Tag Archives: Windows Server

Activate Server 2012 (R2) by telephone

The option for activating Server 2012 by phone is kinda hidden, so I have to write this down before I forget it: Win+R – SLUI 4

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Powershell: Install role or feature on multiple remote servers

Today I was presented with a task that sounded pretty boring and repetitive: Install the Windows Search service on all our citrix servers. Now, I could just log on each and every one of our citrix servers, open Server Manager and … Continue reading

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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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