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 [...]

How To Fix Exchange Server 2010 Mail Flow Issues After July 2018 Windows Updates

There seem to be quite a few major issues after the July 2018 Windows Updates were released. There's a large discussion on Reddit regarding mail flow issues in Exchange 2010 running on Windows 2008 R2. The biggest issue seems to be that the Exchange Transport service stops responding and can't be restarted. The main culprit [...]

How to Fix microsoft.online.reporting.monitoringagent.startup High CPU

After installing the latest cumulative Windows Update patch, some people are experiencing high CPU issues being used by the "Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor" (microsoft.online.reporting.monitoringagent.startup) (AzureADConnectHealthSyncMonitor) version 1.1.819.0. If you have the Azure AD Connect utility installed on a server, this is a service that goes along with it. According to Microsoft, they will [...]

How To Fix Fortnite Crash Windows PC

If you're a Fortnite player using a Windows PC or laptop and you've found this article, you're probably having Fortnite crash while launching or during game play. Unfortunately everyone's setup is different, which makes it difficult to troubleshoot, but there are a few steps you can go through on your PC that might fix Fortnite [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:23:10+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Apps, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Triathlon Recap – Lake Zurich Sprint Triathlon

I completed my second sprint triathlon yesterday and I still have a long ways to go before I feel comfortable at every leg. I picked up my packet and attended a Course Talk on Saturday with my wife since I had to work on Friday. We loved the layout of the park and she decided [...]

My Journey to my First Triathlon

My Fitness Journey has been a long one with its ups and downs. I've written some posts over the years and I'll go through stages where I'm committed to diet and exercise and other times where its not so much. I think there are a lot of people out there that can relate. My wife [...]

Review: Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Computer

My latest fitness ambitions have been triathlons (where you swim, bike, then run for those of you that don't know). Feel free to follow me on Strava or Garmin. Over the years, I've had a few fitness posts. For the cycling portion, one of my recent purchases has been the new Garmin Edge 520 Plus [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:46:11+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Installing Microsoft Volume License Remote Desktop CALs

If you're having difficulties using the automatic method to install Remote Desktop CALs on Windows 2012 R2 Server using Microsoft Volume License, then these steps might come in helpful. You're basically using a combination of Telephone Activation and Website Activation instead of using the Automatic method. In my case, I didn't have any license packs [...]

By |2018-05-29T11:22:13+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Server Renewing Remote Desktop Certificate Multiple Times Per Day

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), then you might run into an issue where some of your servers are using your auto-enroll group policy to request and renew a Remote Desktop certificate twice (or multiple) times per day. Looking in Event Viewer, you might see references to Event [...]

How To Fix Group Policy: Error Windows could not determine if the user and computer accounts are in the same forest

If you have an issue where the User Policy doesn't get updated and gives you an error about the user and computer accounts being in the same forest, then you're in luck. The solution is actually rather simple, although an odd one that you usually wouldn't run into. The full error message probably looks like [...]

By |2018-05-14T15:08:10+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments