SOLVED: How to Move Group Policy Objects (GPOs) Between Domains

It turns out that Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) has a dandy EXPORT, IMPORT feature.  The only thing that isn’t particularly obvious is that you have to EXPORT (and IMPORT) in the GROUP POLICY OBJECTS folder, and not on any of the OU’s.  On the old/source domain, start GPMC Expand your GROUP POLICY OBJECTS folder Right click on a policy you want to move Select Backup Copy the resulting file to a stick, network disk, floppy,…

Windows In Place Upgrade Problem: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing

When attempting an in-place upgrade or an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, you may see the COMPATABILITY REPORT error stating: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing. After restarting this alert flag may not be cleared.  Fortunately there are two simple solutions: Uninstall Nero DVD / CD burning software as this is a known issue Delete any pending operations in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager like:

SOLVED: AN AUTHENICATION ERROR HAS OCCURED. THE ENCRYPTION TYPE REQUESTED IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE KDC

Solution: If you are seeing this error, go to ALL of you Domain Controllers and restart the KERBEROS DISTRIBUTION KEY (KDC) service.  I have done this on live DC’s without any errors or disruption in service.   Details: I found the An Authentication Error Has Occured.  The Encryption Type Requested Is not Supported by the KDC, intermittantly when trying to RDP to various Server 2008 and R2 servers. Last week, I moved the Forest and…

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Into An Existing Offline RTM Build .WIM

Wow, there is a lot of misinformation out there.  Here is how I did slipstreamed Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 (and this should be the same process for Server 2008 R2). These instructions require you to have WAIK – Windows Automated Install Kit, which you can get HERE. PREWORK – Prepeing the SP1 To Be Used In OffLine Mode: Note that some of this pre-work can apparently be done using THIS script file, but…

SOLVED: HyperV Error: A Virtual Disk Provider for the specified file was not found

I recently blew an hour trying to attach a VHD inot a HyperV on a new Server 2008 R2 64Bit Standard server but received “A Virtual Disk Provider for the specified file was not found” which was not cool. The solution was a small registry change as documented http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2013544 Solution: 1)    Start Registry Editor. 2)    Visit the following registry key: “HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesFsDepends” 3)    Under the “FsDepends” key, change REG_DWORD value “Start” from “3” to “0” 4)    Restart the computer…

How to Add a Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (DC) to a Server 2008 Domain

Yes, Windows Server 2008 R2 DC’s are allowed to be on Server 2008 (R1) based domains as long as you do NOT raise the Domain/Forest Functionality Level. Instructions: Below is the process: Install Server 2008 R2 on some hardware, install all service packs and hot fixes Join the new R2 server to the domain Give the new R2 server a static address (yes, this is important) Prep the domain: Determine which existing R1 Domain Controller…