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 [...]

Install Kali Linux Using Docker

Docker is a great alternative to virtualization, especially in the case of Linux if you don't need a GUI. Most of the popular Kali Linux pentest tools are command-line based and don't require a GUI, which makes Docker an excellent alternative. If you're running Docker on Linux or macOS, it requires less resources than a [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:08:26-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Pentest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

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

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 [...]

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 .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 |2018-07-30T15:21:25-05:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

How to Fix microsoft.online.reporting.monitoringagent.startup High CPU

After installing the latest cumulative Windows Update patch, some people are experiencing high CPU issues being used by the "Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitor" (microsoft.online.reporting.monitoringagent.startup) (AzureADConnectHealthSyncMonitor) version 1.1.819.0. If you have the Azure AD Connect utility installed on a server, this is a service that goes along with it. According to Microsoft, they will [...]

How To Fix Server Renewing Remote Desktop Certificate Multiple Times Per Day

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), then you might run into an issue where some of your servers are using your auto-enroll group policy to request and renew a Remote Desktop certificate twice (or multiple) times per day. Looking in Event Viewer, you might see references to Event [...]

How To Fix Group Policy: Error Windows could not determine if the user and computer accounts are in the same forest

If you have an issue where the User Policy doesn't get updated and gives you an error about the user and computer accounts being in the same forest, then you're in luck. The solution is actually rather simple, although an odd one that you usually wouldn't run into. The full error message probably looks like [...]

By |2018-05-14T15:08:10-05:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments
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