Samba – SMB browsing elections wars

I while ago I posted a page about Kodi and SMB. Read about it here. My goal than was to disable SMBv1 and ban it from my network. Today I did a new installation of my Chromebook (with Chromebook Unix on the side). I noticed I couldn't browse with the file manager from my distro and … Continue reading Samba – SMB browsing elections wars

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Windows Device Connect / Disconnect sound makes me wanna do */#$

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The last few weeks I cursed more behind my computer than I did the last years combined. At random intervals I was hearing the Windows Hardware Remove and Insert sound. It was unbelievably annoying. For those who want to experience my annoyance: C:\Windows\Media\Windows Hardware Remove.wav C:\Windows\Media\Windows Hardware Insert.wav EventLog If anything of importance happens in … Continue reading Windows Device Connect / Disconnect sound makes me wanna do */#$

Features that will be removed in the next Windows 10 Update

When Microsoft talked about Windows 10 before releasing it they said it will be around for a long time and will be getting updates in a different way than we were used to. Looking back at this it looks like we already got a sneak preview at this concept with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 … Continue reading Features that will be removed in the next Windows 10 Update

Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Pop quiz: Which Operating System edition from Microsoft has been free for use throughout it's almost 10 year long lifespan? Microsoft Hyper-V Server. What is it? Hyper-V is Microsoft's hardware virtualization product. It lets you create and run a software version of a computer, called a virtual machine. Each virtual machine acts like a complete computer, … Continue reading Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support – Users left abandoned

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Windows Home Server 2011 mainstream support has ended in the second quarter of 2017 What does this mean for you? This means that Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the Home Server-specific components that make up Windows Home Server 2011. If you are still running Windows Home Server 2008 or Windows Home Server … Continue reading Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support – Users left abandoned

Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

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What is it? The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is a network file sharing protocol that allows applications on a computer to read and write to files and to request services from server programs in a computer network. The SMB protocol can be used on top of its TCP/IP protocol or other network protocols. Using … Continue reading Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

Windows Server 2016 docs are now on docs.microsoft.com

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Microsoft announced the availability of the IT pro technical documentation for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile on docs.microsoft.com. docs.microsoft.com? Docs is a crisp new design that should work better on your phone, tablet, and PC. You’ll see new ways to engage with Microsoft and contribute to the larger IT pro community on … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 docs are now on docs.microsoft.com

MTP device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

Oeps it happened again, Windows doesn't recognize my Android phone and doesn't show it in the Explorer. This has happend a few times with different Windows 10 builds, I have no idea why exactly. The fix is easy to apply. When opening the Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) you see a yellow warning sign with an error. … Continue reading MTP device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM Connect Zoom for VM Connect Networking improvements (NAT) Developer-centric memory management Quick Create Introduced in build 15002, Quick Create focuses on getting the guest operating system up and running as quickly as possible — including creating … Continue reading What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Power Throttling your background apps on Windows

Most people have multiple apps running at the same time – and often, what’s running in the background can drain your battery. In the latest Insider Preview build (Build 16176), Microsoft allows you to run background work in a power-efficient manner, thereby enhancing battery life significantly while still giving users access to powerful multitasking capabilities. With “Power … Continue reading Power Throttling your background apps on Windows