Race Recap – Naperville Sprint Triathlon

If you've been following my triathlon-filled summer of 2018, you'll know that I finished the Experience Triathlon Batavia Sprint and Lake Zurich Sprint. I'm officially hooked on triathlons. Sometimes I doubt myself and get anxiety, but I still can't get over the feeling when I cross the finish line. This past weekend I completed the [...]

Disable Specific Logs on a Cisco ASA

Depending on the volume of traffic that goes through your Cisco ASA, you might notice a large amount of traffic being logged, and depending on your configuration, it could also be sending it to a syslog server. Unless you're specifically troubleshooting a connectivity issue, most of these logs can safely be disabled to reduce the [...]

By |2018-08-01T13:58:33+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cisco|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix SQL Server TCP Port is Already in Use Error After July 2018 Updates

The Microsoft Windows Updates for July 2018 have been riddled with issues (Azure AD Connect Sync Health High CPU, Exchange Server 2010 Mail Flow Issues and DHCP Failover Issues just to name a few). Another error that users have been experiencing has been with Microsoft SQL Server saying "TCP Port is already in use". Microsoft [...]

By |2018-08-01T11:16:07+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix .Net Framework 4.7.2 Error 643 0x80070643 In Windows Update

While trying to install Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 in Windows Update, you may encounter a fatal error 643 (0x80070643) where the update fails and a server reboot results in the same error. Unfortunately this error dates all the way back to .Net Framework 1.x, so it could happen to any version. You could try the [...]

By |2018-07-30T15:21:25+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors

If you've received the error seen above when opening Microsoft Outlook (Cannot start microsoft outlook. Cannot open the outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened.), there are a few things you can try to resolve the issue and get Microsoft Outlook working again. This error could [...]

By |2018-07-30T13:55:16+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Prevent Google Chrome Extensions in Group Policy

Whether you're a system administrator wanting to prevent Google Chrome extensions across an enterprise network, or a parent wanting to prevent your child from installing Google Chrome extensions, deploying this Group Policy setting will prevent the installation of all Google Chrome extensions. Chrome extensions can be useful, but to an un-trained user, extensions can get [...]

By |2018-07-23T11:44:27+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Show or Hide Most Used Apps in Windows 10 Start Menu

One of the new features in Windows 10 is the ability to show you your most used apps at the top of the Start Menu. Some people find this useful, while others want to turn it off. In this article, we'll discuss how to show or hide the most used apps in the Windows 10 [...]

How to Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

As a Windows 10 user, there have been many frustrations over the years such as Windows 10 Running Slow, having Slow Internet in Windows 10, etc. In this article, we'll discuss another cause for Windows 10 slowdowns and how to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10. Unfortunately there can be a number of reasons [...]

How To Create a Microsoft Team From An Office 365 Group Using Powershell

Late last year, Microsoft released a beta version of the PowerShell module for Teams (current version is 0.9.3 as of April 2018). The module has come a long way and offers many features to setup and configure Microsoft Teams if you prefer to use PowerShell. If you have an Office 365 group created that is [...]

By |2018-07-19T14:10:20+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix DHCP Failover and 0xd1 BSOD After Installing July 2018 Windows Updates

Microsoft's July 2018 Patch Tuesday has been a disaster for system administrators. There have been a number of issues going around over the last few weeks since the Windows Updates came out, ranging from Azure AD Connect High CPU issues, DHCP failover issues, and Exchange 2010 mail flow issues. Microsoft has finally re-released some updates [...]

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