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Remove an old RDS from Server Pool (2012 R2)

First you have to install SQL Server Management studio on your RDS management/licensing server/all of your RDS connection brokers (if your have more than one, follow the below steps, rinse and repeat…):https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms?view=sql-server-2017 Open up SSMS RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR and connect here:\\.\pipe\MICROSOFT##WID\tsql\query Open a query window, run this query: SELECT TOP 1000 [Id],[Name] FROM [RDCms].[rds].[Server] Look at the list […]

Unable to open ILO3 with TLS 1.2

In this case I was unable to connect to ILO3 on HP DL 380 G7 with Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 8.1 client workstation. ILO Firmware version was 1.20. Starting from Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 all TLS protocols are enabled and supported by default: ILO was not failing back to lower version of TLS if TLS […]

Running Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2012

What to do Here’s what needs to be done to get things up and running on Server 2012. First go here and download Security Essentials. Once downloaded right click on the (mseinstall.exe) executable en choose properties. Locate the ‘Compatibility’ tab and go to the ‘Compatibility mode’ section (see first screenshot below). Check “Run this program […]

RSOP – Invalid Name Space

RSOP – Invalid Name Space Recently had an issue where an entire site was not downloading domain policies. After a thorough search and different attempts to fix the issue below batch file fixed the issue: Windows Management Instrumentation fails due to receiving an event or error concerning missing or failure to load WMI Provider, or […]