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

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 [...]

By |2018-10-02T20:31:50-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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 |2018-08-28T08:07:03-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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