Category Archives: Windows

Is Microsoft Defender killing applications like Outlook again? (Feb 3, 2023)

[German]Quick question to the round of administrators and users who use Microsoft Defender as a security solution in Windows. As of today, February 3, 2023, have there been any problems with applications such as Microsoft Outlook or do Office applications … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 ad screen blocks access to Windows 10 desktop for some users

[German]Microsoft has again dared to alienate some Windows users with ads for Microsoft 365. The affected users were blocked from accessing the Windows 10 desktop during a OOBE phase, because a full-screen banner permanently demanded ordering a Microsoft 365 test … 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 ...

New Jabra headset issues (e.g. Engage 75) with MS Teams (Jan./Feb. 2023).

[German]Another note for administrators and users of Jabra headsets (e.g. Jabra Engage 75) who use them in a corporate environment with Microsoft Teams. After there were already problems in connection with Microsoft Teams in December 2022, which were fixed via … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008/R2: Support until January 2024 (KB4522133)

[German]January 2023 was the scheduled end of support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 / R2 as part of the Extended Security Update program (ESU). February 2023 is the first month where there should actually be no more … Continue reading

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Windows 11 22H1: RDP issues fixed by preview update

[German]Users have been complaining about problems with remote desktop connections (RDP) under Windows 11 22H2 for months. In deed, first reports about that issue has been public sice December 2021. Last week, Microsoft released a preview update for Windows 11 … Continue reading

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Sysinternals RDCMan, Sysmon and ZoomIt updated

[German]The Sysinternals team updated the RDCMan (remote desktop session management), Sysmon (host monitoring tool) and ZoomIt (allows screen magnification and annotations) tools for Windows at the end of January 2023. These are bug fixes in the tools mentioned here. Advertising

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Windows Update CSP page refreshed (Jan. 2023)

[German]Quick note to administrators of Windows environments. Microsoft has updated the Policy CSP – Update web page as of January 27, 2023. This page documents group policies for Windows Update and now shows which policies should be used for what … Continue reading

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Do we need RDS licenses for Citrix Virtual App/Desktop environments?

Do we actually need Microsoft RDS licenses if we run an environment with Citrix Virtual App/Desktop? Citrix has discussed this in the article Do We Need RDS Licenses For Citrix Virtual App/Desktop Environment. Short answer: yes, you need both Citrix … Continue reading

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Windows 11 21H2 is automatically updated to version 22H2 (Jan. 26, 2023)

[German]Microsoft has released the upgrade brakes for Windows 11 21H2 as of January 26, 2023, and generally released the feature update to version 22H2, which was released in November 2022. Starting on the aforementioned date, Microsoft will begin automatically upgrading … Continue reading

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Windows 11 22H2: Preview-Update KB5022360 (Jan. 26, 2023)

[German]Microsoft has released the optional cumulative (preview) update KB5022360 for Windows 11 version 22H2 on January 26, 2023. There are a number of new features and especially a long list of bug fixes. Below I give an overview regarding these … Continue reading

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