Fix Deployment and Application do not have Matching Security Zones Error

When running an application that you recently downloaded from the internet (even some from Microsoft), you may come across the error as seen above, "Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor". If you click on the Details button, it'll open a text file that probably has the lines "Deployment and application do not have [...]

How to Clear the Pagefile in Windows

As a best practice, it is sometimes recommended that the Windows Pagefile be cleared at every shutdown or reboot. Please note that this could add a significant delay to your shutdown or reboot times as Windows basically rewrites the Pagefile with 0's to clear it. You can either set a registry value to make a [...]

By |2019-03-21T09:57:05-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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

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

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 Block Problematic Windows Updates in Windows 10

In the life of Windows, there may come a time when you need to block a specific update in Windows Updates. You used to be able to do this directly in the Windows Update app in previous versions of Windows, but it isn't so easy in Windows 10. The issue I came across recently was [...]

How To Turn Off Windows Update Notifications For Users (Non-Administrators) via Group Policy

If you manage a Remote Desktop Server (RDS) where multiple users and non-admins login, you probably don't want them to see the Windows Update notifications that popup after logging in. After all, only administrators should be installing the Windows Updates. Depending on your setup, you'll want to create a Group Policy that will disable the [...]

How To Fix Windows 10 No Audio Devices Installed After Windows Update

Another month has gone by and another round of Windows Updates by Microsoft is causing more issues for users. The Windows 10 October 2018 was pulled the same week it was released because it was deleting users folders and files (which has been resolved and re-released). The latest October 2018-10 Cumulative Update seems to have [...]

By |2018-10-12T21:06:01-05:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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