Duplicate Users in Office365

4 Dec


Both saying synced with AD however only one account exists

I’ve had to manually delete users from O365 during a DirSync deployment. Use PowerShell on the server running DirSync to run these commands:

Import-Module MSOnline

Connect-MsolService  [Enter your Office 365 admin credentials when prompted]

remove-msoluser –userprincipalname UID@UPN.com

If the account is in Deleted Users in Office 365, append the last command with -RemoveFromRecyclebin


Slow RDS Server

24 Nov

Great article here

Fairshare can reak havoc with certain apps so worth checking out



Remote Deskop Servies is currently busy

16 Nov
Rds Error

Remote Desktop Services is currently busy

If you ever see this error when a user is trying to log on to a Remote Desktop Server:

The task you are trying to do can't be completed because Remote Desktop Services is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes. Other users should still be able to log on.

Log on as an Admin
Load Remote Desktop Services Manager
Switch to “Processes” tab (the user won’t be listed in the Users or Sessions tabs)
End any processes listed for that user

This is usually a Group Policy process getting stuck

Once the processes have ended, the user will be able to log on fine.



Full credit for the solution here

Install Solus 3 manually

17 Oct


Reason 0 – Capita Sims – After Migration

5 Oct

Whilst there a few reasons why reason 0 occurs

“Reason 0” was because under SQL configuration both TCP/IP and Named pipes were disabled for the SQL instance.

On a new install of SQL these are both set as disabled until enabled. It is found in SQL configuration Manager > SQL Server Network Configuration > Protocols for SIMS2012.

Multiple ips on same machine

4 Oct


Problem running “sfc /scannow” Error :There is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again

4 Oct

Run this command

dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

Reboot into safe mode and go again 🙂