connecting to a remote server using RDP on a Windows 10.

Especially after W10 has received the latest updates ?

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Solution :

Update the servers with the latest Windows updates …

See KB4103712

But if this is not feasible, you can apply this workaround temporarily…

See here

Open the Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc

Go to Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Credential Delegation

Enable the Encryption Oracle Remediation Policy

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Set to Vulnerable

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If you cannot use gpedit.msc (Ex. Windows Home Edition), you can make the same change by using the registry, as follows:

Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator.

Run the following command to add a registry value:

REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\CredSSP\Parameters\ /v AllowEncryptionOracle /t REG_DWORD /d 2

Success !