Category: Windows

How can I verify that my local COM ports are redirected in an RDP session ?

A: Start a command window and type the following command at the prompt: change port /query The output will look something like this: AUX = \DosDevices\COM1 COM1 = \Device\RdpDrPort\;COM1:15\tsclient\COM1 COM2 = \Device\RdpDrPort\;COM2:15\tsclient\COM2 COM3 = \Device\RdpDrPort\;COM3:15\tsclient\COM3 LPT1 = \Device\RdpDrPort\;LPT1:15\tsclient\LPT1 PRN = \DosDevices\LPT1 From the above, you can see that COM1-3 and LPT1 are redirected. The number […]

Installing a web application from an msi installer fails on Vista / Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008

Starting the installer results in a near immediate message reading: “the installer was interrupted before this application could be installed. You need to restart the installer to try again.” Additionaly, the eventlog shows eventid 11708 with a short error message stating “installation failed” Resolution: You need to install the IIS6 Metabase compatibility component for the […]

Server 2012 – Change the type of a network location

By default the network location awareness service will attempt to classify your network, and you will not be able to change the location. To enable editing of the location(s) take the following steps: Start –> run –> MMC In the MMC console add the Group Policy Object editor for the local computer Open Computer configration, […]

Restore trust between server and workstation without leaving and rejoining the domain

If a workstation is restored from a backup you will likely run into a message like ‘the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed’. The general advice will be leaving and rejoining the domain. However, there is a much safer method. You can start PowerShell as an administrator, and run the command […]

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