RDP Error After Certificate Template Applied

Remote Desktop connections fails to host after configuring RemoteDesktopCertificate template in your internal CA
You’ll have an error in the event log of the target machine like this:

The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 40. The Windows SChannel error state is 1205

Most likely this is a Windows 8, 8.1, 2012, or 2012R2

If that is the case, you’ll have to delete the certificate from the system (the one issued for RDP template) and make sure it will NOT generate new one using the same template.

Then restart the machine (or you may try to restart Remote Desktop services only) and you should be able to login again.

If you’re looking for the reason behind it, then you’ll need to read more about the SHA algorithm and the updates pushed into Windows OS in latest versions.

I’d suggest you check this blog which has a nice topic about this subject: http://www.dotnetnoob.com/2013/10/hardening-windows-server-20082012-and.html


Server Busy Issue with MindMapper

When trying to export the mindmap to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint you may get into a situation where the system behave like it hangs.

A message says “Server Busy”, press “switch to” or “retry”, or something like that.

In other cases, the MindMapper simply hangs, and you don’t know why. If you show the desktop (force minimize all windows) then open any simple app (like Task Manager) you’ll notice a “Save As” window appears which was hidden behind other applications. The window is asking to save the template again.

There are two parts for this issue:

First, it seems the templates folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\MindMapper12\Templates) created with funny permissions and attributes.

You’ll need to set “Users” permissions to “Full Control”, and remove the “Read Only” attribute from the folder and the files in it.

Additionally, before your retry, please make sure to close all office apps (using kill process option in Task Manager) because the moment you got the above annoying message you already stuck with hang processes of Office apps.

And finally, uncheck the option to open the office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in the export window to avoid running the app before the exporting is completed.

HTH someone.