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Remote Desktop Licensing service to fail to start

Remote Desktop Licensing service to fail to start, with error code %%-1073672191.

The Terminal Services Licensing service cannot start. The following error occurred: Can’t initialize Cryptographic – error code 5.

Sometime happens a problem with Remote Desktop Licensing services not starting.
The Terminal Licensing MachineKeys have permissions for Administrators and/or TermServLicensing  but the service starts using the “Network Service” account… Why??????

You can fix the problem adding Network Service account (read only privileges it’s ok), on follow directory (you can force ownership propagation for reapply the correct privilege tree):

C:\Documents and Settings\all users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys

Then the service start, correctly.

 

For further information you can take a look at microsoft KB:

Default permissions for the MachineKeys folders:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278381

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb909654%28v=vs.90%29.aspx

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe
mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly
installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

kb315353

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Log on to your computer as an administrator.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
4. At the command prompt, typemsiexec.exe /unregister, and then press ENTER.
5. Type msiexec /regserver, and then press ENTER.
6. Verify that the SYSTEM account has full control access permissions to the
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
hive in the Windows registry. In some cases, you may also have to add Administrator accounts. To do so:Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Click the following registry hive:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
3. On the Edit menu, click Permissions.
4. If SYSTEM is not listed in the Group or user names list, click Add, make sure that the local computer name appears in the From this location box, type system in the Enter the object names to select box, click Check Names, and then click OK.
5. Click SYSTEM in the Group or user names list, and then select the Full Control check box under Allow in the Permissions for SYSTEM box.
6. Click Apply, click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
7. Restart the computer. If the problem is not resolved, repair Windows XP. For more information about how to repair Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315341 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341/ ) How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP

RDP – Remote logins are currently disabled.

If you trying to connect to a RDP server and you get this error:

Error message: Terminal Server sessions disabled. Remote logins are currently disabled.

Terminal Server sessions disabled. Remote logins are currently disabled.
Description: The user is attempting to log on to a Terminal Server where an administrator has disabled logon by issuing the CHANGE LOGON /DISABLE command. In order to enable logon, the CHANGE LOGON /ENABLE command must be issued.

Windows – Reset resolution from registry

Durante una migrazione di datacenter mi è capitato di aver fuori uso la console di un server perchè la risoluzione della scheda video è fuori range del monitor, avendo accesso RDP la soluzione è presto trovata dal registro di sistema nella seguente posizione:

My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\VIDEO

Trovando la stringa “Monitor” si potrebbe cambiare direttamente la risoluzione, ma personalmente ho cancellato tutto il contenuto e riavviato così facendo ha ricreato le configurazione di default.

IIS Socket Pooling

C’è una cosa brutta da sapere e si scopre quando per caso proviamo ad installare un servizio in ascolto sulla porta 80 su windows che ha già attivo per sfortuna nostra IIS, si chiama socket pooling, infatti automaticamente iis decide di essere in ascolto su tutti i socket quindi ogni indirizzo configurato sulla macchina, impedendo l’avvio di qualsiasi altro servizio (es. apache) anche se apparentemente configurato correttamente.

Per ovviare a questo problema ecco come fare:
-Prima di tutto installate i support tools, dove sono? Inserite il cd nella directory \Support\Tools trovate un pacchetto suptools.msi
-Ora potete procedere:

Definizione dello scenario in questo caso un server con windows con i seguenti ip:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (destinato a iis)
yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy (destinato ad altro webserver)

from cmd (support tool shell):


#settiamo l'ip in ascolto di iis
httpcfg set iplisten -i xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
#eliminiamo l'ascolto di iis su questo ip
httpcfg delete iplisten -i yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

#verifichiamo di non aver fatto errori
httpcfg query iplisten

#riavviamo il tutto per rendere effettive le modifiche
net stop http /y
net start w3svc

Nota: queste operazioni sono testate su IIS6 quindi sulle piattaforme Windows 2003 (tutte le versioni) non posso garantire il funzionamento identico su 2008

Windows – Change IP from command line

Yes, is possibile don’t make lot of click to reconfigure network interfaces under Windows, using “netsh” command like this:

For set up static address and metric 1 gateway:

netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static ip.ip.ip.ip 255.255.255.0 gw.gw.gw.gw 1

For set up static dns:

netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” static xx.xx.xx.xx
netsh add dns “Local Area Connection” addr=xx.xx.xx.xx index=2

For setup ip by dhcp:

netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” source=dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns name=”Local Area Connection” source=dhcp

Hardware – MacPRO ITA Keyboard on windows

Vi sarà mai capitato di aver collegato una tastiera Apple ad un PC in particolar modo una PRO Ita, ovviamente nei driver standard la mappatura non esiste, neache lontanamente.

Ho creato con un software fornito da Microsoft (Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) la mappatura della tastiera nel file scaricabile qua sotto è contenuto un installer e il sorgente per modificabile.

Attezione il tast “DEL” è mappato con il tasto virgola del tastierino per comodità.

Keyboard Layout MacPRO ITA

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