Good old DSA.MSC on Windows Server 2016

A couple years back, one of our colleagues made a post about ‘Good old DSA.msc on Server 2012‘.

With more and more implementations of Windows Server 2016, we noticed that we still want our “good old DSA”.
For this reason, we have made a quick update on this post but now how to enable DSA.msc on Windows Server 2016.

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Is interested in everything connected to technology. Has a passion for cloud, virtualization and software development. Always finds appropriate IT solutions for customers that match their needs strategically, technically and financially.


Core qualities

Quick thinker, result driven, ambitious, customer-friendly, enthusiastic

Hobbies
Running, listening to music, good food and doing fun things with family

Job description
CTO PepperByte, LoadGen, and BlueParq

Reset Root Password of your Synology through PowerShell SSH (Without Putty)

Recently I had to reset my Root account password on my Synology DS214Play.
I had set the password when I first got the Synology, and of course I forgot it.

Resetting the account is no problem as there is a clear manual available on the Synology forums.
However I wanted to do this trough PowerShell.

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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer

Windows 10 Creators Update causes CHKDSK every startup

Since installing the Windows 10 Creators Update my computer has been asking to do a CHKDSK at every boot up. Although even letting it complete the countdown it never actually starts doing the check.
Instead it starts another countdown which results the same, it cancels ar
ound 3/5 seconds and continues to boot to Windows 10.

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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer

Using special characters in Microsoft Deployment Tool (model name)

Currently we are working at a customer to set up a new environment.
To make this as easy as possible we are using the Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT)

This will make it very easy to install computers with a new OS and the correct drivers.

However when the targeted computer uses the special characters like “/” in the WMI hostname, MDT runs into problems as the MDT workbench doesn’t allow special characters like “/”

The specified new name must not contain special characters

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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Windows 8.1 “No terminal server license servers available”

After a couple days of using Windows 8.1 I suddenly got an error when connecting with Citrix or a normal remote desktop session. Both the applications gave the error that there were no terminal server license servers available, which prevented me from connecting.

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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer

Outlook 2010 Calendar reminders not working anymore in a Citrix environment.

Recently we encountered the problem that one of our customers weren’t getting any calendar reminder pop-ups. As there were only a few people that had this problem we had to figure out what was causing this.

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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer

Remote Desktop with 1366×768 resolution

Since I got my new laptop (XPS 14z) I’ve been running into the following annoying problem.
When I minimalize my full screen remote desktop session it’s not possible to maximize it back again.It would maximize to a window size smaller than my monitor so I have to scroll to see everything from my session. Especially when you got multiple sessions and quickly want to check some things on your local computer this can be really annoying.
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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer

Getting Metro-Apps on your Windows 8/Server 2012 desktop

In the new Windows 8 or Server 2012 it can be annoying  to switch back en forth to be able to use the Metro-apps. So why not make a shortcut to use the Metro-apps directly from your desktop.

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An experienced and creative IT specialist that proactively contributes to achieving customers’ goals. Is highly driven to finish a job within the agreed time-frame. Special roles: systems engineer, system manager, project co-worker, team leader, migration specialist.

Core qualities
Customer-focused, energetic, collegial, critical, driven

Hobbies
Snowboarding, wakeboarding, jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, travelling

Job description
Systems Engineer