Archive for November, 2015

Remote logins are currently disabled.

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Our monitoring systems reported errors with a terminal server. I tried remote desktop and received the following error:

Remote logins are currently disabled.

Someone with administrator access disabled the logins with the change logon command.

The management console for reasons not pertinent to this issue was not usable at this time. In order to enable the logins, I needed to a way to submit the command.

Time for our trusty friend “psexec”

psexec.exe “\\<terminal server>\ change logon /enable”

After that we could access the terminal server.


Can’t restore backup to iPhone 6s

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

It was time for a new company phone. I ran a backup like a good person. Traded in my phone and received the new iPhone.

I went to restore the backup and kept getting password invalid messages.  I was entering the correct password for the iTunes account so what was wrong?

It turns out that iTunes has it’s own password. Luckily, I remembered the old password and was able to run the restore.