Enable Linked Network Drives over UAC

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista come with a special Group Policy option which unlocks network drives for programs running elevated:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  3. Create a new DWORD value called EnableLinkedConnections, and set it to 1.
  4. Reboot.
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Server 2016 Command Line Activation

  1. Launch a CMD as an Administrator
  2. Type: slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
  3. Press Enter

This process might take several days (!!!) to complete. Wait for it.

slmgr.vbs command help

Referenced Instructions

Alternate Activation Gui Method

  1. click START (gets you to the tiles)
  2. type RUN
  3. type slui 3 and press ENTER
    1. SLUI 1 brings up the activation status window
    2. SLUI 2 brings up the activation window
    3. SLUI 3 brings up the CHANGE PRODUCT KEY window
    4. SLUI 4 brings up the CALL MICROSOFT & MANUALLY ACTIVATE window
  4. Type in your product key
  5. Have a nice day.
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Netlogon Not Accessible

  1. To resolve this issue run gpedit.msc, go to:
    Computer -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Provider -> Hardened UNC Paths
  2. Enable the policy and click “Show” button.
  3. Enter your server name (\myservername) into “Value name” field.
  4. Enter the folowing text “RequireMutualAuthentication=0,RequireIntegrity=0,RequirePrivacy=0” wihtout quotes into the “Value” field.

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Remove a Workstation from Linux Samba Domain Controller

pdbedit -x -m WorkstationName
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WordPress Domain Update and SSL SQL

To update your domain name, execute the following SQL commands in phpMyAdmin.

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://www.olddomain.com', 'http://www.newdomain.com')
WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';

UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://www.olddomain.com','http://www.newdomain.com');

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'http://www.olddomain.com', 'http://www.newdomain.com');

UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value,'http://www.olddomain.com','http://www.newdomain.com');

Similarly, to transition your site to SSL, modify as follows. A site I’m working on also has the plugin for the yoast_seo_links table so I’m including updating that from development to production.

UPDATE wp_options SE...
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Roundcube Address Book Missing

Roundcube Logo I recently had to reinstall roundcube and a number of program features broke. I found a #roundcube channel on IRC freenode and posted a question to the people there.Read More