Archive for January, 2013

System error 2148073478 has occurred.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

As we start to play with Windows 8 in our environment; we run into many new things. One such issue was trying to mount a network drive from a Netapp Filer.

We issued the command and received the following error:

System error 2148073478 has occurred.

A quick check at Microsoft showed this was due to Windows 8 and Server 2012 now using “secure negotiate” in their use of SMBv3. This requires servers using SMBv2 (which the filer in question uses) to use a signed response for all error messages which some filers don’t use and it causes the connection to fail.

The suggested resolution was to get the third party vendor to provide an update which in this case was not possible as it’s a “Release Candidate” at this time. This is not always the best thing to run in a production environment. Especially, for only a couple clients that are being used to test the new operating system versus having a genuine need.

The other option was to perform a registry edit via PowerShell to disable the “secure negotiate” on Windows 8.

I opened the PowerShell window and pasted:

Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters” RequireSecureNegotiate -Value 0 -Force

But, it didn’t work.  I received this nice little message:

> Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Serv
ces\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters" RequireSecureNegotiate -Value 0 -Force
Set-ItemProperty : Requested registry access is not allowed.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-ItemProperty -Path
"HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstatio ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : PermissionDenied: (HKEY_LOCAL_MACH...tion\Parame
   ters:String) [Set-ItemProperty], SecurityException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Security.SecurityException,Microsoft.Powe
   rShell.Commands.SetItemPropertyCommand

One of the things to remember is Microsoft is trying to be more secure with such things. Being a local administrator isn’t what is used to be.

The way around this was to right-click the tile for powershell (I have the administrative tools displayed on the desktop).  This made a check appear on the tile and a menu appear at the bottom of the screen.  On that menu was the option to “run as administrator”

I clicked the option and was able to run the command.

After that; I was able to mount shares from the filer.

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Windows 8 Administrative menu

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Windows 8 is almost a treasure hunt to find the old menus. One missing menu is the Administrative menu. To get a quick display of available administrative tools:

  1. Move the cursor to the bottom left corner where you should see a thumbnail of the metro desktop.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. You will get a menu of the most common tools such as task manager and the cmd window.

 

Display Windows 8 Administrative tools

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

The new Metro interface of windows 8 can be intimidating at first.  Especially, when all the usual tools are missing. They aren’t missing just hidden or in a different place.

One such set of tools are the old Administrative tools.  These can be enabled and will show up as their own set of tiles.

To display administrative tools:

  1. Move the cursor to the upper/lower right part of the screen and click Settings.
  2. Under settings; click Tiles
  3. You will see Show Administrative Tools and under that it will read No
  4. Click the bar to the right of no which will move the slider to the other side and No will change to Yes
  5. Click anywhere on the Metro field which will close the menu and the tiles for Administrative Tools will appear.

This will cover most needs as you test out Windows 8. Once you are comfortable, you can of course change the display back and create your own set of tiles for tools you frequently use.

How to show hidden files in Windows 2008

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Every major release of an OS brings changes to the layout. Such is the case of showing hidden folders on server 2008.

To enable hidden folder:

  • Open the C drive and look to the left for the organize menu.
  • Click it and select Folder and search options
  • Click the View tab.
  • Click the circle for Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  • Click OK

The hidden folders and files will now appear.

Where is the command window in Windows 8?

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Windows 8 is a massive change on the user interface.  Many of the things we took for granted are no longer where they used to be.

One such feature is the trusty option for the CMD window in the start menu.

It’s rather easy to get one actually.

Simply type cmd on the main user interface and this will bring up the search apps menu and it will highlight a box on the ui.

Either click the box or press enter and the screen will change to the familiar looking desktop with a command window opened.

I am told once you figure out windows 8, you will find it’s better then windows 7