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WordPress 5.1 Broke Visual Editor

I maintain a few WordPress sites including this one. I normally upgrade everything from WordPress core version and all the plugins. Mostly for security reason its a good thing. Much like you should always update your Windows PC. I upgraded this site to WordPress 5.1 and had no issue. I upgraded a different […]

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Server 2019 Not Activating

Installed Server 2019 Standard. I skipped the enter key during installation and when I then tried to change the key to activate it, it failed. Seems others have had the same issue. If you enter the key during install it solves the issue. Others have said to just reinstall. From this site found an easier […]

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GPO Policy Error “The system cannot find the path specified”

Client tried to go into Group Policy manager and edit Default Domain Policy but got this error.

Found on this site the solution

 

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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 in Windows 7 For Outlook To Work

Client that their email provider only connects using TLS 1.1 and 1.2. In Windows 10 its enabled by default and will work fine. For Windows 7 you have to run/check 3 steps. First make sure a Windows Update is installed. You must have SP1 installed and then download the update. Likely its already […]

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Error Adding Backup Drive For Windows Backup Server

Get the error:

“The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

This article explains options. The 3rd option is one needed if you don’t want to connect all the backup drives at once or cannot:

 

Add a new disk to the backup schedule by running the wbadmin command from an elevated command […]

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SBS 2011 Windows Backup Of System State or VSS Won’t Work

Had this in a few clients. Seems there is a Sharepoint update that causes it to stop working. From this website found the solution.

1. Open an Administrative command prompt (task manager, show all processes, file -> run). 2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN 3. Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b […]

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Why RAID Is Important

All my servers I build have RAID. Mostly RAID 1. My main multimedia machine at home has 5 drives. 4 of them are set to RAID 1. Well one of these drives died recently. The 8 year old drive (almost to the day) on one of my RAID 1 sets is dead. I […]

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Change IDE To AHCI Mode For Windows 7, 8, or 10

For Windows 10

Found this at the following post.

Basically follow these steps:

Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin). Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems). Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from […]

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Command To Disable Automatic Repair On Windows 10

Client PC will start the Automatic Repair on boot, fails and then restarts and does it again.

From this link describes how to stop the automatic repair. Basically you need to a elevated command prompt and type the following:

bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

Reboot and then it might give you […]

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Chkdsk Uses All Available Memory

For Windows 7 and 2008R2 (Have not checked on Windows 10). When you run chkdsk /r on a drive it will use all the available memory. Thats fine if you are running Windows 7 and thats the only app you need running but on a Windows 2008R2 server and you need to run […]

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