Internet explorer certificates button greyed out Group Policy

To enable certificates button on Internet Explorer from GPO:

User Configuration—>Administrative template—>Windows Components—>Internet Explorer

Set “Disable changing certificate settings” to Disabled

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Lync Online – Add company name to lync contact card

To add Company name to lync contact card, run this in powershell

$User = "xxxxxxxxx"
$PWord = Read-Host 'What is your password?' -AsSecureString
$cred = New-Object –TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential  –ArgumentList $User, $PWord
$s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
$importresults = Import-PSSession $s

get-user | Set-User -Company "COMPANYNAME"

get-user | ft name, Company

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Windows 8.1 RemoteApp stuck on preparing windows

We had a issue with a new Windows 8.1 install, when the user login to the RemoteApp Web Access Portal, and opened a Remoteapp, it´s just stuck on “Preparing Windows”, the same thing happens if i used the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections from the control panel.

To fix it i added the RD Web Access url to trusted sites in Internet Explorer.

example: *


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Install Alibaba Trade Manager Silent

To install Alibaba Trade Manager silent from command line / GPO / SCCM download the Alibaba Trade Manager Installer from here:

Run this command to install it silent – (NOTE: the /S is Case-Sensitive)
AliIM2014_ATM(7.02.03E).exe /S

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Java application blocked for security

To fix this Java issue you have to lower the security 🙁


Go to
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\lib\security”

open the file “

Look for this line
jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, RSA keySize < 1024

Change 1024 to 256 and save.

That worked for me.

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RDS 2012: Publish apps installed on a network share

From Server Manager it´s not possible to publish an application from a Network shared folder, But from Powershell you can do it, here is how:

New-RDRemoteApp -Alias "App Name" 
-CollectionName "Collection" 
-DisplayName "APP DisplayName" 
-FilePath "\\server01\apps\app.exe" 
-ConnectionBroker connectionbroker.domain.local
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Fix: Windows Stuck in a “Preparing Automatic Repair” loop

If you Windows is stuck in a rebooting loop “rebooting into Windows recovery / repair mode”

put in a Windows disc and start a commandline and run this command to disabled it:

bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No


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Windows 8.1 Logon Scripts Runs 5 Minutes Delayed

In Windows 8.1 Microsoft made a bigger change related to desktop performance.

By default Users logon scripts is 5 minutes delayed.

To disabled or reduce the delay between user logon and when the scripts run, find this policy in Group policy Editor

“Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\Configure Logon Script Delay”


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Adobe Reader XI – An internal error occurred

Adobe Reader An Internal Error Occurred

I installed Adobe Reader XI on our Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS servers, and we start to get this error when we started Adobe Reader.

After some time on Google i found out that disabling Adobe Reader XI sandbox protection mode fixed the error.

go to the registry and find this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\FeatureLockDown

Create a new REG_DWORD

Value Name

Value Data

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PowerShell: Change Automatic Start Action on Hyper-V VM`s

To easy change Automatic Start Action on all runnings VM´s on your Hyper-V server run this command:

Get-VM | Where { $_.State –eq ‘Running’ } | Set-VM -AutomaticStartAction StartIfRunning

To validate it run this command:

Get-VM | Where { $_.State –eq ‘Running’ } | ft Name, AutomaticStartAction -AutoSize
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