IISCrypto – Making SSL/TLS Configuration Easier

Following the recent Poodle vulnerability, and the general best practice that you should always use the most secure protocols available, I have been spending some time reconfiguring servers. Setting the order of ciphers, and enabling Forward Secrecy in Windows requires editing the registry – a lot. This is susceptible to errors, as the process is
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Redirected My Documents folders showing as ‘Documents’ rather than the users name

Had a complaint from a member of staff recently that all students work folders showed up as My Documents when he was browsing through their work. Many of you may have been directed to this Microsoft KB as a ‘solution’. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947222 Not much of a solution if you ask me. Redirection to a subfolder would
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Specified Port is Unknown error when adding Network Printers

Just finished investigating and resolving an error whereby the message ‘Specified Port is Unknown’ appears when adding a network printer. This was first noticed when running a login script that add’s printers didn’t actually add any printers. To fix this problem, you need to delete references to the printer drivers in the registry. I had
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Windows 2008 R2 RDS: Print Spooler Stops

We have two servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services. On both servers the Print Spooler service kept randomly stopping. In the Application event log, we noticed this error keep appearing:

After trying to replicate the problem, we found that it only occurred when certain groups of users, all with
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Login Script Not Running Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services)

Call today: User has not got any network drives when logging on to the thin clients. The setup for this is as follows: 2 x Windows Server 2008 R2 servers running RDS, DNS round robin, load balanced. 56 x ThinStation 2.2.2 clients A VBS login script is applied using Group Policy. All student users have
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Sharepoint Search 2007: Your License for Office Server Search has expired.

Just been fixing the problem mentioned above. Lets set the scene here: Walk in this morning, coffee, boot up. Open up IE, need to update a record on our asset log. Enter the asset ID into the search bar, press enter. Easy day ended. 9:10am. ‘Your license for Office Server Search has expired’ We have
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Backup Exec 12: Remote SharePoint Agent – Access Denied

Just coming to the end of fixing a very frustrating problem with Backup Exec 12, and backing up our SharePoint 2007 farm. After over 8 hours on the phone and extra work done by email with Symantec engineers, I have a solution. Here’s the basic information: SharePoint Server: Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 SharePoint Server
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