Server Tips

Windows 2012 Turn off Password Complexity

How to disable (turn off) the default Windows 2012 Administrator Complexity 1. Open the Administrative Tool 2. This places you in the Administrative Tools section. Select Local Security Policy. ‘ 3. Change the password Must Meet Complex Requirements option to Disabled. In a Domain Environment, for an Active Directory Domain Server. In the Server Manager click on Tools and from the drop down click Group Policy Management Expand Forrest >> Domains >> Your Domain Controller. Right click on the Default Domain Policy and click on the Edit from the context menu. Now Expand Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Password Policy Double-click on… Read MoreWindows 2012 Turn off Password Complexity »

Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Enabled Cannot RDP Connect

Windows 2012 RDP Remote Desktop Enabled but you Cannot Connect You find that after you enable the Windows 2012 RDP or Remote Desktop Connection features to allow you to remote desktop into your new server, you are still unable to connect to the server. The Cause By default on new installs of Windows 2012 R2 the server firewall is enabled for TCP IP on Remote Desktop User Mode In TCP-IP. The Fix Enable the rule that permits access through the Windows Firewall. 1. Search for Firewall and open “Windows Firewall… Read MoreWindows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Enabled Cannot RDP Connect »

Enabling Replication Failed The System Cannot Find the Path Specified Hyper-V

Enabling Replication Failed The System Cannot Find the Path Specified Hyper-V While trying to replicate a Hyper-V server you receive the following error: Enabling replication failed Hyper-V failed to enable replication for virtual machine “Machine Name”: The system cannot find the path specified. (I0x80070003). (Virtual machine ID “ID Number”) Cause The likely cause is that you have removed the path that was set under the replication server (or receiving servers) replication settings. Under the Hyper-V Setting on the receiving or replication server, click on the “Replication Configuration Enabled as a… Read MoreEnabling Replication Failed The System Cannot Find the Path Specified Hyper-V »

Microsoft CRM 2011 Exception message: ID4175: The issuer of the security token was not recognized by the IssuerNameRegistry

Error When attempting to login to an IFD (Internet Facing Deployment of CRM) you receive this error: Event code: 3005 Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred. Event time: 10/06/2014 1:54:52 AM Event time (UTC): 9/06/2014 3:54:52 PM Event ID: 6da606a9a6794c2a8f504cc6b8b3be3e Event sequence: 2 Event occurrence: 1 Event detail code: 0  Application information:     Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/2/ROOT-1-130468028783689054     Trust level: Full     Application Virtual Path: /     Application Path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\     Machine name: VSERVER08  Process information:     Process ID: 1540     Process name: w3wp.exe     Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE  Exception information:     Exception type: SecurityTokenException    … Read MoreMicrosoft CRM 2011 Exception message: ID4175: The issuer of the security token was not recognized by the IssuerNameRegistry »

Adding .OFT Fonts to IIS Mime for DNN DotNetNuke

Making .OTF Font work in DotNetNuke DNN Skin To get a DotNetNuke DNN site to correctly display .OTF fonts, it is necessary to add a MIME type to IIS. Making this change is easy. In IIS, click on the Server Name.Double Click on MIME Types Add a New MIME Type – .otf – Font/otf That’s it. For good measure you could restart IIS from a command prompt with “IISRESET”

Windows 2008 Server Blocking RDP IP Address Hacks

Find out the IP address of the Prick who is trying to hack your server. Go to the Windows Event Log, and select Security. Look for the Audit Failure event and you will see the IP there. Setup a custom rule in Firewall With Advanced Security to block this incoming IP from attempting a hack. Start -> administrative tools > windows firewall with advanced security. Select Inbound Rules / New Rule Select Custom / Next Select All Programs / Next Leave Default / Next Leave the Local IP set to… Read MoreWindows 2008 Server Blocking RDP IP Address Hacks »

Microsoft CRM IFD SSL Certificate Renewal

Following on from our very popular IFD configuration for Microsoft CRM. [gard] http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/server-tips/microsoft-crm-2011-how-to-configure-ifd-hosted-setup/ The time will come around where you need to renew the SSL certificate for your CRM IFD configuration. This will include the renewal of the SSL certificate as used by IIS and and ADFS. Couple of steps we followed based exactly on the configuration outlined in our above linked blog post. Generate a new SSL Request. 1. Open IIS Manager and click on server certificates. 2. Create certificate request 3. Fill in the data: Next 4. Change… Read MoreMicrosoft CRM IFD SSL Certificate Renewal »

Font Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10

With the Bulk Emailer application we have used font icons to improve response and scalability with different devices. So far we have been happy with how they work using some boot strap code that is used for our user interface. What we have noticed, and it’s no big surprise… Internet Explorer 9 and IE 10 will not display font icons correct. What you should see is this: But ends up rendering like this: The Problem is WOFF Fonts on IIS For IIS 6 and later, they do not handle WOFF… Read MoreFont Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10 »

.zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted

Green files and folders on Windows 7 indicate they are encrypted. Usually this is a function of a program that will make these files encrypted for a reason. Security is usually the reason. But… An interesting little bug in the process of creating a .zip file on a mac and moving it over to a Windows computer. When a .zip file is created according to standards for .zip files found here: http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT They specify that .zip archives include a tag informing about itself to the program trying to decompress the… Read More.zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted »

CRM 2011 Email Router Setup and Settings

Often with the setup of CRM 2011. Users experience messages about Pending e-mail warning and sometimes email messages are not sending. [gard] This can be especially frustrating as both the CRM email queuing and tracking system and the Email router application are terrible to help you understand exactly what is going on with your CRM e-mail. We mentioned some of the issues we have experience here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/server-tips/crm-2011-email-router-problemsshes-a-fickle-bitch/ Here are some basic setup tips for email in Microsoft CRM 2011 1. Out of the box, CRM does not send email messages.… Read MoreCRM 2011 Email Router Setup and Settings »