Clean up orphaned Foreign Security Principals

Clean up orphaned Foreign Security Principals

Foreign Security Principals or FSPs have existed since Windows Server 2000. However, you could work as a system administrator for years without even noticing their presence because the mechanism behind them is almost fully transparent—almost. Contents of this article: FSPs in a nutshell Why an FSP becomes an orphan How to identify and clean up … Continue reading Clean up orphaned Foreign Security Principals

[solved] 0x80310028 The drive specified is not the operating system drive

When you try to suspend BitLocker for one or several reboots, you may encounter the following error: This message appears when you combine the RebootCount parameter with the Suspend-BitLockercmdlet. It's because the RebootCount parameter is only available for the Operating System drive. Probably you tried the following command line: In fact, if your drives are … Continue reading [solved] 0x80310028 The drive specified is not the operating system drive

Buggy WhatIf parameter…

I had recently to reset a bunch of user accounts. Before informing people about the change, and in order to test my script I used the WhatIf parameter. Unfortunately, the Set-ADAccountPassword cmdlet didn't return anything... And after a few minutes, people started to call for help about their password... I didn't know that this is … Continue reading Buggy WhatIf parameter…

[Solved] Exception from HRESULT 0x800706BA

Sometimes you can get the following error: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA). This means that either your RPC service is not working correctly, or that your RPC packets are blocked by a firewall. Possible solutions Try the Test-NetConnection cmdlet to check if the port 135 is open. (Alternatively you can use … Continue reading [Solved] Exception from HRESULT 0x800706BA