Constant UAC Prompts in Windows 8.1

If you have a Windows 8.1 host that is domain joined and are using a domain user that is linked to a Live account you may be seeing constant UAC prompts. Whenever there is a network change of any sort there is a UAC prompt asking for authorization to CLSID {E5A040E9-1097-4D24-B89E-3C730036D615}.

There are two choices: Unlink the accounts or disable password synchronization. With the assumption that you want to maintain the link between the domain user and Live account the following steps will disable password sync.

To disable password sync:

  • Go to the Start window
  • Press Windows – C (Or move your cursor to the lower right-hand corner.)
  • Click Settings -> Change PC Settings -> SkyDrive -> Sync settings
  • Scroll down to Other settings and find Passwords
  • Set Passwords to Off

That should take care of the UAC prompts until MS comes up with a better fix.

Delegate DNS Zone in BIND

The following will delegate a zone file for a sub-domain, “sub”, under the “” parent domain.

Edit the “/etc/named.conf” file on “” by adding a block for the parent domain:

zone "" IN {
        type master;
        file "";
        allow-update { none; };
        notify no;
        forwarders { };

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Windows 8.1 EventID 10016 DistributedCOM

Taken from a blog post.

1. Open Regedit.
2. Go to HKEY_Classes_Root\CLSID\*CLSID*.
Note: *CLSID* stand for the ID that appears in your event viewer error. In your case, it’s {C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239}.
3. Right click on it then select permission.
4. Click Advance and change the owner to Administrators. Also click the box that will appear below the owner line.
5. Apply full control. Continue reading “Windows 8.1 EventID 10016 DistributedCOM”

Cisco AnyConnect Reconnecting Errors

On a new Windows 8 desktop I started seeing the Cisco AnyConnect client display a message telling me that it is reconnecting. It would continue to do this and never really connect. In the message logs in the client I found the following entry.

"A VPN reconnect resulted in different configuration settings. The VPN network interface is being re-initialized. Applications utilizing the private network may need to be restarted."

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