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 [...]

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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 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 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 [...]

Windows KB4015217 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 VMware Inaccessible Boot Disk

There have been recent reports that the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 patch KB4015217 breaks VMware virtual machines (VM), leaving them inoperable and a boot error of "Inaccessible Boot Disk". The Windows KB4015217 patch is called "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016: April 11, 2017". While looking at the KB4015217 Release [...]