IIS Error Access to the path is denied

Common error seen when setting up websites or doing upgrades. Typically the the cause is the application pool account does not have ACL permissions to the files and directories. You need to figure out which account is being used. The default accounts are: Network Service account for Windows 2008 and Vista, or later versions IUSR for Windows 2003 and XP, …

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Disk Drives

This includes both physical drives and virtual drives. Physical drives can be internal or  external, magnetic or solid state, IDE, SCSI, SATA, SAS, USB or just about any connection. Disk drives have a partition structure.  This is also known as a volume structure. Each partition or volume also has a file structure. Not all Operating Systems (OS) read all partition …

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Uninstall ADFS

Sometime you need to uninstall ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) in a clean fashion. The process ins’t hard but you do need to do things in a proper order. The process is slightly different between ADFS v2.0 and v3.0 but most of it is the same. The Basics Lets look at the basic steps and then go into more details. …

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Windows Time and Virtual Machines

Configuring the Windows Time service Starting with Windows server 2016 Microsoft updated how to setup syncing with external NTP servers. This update was ported back to Window 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The biggest change is the manualpeerlist option no longer requires a hex code identifier. Open a Command Console Type in the command below to restart the time …

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Certificate Errors

Error: ASN1 bad tag value met One error message seen will say; Complete Certificate RequestThere was an error while performing this operation.Details: CertEnroll::CX509Enrollment::p_InstallResponse: ASN1 bad tag value met. 0x8009310b (ASN: 267) Additional error messages might also say; Cannot find the certificate request associated with this certificate file. A certificate request must be completed on the computer where it was created. …

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