Category Archives: issue

Microsoft removes the falsely "Edge installed" Copilot app from Windows

[German]Along the lines of "We made a mistake", Microsoft rolled out the Copilot app to Windows (Windows 10/11 clients and Windows Server 2022) in March 2024 with an "accidental" Edge update. Redmond has since "cleaned up" and gradually uninstalled the … Continue reading

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Windows 11: Microsoft blocks bypass for local account during setup

[German]Microsoft seems to have started blocking the solutions for creating a local user account during setup. The option of simply entering an invalid e-mail address in the step to set up a Microsoft account and thus accessing the mask to … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Windows June 2024 updates: LSass bug fixed; AuthLite on domain controllers broken and more

[German]On June 11, 2024, Microsoft released its security updates for this month. The updates fix the LSass bug (memory leak), update Curl.exe and bring some other changes. But I have received an initial report of installation problems. And under Windows … Continue reading

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BIOS-Update 01.17.00 bricks HP Probooks 445 G7 and 455 G7

[German]Warning of an extremely unpleasant thing. Hewlett Packard (HP) has released a broken BIOS version that turns notebooks of the HP Probook 445 G7 455 G7 models from 2020 into expensive paperweights. You should not install the BIOS update 01.17.00 … Continue reading

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Outlook 365 version 2403: Broken search is fixed

[German]I have received a user report that Outlook 365 can cause problems when searching. A reader contacted me about this. There were workarounds to get around the problem. However, on June 7, 2024, Microsoft published a support article stating that … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2022: "SMTP Server" feature will be uninstalled by updates

[German]A blog reader has contacted me by e-mail, because he faced an issue. On a Windows Server 2022, the "SMTP Server" feature is uninstalled with every update installation. This has now happened for the second time around Patchday. After researching, … Continue reading

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Hornetsecurity is down (June 7, 2024; since ~ 7:00 a.m.)

[German]German blog reader Jona contacted me a few minutes ago and asked, whether I know anything about a malfunction at "Hornet-Security". In the meantime, there is a second report from Matthias about a service disruption. But it looks as if … Continue reading

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Edge's annoying full-screen promoting pop-ups since version 125

[German]I've got reports about an annoying behavior of Microsoft Edge browser since version 125. The Microsoft Edge is displaying annoying full-screen pop-ups promoting the browser after each launch. This occurs when Edge and Bing are not set as the default. … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 version 2405 causes memory errors and freezes in Access

[German]Microsoft released version 2405 for Microsoft 365/Office 365 apps at the end of May 2024. I have now received feedback from blog readers complaining about Microsoft Access crashing. There may be a memory leak that is causing various problems with … Continue reading

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Windows 11: (P-Core) problems with Intel hybrid CPUs and network drivers

[German]Windows 11 contains pitfalls for gamers, video editing users etc. that the majority of users are not even aware of. A blog reader sent me the relevant information at the end of May 2024 (thanks for that). According to the … Continue reading

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