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+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Remote Desktop Licensing Mode Is Not Configured Error On Windows Server

While running a Windows Server 2016 Server or Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Remote Desktop Licensing role, you may receive this notification popup in the lower right corner saying "Remote Desktop Licensing Mode is not configured. Remote Desktop Services will stop working in XX days. On the RD Connection Broker server, use Server Manager [...]

How to Fix NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY and ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY in IIS on Windows Server 2016

If you've recently upgraded an IIS web server to Windows Server 2016, you may come across a NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY error in Firefox or an ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY error in Google Chrome. There are a few reasons for this and the main one is that IIS in Windows Server 2016 turns on HTTP/2 by default and only falls back [...]

Extend Volume Error “The Parameter Is Incorrect” In Windows Server

On occasion while extending a volume in Windows Server (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016), you may come across this obscure error that just says "The parameter is incorrect". When this happens, the Windows Disk Management utility shows the correct disk size, but the volume size in the utility and Windows Explorer are still [...]

Windows 10 KB4100347 Intel Microcode Update Boot Issues

Microsoft released KB4100347 last week which was an Intel microcode update to address another Spectre vulnerability. Microsoft has been plagued with Windows Updates issues over the past few months, and while the August Patch Tuesday went a little smoother, this KB4100347 update is starting to cause boot and startup issues for users, especially those using [...]

By |2018-08-28T08:07:03+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Fix Large Pagefile.sys on Windows 10 After August 2018 Windows Updates

Some users are reporting extremely large pagefile.sys files on Windows 10 after installing the August 2018 (2018-08) Windows Updates. As of this article, there's no confirmation from Microsoft regarding this issue. There are reports of the pagefile.sys file growing to 60GB-80GB or even more. This can also cause other updates to fail if your C [...]

By |2018-08-16T11:54:02+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix SQL Server TCP Port is Already in Use Error After July 2018 Updates

The Microsoft Windows Updates for July 2018 have been riddled with issues (Azure AD Connect Sync Health High CPU, Exchange Server 2010 Mail Flow Issues and DHCP Failover Issues just to name a few). Another error that users have been experiencing has been with Microsoft SQL Server saying "TCP Port is already in use". Microsoft [...]

By |2018-08-01T11:16:07+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix .Net Framework 4.7.2 Error 643 0x80070643 In Windows Update

While trying to install Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 in Windows Update, you may encounter a fatal error 643 (0x80070643) where the update fails and a server reboot results in the same error. Unfortunately this error dates all the way back to .Net Framework 1.x, so it could happen to any version. You could try the [...]

By |2018-07-30T15:21:25+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment
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