Windows Installer Coordinator

Installation hangs on “Windows Installer Coordinator” When you receive a “Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use” on Citrix / Terminal server while installing an MSI: 1. Open gpedit.msc. 2. Go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Application Compatibility. 3. Put policy Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility …read more →

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How to disable automatic machine account password changes

Start Registry Editor. To do so, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters In the right pane, click the DisablePasswordChange entry. On the Edit menu, click Modify. In the Value data box, type a value of 1, and then …read more →

Install and run BGinfo

Download bginfo from sysinternals You simply place the unzipped Bginfo.exe to c:\bginfo folder for example Open bginfo.exe and create an template file from File menu do a Save As to save the *.bgi file to c:\bginfo. Then you can create a simple batch file, which will launch that *.bgi file on logon @echo off cd CALL …read more →

VMware template server 2012 best practice

Virtual Hardware (VMX) Template configuration Hardware Value Memory 4 GB CPU’s Number of virtual sockets: 1 Number of cores per socket: 2 VMCI device Restricted SCSI Controller 0 Hard disk 1 50 GB lazy zeroed or 50 GB Thin (but performance is lower) or 50 GB eager zeroed (performance is best, but most storage waste) …read more →

Transferring FSMO roles from 2008R2 DC to 2012 DC

Transferring FSMO roles from WS 2008R2 DC to WS 2012 DC Schema Master: Go to WS 2008 R2 DC, Run below command regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll Open MMC & add Active Directory Schema OK Change Active Directory Domain Controller Select WS2012 server OK Select Operational Master Change Yes PDC, RID, Infrastructure Master: Go to Active Directory Users …read more →