Quickly Backup DNS Zones

2011-01-18 / Random, Server / 0 Comments

Problems:

Need a quick solution to backup AD DNS zones daily.

Resolution:

Created a scheduled task to run the following daily:

dnscmd /zoneexport pwcc.local backup\daily\%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%%date:~12,2%.pxxxx.local.dns.bak dnscmd /zoneexport pwcstores.com backup\daily\%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%%date:~12,2%.pxxxxstores.com.dns.bak

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Attempt to update DNS Host Name of the computer object in Active Directory failed.

2010-08-05 / Server, Server 2008 R2 / 1 Comments

Problem:

Attempt to update DNS Host Name of the computer object in Active Directory failed. The updated value was ‘VXXXESB-JX.CXXX.iXXXt’. The following error occurred:
The parameter is incorrect.

Resolution:

After looking at wireshark logs for a different issue related to message queuing I noticed some strange entry for dNSHostName which did not match to the computer name. I opened ADUC and browsed the attributes and noticed this:

After editing the attribute and changing it to the correct value it should have been “ESB” the error went away and the message queuing app started working again.

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The server failed to retrieve the security identifier (SID) of the TS Session Broker server.

2010-06-25 / Server / 2 Comments

Problem:

After someone made a VMware clone of a 2008 Terminal server I was asked to create a TS farm. After creating the farm one of the secondary servers would not join it. After looking in the System Log I found the following:

The server failed to retrieve the security identifier (SID) of the TS Session Broker server. 
Win32 error code: 0x534.

After thinking it was an error due to not running sysprep, that was not the case.

Resolution:

I was using the FQDN for the TS Session Broker server name which for whatever reason was causing this error. After removing the FQDN and only using the hostname on both the TS Session Broker and the additional server, I rebooted and the server joined the farm without any problems.

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The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust

2010-05-06 / Server / 2 Comments

Problem:

After joining a windows 2008 server to the domain you can not log in and it gives you the error:
The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust

I’ve seen this on mostly 2008 Servers in my environment.

 

Resolution
  Open ADSI Edit
2.  Expand your domain
3.  Expand the DC=<yourdomain>,DC=com
4.  Expand CN=Computers
5.  Find the computer name in question and right click and select Properties
6.  Under the Attribute Editor find SERVICEPRINCIOLENAME
7.  Click Edit
8.  You should at a MINIMUM the following (you might have many others as well, but these
     two entries HAVE to be present to log into the domain)
               a.  HOST/<servername>
               b.  HOST/<servername.domainmame.com> 
9.  Click OK and then OK again
10.  Close ADSI Edit and reboot the server having the problems logging into the domain.

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Microsoft APP-V 4.6 on Windows Server 2008 R2

2010-03-24 / APP-V, Server, Server 2008 R2 / 0 Comments

Work in Progress Installing as Stand alone

  1. Install Roles
    1. Application Server
    2. Web Server (IIS)
      1. w/ IIS Mangement Console and Scripts and Tools
      2. w/ Windows Authentication
      3. w/ ASP.NET and .NET Extensibility
    3. Reboot
  2. Install APP-V 4.6
    1. When Installing from 4.6 the server portion of the application is still 4.5 SP1
    2. Select Custom for more advanced install
    3. Reboot
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Microsoft Office Outlook Cannot Provide Form Scripting Support On Terminal Server

2010-03-15 / Desktop, Server / 1 Comments

Microsoft Office Outlook cannot provide form scripting support

  • If this is occuring on a Terminal Server it is by default as Micrsoft does not allow VBS to run on TS.

A workaround can be applied by:

* Copy the Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXXXX\Outlvbs.dll file from a computer that is not 
       running Microsoft Outlook onto the Terminal Server.
* Delete all registry entries for OutlookVBScript on the TS
* Exit Outlook and go back in.
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Windows Server 2008 IIS Certificate Settings

2010-03-05 / IIS, Server / 0 Comments

Certificates are now configured and installed under the main server site as show below:

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Dell Systems Build stuck at 15%

2010-02-24 / Server / 0 Comments

To address a browser limitation around downloading large files (see Microsoft KB article 298618: You cannot download files that are 2 GB or larger instead:

Download the two ISO file segments to a new, empty folder and concatenate them. Create a single DVD image file using the following commands:
Windows: copy /b OM* OM_6XX_SMTD_A00.iso
Linux: cat OM* > OM_6XX_SMTD_A00.iso

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