Windows 2019 RDS | Publishing RADC shortcut on the Desktop

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to share a small tip that I found if you publish Work Ressource items to your computers, but you want to publish a icon into the desktop of the user.

By default RADC support only to display the item inside your Start Menu like so;

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If your customers are used to the Citrix’s way to publish to the desktop. I suggest a small folder shortcut to the RADC’s ressources.

The path to use is;

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Work Ressources (RADC)

With that path you can create a small GPO that create the icon inside the user desktop;

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Thanks !

Testing DKIM records with NSLOOKUP

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to share a small and handy tip to test any DKIM setup.

I used to generate my DKIM key(s) and my problem were that I do not control the DNS’s server which hold my public DKIM’s key pair.

As such at first when I was sending a email to a source like hotmail.com, the header was showing me that;

dkim=fail (invalid public key)

As such, now I had to dig the why, and many website offer to check the DKIM, but I was stumbled on how to do it by hand myself.

I found that nslookup was the saviour.. again.. 🙂

So the tip is to issue;

nslookup

set q=TXT

# There you type your DKIM selector for your domain;

SELECTOR._domainkey.yourdomain.com

So if your selector is DKIM_test and your domain is contoso.com;

The string will look like that;

DKIM_test._domainkey.contoso.com

The result would be the current key stored for the domain for that selector;

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In my case the encryption key was cuted, as some DNS server limit the TXT field to 255 characters, so the field must be split to work good.

Thanks everyone

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2019 – WSUS Add Role Error – The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. the operation cannot be completed because the server that you specified requires a restart

Hi everyone.

Today I wanted to share a new bug I stumble into with Windows Server 2019.

The error is showed from the Add Role Wizard;

The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. the operation cannot be completed because the server that you specified requires a restart

It happened to me while I tried to install the WSUS’s role, and no matter how many times I restart, the error always come back.

If such happen the first thing to look for is the WSUS Configuration wizard inside the admin’s tool, as the link would be there to finish the configuration even if the error happened in Add/Remove feature.

Click to run the Wizard and click Execute after.

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If it’s the same error as me, there the wizard will fail, with a link to the error log, please open the log.

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In the log locate the error at the end, there we can see the error; it’s a logon error.

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In the GPO console, gpedit.msc, please add the Logon as a Service right to the MSSQL account.

NT SERVICE\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID in Computer Configuration—>Policies—>Windows Settings—>Security Settings—>Local Policies—>User Rights Assignment

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That should do the tip 🙂

ps, another workaround there