October 12, 2018
In Windows 10 it is a pain to quickly select a VPN connection. Espacially when you have a long list of entries in there.
On top of the sort order does not always stay the same
Windows 7 and Up has a build in little tool called RASPHONE.exe
It is located in the System32 directory :
When you run it, it will quickly list all the entries to select from and connect to your relevant VPN server.
Once selected you can connect or change the properties …
All Windows VPN entries are automatically stored in your rasphone.pbk file located in the %Appdata\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk folder
1. Pin this Tool to your taskbar and you are ready to go !
October 5, 2018
After Updating to the latest Windows 10 build, I did not have any sound going out using the built in Microphone of the laptop ?
First I thought I had to update the audio driver to the latest version…
So I did but no success
I decided to use the Voice Recorder to test the sound
But there was a message saying that I had a Mic issue and needed to allow this audio first.
Go to Microphone Settings :
This will open the Microphone settings panel
Now make sure Skype is selected as allowed Microphone sound.
August 28, 2018
We encounter 1 Windows server 2016 that suffers from a RANDOM REBOOT issue…
Very annoying if it happens during the working hours.
Open the Group Policy Editor : GPEdit.msc
Go to Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Update \ Configure Automatic Updates
Enable : 3 Auto Download and Notify for Install
Check the setting using Powershell :
You can run it in Powershell : sconfig
To check the windows update config
You can run it as well as a cmdline : sconfig
Run GPUPDATE using admin credentials …
August 28, 2018
Encountering Event ID 11 Memory Leak in MMC ?
This can be safely ignore according to Microsoft
See here for more details
August 27, 2018
Event ID 7001 relating to VSSAdmin unable to create Shadow Copy
Go to task manager and check the job configurations GUID.
If you find the similar compared to the Event Viewer details. You can delete them.
This might happen after convert a Physical machine to a VM.
August 23, 2018
When you are going to do a restore using the WBADMIN command line. It might be hard to find the correct backup set and location ?
These are steps that will help you to get what you need.
1. Run the command wbadmin get versions
Check you backup time and VERSION IDENTIFIER.
As you can see the backup time is NOT equal to the identifier date and time …
Backup ran at 7 PM and the identifier says 11:00
You can also see the date & time in the folder name …
So in order to getting the correct backup data to restore you need to take the WBADMIN IDENTIFIER details.
August 23, 2018
You may get an error like this when connecting to a remote server using RDP on a Windows 10.
Especially after W10 has received the latest updates ?
Update the servers with the latest Windows updates …
But if this is not feasible, you can apply this workaround temporarily…
Open the Local Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
Go to Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> System –> Credential Delegation
Enable the Encryption Oracle Remediation Policy
Set to Vulnerable
If you cannot use gpedit.msc (Ex. Windows Home Edition), you can make the same change by using the registry, as follows:
Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator.
Run the following command to add a registry value:
REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\CredSSP\Parameters\ /v AllowEncryptionOracle /t REG_DWORD /d 2