Month: June 2012

Blue Screen (SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION) on WS08R2

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One of our Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDSHs) experienced a blue screen (Blue Screen of Death or BSoD) a few weeks ago. I didn’t actually see the BSoD, but I was aware due to the following event being logged in the System event log at boot time (after the BSoD had occurred of course):

Event ID: 1001

Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000003b (0x0000000080000003, 0xfffff880050a88eb, 0xfffff88007224d10, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 060112-27736-01.

Source: BugCheck

Level: Error

User: N/A

Computer: YOUR_SYSTEM

Logged: DATE_AND_TIME

Task Category: None

Keywords: Classic

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Remote Desktop Session Host has a BSOD (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)

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One of our Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDSHs) experienced a blue screen (Blue Screen of Death or BSoD) a few weeks ago. I didn’t actually see the BSOD, but I was aware due to the following event being logged in the System event log at boot time (well, only after the BSOD had occurred of course):

Event ID: 1001

Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xfffffa803f166210, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff8800b7257e7, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 050212-24320-01.

Source: BugCheck

Level: Error

User: N/A

Computer: YOUR_SYSTEM

Logged: DATE_AND_TIME

Task Category: None

Keywords: Classic

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Stock Viewer

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Have you ever seen “Stock Viewer Settings (32-bit)” in your Control Panel? No? Well, I have!

 

Figure 1

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Additional Account Info, including on Vista and higher

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The classic scenario, based on V1

Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a console to manage “real” Active Directory content, i.e. users, computers and the like. Starting from the Windows Server 2003 version of this console (which can also be run on Windows XP for example) you can “install” an add-on named Additional Account Info to this console, which can be effectively used if your Active Directory (AD) infrastructure runs WS03 or higher. Browse to a user object, double-click it (or right-click it and select Properties) and select the Additional Account Info tab. This tab is only available if you browse to the object, so it doesn’t work when you search for an object and then double-click it (or right-click it and select Properties). The add-on is part of the Account Lockout and Management Tools, which can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18465. There is only 1 version (“1”, released in 2003), it’s in English and the package is named ALTools.exe (850 KB). The package contains a DLL that implements the add-on: AcctInfo.dll. Read the rest of this entry »

WS03 Certificate Services Web enrollment from other Windows versions

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Certificate Services are the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services from Microsoft for Windows Server 2003. A PKI consists of a hierarchy of 1 or more Certificate Authority (CA) entities. A component of Certificate Services is Web, used for enrollment of certificates via a web based way. Enrollment can be simply translated in this case as “requesting & receiving”. On WS08(R2) Certificate Services has become a part of Active Directory (AD) and is renamed as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

When you browse to a CA’s Certificates Services Web (http://DOMAIN/certsrv) from a system with Vista, WS08 or higher, you receive the following error if the CA is running WS03 SP2 (with WS03 pre-SP2 you get another error; more about this later): Read the rest of this entry »