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AD replication check commands

Check forrest health:

Repadmin /replsummary

Check any items remaining to replicate:

Repadmin /Queue

Last replication inbound attempt result:

Repadmin /Showrepl

Force replication on all controllers:

Repadmin /syncall

Force recalc by KCC:

Repadmin /KCC


Reference: http://www.itingredients.com/repadmin-active-directory-replication-tools/

Another reference: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24160.active-directory-back-to-basics-sysvol.aspx


Tool for VMWare to Hyper-V disk conversion


This tool is used for converting, creating and consistency checking of various virtual disk formats. It is compatible with Hyper-V, KVM, VMware, VirtualBox and Xen virtualization solution

NPS event ID 6273 Reason Code: 16

Check the details on the Certificate Subject as described in the following link and verify your certificate.  If you find it is missing the Subject infor, change your template and request a new certificate for your NPS server.


Two helpful links for information on failled Snapshots and System Recovery 2013

On Windows Server 2012 R2:


how to restart services related to the Shadow Services without restarting the server:

Synchronization Tab crashes the WSUS console

You have to clear the synchronization history from the Windows Internet Database (WID) if you selected it during your WSUS setup.

You can connect to the Internal Database with the SQL Express Management Studio using the following instance for Windows Server 2012 (R2): \\.\pipe\MICROSOFT##WID\tsql\query

Follow the instructions on: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2009/03/04/clearing-the-synchronization-history-in-the-wsus-console/

If you only want to delete certain records, you can do it with the query:

DELETE FROM tbEventInstance WHERE EventNamespaceID = ‘2’ AND EVENTID IN (‘381’, ‘382’, ‘384’, ‘386’, ‘387’, ‘389’) AND TimeAtServer < ’20yy-mm-dd’

this query will delete from that date back in time.


Information on Folder Redirection on the Windows Registry

The location of the entries for folder, desktop and other redirected folders is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Notes on adding Remote Apps to Windows Server 2012

  1. Add RDS role.
  2. Add Licensing server after editing Deployment Properties.  This step has to be done with a user that does not have Folder Redirection enabled or a firewall configuration error on the licesing server wont let the wizard finish correctly.
  3. Go to IIS and install a certificate that would be trusted by the workstations.  Bind the new certificate to the server´s websites.
  4. Create your RemoteApp collection.
  5. Go to the workstation and add the Remote App through RemoteApp connection and desktop.