• Cloning systems with Intel Optane

    What is Intel Optane? Intel Optane is like a super-fast helper for your computer's memory and storage. read more »
  • Enabled Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V

    I'm setting up an RDS (remote desktop services) lab that will include an RDVV (remote desktop virtualization host) server for a role and the VM needs to have nested virtualization enabled so I can deploy that role to it. In powershell: Set-VMProcessor -vmname lab-rdvh -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true Networking Get-VMNetworkAdapter -VMName lab-rdvh | Set-VMNetworkAdapter -MacAddressSpoofing On From within Lab-RDVH Hyper-V server, I also run the above on the VMs for nested Continue reading → read more »
  • Turn off Microsoft Copilot

    Add the following key and DWORD to the registry. This does not turn it off in Edge browser. read more »
  • Windows Server Warns no Internet Access

    Press Windows + R keys. Type regedit, click OK. read more »
  • Matrix Rain HTML

    Some javascript, CSS and HTML make this cool effect for a webpage. Demo https://kreider. read more »
  • ActiveSync EAS Broken in M365 Outlook

    Update: This issue is fixed in Outlook Desktop Version 2402 Build 17328.20068 and higher Ran into an issue with an update to M365 Apps where ActiveSync FolderSync breaks with connection resets on Outlook version 16. read more »
  • High CPU Process Troubleshooting

    Introduction High CPU usage by the "System" process can often be caused by a hardware driver issue (bug, old version, incompatility etc). The System process loads (or hosts) multiple hardware drivers from different vendors that require higher level of memory access. read more »
  • MSTeams Fastconnect Outlook Addin Disabled

    Outlook keeps disabling the MSTeams Fastconnect addin which removes Teams meeting functionality from the Outlook Calendar view. To restore this, I used the following steps. read more »
  • Server 2019 Error 0x800f0950

    Documenting a resolution to the error received when attempting a DISM /restorehealth as well as .NET 3. read more »
  • Server 2019 DC Dying

    Running in to all sorts of problems on a 2019 DC. Here's my action plan. read more »
  • DISM and SFC

    The Component Store [%WinDir%\WinSxS] maintains a backup copy of all Windows system files, and SFC [System File Checker] & DISM [Deployment Image Servicing and Management] manage two separate, vital pieces of the Component Store and OS, with SFC relying entirely upon what DISM manages: DISM has two functions SFC relies upon, /StartComponentCleanup and /RestoreHealth, with /RestoreHealth relying Continue reading → read more »
  • Get IBM Power system model in AIX

    prtconf | head Example output: ~ # prtconf | head System Model: IBM,9131-52A Machine Serial Number: 181DF2G Processor Type: PowerPC_POWER5 Number Of Processors: 4 Processor Clock Speed: 1499 MHz CPU Type: 64-bit Kernel Type: 64-bit LPAR Info: 1 10-0DE5G Memory Size: 7904 MB Good Memory Size: 7904 MB Continue reading → read more »
  • Get PSU FRU IBM Power5 in AIX

    lscfg -vp | grep -p 'AC PS'  | grep FRU
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  • Using Powershell to get installed Edge and Chrome extensions

    I want to start off with acknowledging that I know, but don’t have the ability, to manage Google Chrome in an organizational setting through Google Cloud which produces nice reports of extensions installed — and this can even be done with M365 Defender. My dilemma is that for some networks I do not have the ability to do this, so I needed an alternative way. read more »
  • 16 million failed SIP registrations in 24 hours from 1 host

    I recently stood up a Bicom PBXware virtual machine to do some testing. I noticed that there were a few thousand SIP registration failures a couple hours later as the box sat idle. read more »
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