Remote Desktop Services – Certificate state ‘success’ but level is ‘not configured’

I had a small issue with my Remote Desktop Services Lab environment. I wanted to add a by my PKI infrastructure signed certificate to the Remote Desktop Roles. I created a certificate template like in this post. When I was importing the certificates into the wizard, the certificate looks fine because the state after selecting the certificate says “Success”.

CertificateError

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Azure – Deploy and automatically domain join a VM with Azure Automation Runbooks

I was looking for a way to deploy and automatically domain join a VM in Azure. The solution was quite simple: Azure Automation. I found the blog post of DexterPOSH very useful, but the script doesn’t work for me. Follow the steps on his blog and use this script below. I’ll update this post if I find some improvements. Don’t forget to update the domain in the Add-Computer part.

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Azure – Automatically deploy a VM in Azure (Runbook)

I was looking for a way to automatically deploy a VM in Azure. The solution was quite simple: Azure Automation. I found the blog post of DexterPOSH very useful, but the script doesn’t work for me. Follow the steps on his blog and use this script below. I’ll update this post if I find some improvements.

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Windows Storage Spaces – Remove physical disk from storage pool with PowerShell

I have an Intel NUC with 8 GB as media center and Hyper-V host for a test domain controller. I attached 2 physical external disks (1x 2,5″ USB 3, 1x 3,5″ USB 2) and created a storage pool. A couple of weeks later, I bought a new 2,5″ USB 3 disk with 1 TB to replace the older USB 2.0 disk. That disk is a lot quieter than the older one.

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SCCM – Unable to connect to WMI (root\ccm) on remote machine

Problem

The following error occurs in the ccm.log when doing a remote client install:

Unable to connect to WMI (root\ccm) on remote machine “COMPUTER”

Solution

Allow the following rules in Windows Firewall:

Outbound and inbound: File and Printer Sharing
Inbound: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

AMD drivers are not functioning properly after updating Dell Latitude E6540 BIOS to A8/A10

I updated my Dell Latitude E6540 BIOS to A10 today. After updating, the screen stays black after rebooting. If you reboot your PC, your resolution has changed and the drivers are not working anymore. Opening the AMD Catalyst Control Center gives the error “AMD drivers are not functioning properly”.

Solution: go to the Dell website. Click the Support page and type your Service Tag. Download the newest AMD and Intel graphics drivers. I installed the AMD driver after installing the Intel driver. You don’t have to delete the old driver. Reboot after installing the 2 drivers. Your notebook should work as before.