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IIS, how to debug HTTP errors

IIS, how to debug HTTP errors

luca April 21, 2017 0

Today I faced a problem during the setup of a new application: if I opened a browser and entered the URL of the application, I got the following error message To be able to

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WinRM, exceeded MaxEnvelopeSize quota

WinRM, exceeded MaxEnvelopeSize quota

luca March 8, 2017 0

Today, while I was configuring an Exchange 2010 server, I got the following error: The WinRM […] was notified that the request size exceeded the configured MaxEnvelopeSize quota The MaxEnvelopeSize parameter defines the maximum size (in Kb)

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Windows, how to clean up unused COM ports

Windows, how to clean up unused COM ports

luca April 27, 2016 0

It certainly happened to you that, when you connect a new USB device to your Windows PC, the operating system assigns the device a COM port with a high number because of the previous

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Windows: unable to apply GPOs, event id 1065

Windows: unable to apply GPOs, event id 1065

luca August 31, 2015 0

Today I noticed that some Windows servers were not applying the correct GPOs (Group Policy Objects). Troubleshooting the problem, I found the event id 1065 in the Windows eventlog: A GPO was indeed configured with a WMI

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IIS 7.5 – Revert custom error pages to inherited ones

IIS 7.5 – Revert custom error pages to inherited ones

luca April 24, 2015 0

On IIS you can define custom error pages for the different HTTP error codes (for example the code 404 stands for “page not found”). Today I needed to revert the custom error pages to

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KMS server and Windows 8 or Server 2012 clients

KMS server and Windows 8 or Server 2012 clients

luca October 29, 2014 0

Today I needed to activate, using my KMS server running on Windows 2008 R2, some desktops and servers with Windows 8 and Windows 2012. First, you need to install an update, KB2885698, to make the KMS

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Prevent simultaneous connection to wifi and wired networks

Prevent simultaneous connection to wifi and wired networks

luca September 23, 2014 0

After having learned how to create a blacklist of SSIDs, today I’d like to share with you a useful opensource tool to prevent simultaneous connection to a wifi and a wired network. From the security

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Prevent the connection to a wifi network via GPO

Prevent the connection to a wifi network via GPO

luca September 15, 2014 0

Today I was asked to prevent the corporate laptops from connecting to a particular wifi network. With the use of a group policy (GPO) it is possible to define a blacklist of SSID; let’s

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IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

luca November 8, 2013 0

In the last few days, I faced a strange problem during my job: a web application, running on Tomcat, dynamically generates some PDF reports. When we activated the HTTPS to secure the connection, users with

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Windows: what an account is locked by?

Windows: what an account is locked by?

luca November 30, 2012 0

One of the most frustrating activities a Windows admin has to perform is understanding why an Active Directory account keeps locking: here’s a quick way to find out

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