24. August 2013 · Comments Off on How to configure a KMS server in Windows Server 2008 R2 · Categories: Microsoft, Windows · Tags: , , , , ,

Installing first KMS Server

Below are the steps I used to install the KMS server. We determined that due to the number of client activations, and the capacity of our infrastructure we had no problems installing this server on our secondary domain controller. From here on we will call it DC1.

  1. On the Domain Controller we run CMD with elevation
  2. Type slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx where the last section is the Key from your volume licensing website.
  3. Open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” via Start menu -> Administrative Tools.
  4. Under Inbound Rules scroll down to “Key Management Service (TCP-In)”, right click and select enable.
  5. Reboot the machine – note you can restart the Software Licensing service but I preferred to reboot it (seeing as the server was not in use for anything else)
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17. May 2013 · Comments Off on Fixing the Volume Shadow Copy service · Categories: Windows · Tags: , ,

After installing DHCP on Windows Server 2008 R2, you may start to see the following error message in the event logs :

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine RegOpenKeyExW(-2147483646,SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesVSSDiag,…). hr = 0×80070005, Access is denied.

Inspection of the detailed tab of the event log entry will show information about the process that generated the error. Take note of the user mentioned after the “- User: Name:” portion of the bytes. To resolve this error, simply give that user full permission to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesVSS registry key.

09. January 2013 · Comments Off on Resolving “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.” · Categories: Microsoft · Tags: , , , ,

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Exact cause is unknown, but this issue may occur if the user profile was manually deleted by using the command prompt or Windows Explorer by a user or by some program. A profile that is manually deleted does not remove the security identifier (SID) from the user profile list in the registry. Since the SID is still present, Windows will still try to load the profile by using the ProfileImagePath that points to a nonexistent path. Therefore, the profile cannot be loaded.

This can also be a issue with the user profile entering into a backup state, or if the C:Users(User Name) user profile folder is manually renamed.

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Log on to the Computer

Log on to the computer using the Administrator (or an Administrator-level) account.

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