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

Create an Azure File Share and Map it in Windows 10

As a part of a Microsoft Azure account, you can create a storage account and an Azure File Share that you can map to a drive in Windows 10 using the industry-standard SMB protocol. If you have an operating system newer than Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, it will use SMB 3.0. This includes [...]

By |2019-03-06T16:12:29-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Windows Defender In Windows Server 2016

Microsoft has been including its Windows Defender antivirus software in Windows 10, and now they're also automatically including it and enabling it in Windows Server 2016. While this is welcomed by some organizations that may not have another antivirus solution, running multiple antivirus applications has been known to cause issues for a long time and [...]

By |2019-02-28T16:34:39-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Allow Your Microsoft Teams Owners and Members to Invite Guests and External Users

Allowing a Microsoft Teams owner or member to invite a guest or external user to Teams has been available for almost a year. While Microsoft provides some documentation on how to set this up, there's still some issues out there and multiple places to look depending on your setup. In order to get this fully [...]

By |2019-02-14T16:14:56-05:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Office 365|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Enable External Anonymous Sharing In Sharepoint Online for an Office 365 Group or Team

In the screenshot above, you can see when a site owner or member tries to share a document, the "Anyone with the link" option is greyed out and if you can see from the tooltip the error says "Your organization is preventing you from selecting this option". The first places to check as an administrator [...]

By |2019-02-14T15:42:39-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Office 365|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft January 2019 Patch KB971033 Causing Windows 7 To Display Not Genuine 0xc004f200 When Using KMS Activation

Microsoft's January 2019 Patch Tuesday has just passed and there have been a few issues with this round. If you still have Windows 7 in your environment, there have been a number of reports that KB971033 is causing those machines to display a "Not Genuine 0xc004f200" error when they were activated using a KMS volume [...]

By |2019-01-10T11:21:16-05:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Camera or Microphone Not Working In macOS Mojave Apps

If you're having an issue getting your camera or microphone working in certain apps after upgrading your Mac to macOS Mojave, it could be related to some of the new security and privacy features. In previous macOS versions, any application could gain control over these devices with or without you knowing. As a part of [...]

By |2019-01-03T15:28:35-05:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

How To Setup Email Notifications For Windows Certificate Authority Events

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority, you'll probably want to setup email notifications when certain events happen within your PKI. For example, services start/stop, a certificate gets issued, a certificate gets revoked, a certificate request is pending, etc. Without email notifications, a Certificate Authority Manager would need to periodically check the CA for new [...]

By |2019-01-03T15:05:51-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Outlook Instant Search Stops Working After Installing December 2018 Security Update KB4471321

There have been a number of reports recently that the Instant Search feature in Outlook 2016 and Outlook 365 stopped working after installing the December 2018 Security Update KB4471321. Initially, this issue appears to be on Windows Server 2016 when running as a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Server. There have been a few reports [...]

How To Fix “Failed to start file System Check on /dev/dis” in VCSA vSphere 6.5

If you have a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and a VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) and your storage goes offline or has an interruption, you may find yourself not being able to log into the vCenter vSphere client. Depending on your configuration, you should be able to connect directly to the host where your vCenter [...]

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