High CPU usage issue in Azure AD Connect Health for Sync

Due to the latest updates from Microsoft, Azure AD Connect Health for Sync, somhow got “broken” giving headaches for the admins with this: Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup high cpu. https://support.microsoft.com/da-dk/help/4346822/high-cpu-issue-in-azure-active-directory-connect-health-for-sync Luckily the fix is simple – go install the LATEST AAD Connect tool, and you are good to go 🙂 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594  

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Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows

With PCI compliance scans, one are often told to move TLS version to 1.2, but many clients cannot connect through a proxy to ex. Exchange. Let’s say Windows 7 with Outlook 2010. What you get when you enforce TLS 1.2, is that Outlook can no longer connect (Outlook Anywhere), it because the OS does not support higher that TLS 1.0 […]

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Windows 7-10 and Server 2008-2016: Forgot Windows password

If you should forget your local administrator password for your workstation or server, then this little life hack, can assist your further journey 🙂 Insert the installation DVD/ISO to your subjective OS, in this example, Windows Server 2016 The first screen you get is:   Choose your language and press Next:   On this screen press “Shift-F10” and you get […]

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NTFRS replication is going AWOL

Two domain controllers have perfect replication via Active Directory, but the “File Replication Service” eventlogs, shows many errors and the NETLOGON share is missing on both domain controllers, which will give user login problems and Active Directory tools cannot be opened, claiming that access is denied. Event log on both servers: Using this article – even though it’s old: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/290762 […]

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Windows virtual machine event log reports the error: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued

Had theese errors at a server the other day, it ended with the server rebooted unexspectedly: Found that VMWARE released this KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2063346 Telling to go update the LSI_SAS driver in Windows. I found the driver at the Avagotech page here, though it was a little hard to find  (Released 13/6-2011): http://docs.avagotech.com/docs/12349541 Just update the LSI SAS 3000 controller […]

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