TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Background For those experiencing sudden networking issues ( Slow wifi / inoperable VPN ) and unrecognized sound card devices, don't overthink it. Look to your OS Vendor, Microsoft, and recent Win OS updates.   Articles TechRadar:- Darren Allan Link Microsoft’s round of patching for August is apparently causing more issues. Windows 10 has apparently hit … Continue reading TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Background Patching the DNS Vulnerability via application code. Lineage Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry Link Remediation Microsoft Advisory Documentation The advisory for the Security vulnerability is available @ Security Update Guide > Details CVE-2020-1350 | Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

Background In the last week or so, Microsoft released an advisory relating to a security vulnerability within its DNS Server.   Security Vulnerability Remote Code Execution Vulnerability What is What is a "Remote Code Execution Vulnerability"? Most applications have an interface that accepts input ( command and data ) from the end-user. If the end-user … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

Background Got on my brother's computer earlier this evening. Noticed it running quite slow. TroubleShooting Outline Task Manager   Task Manager Images Task Manager - Tab - Details Picture Tabulate MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe Memory 893,296 KB 900 MB Firefox Memory 239,380 KB 240 MB Chrome Memory 135,624 KB 135 MB Explanation MicrosoftEdgeCP is using too much memory, … Continue reading Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

WinOS – Wireless – “Airplane Mode”

Background Unable to use the wireless network on a computer that I am helping put together for my cousin. Error Message Textual The error messages that I am getting simply states "Airplane Mode". Images Outline Desktop Status Bar Control Panel Network and Internet Network Connections Settings Status Airplane Mode Desktop Status Bar Control Panel Network … Continue reading WinOS – Wireless – “Airplane Mode”

WinOS – File System – Symbolic Links

Background When blogging one tries out various scenarios across different platforms. File System Symbolic Links Need As I was working on compiling time-windows I wanted to have a couple of branches. One for compilation with Microsoft Visual Studio and another branch for compiling with MinGW ( Minimalist GNU for Windows). Premise The code is C … Continue reading WinOS – File System – Symbolic Links

WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Background I was recently looking at getting an accurate measure of how long it takes an application to run. Tools Here are some tools that work well in the MS Windows environment:- Outline time-windows time-windows Gammadyne Corp timer Artifacts time-windows Profile This is a Windows utility which executes a program and displays its execution time, … Continue reading WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Background Only Microsoft can slow one's PC Experience down to a crawl and call it better OS Integration. Family I was using my brother's computer last night and noticed it was not running well, at all. Search Every time I access the "Search Windows" button and try to search for an application on his computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Powershell – Error – “The property …. cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.”

Background Playing around with Powershell and ran into an error that one should avoid through defensive programming. Error Error - Image Error - Text Outline We will create a few standalone objects using PSCustomObject Add created objects into an array Iterate through the array Access each object Retrieve property Because our object's properties are created … Continue reading Powershell – Error – “The property …. cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists.”

Win OS – Get Domain Information – Using WMI

Background Using WMI, Let us get the short domain name Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Script Outline Issue "Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NTDomain" Capture result of Get-WmiObject in a object Result is actually a list Iterate through the list Each time place list node in an object Here are the important attributes DnsForestName DomainName DomainControllerName DomainControllerAddress Roles Powershell … Continue reading Win OS – Get Domain Information – Using WMI