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Sep
5
BitLocker Encrypted Drive: Unable to Unlock
Posted by Reprinted Article on 05 September 2013 02:53 PM

We have a number of external BitLocker encrypted drives that we use to tote around our business data with.

After plugging one of the drives into our newly stood up system with Windows Server 2012 RTM being slowly configured as a desktop we hit this:

image

Normally, a BitLocker encrypted drive gets plugged into any Windows Vista and above operating system and a prompt happens to unlock it for full access.

Double clicking on the drive in Explorer did nothing. Nada. Zippo.

In the end we had missed installing the BitLocker components on the machine:

image

Note that a restart would be required once the installer routine completed.

Sure enough, after the reboot we were prompted for the pass phrase after double clicking on the drive’s icon:

image

With BitLocker now included in Windows 8 Pro there is no reason why organizations that do move their desktop operating system platforms over to Windows 8 should not use BitLocker to encrypt every system and external storage device by default.

In fact, for any organization that has sensitive data housed on their systems the only thing stopping the migration to Windows 8 Professional would be Line of Business applications ... maybe. One could work around that with application virtualization or RemoteApps depending on the LoB.

The tools for BitLocker management are also available in Windows Server as well as a part of the Desktop OS Software Assurance and MDOP offering.

And one more thing: With the horsepower that today’s systems offer whole disk encryption as opposed to encrypting only contents is always the best option. BitLocker Content Only Encryption is a new feature in Windows 8.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

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Sep
1

In our greenfield deployments getting Exchange 2013 up and running around RTM time was a bit of a challenge give the reality that IE 10 on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 just did not work.

To fix that problem the following needs to be installed:

Note that some security related settings may be reset once this update is installed.

A  prompt to set IE10 security settings is also to be had after the update was installed.

It is good to see that EAC can now be accessed as expected and without interruption.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Sep
1

In our greenfield deployments getting Exchange 2013 up and running around RTM time was a bit of a challenge give the reality that IE 10 on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 just did not work.

To fix that problem the following needs to be installed:

Note that some security related settings may be reset once this update is installed.

A  prompt to set IE10 security settings is also to be had after the update was installed.

It is good to see that EAC can now be accessed as expected and without interruption.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Sep
1

After setting up Exchange 2013 Standard on a VM we hit the following problem:

image

Server Error in '/owa' Application.

The user has insufficient access rights.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
Exception Details: System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.DirectoryOperationException: The user has insufficient access rights.
Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[DirectoryOperationException: The user has insufficient access rights.]

System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.ConstructResponse(Int32 messageId, LdapOperation operation, ResultAll resultType, TimeSpan requestTimeOut, Boolean exceptionOnTimeOut) +1904

System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, TimeSpan requestTimeout) +381

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.PooledLdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, LdapOperation ldapOperation, Nullable`1 clientSideSearchTimeout) +3849

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException, Boolean isSync) +1062

[ADOperationException: Active Directory operation failed on vW2012E.MPECSINC.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation.

Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr: DSID-03150BC1, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

]

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.AnalyzeDirectoryError(PooledLdapConnection connection, DirectoryRequest request, DirectoryException de, Int32 totalRetries, Int32 retriesOnServer) +3736

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException, Boolean isSync) +1945

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException) +27

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.Save(ADObject instanceToSave, IEnumerable`1 properties, Boolean bypassValidation) +2082

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ExchangePrincipal.Save() +1078

[StoragePermanentException: There was a problem accessing Active Directory. Check your network connections and try again.]

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ExchangePrincipal.Save() +1600

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.HandleLanguagePost(RequestContext requestContext, CultureInfo culture, String timeZoneKeyName, Boolean isOptimized, String destination) +2072

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.DispatchIfLanguagePost(RequestContext requestContext) +642

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.InternalDispatchRequest(RequestContext requestContext) +620

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.DispatchRequest(RequestContext requestContext) +297

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.OwaRequestHandler.OnPostAuthorizeRequest(Object sender, EventArgs e) +352

System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +80

System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +165

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.17929

There was not a lot that turned up in our searches.

In the end, we needed to run the following command on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server from the Exchange 2013 install disk:

  • Setup /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  • image

Once the above command finished running we hit refresh in IE and we were in.

image

Please note that these shots are via one of our labs we are running through in preparation for some SMB Kitchen Project content.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Sep
1

After setting up Exchange 2013 Standard on a VM we hit the following problem:

image

Server Error in '/owa' Application.

The user has insufficient access rights.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
Exception Details: System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.DirectoryOperationException: The user has insufficient access rights.
Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[DirectoryOperationException: The user has insufficient access rights.]

System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.ConstructResponse(Int32 messageId, LdapOperation operation, ResultAll resultType, TimeSpan requestTimeOut, Boolean exceptionOnTimeOut) +1904

System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, TimeSpan requestTimeout) +381

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.PooledLdapConnection.SendRequest(DirectoryRequest request, LdapOperation ldapOperation, Nullable`1 clientSideSearchTimeout) +3849

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException, Boolean isSync) +1062

[ADOperationException: Active Directory operation failed on vW2012E.MPECSINC.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation.

Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr: DSID-03150BC1, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

]

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.AnalyzeDirectoryError(PooledLdapConnection connection, DirectoryRequest request, DirectoryException de, Int32 totalRetries, Int32 retriesOnServer) +3736

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException, Boolean isSync) +1945

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.ExecuteModificationRequest(ADObject entry, DirectoryRequest request, ADObjectId originalId, Boolean emptyObjectSessionOnException) +27

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADDataSession.Save(ADObject instanceToSave, IEnumerable`1 properties, Boolean bypassValidation) +2082

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ExchangePrincipal.Save() +1078

[StoragePermanentException: There was a problem accessing Active Directory. Check your network connections and try again.]

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ExchangePrincipal.Save() +1600

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.HandleLanguagePost(RequestContext requestContext, CultureInfo culture, String timeZoneKeyName, Boolean isOptimized, String destination) +2072

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.DispatchIfLanguagePost(RequestContext requestContext) +642

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.InternalDispatchRequest(RequestContext requestContext) +620

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.RequestDispatcher.DispatchRequest(RequestContext requestContext) +297

Microsoft.Exchange.Clients.Owa2.Server.Core.OwaRequestHandler.OnPostAuthorizeRequest(Object sender, EventArgs e) +352

System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +80

System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +165

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.17929

There was not a lot that turned up in our searches.

In the end, we needed to run the following command on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server from the Exchange 2013 install disk:

  • Setup /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  • image

Once the above command finished running we hit refresh in IE and we were in.

image

Please note that these shots are via one of our labs we are running through in preparation for some SMB Kitchen Project content.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »



Aug
31
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Error: DHCP Failed To Install 0x800F0922
Posted by Reprinted Article on 31 August 2013 07:00 PM

We are running a greenfield Windows Server 2012 Essentials with Exchange on-premises setup this weekend.

After setting the server’s IP to static we ran the DHCP Role install and hit:

image

Feature Installation

The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.

Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. Error: 0x800F0922

This particular setup is being done in our shop. So, we are using one of our own Cisco units to provide gateway services.

In the end it turned out that when we configured the Cisco ISA520 for the network’s subnet we had left DHCP on!

So, when that error happens make sure there are no DHCP services running on the network. Once we turned the Cisco DHCP service off we were able to install the DHCP Role, Authorize it, and set up our scope.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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