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Eastlink Arris Modem/Router DG3270 With Maestro Setup With Another Router

I just recently switch from Bell ADSL 10MBit/1MBit service (Fastest Bell can offer at my location) to Eastlink Cable Internet 150MBit/10MBit service. The cost of Bell with Satellite and Phone is more than what I am paying for Eastlink TV/Internet/Phone and I’m getting 150MBit service!!

Now I have a main ASUS RTN-66U router I use with Tomato firmware on it. Its setup with VPN and other stuff I like. Issue is with the new Eastlink Modem/Router it says because its Maestro package I can’t change it to just a modem in bridge mode or it will kill my TV service. My solution for this is I setup a DMZ to an IP of 192.168.0.X I then change my ASUS router to use the same static IP on the WAN side. Now my VPN and other stuff is working!

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Windows Pro PC Can’t Join Domain

Client trying to join a new Windows 10 Pro PC to a Windows 2008R2 Domain. The error he is getting is the following:

“The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when an AD DC is added to a domain, They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals, This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:

After Googling it found the solution for them was to disable IPV6 on the workstation. Join the domain and then you can renable IPV6 if needed.

Another solution for similar issue was to make sure that the domain contains the full name.

Example use Domain.local and not just Domain.

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Windows 10 1703 Creator Update

So I have tried the latest Windows 10 Creator. Actually started the update before April 11 launch. Easily done by downloading the ISO from Microsoft.

Lately this is the only way I have started the updates. I download the ISO. Extract to a folder on my C: drive . Then run the setup as administrator (right click and run as administrator). Find it faster (especially on multiple PCs to update).

So for now I have updated 4 of the 5 main PCs I run Windows 10 and I have to say so far so good. The 5th will be my main work PC which I will likely do next week. I first started on my one laptop. I7 with SSD. Fairly new and it took for the main part 45 min. Then there were updates after. I see that even if I had the latest Office 2016 updates there were still major updates for Office. Not sure if its latest Windows 10 or the multiple Office updates lately. 3 days after April 11 there was an accumulative update for 1703. Next is my Acer AMD little computer with a fast SSD. I only basically run Kodi on it. This only took 30 min mostly to update. Seems the limited apps you run and SSD makes a big difference in update speed. Again everything went well.

Next was my main PC I use at home. First gen i7 with SSD. Lots of apps etc. One thing during the main upgrade process it said it needed to remove steamvm. Next it said I needed to remove some file I did not find in add remove programs but was related to steam. Once I uninstalled steam (which uninstalled my games ((Technically my sons friends games)) it restarted the update process). About 45 min later the main update was done.

So my last update PC is the one I expected trouble. There was some trouble but better than expected. My last PC is my main multimedia PC. Its an i5 3570 3rd gen CPU. ASUS motherboard. Nvidia GTX 640 video card and 7 TBs of Sata drives mostly RAID1 drives. I mostly have Kodi running with Plex and a bunch of other video and music sharing 3rd party utilities and Hyper-V. I have tried twice and it tried automatically tried to update to Windows 10 1607 Anniversary with no luck. It would start and in the last process would crash and I would have to revert back to 1511. So the initial update to 1703 worked fine. No errors, did the update in about 50 minutes and everything went well. The only thing I had to do was change the default resolution from 1600X1200 to 1920X1080 (connected to a 60 inch TV HDMI). I then had to scale the screen so it would fit in Nvidia utility. The last part I have had to do every time a video update occurs.

So then I did a Windows update. One of the updates was the video driver changing from 2015 driver to a 2016. Everything looked OK till part way through it went to a black screen with the mouse cursor. It was stuck on this. I then hit the power button to do a shutdown and it went fine so I knew the OS was fine figured it was a video driver issue. Started it again. Again went to a black screen with mouse cursor. There was a hourglass icon beside that reminded me of Windows 3.1 hourglass icon. Yes my 2017 PC went back in time to 1992!!. Hit the power button a few other times and then it went to a normal Windows updating screen. Then It auto logged in and back to a 1600X1200 screen. Changed back to the 1920X1080 and scaled it to normal. Rebooted one more time and everything seems to be working fine. I figured this was a video driver issue. Glad that was all that I had to encounter.

Conclusion for me on updating to Windows 10 Creators. Seems to upgrade fine for me. I can’t say that for everyone. Prior to updating found others with issues. But for me went OK. One other thing is it went better for me than Anniversary when it deals with ClassicShell (Utility I install on all my Windows 10 PCs) and my multimedia PC. In this upgrade after the upgrade , ClassicShell popped up a screen saying it needed to fix something. After that it worked fine. Better than a reinstall of ClassicShell I had to do with Anniversary update.

About the update itself I don’t find any improvements or features. There is the the 3D Paint that’s cool. I did find that on the right-click on the normal start menu that they removed the Control Panel. Another legacy thing that Microsoft is trying to remove. Also another reason to install ClassicShell. Sorry I go to these places or a regular basic and if I have to remember 4 or more clicks that normally took me 2 on Windows 7 for something that should be there then why remove it. The right-click on the start menu is for Windows tech people. Why remove features that we will need for the next few years. I know MS is trying to eliminate the legacy stuff like Control Panel BUT if its still relevant today why remove it!!

 

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Error 500 on Exchange 2010 OWA access Option Autoreply

Found the solution on the following site. The part that worked for me was in the end where you change the .net from version 4 to 2.

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Exchange 2010 IIS Sites Missing No Default Web Site

One client installed Office Web Apps on Exchange 2010 server. After this the Exchange became broken. Can’t use EMC or Shell, can’t connect to Exchange through Outlook or OWA.

When I connected I found a few Exchange services were not started. Started them but still no go. Checked the IIS and found that the Default Web Site was not showing up. Searched online on how to fix IIS. Most commented on removing and rebuilding Default Web Site. Found an easier solution here at the bottom. Basically I backed up the IIS config (administration.config and applicationHost.config) files from
C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config

I then copied a backup of these files from C:\inetpub\history. (Picked one of the folders that had a date earlier when it was working) and put them in the C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config.

I then ran the IISRESET and the Default Web Site was back in IIS and everything was working. I did have to go into EMC under server and reassign the IIS to the certificate for external OWA to work.

 

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