Category Archive for: ‘Windows’

Webbased Active Directory / Federated user password and recovery tool (IISADMPWD replacement)

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A while ago i wrote a simple tool which allows users to reset their expired password as a replacement for IISADMPWD. The tool was created because at the time Office 365 did not have the ability to let federated users change their password. I have noticed that i was not the only one who had to deal with this problem, …

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Mail Performance Monitor and AWStats Totals

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Recently i have added 2 solutions to my software and scripts section: The first tool is Mail Performance Monitor which  allows you to measure how long it takes to get a mail delivered from one mail account to another. More info here. The second tool is a tool to display monthly awstats totals of multiple sites on one page. More …

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Server 2012: The remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop license severs available to provide a license

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If you ever get the error message in the title when connecting to a RDS session host while your licenses are OK, try the following: Open Regedit on the host(s) Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM Take ownership of the GracePeriod key Delete it Reboot server Found on: http://www.stopdoingitwrong.co.uk/server-2012-rds-there-are-no-remote-desktop-license-servers/

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Compress/Zip IIS Logs using Powershell

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In my short search for a script which can compress IIS log files i couldn’t find any solution (written in powershell). So i made my one myself. The script compresses all .log files located in the sub directories of $LogDir and files newer than 5 days are skipped. The script uses the zip functionality present in windows so no external …

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Autodiscover to external Exchange Server

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Recently i had to migrate office mail from an on-premise Exchange (2010) server to Office 365. After the “switch over” (and changing DNS settings for mail and auto-discover to the Microsoft servers) i noticed that Outlook (2007) on the on-site PC’s which are member of the local domain, still auto-discovered to the on-premise exchange server. After some digging around i …

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Adaptec Raidstatus script for ESXi

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As promised in my previous post i made a (Powershell) script which can be automated to run as a scheduled task. The script is build to run once a day. It sends an email if there is an error in the controller or one of the (logical) drive’s. On friday it always sends an email so you will know the …

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Monitor Adaptec 3405 health on VMware ESXi 5.x

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For my work i had to install a supermicro server with ESXi 5.1. This server had a adaptec 3405 raid card which works fine with ESXi 5.x but you can’t see the health status of the array(s) in the VSphere Client. After a lot of messing around with esxi drivers i did not get this to work. There is however …

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Install HP Color Laserjet CM1312nfi on Windows 7 or Windows 8

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Installing this printer is actually quite simple if you know how to do it. It cost me some hours to figure out. The problem with the installer is that whether you choose USB or Network it fails on the step “Connecting device” or the step where you have to plugin the printer using USB. Some things i tried: Every possible …

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Unable to Uninstall powershell v1.0 for server 2008 upgrade

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When i tried to upgrade a windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server, the installation wizard told me i had to remove powershell before i could continue with the upgrade. – I have searched in add/remove programs to remove it – I tried to find and remove any of the following updates: KB923845, KB943295, KB925902, KB936059, KB942841,KB926139,KB926140 But without succes. So …

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Play Settlers 7 with more then one player on same IP/Connection

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If you want to play Settlers 7 and be online (at a lanparty for example) with more than 1 player at the same time, you have to add an option to the Options.ini used by Settlers7. This file can be found in your My Documents folder: XP: C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\Settlers7\Options.ini Vista\7: C:\Users\YourName\My Documents\Settlers7\Options.ini Add the following lines to the …

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