Systems Administration

[Help] Issue with devices listing in Join and factory reset?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:00

This is not a Tasker question. This is a Join question that is app developed by the same developer.

I am switching phones, will be factory resetting my old phone, and installing Join on both devices. So, I wanted to check if there are any steps to be followed for a clean migration of the Join account. What I specifically mean is preventing the app from leaving a ghost device i.e. after reinstalling on the old phone after the factory reset, will I end up having two devices referencing it? One for the old installation and one for the new?

I know this is an issue in Pushbullet. That is why I am asking about it. The problem with this is that all that old historical pushes will be under the old device listing which we cannot simply remove.

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Server's small company question

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:48

Hello knew to group, lots of great info and have been studying up. I recently been promoted to admin after Recent admin was caught using our sever and other PC as crypto miners >_>. Well Now im stuck with sorting out the mess and trying to get us back to a simple set of severs. Im trying to find out if we have two many Servers or should we keep what we have, looking for some advice TY.

Small Company, 15 pcs users in office. 3 pcs in shop for packing program.

I currently have:

(2) Domain Servers main and fail over backup

(2) File severs, Main and fail over backup

I also have a brand new 2016 Beast of a sever all setup ready to go.(wanting to make this main file server)

My question is. That to many servers? Should I just consolidate down? Was thinking of since i only have 15 users I dont see why I cant have Domain and file server on one server. Then have a fail over server.

any advice would be great. Kinda got thrown into this and they wont seek outside IT help after what happend.

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Unattned file (auto login not working) any idea why?

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:46

Creating an unattend file for imaging deployment. I have everything working except it will not automatically log in once the image is complete, it sits at the login screen. The administrator account is enabled and the password is created and works, I just don't know why it won't log in automatically without somoene putting in the password.

Here is what I have:


























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How to find specific versions of windows updates KB's

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:45

I am looking for Server 2k3 update KB936357 but *not* the V2 flavor. Googling the KB gives me a microsoft download page which downloads the V2 update. Anyone know how to find the non V2 version of this update or other KB's?


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Ho do we cope?

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:44

How does anyone cope with the onslaught of Windows 10 and office 365 changes. How is this kamikazee update cycle Microsoft has been on lately make any sense for organizations to cope with? By the time you check your AV, websites, spam filters, deploy new workstations, fix printing issues, monitor servers, check network equipment logs, yada yada yada there's no time to look into new monthly/quarterly feature updates and how they will effect current workflows.

My question is what resources should a lone Sysadmin with 200 employees be looking into to try and get a grip on this triple coiler update cycle Microsoft has been so on board with lately.

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RDS home directories creating as "%username%.domain" rather than just %username% ...

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:42

So I'm setting up an RDS environment so that certain apps can be used internally and have it working reasonably well already, but just need to make some tweaks here and there before I'm fully happy with it. One of those tweaks (perhaps the most important one) is an issue I'm facing where RDS home directory folders (using the GPO "Set Remote Desktop Services User Home Directory" in "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Remote Desktop Services/Remote Desktop Session Host/Profiles") are being created with ".domain" appended to them.

The home directory for RDS is separate from the home directory set under a user's AD account because that's the requirement I've been given (I am aware - and have confirmed through testing - that not using this GPO would defaultly map the home directory specified in the user's AD account properties, but this is not desired by people above my pay grade). The two home shares are on different servers.

For RDS profiles I am using User Profile Disks stored on the RDS server; the RDS home directory share is also on the RDS server. Unsure if this could be part of the issue? I read somewhere that the issue may be caused if there's already a user profile folder on the server with the same name, but the UPDs do not contain the usernames... One thing I did notice, however, is that during an RDS session, a profile folder gets created in C:\Users on the RDS server for the connected user, but the folder icon is as if it were a shortcut (presumably because the user profile is actually stored in the UPD). So this 'shortcut' being named %username% is the only thing I can think of that's causing the conflict, and therefore causing the RDS home directory to be appended with ".domain" when it's first created.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated!

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Issue with Server 2016 with Hyper-V role and NDIS Capture

Sysadmin - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:32

Happy Friday - I have been running into an issue that is making me crazy. No matter what I do, across multiple physical boxes, I cannot get the NDIS Capture function to turn on on a vswitch in Hyper-V. If, I check the option and save it, it is immediately rolled back - same if I run the powershell command to enable it. There is nothing in the event log pointing to issues, I have enabled the NDIS log as well, and it has nothing either.

It's driving me crazy because there is quite a few forum posts in google-land regarding the issue over the last couple years, but no solutions... Has anyone successfully overcome this issue?

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