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Microsoft DNS Server Security Issue

From Security Now Episode 776

A link to CheckPoint’s detailed write-up is in the show notes for anyone who’s interested. It’s very detailed and wonderful and takes us step-by-step through their process. But I’ll just hit the high points here: For every query type that a DNS server makes there’s a corresponding reply.What the CheckPoint […]

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Outlook Opens And Then Closes

Got a few calls and clients seem to be having this major issue. Searched and seems there was a MS update that has caused this. Found the following solution:

Run CMD as Administrator (Click start button and type cmd, right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator)

At the command prompt type the following command:

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Outlook 2016 opens with “Something is wrong with one of your data files and outlook needs to close.”

Had this exact error for a client. Found here for solution.

The solution was as follows:

In regedit, go to: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\PST Delete the following two keys: LastCorruptStore and PromptRepair Start Outlook That’s it.

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Windows Server 2008R2 Won’t Boot After Installing KB4539602 Update

Got this from Security Now #753.

“Can’t Boot This!” Windows Server 2008 R2 won’t boot after installing the KB4539602 update!

Believe it or not, on any instance of Windows server 2008 R2 which is lacking those prerequisite updates I noted above, the consequence of attempting to install KB4539602 isn’t […]

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Can’t Create Mailbox Database In Exchange 2016

When I attempt to create a new Mailbox Database using a PS command similar to the following:

New-MailboxDatabase -Name “DB1” -Server ThatLazyEX-02 -EdbFilePath D:\DB\DB1.edb -LogFolderPath D:\Logs\

I would get an error regarding Active Directory operation failed

Found solution here.

Basically I have to specify the preferred server with the command:

Set-ADServerSettings –PreferredServer DC1

If you […]

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Can’t Access Map Drives With Elevated Application

Seen this before. If you have mapped drives to a server/PC and then run an application elevated to run as Administrator and you don’t see the mapped drives here is a link that describes it and options to rectify.

Here is the solution that works for me:

 

Detail to configure the EnableLinkedConnections” registry entry

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Windows 10 Update Causes Printing and Other Issues

This article describes there are 2 Windows 10 updates that are causing major issues.

For me a client that did not have default printer option and needed it for 3rd party app. For me it was not KB5424147 installed but KB5424148. Removed this update and default printer option is back. Now I have to disable […]

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Outlook 2016 Trying To Connect To Exchange 365 Password Prompt Disappears

Client that has Outlook 2016 and one of his emails connects to Exchange 365 account. Something went around and everyone using the account had to re login with email address and password. For this client there would be a white box with nothing in it pop up for a few seconds and then […]

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Google IMAP Slow Or Gives Error In Outlook

I have a client that has a corporate google email account and is configured with IMAP in Outlook 2010. Some of them have a lot of emails and folders. Some are experiencing errors of syncing.

A lot have the syncing running a long time. I found this video that helps […]

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Startup Password Required Before Login For Windows 7

Got this on a recent client Windows 7 PC. Have not seen this for some time. This is a syskey. You can encrypt the registry with a password so that you need to enter to continue to boot. This is mostly used by scammers that hack into your PC (by giving them permission) and […]

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