Application Environment

Environment Note Development Used for development. QA Used by QA for testing and verification.Should be on its own network other than development. Staging Used for acceptance testing.Should be in the same network as Production. Production Used for production.

CredSSP encryption oracle remediation error in Remote Desktop

Error: An authentication error has occurred.This function requested is not supported Remote computer: xxxxxxxxThis could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation.For more information, see Fix: Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode and run… REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\CredSSP\Parameters\ /v AllowEncryptionOracle /t REG_DWORD /d 2

Windows Check Disk Space Usage

Settings -> System -> Storage -> Select a Drive Storage Usage will tell you how much space you are using broken up by category. You can also enable “Storage Sense” to automatically free up space by getting rid of files you don’t need, like temporary files and content in your recycle bin.

Using Receipt Printer on Remote Desktop Service by disabling Terminal Services Easy Print

Issue: Unable to use receipt printer on remote desktop service. Fix: Disabling Terminal Services Easy Print with the following group policy option will avoid this limitation: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Printer Redirection\Use Terminal Services Easy Print printer driver first Set “Use Retmote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first” to “Disabled”. Sources:... » read more


Error: While trying to setup a couple of SQL Enterprise servers in an Availability Group I kept getting the message “The local node is not part of quorum and is therefore unable to process this operation” Fix: I had done things in the wrong order. I had ticked “Enable AlwaysoOn Availability Groups” in SQL Server Configuration Manager... » read more

Setup New Windows Clustering on AlwaysOn Database Servers

Make sure to install “Windows Failover Cluster” feature on all nodes in the cluster. Open up “Failover Cluster Manager”. Right click on Failover Cluster Manager and select “Create Cluster”. Select list of servers to be in the cluster. Run Cluster Validation. Provide a “Cluster Name”. Provide a “Networks/Address”. Note: The login account setting up the... » read more

Allow Access to Use Remote Desktop

Allow Access to Use Remote Desktop Connection Before Remote Desktop can be used, permission has to be granted to the specific accounts that you would like to Allow to connect to your computer remotely.  Click the Start menu from your desktop, and then click Control Panel. 2. Click System and Security once the Control Panel opens. 3. Click Allow remote access, located under the System tab.... » read more

Log on as a service

Run Start > Administrative Tools  > Local Security Policy Select Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Log on as a service. Click Add User or Group, and then add the appropriate account to the list of accounts that possess the Log on as a service right.

Windows Tab

Windows+Tab is a similar keyboard shortcut to Alt+Tab. It opens the Task View interface, which offers a thumbnail view of your open windows and even multiple desktops you can arrange them on. It also includes the Windows Timeline, but you can disable it if you prefer. Sources: