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Sunday, February 12, 2012

IIS6: SSL certificate renewal of domainvalidated certificates

When renewing ssl certificates in IIS 6, you cannot use the option "renew certificate" within IIS console.
Reason: Within the CSR (certificate request) only the domain information will be stored.

Following action is required:
1. Create a new website inside IIS
2. Create the CSR from this website
3. Finish the request by applying the certificate.
4. Remove the certificate from this website (the certificate will stay on the webservers certificate store!)
5. Replace the new certificate with the old one on your website
6. Remove the website you created within point 1

Remote Desktop Easy Print : hieroglyphics - part II

Easy Print does not support all printers.
On some printers hieroglyphics may appear on the print, or the print job may even get stuck inside the spooler.

some workarounds:

-PDF print as image
=> open any pdf file
=> in Adobe Reader mneu open File/Print
=> Click on advanced
=> Select option print as image

-Use the manufactur printer driver instead of Easy Print driver
=> Install the manufactur driver on the system
recommended action:
=> open start / devices and printers
=> click add a local printer
=> select LPT1
=> select the printer driver via option file.
=> Finish the installation. The printer driver is now prepared. The printer can be deleted at this point.
=> Add a new Group Policy object on the server.
=> Activate the following policy:


=> After activating the policy, the easy print driver will not be used first inside of the rdp session.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Exchange Server 2010: Hub Transport service will not start without TCPIP v6

When Exchange HubTransport service will not start and setup of Exchange will not complete, please verify whether the TCPIP v6 option is enabled or disabled inside network interface properties.

If it is disabled, it is necessary to add an additional dword32 inside the following registry path to completely disable TCPIP v6:


Disabled Components : FFFFFFFF

Next the server needs to be rebootet.
After reboot setup can be completed and HubTransport service will start.