Fake Internet Connectivity for your Lab (Tricking NCSI)

Hello Everyone! Quick and dirty post today just so i don’t forget to write it down… Sometimes in your lab you might need your network connection status indicator (NCSI) to say you are on the Internet, even though you are not. The scenario I’ve been hitting a lot is when I am messing about with Direct Access in…


‘Real World’ Direct Access installation using Windows Server 2012

I’ve got three weeks of helping customers set up and administer Direct Access 2012 coming up so I wanted to make sure I was ready to handle a setup in a ‘real world’ type scenario. Although we had a massive readiness season for “Windows 2012 Networking” in Charlotte earlier this month I find that sometimes ‘lab’ environments are a…


Portqry.exe to troubleshoot dynamic ports

Download portqry if its not already installed: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=89811747-C74B-4638-A2D5-AC828BDC6983&displaylang=en Use: portqry -n 192.168.1.2 -e 135 To obtain a list of endpoint mappings. Get the port of the dynamic service you need from this list. Then use: portqry -n 192.168.1.2 -o 5722 (where 5722 is the port number obtained from the first command) To check if the…