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Owner of TeckLyfe.com, Network Administrator, and Independent IT Consultant in Elgin, IL. Enjoys tech gadgets, gaming, troubleshooting, music, movies and family.

Fix SQL Cluster Encryption Error TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0xd, status code 0x38

For general instructions on how to Force Encryption on a SQL Server Instance, follow Microsoft KB Artcile How to enable SSL encryption for an instance of SQL Server by using Microsoft Management Console. This article also explains how to enable encryption on a SQL cluster. While trying to Force Encryption on a SQL cluster after [...]

Macbook Pro DisplayPort MST Daisy Chaining Dual Monitor Solution

As Macs make their way into the enterprise, more and more people are needing a good solution for dual monitors while using the newer Macbooks and USB-C (Thunderbolt 3). Unfortunately, the older DisplayPort solutions don't work well and bring a lot of lag and display distortion. There are more USB-C monitors coming on the market, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T10:28:12+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Orico H8000 Power Bank

Over the past few weeks I've had the opportunity to test and review the Orico H8000 Power Bank. This power bank offers an 8000mAh battery with fast 2A output charging. The battery can charge an iPhone 7 or 8 about 3 times before needing to be recharged. Weighing only 6 ounces and only 11mm thick, [...]

By | 2017-10-09T10:15:49+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Outlook for Mac Search Returns No Results

There are a few reasons you could receive a "No Results" message when performing a search in Outlook for Mac. It could be due to Spotlight Search indexing is incomplete, the profile name contains special characters, or the Outlook 15 Profiles folder isn't in the default location. In my case, it was related to the [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:55:47+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Review: OLALA S70-i Power Bank

Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to test and review the OLALA S70-i Power Bank. This power bank offers a 7800mAh battery and includes a built-in lightning and micro-USB cable. I have reviewed a few other OLALA products and multiple power banks. This one is similar in design to the other OLALA [...]

By | 2017-10-09T10:36:57+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Using Powershell To Get User Last Logon Date

As an Active Directory Administrator, determining the date that a user last logged onto the network could be important at some point. If you have access to the Attribute Editor in your Active Directory tools, you can look for the LastLogonDate attribute. The other option is to use Powershell, and there are two methods to [...]

By | 2017-08-17T11:47:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Dodocool Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The Dodocool Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker packs a serious punch for such a small size! While you won't get the deep sounds like you would from a larger bluetooth speaker, this mini speaker sounds good for its size and sounds better than the speakerphone on your phone. I've used it in the bathroom while showering, [...]

By | 2017-08-02T14:48:28+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fix Hyperlinks Not Working In Outlook

I recently ran into an issue where Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 was giving me one of these errors whenever I would try to click on a link: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" or "Your organization's policies are preventing us from completing [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:44:15+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Restore Missing or Invalid Root Certificates on Windows

Microsoft Windows comes pre-installed with Trusted Root Authority certificates. These certificates are used across Windows and browsers to verify the identity of trusted computers and websites. If for some reason these certificates get deleted, corrupted, or out-dated, you'll start to get certificate warnings with no real indication of where the problem is. The way to [...]

By | 2017-06-29T15:52:28+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Raynic Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio

This Raynic Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio functions as an 8-in-1 alarm clock, featuring AM/FM Radio, Dual Alarm Clocks, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Dual USB Charging Ports, Multi-Color LED Night Light, Snooze, Sleep Timer, AUX Input, and Hands Free Calling. It has a modern round design that sets it apart from traditional looking alarm clocks. While the [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:45:19+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments