Windows File Recovery Get Button Not Working

Attempting to install Windows File Recovery application from the Microsoft Store by clicking the Get button failed with no explanation. It just had a blue get button that remained there regardless of how many times you click it or closing and reopening the store app.

If you’re like me you ran the “wsreset” command just to make sure that there was nothing wrong with the store itself.

What I had discovered though that since this was a recent feature in Windows 10 that the device I was attempting to use it on was a version previous to 2004.

Updating to a version 2004 or later resolved the issue.

To check which version of Windows that you are running, press the windows key, and begin typing “winver”, then press enter.

This will show your version number.

LOC SMS Suite Error: SQL Server Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF]

Ensure that the network connection profile is set to Private or Domain. If set to public, communication with registers will fail as SMB shares are used to transfer data between the Point-Of-Sale (POS) devices and the Store Management Suite (SMS) server.

An easy way to check this is by opening an elevated powershell window and entering the following command:

PS> Get-NetConnectionProfile

This will list all of the network connection’s profiles. To ensure which profile is associated with which network interface card (NIC) use the following command to cross-reference the variable “InterfaceIndex” with “ifIndex”

PS> Get-NetAdapter

Once, you have identified the NIC that you want to change the connection profile of from Public to Private you can set the connection using this command:

PS> Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex <number> -NetworkCategory Private

Changing “Private” to “Domain” will change the network connection profile to domain.

Connecting Azure to On-Premise Network

There are essentially 2 ways that I’ve discovered so far. The first one that anyone is going to do is to use the Azure VPN Gateway. That’s what it says in all of the documentation online. Except, it doesn’t say that here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/tutorial-create-gateway-portal#:~:text=Create%20a%20VPN%20gateway%201%20From%20the%20Azure,use%20from%20the%20dropdown.%20…%20More%20items…%20

It’s called something else. It’s the same thing, different name. That caused me a lot of headache and wasted time. It’s called a “Virtual Network Gateway”. So, when you search for “VPN Gateway” in the Azure portal this is why it turns up with no results.

Here are some of the main ingredients needed:

So, you have your on-premise equipment and your “cloud equipment” is what I’m going to call it.

For example, based on this source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-connect-multiple-policybased-rm-ps I’m going to discuss the route-based VPN example.

It will look a lot like this:

Pihole on Docker Guide

Here is the best one that I have found so far:

https://www.andrewdenty.com/blog/2020/01/25/installing-pi-hole-on-windows-10.html

docker pull pihole/pihole

Then create and start the container

docker run -d --name pihole -e ServerIP=172.16.154.130 -e WEBPASSWORD=password -e TZ=America/Chicago -e DNS1=127.17.0.1 -e DNS2=1.1.1.1 -e DNS3=1.0.0.1 -p 80:80 -p 53:53/tcp -p 53:53/udp -p 443:443 --restart=unless-stopped pihole/pihole:latest

Docker Error:

An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions.

Essentially, something is probably already listening on port 80 on the docker host.

To check

nestat -ao

To stop IIS

net stop was /y

Source: https://www.sitepoint.com/unblock-port-80-on-windows-run-apache/

Find Hostname From Removed Internal Hard Disk Drive

“1) Copy the file: \Windows\System32\config\system from the subject drive onto your local hard drive
2) Start up Regedit (Start -> Run -> “regedit”)
3) Single-click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” to select it
4) Do: File -> Load Hive.  Then navigate to and select the “System” file that you copied from the external disk.
5) When asked for a Key name, enter any name — I’ll Use “EXT” for this example.
6) Double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and you will see a “EXT” key under it.
7) Navigate to EXT\ControlSet001\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName
8) There should be an entry in the right window with the computer name.
9) To clean up, single-click on the “EXT” key to select it then File->Unload Hive.  Answer “Yes” in the next box.”

Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/computer-host-name-via-a-file/bfe2c5b9-834b-44b5-8680-5e4d6ba31f3e

Import Export Chrome Passwords

Password Export

  1. “Click the Chrome menu    in the toolbar and choose Settings.
  2. Click Passwords.
  3. Click    above the list of saved passwords and select “Export passwords”.
  4. Click “Export passwords”, and enter the password you use to log in to your computer if asked.
  5. Save the file to your desktop.”

Source: https://support.1password.com/import-chrome/

Password Import

“Just follow these steps:

1. Open a new tab

2. In the URL type “chrome://flags” (w/o quotes)

3. Search “password import”

4. Click the dropdown and select Enable

5. Click the “Relaunch now” button in the lower right (desktop…not sure on mobile)

6. Click the “…” menu in the uppper-right corner

7. Click Settings

8. Click Passwords

9. Next to Saved Passwords there is another “…” menu, which now has the Import option.*** It only has an option for .csv files”

Source: https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/5373443?hl=en