Remote management MMC firewall options

To enable remote management on another machine, you need to enable the following ports

MMC Snap-in Rule Group
Event Viewer Remote Event Log Management
Services Remote Service Management
Shared Folders File and Printer Sharing
Task Scheduler Remote Scheduled Tasks Management
Reliability and Performance “Performance Logs and Alerts” and “File and Printer Sharing”
Disk Management Remote Volume Management
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Windows Firewall Remote Management




Microsoft RRAS VPN with NPS Configuration

Open Administrative Tools -> Routing and Remote Access, right click on the Server name listed on the left panel and select “Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access”

In the Wizard, select custom configuration and click next

Open Administrative Tools -> Network Policy Server, Expand Policies and select Network Policies on the left panel, right click “Connections to Microsoft Routing and Remote Access server” policy and select properties. In the Access Permission section, choose “Grant access…” and in Network connection method section, select “Remote Access Server(VPN-Dial up)” in the drop down list


GPO to disable Outlook prompts up when third party software want to send email through

  1. Download the Office GPO templates
  2. Open Group Policy management on Domain Controller
  3. Right click on group policy object and create new
  4. Right click the newly created policy and click edit
  5. In the editor, expand User configuration, Policies; right click Administrative Templates and select Add/Remove Templates
  6. Click add button and browse the downloaded templates (outlk14 and Outlk14-simplemapi) and close
  7. Expand Classic Administrative templates (ADM) in Administrative templates, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Security, Security Form Settings
  8. Open “Outlook Security Mode” option in the right panel and set “Enabled”, in the options set to “Use Outlook Security Group Policy”
  9. Expand Security Form Settings, and Click on “Programmatic Security” folder at left
  10. In the right panel, open “Simple MAPI sending prompt” and set to enable, and option for “Automatically Approve”, click OK to save

Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming

Caution: the process will disconnect the current network connections, make sure have console access to the physical machine

  1. Open “Server Manager”
  2. select “Local Server” on the left panel
  3. In Properties view, click NIC Teaming Disabled
  4. in Adapters and Interfaces panel, select which NIC to add to team and right click and click “Add to new team”
  5. Type a team name, choose options and click OK (this will disconnect network)
  6. Open Network and Sharing Center and select “Change adapter settings”
  7. Locate the team adapter and assign IP address to it


Exchange Server

iPhone/iPad send with large attachment (larger than 7.5MB) failed “Mailbox is full” error

Need to increase ActiveSyc size on IIS server on Exchange server, change following value as required

Server role Configuration file Keys and default values Size
Client Access %ExchangeInstallPath%FrontEnd\HttpProxy\Sync\web.config maxRequestLength="10240" kilobytes
Mailbox %ExchangeInstallPath%ClientAccess\Sync\web.config maxRequestLength="10240" kilobytes
Mailbox %ExchangeInstallPath%ClientAccess\Sync\web.config <add key="MaxDocumentDataSize" value="10240000"> bytes