Fix – The BackupExec Management Service was unable to start error – Windows Update.

In this small post we are going to look at how to resolve one of the reasons for BackupExec service startup errors. Update 09/06/2017 - Information on this page is invalid as newer windows updates break the console again - Click here to go to Veritas support page on this issue.  If you are experiencing console … Continue reading Fix – The BackupExec Management Service was unable to start error – Windows Update.

[Fix Included] HP Computers are shipping with built-in keylogger in the audio drivers

Have you bought a HP Notebook, Tablet or Workstation recently? Would it upset you to know it may be silently recording every keystroke. According to Swiss infosec firm ModZero, this is actually happening to a select group of HP Computer (list of effected devices below) According to a ModZero blog post, HP's update to it's … Continue reading [Fix Included] HP Computers are shipping with built-in keylogger in the audio drivers

Fixing and Troubleshooting KMS Server Most Common Errors and Activation Problems

In this post we are going to look at all the crucial components of a KMS Server, whilst also fixing / troubleshooting activation errors. The sub-sections in the post will include- General Requirements Software Protection Service DNS Records Product Keys Key Management Host File Firewall Rules Client Thresholds Windows DCOM Security Settings WMI Problems. Common … Continue reading Fixing and Troubleshooting KMS Server Most Common Errors and Activation Problems

Manually Activate Window’s Office / OS on Workgroup Computers through KMS

In this post we are going to look at using the KMS Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to manually activate a product on a workgroup computer inside the network. Before we begin, a good thing to remember when dealing with computers in workgroups is, it's important to use the IP address assigned to the workstation … Continue reading Manually Activate Window’s Office / OS on Workgroup Computers through KMS

Useful Exchange PowerShell Commands – The Ultimate List.

In this post we are going to look at a list of useful Exchange PowerShell commands that should be apart of any Sysadmin's arsenal when managing an Exchange environment. Notes on regular expressions/wildcards: Three of the codes that I've found to be particularly useful and you will see being used in quite a few examples … Continue reading Useful Exchange PowerShell Commands – The Ultimate List.

Using Windows Server as a Network Router for communication across two Subnets

In this post we are going to look at setting up RRAS on a Windows Server's in VMware, to allow communication between two subnets for RDP Remote Desktop Connections. First we need to setup the RRAS Virtual Machine in VMWare. It's going to need two virtual network interface cards, one connecting to my Workplace LAN's … Continue reading Using Windows Server as a Network Router for communication across two Subnets

Restoring a Mailbox or specific Mailbox data in Exchange

In this post we are going to look at restoring mailbox data in Exchange using PowerShell. Using your backup software - load the tape or disk backups containing your Exchange databases around the proposed date. Then restore the database to a convenient location with enough disk space. After that copy over the Database and the … Continue reading Restoring a Mailbox or specific Mailbox data in Exchange

Delete Local User Profiles Remotely using a PowerShell Script (DelProf2.exe)

In this post we are going to look at utilizing a tool called DelProf and a small PowerShell script to delete user profiles on workstations remotely. First we need to download the tool, it's just one executable file that can be found here The reason for using DelProf2.exe over the syntax's Remove-Item or leveraging WMI … Continue reading Delete Local User Profiles Remotely using a PowerShell Script (DelProf2.exe)