Best of Both Worlds – Viewing DNS Analytic Logs Without Disabling Them

The Problem When attempting to view an enabled Analytical Log, you receive the following error: Query Error – The requested operation cannot be performed over an enabled direct channel.  The channel must first be disabled before performing the requested operation. So I have to stop the Analytical Log collection so that I can view it?…

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Get-WindowsUpdateLog…If it were only that easy….

Remember the good old days, when there was a simple text file that you could look at to see what was going on with your Windows Update processes?  Yep…the good old days…life was so simple. Starting with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 the process has changed considerably.  If you view the WindowsUpdate.log file that…

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MTU Size Matters

The Problem “The internet is down!”  This is how I am greeted after a long day at work.  My teenage son, who plays virtually every game known to mankind, could not join the majority of game servers for his favorite game.  There were a handful that connected with no problems but naturally those were not…

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Testing RPC ports with PowerShell (and yes, it’s as much fun as it sounds)

What do you do when you have to troubleshoot the dreaded “RPC Unavailable” error 1722, which rears its ugly head anywhere from Active Directory replication to Configuration Manager Distribution Point installations, and many other places in between?   To help prevent this from becoming a blame pointing cage match between the System Admins and the…

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