A user was complaining because whenever they opened Windows Explorer , the window would hang ( go faded out white! ) 

By Default Windows 10 Explorer opens to Quick Access ( You can change this to My Computer ) 

If I opened Windows Explorer to My Computer it was fine.

I removed all the Quick Access Folders and re-added them , which resolved this issue

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Great a Computer Configuration Group Policy Object for Windows Firewall per below

Whitelist the below files Inbound and Outbound

C:\program files\mimecast\mimecast windows service\msddsk.exe ( 32 bit ) 

C:\program files (x86)\mimecast\mimecast windows service\msddsk.exe  ( 64 bit ) 

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Recently some test account used up our Citrix server allocation. Apart from wait for a period of time the files in ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Licensing\LS\conf )  concurrent_state.xml and the activation_state.xml can be renamed , then they are recreated after restarting the license server allowing the Citrix Licensing Service to successfully

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Install-Module : The term ‘Install-Module’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file,
or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is corre
ct and try again.

Install Either of these : 

$x86 = ‘https://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/A/41A369FA-AA36-4EE9-845B-20BCC1691FC5/PackageManagement_x86.msi’
$x64 = ‘https://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/A/41A369FA-AA36-4EE9-845B-20BCC1691FC5/PackageManagement_x64.msi’

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Procedure

UEFI requires USB media to be in FAT32 format, which has a 4GB file size limitation. The install.wim file for Server 2012R2 is about 4.5GB, so needs to be split up as follows:

 

Step 1. Split install.wim image

  • Extract ISO contents, go to the Sources folder and locate the install.wim file
  • Copy the file to a separate folder (e.g. C:\Temp)
  • Open a Powershell window with admin rights and browse to this newly created folder
  • Run the following command:

Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:install.wim /SWMFile:install.swm /FileSize:4000

This will create two files: install.swm and install2.swm

  • Copy these two files to the Sources folder and delete the install.wim file

 

Step 2. Format USB key

  • Run cmd

> DISKPART

> LIST DISK

> SELECT DISK (pick appropriate disk)

> CLEAN

> CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

> SELECT PARTITION 1

> ACTIVE

> FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK

> ASSIGN

> EXIT

  • Copy all the folders from extracted ISO into the USB stick. Now you should be able to boot and install Windows from it
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It seems on some setups Office 2016 limits the search items display to 75

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Search]

“SearchResultsCap”=dword:00000000

“DisableServerAssistedSearch”=dword:00000001

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SearchResultsCap overrides how many items are viewable in your search results. 0 is all.

DisableServerAssistedSearch disables the server-side search engine and uses your local computers search

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Login to Webportal of printer

Go to Administration

Then Setup 

Then General

Scroll down to SNTP Service

Enable this and enter the IP of a two time servers

Make sure the Date & Time above are on the right timezone

Click Save and it will reboot the printer.

Here is how you can set it on the printer : 

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The attached files listed below have been blocked. This is because they contain potentially harmful links. If you believe this is a mistake, please contact your administrator.

This means your Attachement has been blocked in the Sandbox , however you can release this

Login to the Admin Portal of Mimecast

Go to Monitoring, then Attachments

Release the blocked Attachment

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On a domain controller copy all the files from c:\windows\policydefinitions to c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\<domain name>\policies\policydefinitions.

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A Server 2012 R2 started getting VSS Writer Errors randomly in Veeam backup job. The server is running AADconnect which is set to autoupdate

A restart of the VSS SQL Writer which usually fixes this did not resolve the issue.

A look in the event log shows

A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried,
the error is likely to reoccur.
. Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

Operation:
PrepareForSnapshot Event

Context:
Execution Context: Writer
Writer Class Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
Writer Name: SqlServerWriter
Writer Instance Name: SQL Server Code-Named ‘Denali’ CTP2:SQLWriter
Writer Instance ID: {6c73bfe9-f82f-4854-bec4-4382c314a583}
Command Line: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe”
Process ID: 4292

With some

SQLVDI: Loc=SignalAbort. Desc=Client initiates abort. ErrorCode=(0). Process=4292. Thread=3940. Client. Instance=LOCALDB#SHDA41B2. VD=Global\{9C831400-DE4D-4364-BA22-A8299CF545FC}4_SQLVDIMemoryName_0.

Looks like you need to download the SQL Fix from here : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2983175/cumulative-update-package-2-for-sql-server-2012-sp2

Mirror Here : https://mega.nz/#!3AZ3gK7I!kDPhnAlur4XtslKxGXwmbnLitJiwN9R6rK-z4Rh0N-s

 

**Update , fix does not seem to work

A repair on the SQL database and then run the below script

Looks like this might be an issue with AADcoonect

https://github.com/pariswells/pariswells.com/blob/master/fixaadconnectvsswriter.ps1

 

**Update

 ADSync launches an SQL Server Local DB under it’s own user account
– The User Profile Service thinks ADSync is no longer logged on, and unloads the registry
– SQL Server though still has handles to the registry, but they’re invalid now

Detailed explanation:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2287297/a-com-application-may-stop-working-on-windows-server-2008-when-a-user

In short: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->System->User Profiles->Do not forcefully unload the user registry at user logoff

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