Installing Desktop Experience on Server 2012 R2 core after patching

So it seems like if you have originally installed a Windows 2012 R2 Core Server, then added the required GUI roles, then patched the server up to date, it can become extremely hard to install particular features that will be listed as ‘Removed’ rather than just Unavailable/Not Installed. After spending way too many hours, in […]

Clearing the ConflictandDeleted Folder DFSR

Clearing the ConflictandDeleted Folder DFSR Windows Server 2012 R2. List the DFS Replicated Folders: WMIC.EXE /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderconfig get replicatedfolderguid,replicatedfoldername Paste in the GUID of the folder you would like to clean up. WMIC.EXE /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderinfo where ‘replicatedfolderguid=”70bebd41-d5ae-4524-b7df-4eadb89e511e”‘ call cleanupconflictdirectory Wait a few minutes! Done!   Total Views: (48)

Remove Shutdown from Start Menu – Computer Policy

Remove Shutdown from Start Menu by Computer Policy Prevent users from shutting down or restarting computer once again through computer policy. The reasons for doing this, and not using the standard ‘user policy’ which removes the shutdown option from the Start Menu, is because the organisation required this for a bunch of meeting room computers. […]

Last User Logged In To Computer with SCCM and Powershell

Recently tasked with getting a list of all users who were last logged into a computer, and then finding their department (AD department attribute) based on that user account. This is to get the department each computer is associated with so they can be cost-coded to. Add and run the following query into SCCM under […]

RD Web Can’t Remote to PC externally

After installing a new Windows Server 2012 and setting up Remote Web Access (RD Gateway) and testing internally everything worked perfectly. However when trying to remotely connect to a computer externally you can see the remote connection is just appearing as if you were trying to do this normally – not connecting via the gateway. […]