The attempt to connect to … using "Negotiate" authentication failed

From EMC, error message – The attempt to connect to using “Negotiate” authentication failed:  Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The WinRM client cannot process the request. The authentication mechanism requested by the client is not supported by the server or unencrypted  traffic is disabled in the service configuration….


Unable to establish a trust between the federation server proxy and the Federation Service

Error:  “Unable to establish a trust between the federation server proxy and the Federation Service. Ensure that the provided credentials are valid credentials for establishing a trust or ensure that the Federation Service address is correct, and then try again” I saw that all my searches were showing people using self-signed certs.  Are you using…



I feel the need for secret information that I have no real need to know, simply so that I can temporarily feel superior to my peers. I project that I will feel superior to my peers, since I will know something that they don’t know. Except that my feeling of superiority won’t be sufficient, since my…


Corrupt Windows 7 Libraries

This article fixed it for me.  Basically, I was trying my documents to a webdav location, which hosed everything up.  I checked the two registy locations in the article, and reset the defaults.  That fixed it.


AD FS 2.0 Federation Server Configuration Wizard Error

Errors: An error occurred during an attempt to perform the configuration task: An error occurred during an attempt to access the private key of the certificate with thumbprint XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’.  Confirm that the certificate has a private key and that you have permission to read the private key, and try again. or An error occurred during…


What if you move Hyper-V files before Exporting the Machine?

Go to the “missing VM folder\virtual Machines\” and take note of the file {GUID}.xml (In this scenario is the 71DB1869-534A-4B0B-B2B8-B89170FC0EF0.xml). Find your GUID, then copy all the below and replace 71DB1869-534A-4B0B-B2B8-B89170FC0EF0 with your GUID Update the file locations too just to make sure everything works. Using Mklink, create the Symbolic link under “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines” Mklink “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines\71DB1869-534A-4B0B-B2B8-B89170FC0EF0.xml” “F:\VM01\Virtual…


Outlook stuck on "loading profile"

Short answer: Closing Office Communicator (Lync) fixed it for me. Source: I had previously cancelled a Data Integrity check.  Next time I opened Outlook, it wouldn’t make it past “loading profile”.  Closed Lync, and it went back to Data Integrity check.  Think I’ll let it finish this time. 


Security Policy Settings Greyed Out

Solution: (1) Goto Start>Run type in gpmc.msc (Group Policy Management) (2) Expand your Domain (3) Go to <Group Policy Objects> and select <Default Domain Policy> (3.5 – optional) On the Delegation Tab of Default Domain Policy, I had to add the administrators group with full permissions to edit, delete and modify settings. Just choose Add,…