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+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

How to Fix Authentication Error Function Not Supported CredSSP Error RDP

In March 2018, Microsoft released the CredSSP Updates for CVE-2018-0886, which is a vulnerability that could allow for remote code execution in unpatched versions of CredSSP. It would allow an attacker to relay user credentials to execute code on a target system. According to this Microsoft KB Article, they initially released an update in March. [...]

Fix There are no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC

BitLocker is a built-in encryption for Windows that will allow you to encrypt the data on your hard drive, making it difficult for someone to extract data from it if your computer was ever lost or stolen. The only way to recover your data is to have your BitLocker recovery key. Unfortunately, sometimes Windows becomes [...]

By |2018-03-09T15:39:58+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Windows Certificate Authority CA Export Certificate With Private Key

When you send a certificate request from a server to a Windows Certificate Authority (CA), the server stores a private key for that certificate. For security reasons, the Certificate Authority doesn't keep that private key. If you try to export a certificate from the Issued folder on the CA, you can only export (Copy To [...]

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