Philip Elder

75 posts

I want to get started in IT in a Cloud First World. What do I do?

The following were drawn up during a mentoring session this morning. How do I start? The first thing we need to do is get the business essentials in place. A business identity and a professional presentation are very important. An @Hotmail.Com address, or other such generic e-mail services, is definitely […]

AMD’s Game Changer: EPYC Rome and S2D

A conversation on the S2D Slack channel brought about a realization that we are on the cusp of one of the bigger technology shifts in the CPU industry in a very long time. Since Intel incorporated Core into their Intel Xeon line many, many years ago where we saw a […]

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 […]