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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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Windows 2008 CA: Error 401 – Access is denied

Windows 2008 CA: Error 401 – Access is denied

luca September 18, 2012 2

Windows Server’s Certification Authority offers a web interface to request certificates, available at the following URL: https://nomeserver/CertSrv. When I tried to connect to an Enterprise CA installed on a Windows 2008 server, I got this error message: 401 –

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Exchange 2003: how to log IMAP sessions

Exchange 2003: how to log IMAP sessions

luca August 30, 2012 0

Today, I needed to record IMAP sessions on my Microsoft Exchange 2003 server to debug a client. You can enable session logging with the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IMAP4Svc\Parameters Two values control logging behavior: IMAP4 Protocol Log

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Windows 7: how to clear “pinned list”

Windows 7: how to clear “pinned list”

luca April 10, 2012 0

A useful feature added in Windows 7 is the jump list you can get with a right click on Windows Explorer icon located in the taskbar. You can also “pin” some resources in the top pinned list: Because of a

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Windows 2008 – Tasks on a cluster node

Windows 2008 – Tasks on a cluster node

luca March 22, 2012 3

Working with a Windows cluster, I needed a way to run scheduled tasks only on the cluster node that is owner of a given cluster group. In Windows 2003 it was possible to configure Task Scheduler as a cluster resource; I

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Windows 2008 – Error 0x8007010B on task execution

Windows 2008 – Error 0x8007010B on task execution

luca January 30, 2012 2

On Windows 2008, a scheduled task execution could fail with error code 0x8007010B: That error code means invalid “Start in” path: open task properties, click Actions tab and check if the path specified is valid and does not contains

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Powershell, how to get parameters from a file

Powershell, how to get parameters from a file

luca January 11, 2012 0

I wrote the following snippet when a friend asked me some help: he needed to execute a command several times, getting its parameters from a CSV (comma-separated values) file. the parameters.csv file contains the following informations: IP address username

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Windows 2008 – Error 2147943712 during task creation

Windows 2008 – Error 2147943712 during task creation

luca January 9, 2012 3

In a Windows 2008 server, when you confirm the creation of a new task, you may obtain the following error: An error has occurred for task <TaskName>. Error message: The following error was reported: 2147943712.

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