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Unidentified networks in Windows Server 2012 forced to be Private

This article describes how we can force a network connection from Microsoft Windows "Network and Sharing Center" that is classified as an “Unidentified Network” to a private network e.g. to solve issues with the firewall rules. The problem is that Windows cannot classify the type of network, often due to there being no default gateway or DNS specified on local network connections. The default solution would be to make it public cause this offers the most restrictive level of network access. In order to have a permanent solution which will work for any “Unidentified Network” to be classified as private network rather than public network, we need to modify the defaults using the local security policy of the machine. Please notice that this may results in a possible security risk. The following solution works for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server [...]

By | 2016-10-22T11:39:41+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Allgemein, Windows Server|Comments Off on Unidentified networks in Windows Server 2012 forced to be Private

Add Server to Windows 2012 Server Manager within a Workgroup

With Windows Server 2012 you can manage multiple remote servers by using Server Manager. Servers that you may want to manage with the Server Manager can run with Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. In this article we have a Workgroup (non-domain) environment to which we want to add multiple server via the Server Manager. First of all we look at the current TrustedHosts list to become an overview of all listed machines. Get-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts Ensure that the Windows Firewall has inbound Windows Remote Management (HTTP-In) enabled for the relevant network connection. On the Server that is running Server Manager, add the Workgroup server name to the TrustedHosts list (this is a requirement of NTLM authentication). To add  additional entries to the list of trusted hosts use the -Concatenate parameter. Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value "SERVER1,SERVER1.local" –Force Now we can Start the Server Manager and click on [...]

By | 2016-10-22T11:39:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Allgemein, Windows Server|Comments Off on Add Server to Windows 2012 Server Manager within a Workgroup

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 for Windows Server License lost

This Article explains how you would be able to restore your license if you getting error while the backup process is running. Error Message from Arconis: Command 'Backing up' has failed. Additional info: -------------------- Error code: 61 Module: 309 LineInfo: 4a8728dc8a1c94f4 Fields: $module : service_process_vs Message: Command 'Backing up' has failed. -------------------- Error code: 1 Module: 408 LineInfo: 9418a040040a4e4b Fields: $module : disk_bundle_vs Message: The feature is not available. On the machine, where the Acronis Management Server is running, please check following: Go to Start -> Run -> regedit.exe Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Acronis\MMS\Configuration\License Modify the subkey LicenseServerAddress, type in the IP address of License Server and press OK (!) It is recommended to use IPv4 address of License Server instead of name or IPv6 address, to prevent possible issues with name resolution. Restart Acronis services on the machine with Acronis Agent: Go to Start -> Run -> services.msc; [...]

By | 2013-11-14T13:57:02+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Acronis, Allgemein, Backup|Comments Off on Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 for Windows Server License lost
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