Contact Info

Windows Server

Category Archives

Using a Synology NAS as a Backup DNS Server for Active Directory

As we onboard any new IT support partner, one of our security and network assessment tasks is to validate a client’s server and disaster recovery environment. As part of this assessment, we often find a customer will have a single point of failure with their…


Here’s What We Know About WannaCry / WannaCrypt / Wcry Ransomware

Over the weekend, businesses, institutions, and individuals in 12+ countries have fallen victim to a ransomware program known as “WannaCrypt”, or a variant thereof. For those unaware, WannaCry is fast-spreading form of malware that remotely targets nearby computers running on unpatched or unsupported versions of…


Deleting files from old Offline File Cache in Windows 7 or XP

As network support providers, we frequently come across come across scenarios where a computer on a business domain has a user profile that has old Offline File Cache data in it. Typically, the user account has moved to a new domain, or is pointing to…


Windows won’t start after Microsoft Update installation

Windows won’t start after update installation This is a common problem we run in to while providing IT support with older computers. After applying a Microsoft Update patch, windows will partially boot, or not boot at all. Most of the times, windows will boot to…


Unable to join Windows 7 Workstation to SBS 2008 Domain

“Your computer could not be joined to the domain because : An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.” We run into this error a lot on improperly configured SBS 2008 domain servers. The issue…