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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.

How To Restore Mac from a Mac Server File Server Time Machine Backup

If you have a netboot setup, then the backup share should automatically appear when you're in the recovery tools. If you're trying to restore from a regular file share, then you'll probably have to do these few extra steps... Prerequisites: Admin account & password AFP/SMB-share & server IP-address During the steps below, if you cannot [...]

By | 2018-02-08T12:26:41+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

macOS – Organize and Sort Launchpad

As I start to use a Mac more and more, there are little tips and questions that I come across. Recently, I noticed my Launchpad wasn't very organized. I had some pages with only a few icons and there was no order to any of the icons. I know I can manually move them around, [...]

By | 2018-01-09T12:42:47+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Microsoft Intune iOS Enrollment Safari Undefined Error

While enrolling some iPhones into the Microsoft Intune MDM (Mobile Device Management) platform, I recently ran into an issue after the user signs into the Intune Company Portal and the app tries to open Safari to begin the enrollment process and they're presented with this "Undefined" error as seen to the right. The phone was [...]

By | 2017-12-29T12:38:30+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: QacQoc GN30H USB-C Hub

Today I'll be looking at the QacQoc GN30H USB-C Hub which offers pass-through USB-C charging, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 4K HDMI, Ethernet, and SDHC/microSDHC ports in a portable package. I'll be using this adapter with a 2017 Touchbar Macbook, but it is also compatible with the HuaWei MateBook, and Google Chromebook. The QacQoc GN30H USB-C [...]

By | 2017-12-29T12:25:27+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Windows Certificate Authority CA Export Certificate With Private Key

When you send a certificate request from a server to a Windows Certificate Authority (CA), the server stores a private key for that certificate. For security reasons, the Certificate Authority doesn't keep that private key. If you try to export a certificate from the Issued folder on the CA, you can only export (Copy To [...]

Review: RAVPower Quick Charge Wireless Charger RP-PC014

Android phones have had wireless charging for a while and Apple finally decided to release an iPhone with this capability. With the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, Apple now supports wireless charging, and with the recent release of iOS 11.2, it now supports charging at 7.5 Watts. There are [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:23:05+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Review: Humixx Magnetic Phone Holder

I purchased the Humixx Magnetic Phone Holder while looking for a good car mount to use my phone as a GPS. I've tried windshield mounts, dash mounts, vent mounts, etc, but I never tried a magnetic one. This magnetic phone holder comes with the mount, a couple of magnetic discs for your phone, and a [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:37:59+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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