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How to install all roles and features of one server on another

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Powershell, Roles and Features | 0 comments

Ever wanted to install all the roles and features that are installed on one server on another server? Easy. Just copy and paste the following command into an elevated powershell on the server where the roles and features are installed. Then copy the output and paste it into an elevated powershell on the other server: Get-WindowsFeature | ? { $_.Installed } | Select Name | ForEach-Object { "Install-WindowsFeature $($_.Name)"...

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Where did the SSL Certificate details in Chrome 56+ go?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Chrome | 0 comments

Where did the SSL Certificate details in Chrome 56+ go?

In Chrome versions 55 and earlier users could check the SSL Certificate details of a website clicking the lock icon in the address bar. Well, this information has been moved to the Security tab in the developer tools. You can go there using the F12 key on your keyboard, Ctrl+Shift+I on your keyboard or the 3 dots right to the address bar > More tools > Developer tools. Then hit the Security...

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How to recover data from a deleted, BitLocker enabled partition? – 2017 Edition

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in BitLocker, Featured | 0 comments

How to recover data from a deleted, BitLocker enabled partition? – 2017 Edition

In the mid of 2013 I wrote a post about recovering a deleted, BitLocker enabled Partition using Windows Server 2012. Back then the state of the art encryption method was AES 128. Now that we got Windows 10 and XTS-AES 256 encryption some people seem to have problems running through the steps of the old article. That’s why I decided to spend some time to try this on a modern OS with modern encryption. So this time, to save me some time, I used a 5GB VHD file lying on a bunch of SSDs. In real life the whole process may take several hours to several days, depending on your machine, the size and...

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How to purge Kerberos tickets of the system account

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Active Directory, Environment | 0 comments

How to purge Kerberos tickets of the system account

… or: How to update group membership information of the computer account. When updating Active Directory group membership of your users you usally ask them to logoff and logon again. You don’t tell them why, you just tell them to do so. What happens? When logging on again the group membership information of a user (within their kerberos tickets) gets updated and they can access the ressources they have access to. You can check which tickets a user has by using the klist command: But how about the system / computer account. You can’t logoff and logon the system account. You...

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Data Protection Manager Database Backup fails with Invalid Command

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Data Protection Manager | 0 comments

Data Protection Manager Database Backup fails with Invalid Command

From time to time you need to backup your DPM Database manually. I used to simply run the command DpmBackup.exe -db But when I tried now I only got the error Error: Invalid command -db. There are a lot of posts out there covering this issue, telling you should include the -instanceName Parameter in the command but this didn’t help me at all. After a while I added some more parameters and finally I found the following working for me: DpmBackup.exe -db -sqlServerName localhost -instanceName MSDPM2012 -dpmDbName...

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