To stay secure online, Google Password Checkup has your back

Google Password Checkup We’ve all been there. Compromising security for convenience, we put our personal information at risk with poor password habits. One in four Americans use common passwords—like Abc123, Password1111, and [email protected] Sixty-six percent of Americans admit to using the same weak password across multiple sites, which makes all those accounts vulnerable. And every[…]

Stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically in Windows 10

Stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically in Windows 10 Windows 10 has a built-in Startup program manager in the Task Manager. It controls what programs are allowed to be launched automatically when a computer starts. But for Microsoft Teams, there is an entry in the Registry Editor created by the developers to control when it[…]

DCPromo Demotion Fails “Access is denied”

The Headache! DCPromo Demotion Fails “Access is denied”. While trying to demote an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. I ran into a massive headache!! After running “dcpromo” and following the first few steps of the demotion it seems to start and run just fine. But then, within a few seconds I was then[…]

Cumulative Updates: September 10th, 2019

Hey all – change lists for the latest cumulative updates are now available: Windows 10 version 1507 — KB4516070 (OS Build 10240.18333): Windows 10 version 1607 — KB4516044 (OS Build 14393.3204): Windows 10 version 1703 — KB4516068 (OS Build 15063.2045): Windows 10 version 1709 — KB4516066 (OS Build 16299.1387): Windows 10 version 1803 — KB4516058[…]

Veeam: ‘Failed to open disk for read’

Problem EVERY VMware Job in Veeam failed with the following error, (for every Guest VM); Processing SERVER-NAME Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DATASTORE-NAME] SERVER-NAME/SERVER-NAME.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] ) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [ESXi-SERVER-NAME.DOMAIN-NAME.COM];Port: 443;Login: [[email protected]];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-231];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-288575];Transports: [san];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors: @Failed to open disk for read.[…]