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Resetting the Discretionary Access Control List (DACL) in a Windows Service security descriptor

OpenService FAILED 5: Access is denied. — “Oh crap!” If you ever see this error and need to reset the DACL on a Windows service, let’s say in case you (or someone else) accidentally deletes it, or configure it to something that … Continue reading

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“The given Key was not present in the dictionary” error when running Group Policy Modeling

I ran into a rather strange error today when trying to run Group Policy Modeling on a user. Instead of showing me Summary and Settings I received an error stating that The given Key was not present in the dictionary. At … Continue reading

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