Fix VSS EventID:8194 with PowerShell

Event ID: 8194 Message: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied The error seems to be caused by the fact that the VSS service is running as LocalSystem and it does not have the right permissions on the DCOM I created a small PowerShell […]

How to connect to a FTP Server with Windows Explorer Securely

Some FTP servers block access to anonymous users, and by default Internet Browsers initiate connections without a username & password In normal circumstances one would use a FTP Client, but Windows Explorer is a very good alternative and readily available without the need to install and configure a FTP client Step 1 Start by opening […]

How to protect FTP Server from brute force attacks

IIS 8.0 FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions If you are constantly being probed by hackers on your FTP, or you discover a lot of failed logon attempts, Windows IIS 8 FTP Server comes with a very handy feature, called Logon Attempt Restrictions. To configure the FTP service to deny malicious users from accessing your FTP service, […]

How to reset the username or password in PowerChute Business Edition

Applies To:PowerChute Business Edition 9.5, 10.x In 9.5 you need to create a .ini file called pcbeConfig.ini. Save the file in the Agent folder located at either of these locations: C:\ Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\Agent orC:\ Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\Agent Open the pcbeConfig.ini text file with a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and add the […]

DHCP credentials not configured

When the DHCP service is running on a DC and has no credentials configured for use with Dynamic DNS registrations initiated by the DHCP service this error will be shown in the System Event Log, Microsoft strongly recommends the use of DNSCredentials when you are running the DHCP Server service and DNS services on the […]

Security Groups (DHCP Administrators and DHCP Users) missing

Applies to Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 Server System Event log will show: Security Groups (DHCP Administrators and DHCP Users) do not exist for this DHCP server To add the DHCP default local security groups Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. Click Yes if prompted by User Account Control, type : netsh dhcp […]

How to repair Office (Click-to-Run)

Modern versions of Microsoft Office allow two repair options (Quick and Online ) If your office is not working or behaving oddly or it is crashing all the time, follow these steps to attempt the repair Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8: On the Windows Start screen, type Control Panel. Click or tap Control Panel. Under Programs, click or […]

How to create a desktop shortcut to a website on Windows 10?

Method#1 If you are using Internet Explorer, simply browse to the site and then send the link to the desktop Method #2 Step1 – copy the link to which you want to create the desktop shortcut in the clipboard (Ctrl + C) Step2 – Right click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut Step3 […]