I came across two occurrences where authentication attempts were not being logged at all through the NPS event logs.
auditpol /set /subcategory:”Network Policy Server” /success:enable /failure:enable
The above command resolved it for me in both cases!
I have a few servers without GUI, I hit a wall trying to pop elevated shell when logging into the server using non administrative account.
To get around this you can:
runas /user:acme\administrator "cmd.exe /C powershell.exe"'
These are group policy reports from a fresh Windows Server 2019 Domain Controller deployment. If you need a reference to how the defaults policy should look like, here they are.
Install Windows Features
Install-WindowsFeature Server-Media-Foundation, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI
Install C++ Runtimes
When installing on headless Windows use the package from Exchange media ISO, UCMARedist folder.
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareSchema
Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAD
setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /Mode:Install /Roles:Mailbox
Set-ExchangeServer <ServerName> -ProductKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Picked up a effydesk.ca business frame (black, frame only) and matched it up to with an IKEA GERTON tabletop that has following dimensions:
- Length: 155cm
- Width: 75cm
- Height: 73cm
My main reason to go with the business over the home edition is due to a few advantages. The height adjustable desk frame can handle more weight, has better high/low settings, reinforced matte gloss painted square columns and wider feet. Plus the motors are quieter and they move faster.
I also like to support local businesses in Vancouver, BC and these guys were rock solid, near instant responses over email and they meet me at the warehouse so I can pick up the desk instead of shipping.
The other day I had to install Windows XP on a very old laptop and it took quite a bit to get a bootable USB stick created and slipstream the necessary drivers to recognize the IDE drivers.
These instructions are for Windows XP:
Extract your copy of Windows XP to a local drive, use DriverPacks BASE to slipstream (inject) the DriverPacks you require. Use nLite to create an ISO from the directory. Finally use WinToFlash to burn the image to USB.
Do this in the sequence above, accept the defaults in the GUI and it should just work. A good source for help and discussion is here and here.
I tried Rufus and it did not work, WinToFlash does some additional magic to make the USB drive bootable on very picky motherboards.