Completely Disable UAC

To completely disable User Account Control on a Windows machine set the following registry key. Key:     HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Value:   “EnableLUA” Type:    REG_DWORD Value:   0x00000000 The following powershell command does the trick nicely: Set-ItemProperty -Path registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System -Name EnableLUA -Value 0   https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc232765.aspx?tduid=(8b33f2bee35cf8af0da845c7fe4d2393)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-rp6Qh8nm5xnZwnOhPE.33Q)()

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WatchGuard SSLVPN Certificate Issue

I have just recently replaced an old WatchGuard XTM300 with a new WatchGuard M200 firewall at one of our facilities. Immediately after the switch we noticed that the SSLVPN connections were failing. In the client log files we found the error “Failed to get domain name.” After a bit of…

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WSUS Certificate Server

During an install of the WSUS role on a Server 2012 R2 machine, the WSUS Certficate Server service was somehow set to start automatically. The WSUS Certificate Server is called by the API when a certificate-based operation is required. So, when the Operating System tried to start this service automatically,…

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