[LabTech] IPBlock Windows Firewall plugin.

On June 12, 2014, in How-to, Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Block entire countries from seeing your PC on the Internet


Squidwork’s garage has released version 1 of their new IPBlock for Labtech RMM. IPBlock is a Country based Network Firewall plugin for Windows based systems. When deployed you can select different countries you do not want to have access to your IP address for any Windows Vista / 7 / 2008 or new system and block them from… Continue reading

How to fix NCSECDESC  Failures in Active Directory. If you get the following when running DCDiag on a Windows AD Server do the following to correct.

Starting test: NCSecDesc
Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
access rights for the naming context:
Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
access rights for the naming context:
DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local … Continue reading

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You run DCDiag and it returns a failure that names can not be resolved.

testing server: default-first-site-name\mydomain
starting test: connectivity
the host 7397e120-1c8d-4f2d-b8cb-d829d16d949a._msdcs.mydomain.local could not be resolved to an
ip address. check the dns server, dhcp, server name, etc
although the guid dns name
(7397e120-1c8d-4f2d-b8cb-d829d16d949a._msdcs.mydomain.local) couldn’t be
resolved, the server name (myhost.mydomain.local) resolved to the ip
address ( and was… Continue reading

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App Asure Replay CoreWith App Assure you may get the following errors after a new install of a Replay Core server and an the agent running on a Exchange 2010 server database.

Thread: 2520

Logger: DsmRpChecker


Source Location: DsmRecoveryPointChecker.cpp:341


Mountability check for ‘Mailbox Database 0401075076’ failed: Exchange database engine error… Continue reading

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Customer Experience Improvement Program data fails to upload.

This alert is generated when a failure to upload the CEIP data to Microsoft fails on servers where you opted to be included in the CEIP. This is usually a firewall issue but sometimes admins may also have inatvertantly select to be included and really don’t want to be. To fix this or really turn it off you will find the task… Continue reading

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How-to Setup Windows 2008 R2 Server Core As An Active Directory Server

On April 7, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Setup Active Directory on a Windows Server 2008 core


This is pretty simple actually; Install Windows as normal but selecting a Server Core as your installation medium. It will install just like a normal Windows 2008 install until the reboot process when it loads Windows for the first time. At the point it will ask for you to set your admin password and then boot to a Window’ish Continue reading

After installing Windows 2008 R2 and then running the updates you start getting “There was a problem starting oobefldr.dll The specified module could not be found” being displayed as a error pop up when logging in to the desktop?

Just remove…
Log off and back on and and messages are now gone!

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