QNAP Critical Advisory to prevent data corruption

The bug was discovered by Wayne Small – an IT professional from Australia

QNAP has released a critical update for a number of its systems here.  The discovery was made by an Australian IT professional named Wayne Small.  Small runs the website SBSFaq which is a resource for small and medium business IT professionals.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

‘Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, these innovative features will further empower your creativity.’ – Microsoft

 
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is nearly upon us as summer rapidly draws to close.  Like 1511, 1607 and 1703 before it the current build of 16241 or  ‘Redstone 3’ has been available as a preview to insiders (in this case since April 14, 2017).

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How to check your DFS backlog

Problem: Sometimes when there is a heavy network load or the fileservers are particularly busy I have noticed that DFS replication items begin to queue and the delay between synchronisation increases.  I wanted to see what was in the DFS replication backlog and see it clear to make sure replication was working.

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.NET Framework 3.5 Installation error

Problem: The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (which is required for many applications) won’t install via ‘Programs and Features’, ‘Turn Windows Features on or Off’.  You may get errors 0x800F0906, 0x800F081F, or 0x800F0907.

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Configure Okta SSO with Active Directory and Office 365 Integration

I recently set this up for a client and was very impressed with the results.  I’m guessing that the reason you are reading this is for assistance with your own Okta deployment but I’ll give you a quick overview of what it is all about anyway.

Okta SSO

In a nutshell Okta allows your users to sign in to their machines one single time using their Active Directory credentials and are then automatically authenticated to any other sites/applications configured within Okta.

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