Category Archives: Windows Server 2008

Group Policy Setting not applying on Windows 10 computers

GPO on Windows Server 2012R2 is not working with Windows 10 computers, one of my friend has setup-ed a new environment with domain controller and Windows 10 workstations, users have no access to the desktops, they cannot even delete the icons on their PC, even local admin access has not fixed the issue and they … [Continue reading]

Why PowerShell remoting can’t be enabled on a Windows server 2008

By default PSRemoting is disabled in Windows server 2008, is there any reason why PowerShell remoting can’t be enabled on the Windows server 2008 box? And of course we can enable manually through multiple ways, any security risks/issues on Windows server

To address about risks/issues of enabling it, there might actually be none. The question is why did Microsoft have … [Continue reading]

Enable Powershell Remoting on Windows server 2008 R2 and 2012

Powershell Remoting is very impressive feature from Windows server 2008 R2 / Powershell 2.0, it allows to run any PowerShell commands or access full PowerShell sessions on remote Server unlike the older native commands that run on the same server where the command been executed , so it’s powerful and easy to run a function from multiple system with less … [Continue reading]

Monitor NTLM authentication delays and issues on Windows 2008 and 2012

Events to track authentication delays and issues: Finally we have new event log entries that can track NTLM authentication delays and issues in Windows Server 2008 R2, in a complex environment with multiple Forests and multiple Domains NTLM authentication request will be more and it’s difficult to monitor and track the Bottlenecks

Also Read: AD Slow Authentication and prompting for [Continue reading]

Compare Installed Windows Security Patches with other Servers

How to compare Installed Windows Security Patches with different Servers: If you are troubleshooting Windows server 2003, 2008 ans 2012 issues and you may have a working server and not working server, want to check is any patches are missing compared to working server? Use the below PowerShell command to compare installed patches between two servers

Normally we use to … [Continue reading]

Issue managing IE configuration through GPO

List of trusted sites went empty recently, yes the Trusted Sites list got empty, it says: “No sites are in this zone” how to resolve this issue

We had an issue like some one edited the default domain policy to update the trusted site list and we have lost entire IE configuration (Like trusted site list) because he used a … [Continue reading]

Sysvol Replication change in Windows 2008

Group Policy replication change

Before I start the SYSVOL replication changes in windows server 2008, I would like to explain how the GPO has been replicated in windows server 2003 and earlier versions


Understanding SYSVOL/GPO replication

Group policy template (GPT) and group policy container (GPC) are two types of Group policy settings, Its stored in two different locations and uses … [Continue reading]