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Minecraft Server on QNAP (2022)

The kids have been hounding me for some time to setup a Minecraft server so today, about a year after they first started, here I am! Gah. According to many articles out there, this stuff should be more straightforward. But alas, the QNAPClub site was down, and every time I tried to find a docker install for the QNAP that… Read more →

Post Upgrade to Windows 10 – 2004, Broken DirectAccess

For a few weeks we have been fighting with an issue where Windows 10 was upgraded from 1909 build to the new 2004 build and then DirectAccess Stopped Functioning. I troubleshooted this with Microsoft PSS team and they did not find the issue, but after some troubleshooting today, I have found that removing ESET Endpoint Antivirus 7.3.2032.0 fixes the issue immediately.… Read more →

If you have Windows Server 2012, and HyperV, install this now Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error:  %hs  Error… Read more →

More Office365 Midsize would be sold if…..

…Microsoft stopped advertising like this: You see, the problem is that you cannot in fact mix these two plans.    Even though they are displayed side by side on the Microsoft website.    If you actually read the details, you can see that the M plans, like the P plans, cannot be mixed with E plans. The problem here is that most… Read more →

Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Preview

This is the best write-up I have seen on Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 from Paul Thurrott.    The guy is a machine for churning out great articles quickly! For me, the greatest thing coming with R2 is the fact that Essentials is now a role.   So many clients we have will make use of this! Read more →

Windows Server Essentials Rollup 2

EDIT: For some reason this post didn’t show last month!  Fixed! Microsoft have released the Windows Server Essentials 2012 Update Rollup 2.    I highly recommend installing this update!    The link to the list of issues resolved in this update is here: Major issues that are resolved by this update Issue 1 Assume that you have the Microsoft Office 365… Read more →