Philip Elder

63 posts

Intuit QuickBooks: Freeze/Crash on Open: Error UCRTBase.DLL – FIX

So, we went through the gamut of troubleshooting in our previous post: Intuit QuickBooks: Freeze/Crash or Error 6123 When Opening a QB Company File – FIX Running the QB Refresher utility worked on any user profile where no company files were opened before. Since we used a local admin account […]

Windows Server and Windows Desktop: How-To Reset a Local User Profile or RDS User Profile Disk

Once in a while we hit the wall when troubleshooting a problem with an application. After running the troubleshooting gamut with the “problematic” application behaving in any other profile on that system, it becomes obvious that there is some sort of corruption in the afflicted user’s local profile. Windows Server […]

Intuit QuickBooks: Freeze/Crash or Error 6123 When Opening a QB Company File – FIX

We set up a number of new Dell laptops for a client. And, as with anything IT related there’s always a random chance something won’t work somewhere. Well, in this case, one of the several laptops had Intuit QuickBooks 2019 Accountant’s Edition decide that it would not cooperate. When opening […]

Protecting a Hyper-V Host and Backup Repository from Malware and Ransomware

With the abundance of malware and ransomware it’s absolutely necessary that we take the time to examine our virtualization host and backup structures. Volume Shadow Copies Obviously not a “backup” Most ransomware kills all shadow copies available on a system Backup to Disk/NAS/SAN Disk Rotated NAS/SAN needs to be streamed […]

Server 2019 and ADDS: FRS Not Supported – Migrate to DFSR

We went to DCPromo a newly stood up Windows Server 2019 VM into an existing domain and it would not let us do so. Suffice it to say, we needed to migrate File Replication Service (FRS) to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR). The process is actually quite simple so long […]

Disaster Preparedness: KVM/IP + USB Flash = Recovery. Here’s a Guide

One of the lessons the school of hard knocks taught us was to be ready for anything. _Anything_ One client space had such a messed up HVAC system that the return air system, which is in the suspended ceiling, didn’t work because most of the vent runs up there were […]

AD DS Operation Failed – directory service is missing mandatory configuration – Event ID 2091 – FSMO Role Broken

We went to run a DCPromo on a temporary DC to remove it from a domain and received the following error: Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard The operation failed because: Active Directory Domain Services could not transfer the remaining data in directory partition DC=ForestDNSZones,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL to Active Directory Domain Controller […]