Windows Server

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Windows Server

Remote Desktop Services Vulnerabilities: Now what?

There have been a number of vulnerabilities published for the Remote Desktop Services protocol stack over the last little while. The catch with all of them is to have a RDP listener open to the Internet on any port with Network Level Authentication disabled or not available as it was […]

Veeam: Manage the SQL Instance Memory Limit

One of our standalone Hyper-V hosts was experiencing performance issues with the Remote Desktop Session Host that provides the company’s primary user environment. The main application running on the session host can be a bit finicky so we ran the gamut troubleshooting within the guest OS. The performance drags were […]

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 […]

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 […]