Using Delegation in Scheduled Tasks

This blog is about the ability in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to apply a SID to every scheduled task and use that SID to apply permissions elsewhere in the Operating System. Services already have this feature from Vista and newer. The idea is the same; take the simple name for the service…

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Getting error 0xC004F074 when activating against KMS server

Hi This error code is a very generic output to a KMS client having problems activating. To view your output, run slmgr.vbs –ato When troubleshooting this problem, we checked the following details – if any were a problem, they would generate this error code: DNS record not published at _VLMCS._tcp.client.domain. This must be an SRV…

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Cannot bring Cluster Name resource online

Hi, Another quick post with a non-very-obvious solution, this time on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster. The case went like this: The OSes of the nodes were built according to the security requirements of the customer We added the Failover Clustering feature and attempted to create a new cluster while running the wizard…

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Delegating access in AD to BitLocker recovery information

Normally in AD, all attributes are readable by “Authenticated Users”. Some attributes should inherit permissions, but should not be readable by “just anyone” To protect attributes like this, they can be marked as “confidential”. There are 3 attributes relating BitLocker to which are marked in the schema as “confidential”. This is done by marking the…

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Getting prompted for credentials when accessing read-only Office files on SharePoint 2003 from Windows Vista or Windows 7 with Office 2007 or Office 2010

I faced this problem recently at a customer. They had pure Windows XP with Office 2003 deployed to their clients. These clients were accessing a SharePoint 2003 site. When they started deploying new Windows 7 clients with Office 2007 they found that when the users clicked on links to Office files which they had read-only…

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