Tag Archives: SysAdmin

Home Directories showing as Documents

21 Apr

Another workaround for the lovely “documents” issue is……

  1. Navigate to share eg \\Server\Users
  2. Right click on column SIZE
  3. Click on More at the bottom
  4. tick Filename

Microsoft Remote Desktop – Question Mark OSX

21 Mar

If you are on El Captian and have updated to the March 18 2016 Microsoft RDP update you will notice the dock icon you probably have will no longer work.

Some muppet at Microsoft has renamed the app to “microsoftremotedeskop” without any spaces. Simply remove from dock, reopen from your application folder and all will be well…..

IIS 7 SSL Cert – Webdav etc

28 Jan

INSTALLING AN SSL CERTIFICATE IN MICROSOFT IIS 7

After you request the certificate in our online application and it’s ready for installation, you mustdownload the files we provide.

Once you download the files, install the intermediate certificate to your Microsoft® IIS 7 server. You also can download the intermediate certificate from the repository.

Then, to install the primary SSL certificate, you must complete the pending request, and then bind the certificate to your website.

To Install an Intermediate Certificate in Microsoft IIS 7

  1. Click Start, and then click Run….
  2. Type mmc, and then click OK. The Microsoft Management Console (Console) window opens.
  3. In the Console1 window, click the File menu, and then select Add/Remove Snap-in.
  4. In the Add or Remove Snap-in window, select Certificates, and then click Add.
  5. In the Certificates snap-in window, select Computer Account, and then click Next.
  6. In the Select Computer window, select Local Computer, and then click Finish.
  7. In the Add or Remove Snap-in window, click OK.
  8. In the Console1 window, click + to expand the folder.
  9. Right-click Intermediate Certification Authorities, mouse-over All Tasks, and then clickImport.
  10. In the Certificate Import Wizard window, click Next.
  11. Click Browse to find the intermediate certificate file.
  12. In the Open window, change the file extension filter to PKCS #7 Certificates (*.spc;*.p7b), select the *_iis_intermediates.p7b file, and then click Open.

    Do not install your Leaf Certificate in this area. Doing so removes your certificate from the list, and you must reinstall to correct the problem.

  13. In the Certificate Import Wizard window, click Next.
  14. Select Place all certificates in the following store, and then click Browse.
  15. In the Select Certificate Store window, select Intermediate Certification Authorities, and then click OK.
  16. In the Certificate Import Wizard window, click Next.
  17. Click Finish.
  18. Click OK.
  19. Close the Console 1 window, and then click No to remove the console settings.

To Install an SSL Certificate in Microsoft IIS 7

    1. Click Start, mouse-over Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
    2. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window, select your server.
    3. Scroll to the bottom, and then double-click Server Certificates.
    4. From the Actions panel on the right, click Complete Certificate Request….
    5. To locate your certificate file, click .
    6. In the Open window, select *.* as your file name extension, select your certificate (it might be saved as a .txt, .cer, or .crt), and then click Open.
    7. In the Complete Certificate Request window, enter a Friendly name for the certificate file, and then click OK.

For Wildcard SSL certificates make sure your Friendly Name to matches your Common Name (i.e. *.coolexample.com).

  1. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window, select the name of the server where you installed the certificate.
  2. Click + beside Sites, select the site to secure with the SSL certificate.
  3. In the Actions panel on the right, click Bindings….
  4. Click Add….
  5. In the Add Site Binding window:
    • For Type, select https.
    • For IP address, select All Unassigned, or the IP address of the site.
    • For Port, type 443.
    • For SSL Certificate, select the SSL certificate you just installed, and then click OK.
  6. Close the Site Bindings window.
  7. Close the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window. Your SSL certificate installation is complete.

Visit your website at https://http://www.coolexample.com (replacing coolexample.com with your domain name) to verify the installation. If you have problems, see Test your SSL’s configurationto help diagnose issues.

Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

5 Jan

There’s a much easier method, non-destructive, which targets the actual Desktop.ini entry responsible for this behaviour. Go to:

Group

There’s a much easier method, non-destructive, which targets the actual Desktop.ini entry responsible for this behaviour. Go to:

Group Policy -> User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Ini Files

Create a new Ini File entry, with the following settings:

Action: Delete

File Path: %homeshare%\desktop.ini

Section Name: .ShellClassInfo

Property Name: LocalizedResourceName

MAKE SURE you enable Run in logged-on user’s context under the Common tab.

This will remove the offending line from the user’s desktop.ini folder, fixing the folder display name behaviour, and leaving everything else intact, including any other user-set folder view customisations, etc. No mess, no fuss.

Policy -> User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Ini Files

Create a new Ini File entry, with the following settings:

Action: Delete

File Path: %homeshare%\desktop.ini

Section Name: .ShellClassInfo

Property Name: LocalizedResourceName

MAKE SURE you enable Run in logged-on user’s context under the Common tab.

This will remove the offending line from the user’s desktop.ini folder, fixing the folder display name behaviour, and leaving everything else intact, including any other user-set folder view customisations, etc. No mess, no fuss.

Default VMWare Username and Passwords

17 Dec

Great resource, still scares me how many sysadmins dont change these!

 

http://www.kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/list-of-vmware-default-usernames-and-passwords.html

LAN computers can’t access company website with the internal DNS – Resolution with screenshots

16 Sep

LAN computers can’t access company website with the internal DNS – Resolution with screenshots

Situation: Our client is running Windows 2008 R2 as DC/DNS. Every thing works except they can’t access their website located in a
hosting company. They get “The webpage cannot be found”. However, if they replace the internal DNS (192.168.1.3 that is also DC/DNS IP address) with
their ISP DNS, they can access the website. All inside computers with the internal DNS have this problem. They don’t have the problem to access other
websites.

Troubleshooting:.

1. nslookup can resolve the website.

2. No proxy, firewall and content filter to block the website.

3. We found the client created an DNS for the external domain as shown below. The fix is deleting the external domain. We do believe adding www.domain.org in the external DNS will fix the problem too.