Remote Desktop Services – Upgrade and Migration Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2

January 31st, 2014 by wssra

Microsoft Remote Desktop Virtualisation Team has published a detailed guideline and walkthrough to migrate Remote Desktop Services from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Winows Server 2012 R2 and hints how to migrate or update Remote Desktop Session and Virtualization Hosts as well Remote Desktop Web Access and Connection Broker roles.

You find details here .


Problem with new iTunes 11.4.1 on Windows 7 64-bit Clients

January 28th, 2014 by wssra

It seems to be a known issue for the last update for iTunes. Your update will fail and iTunes may not work properly after this.

So better wait for an update from Apple which may solve this.

One option may be a removal of this component as described in the following article


Skype blocks your network adapter [Update]

April 27th, 2013 by wssra

Since Skype versions 6.1x and especially 6.2x and now 6.3x many people facing problems with network connections after starting Skype. Even not be able anymore to logon to Skype, because the network connection is blocked.

When you open the status for your network adapter, you can see that there are not any byte received and send anymore. And after a few seconds you get notice that there is no internet connection anymore.

Not enough, you recognize starting IE or Explorer takes time, if you are anyways be able to open them.

Once you terminate Skype everything returns.

It doesn’t matter if you disable UPnP in Skype or you disable using alternative port 80 or 443 to receive incoming calls.

Sometimes it helps for a while if you let the network wizard resolve problems with the network connection. But be aware that the issue returns when you start Skype next time.

If you find event ID 11609 in your event log referencing to your Skype installation, this is related to what I described.

Here are some links if you like to read more about…


After applying KB2444677 Hotfix, Problem was solved. So it seems it is related with special handle execution on Explorer internals.

[Next Update]

Problem turns back until it was solved for a while. Now thinking about finish with Skype, as this seems ongoing issue when reading community forums.

[Additional Update]

Seems now been fixed with Skype version hopefully



WLAN–LAN switch not supported under Windows 8

April 27th, 2013 by wssra

Maybe you remember setting the WLAN / LAN switch on your notebook BIOS, disables your WLAN adapter when you plug in an Ethernet cable to your NIC and enables the WLAN when it is unplugged.

This feature, even if it is correctly configured in the BIOS of your notebook, it will not work on Windows 8.

Sadly you have to manually switch adapters on or off under Windows 8


Internet Explorer crashes and hangs

April 1st, 2013 by wssra

Starting with IE10 installed, I faced lots of crashes and hangs.

Searching for some troubleshooters I found this helpful


Hyper-V Virtual Machines SID permission issue

February 14th, 2013 by wssra

If you want to move VHD files you have to take care on certain permissions on configuration files and directory rights. Otherwise you will not be able to start your VM.

For more details and how to solve this read this articles.


Recover Exchange Mailbox Database with SCDPM

February 14th, 2013 by wssra

Recently we had to recover Exchange databases and it works like charm and described here.

Before starting process you have to enable to overwrite database in EMC on the database properties.


Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 released

February 13th, 2013 by wssra

This is a mandatory service pack to run Exchange 2013 in the same organization. And mandatory to run Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2012.

Several other enhancements have been implemented now. So also Internet Explorer 10 is supported to use for Exchange mailbox access.

More details here.

Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012 in Depth

July 24th, 2012 by wssra

Find here all sessions from Tech-Ed which covers all details about Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012. Every session takes about one hour. But it is worth taking time watching all of the sessions.


Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta announced

February 9th, 2012 by wssra

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta, a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. In addition, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can’t detect or remove malware on your PC.

If you are interested in this beta, go to Microsoft Connect and join the beta.