Filescreen in a mixed Server environment (Windows Server 2008R2 – Windows Server 2019)

My problem is that i have a mixed environment.I cannot work with Powershell on windows 2008r2 because the module is not supported. I had to use the deprecated “filescrn.exe”. The biggest Problem of this tool is that you cannot import a massive file extension list in order to create a filegroup. With powershell it is easily done. Since recently i  was working with the .xml file that CAN be imported through filescrn.exe . But i ended up very often with a corrupted file that couldn’t be imported.Then i thought to try and use the files from a windows 2012 Server. It seems that the files are working on 2008 , too !

So in a nutshell: i am working with Powershell on 2012+ Servers, I then export all and use the file on 2008 Servers. This makes automation much easier.

Remote Desktop Connection problem

Problem/message:

The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop Licence Servers available to provide a licence.
Please contact the server admnistrator.

Solution can be found here:https://besch-it.com/the-remote-session-was-disconnected-because-there-are-no-remote-desktop-licence-servers-available-to-provide-a-licence/

There is also the need to take ownership of the registry key before changing it.Instructions can be found here:https://www.howtogeek.com/262464/how-to-gain-full-permissions-to-edit-protected-registry-keys/

 

WSUS Cleanup script. (when mmc still fails)

The script is not mine.I found it as is on the web.It is the ONLY script that actually does the work when you are dealing with broken MMC console sessions.
Tested on a 1.2 TB WSUS installation on a windows Server 2012 R2. Continue reading “WSUS Cleanup script. (when mmc still fails)”