Archive for November, 2011

Everybody knows the problem, when you try to authenticate on an IIS site under Windows Server 2008 R2 like SQL Reporting, etc.  then the most of the time you could get an error. That means you are prompting all the time to enter your credentials.

Error message would be.

You do not have permission to view this directory or page.


A simple solution would fix that common problem.

Goto IIS, then to the Default Web Site or whereever your site is hosted. Then click Authentication and go to Windows Authentication and to Providers. Here you have to add or if you have it already just move NTLM to the TOP.



Thats it. Hope that helps. Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund


SCSM Exchange Connector – winmail.dat

We had today a very strange issue. Everytime we sent a new ticket to the ticket system, the email was modified. First we though it came from our disclaimer or signature in Exchange, but that was not true.

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No Certificate Templates Could Be Found on certsrv

Today we solved a problem with our Enterprise Root CA. The error was “no certificate templates could be found” after trying to use http://localhost/certsrv. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP1.

The problem was at the application pool. Just changing the Identity to NetworkService of the Application Pool solved the problem.




Another hint is to start the browser as Administrator. Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

I just wanted to document what I have been reading on another site.

AD Connector:
Active Directory SID
NetBIOS Computer Name
NetBIOS Domain Name
DNS Name
Display Name
Principal Name

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A very usefull article for a couple of installations.

Microsoft Exchange Server setup cannot continue because a restart from a previous installation or update is pending.

The Exchange Server Analyzer reads the following registry key to determine whether a system restart is required after installation or removal of a software update such as a security update, critical update, or hotfix.


The Exchange Analyzer also checks the following registry key to determine whether a previous software update installation was not completed and the system must be restarted to finish the installation.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations

The Exchange Analyzer displays an error message if one of the following conditions is true:.

  • The value of the UpdateExeVolatile registry key is anything other than 0.
  • The PendingFileRenameOperations registry key has any value.

This error indicates that a restart from a previous install or update is pending and the system must be restarted before Exchange Setup can continue.

To resolve this issue, restart the system and then run Exchange setup again.

To remove an orphaned UpdateExeVolatile registry key value

  1. Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.

  2. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\

  3. In the right navigation pane, double-click the UpdateExeVolatile key.

  4. Configure the key with a value of 0

  5. Close Registry Editor.

To delete the orphaned PendingFileRenameOperations registry key

  1. Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.

  2. Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\

  3. In the right navigation pane, right-click the PendingFileRenameOperations key and select Delete.

  4. Close Registry Editor.

    © Microsoft

A Good Thing.

Normally everybody would think, that is no problem and is working just fine and fast, but I needed  2 hours at all.

The requirement was “just”:

  • Creating a new array with 4x300GB SAS Drives
  • Creating the logical drives in Hyper-V R2 Server
  • Installing HP System Management (was not really a requierement, I was thought that I would be faster)

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