Solution for Error – Event ID 10016 – DistributedCOM

The following events logged on the system event logs running windows. In this article will see how to fix this issue. Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM Event ID: 10016 Description: The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239} and APPID {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM Event ID: 10016 Description: The … Read more

How to Generate Random Password using PowerShell

Try the below powershell script to generate random password as per required characters and length. With the help of below scrip you can configure complex passwords to services or any account user. function Generate-Password { $alphabets= “abcdefghijklmnopqstuvwxyz1234567890ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!@#$%^&*()” $char = for ($i = 0; $i -lt $alphabets.length; $i++) { $alphabets[$i] } for ($i = 1; $i … Read more

How to Fix the 550 5.1.1 error

The most common type of “550 5.5.1” error messages are: 550 5.1.1 : The email account that you tried to reach does not exist 550 5.1.1 : Recipient rejected 550 5.1.1 : User unknown 550 5.1.1 : Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual alias table Major causes of “550 5.5.1” error messages are: Wrong … Read more

How to List Local Administrators Using PowerShell

Try the below script, in order to audit or list local administrators. Here is the VBScript Set objGroup = GetObject(“WinNT://./Administrators,group”) For Each objUser In objGroup.Members WScript.Echo “Member found: ” & objUser.Name Next set objGroup = Nothing Here is the Powershell syntax function LogToFile ([string]$strFileName, [string]$strComputer) { Add-Content $strFileName $strComputer } $strComputer = “.” $computer = … Read more

How to Audit Certificate services

Follow the below steps to Audit Certification Services: 1. On the CA server, you have to open the CA Properties and check all the options or some options according to our needs. For reference check the below image: 2. After that on the DC (Domain Controller), open Default Domain Policy object and enable the below … Read more

How to Export Windows Event Logs with PowerShell Script

The below script creates a .evt file which can be used with the Windows Event log Viewer. # Config $logFileName = “Application” # Add Name of the Logfile (System, Application, etc) $path = “C:\temp\” # Add Path, needs to end with a backsplash # do not edit $exportFileName = $logFileName + (get-date -f yyyyMMdd) + … Read more

Security Policy and Best Practices for Working Remotely

Working from Home? Here’s Our Security Tips for Remote Work. Although, we know that either large, medium or small all sizes of companies are under attack. For the moment, working remotely has become an essential for modern companies looking to enlist talent and create business continuity plans. More and more companies are asking their employees … Read more

What to do When Your Office 365 Account Compromised

If you think your office 365 account is hacked. Due to reasons like below mentioned; You’re seeing changes in email setting i.e. ‘rules’ in Outlook that you didn’t create… or say Sent Items which you didn’t send… or asking to change account details… or hearing from your contact details that you are sending them messages … Read more

Multi-Factor and 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) and why you should use it.

In this article will explain about 2FA (two-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication) and why you should care about and use it to secure yourself. As an Admin or IT Professional or an IT user few security steps you can obviously take like; installed antivirus software, set firewall rules, implement encryption technology, and regularly run … Read more

Message Trace in Exchange Online Office 365

In Office 365, permissions are required to trace messages like; – Security Admin – Security Reader – View-Only Recipients – Compliance Admin – Data Loss Prevention By default, role group Organization Management has all of the required permissions. There are TWO Methods to track messages in Office 365 – PowerShell and EAC. Office 365 message … Read more