How to Create the DaRT 10 Recovery Image

Posted on January 18, 2018 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2
dart 10 setup wizard

ERD Repair Disk is an unchallenged administrator’s assistant to recover Windows refusing to boot for a number of reasons. In this article, we’ll tell how to create your own boot ERD disk with a set of tools to recover Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016. To create an ISO image.. read more

Error 0x00000002 – Windows Cannot Connect to Printer

Posted on January 17, 2018 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x00000002

Some Windows 10 and Windows 7 clients have faced the error 0x00000002 when trying to add a network printer(from the Print Server or the local TCP/IP port).

Using Unified Write Filter (UWF) in Windows 10

Posted on January 4, 2018 · Posted in Windows 10
enable Unified Write Filter in windows 10

One of useful Windows 10 (and Windows 8) features is a special file system write filter – UWF (Unified Write Filter). If the filter is enabled and configured, all changes of files and directories on the disks are made in the RAM and are reset after the reboot.

How to Obtain SeDebugPrivilege when Debug Program Policy is Enabled

Posted on December 28, 2017 · Posted in Security, SQL Server, Windows Server 2012 R2
sql server setup error: Setup account privileges failed

In the previous article, we told that one of the ways to defending against mimikatz-like utilities is disabling the debug privilege for system administrators using Debug Program policy. However, recently it turned out that without the debug privilege (it is SeDebugPrivilege in Windows), a local server administrator cannot install or.. read more

Adobe Flash Player: Application Initialization Error

Posted on December 15, 2017 · Posted in Misc, Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player: Application Initialization Error

I have faced a strange problem when trying to install Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox (version 56) using the online installer. When you visit the official Adobe Flash download page, the Adobe server automatically identifies your browser and OS version, and its bitness. In my case, it correctly identified.. read more

Windows Update Error 0x80244022 and WsusPool Memory Limit

Posted on December 8, 2017 · Posted in SCCM, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
WindowsUpdate.log - : WU client failed Searching for update with error 0x80244022

At one of my customers, I have faced a very interesting problem related to the installation of updates on the clients running Windows 7. The updates are distributed via WSUS server integrated into System Center Configuration Manager (more precisely Software Update Point – SUP). The SCCM server is running Windows.. read more

Defending Windows Domain Against Mimikatz Attacks

Posted on December 7, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Security
mimikatz: ERROR kuhl_m_privilege_simple ; RtlAdjustPrivilege (20) c0000061

The IT community remembered late June, 2017, due to massive infection of many largest companies and government institutions in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France and some other countries with a new ransomware Petya (NotPetya). In most cases, after its penetration into a corporate network Petya quickly spread to all computers and.. read more

How to Disable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP and LLMNR Using GPO

Posted on December 4, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Security
disable netbios using powershell script on gpo

Using obsolete protocols without explicit need may become a potential security flaw in any computer network. In this context, the recent buzz over WCry ransomware is showcase, and the easiest way to protect against it was to stop using the obsolete SMBv1 protocol by completely disabling it. Broadband protocols, like.. read more

Sending Email via Telnet Using SMTP Authentication

Posted on December 1, 2017 · Posted in Exchange
telnet - AUTH-LOGIN

In some cases, in order to test or diagnose e-mail service, an administrator has to check the sending of emails through their Exchange servers (and other email servers) from certain hosts.If a server doesn’t require an authentication (open-relay server), you can send an e-mail from telnet command prompt. However, in.. read more

Fix ‘Access Denied’ Error in Adobe Reader 11

Posted on November 26, 2017 · Posted in Misc
There was an error opening this document. Access denied

With a newly installed terminal RDS farm, the users began to complain that when they were trying to open any PDF file from the desktop (the local drive) using Adobe Reader 11, the following error appeared: “There was an error opening this document. Access denied.” At the same time, this.. read more