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Building a new VPC, whether as new dev machine or a testing box can be a time consuming task. Usually it involves a lot of installation and configuration, and you need the ISOs for the installation media.

If you are like me, and do not store the ISOs, you need to go to your trusty TechNet or MSDN subscription and download them again. And you probably are annoyed every single time with the nagging confirmation prompts if you’re doing this off the server OS you’ve just installed.

These are steps to take to disable IE ESC:

Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager. You can probably get to it through the link button to the right of the Start button also.

On your main tab, under Server Summary > Security Information click on Configure IE ESC

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Configure your settings as required. I usually set it to Off for Administrators

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Click OK and restart IE.

This is it. Enjoy!

It’s nothing new anymore, but the street view cars keep roaming around. I’ve just caught a glance at another one today. Maybe this time they’ll get the street name correct. It’s with double “n”, and even though on the map they posted it correct, running a search for the street name only returns correct address using a single “n”.

Winking smile

So I’ve been faced with this situation several times already. I’m logged in to a client (VPN), logged into a server, and the connection drops for whatever reason. I re-connect, but when trying to RDP onto the server I was working on, I get the “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections.” message. My previous session is still active, but I can’t reconnect to it. Darn, now what?

Hopefully you have access to another server on that same network. Get onto that one, and run:

query session /server:servername

this will give you a list of all active sessions, with the session IDs and the user names. Look for the session ID associated with your username, then run the following command:

reset session ID /server:servername

You will not get any sort of output from this command, but when finished, re-run the first command to make sure your previous session is not active anymore.

Now re-connect (RDP) and you should be able to get back in. You will lose the data in your open applications if not saved.

At least you don’t have to call the network/support guys and tell them you’re locked out AGAIN.

Enjoy!

Ok, it’s transitioning to this new thing. Well, after the migration process failed several times on the “Authenticating” pop-up window, it went smooth after I moved to a different machine. I’m pretty sure it has to do with browser settings, I’ll investigate further when I get a moment.

Anyway, this post is meant more like a “Hello World” than anything else. Oh, and on a side note, I’m typing this on an iPod Touch, which is not a pleasant experience at all, so I’ll just end it here!

MVP Reconnect

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