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Stop Windows 10 from rebooting without permission

Overall I very much like Windows 10, but it has one absolutely unacceptable “feature” that I have struggled to find a way to disable, and that is the constant reboots without user consent.  A bit of a rant about this feature that you can skip if you want to go right to the solution. <rant>In […]

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Find all occurrences of a string in all SQL objects

SQL command for MS SQL to find all occurrences of any string across all objects. SELECT DISTINCT o.name AS Object_Name, o.type_desc FROM sys.sql_modules m INNER JOIN sys.objects o ON m.object_id = o.object_id WHERE m.definition Like ‘%my search string goes here%’ The results include the object name and type of object:

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Set Windows 10 VPN to not use default gateway

I’m mainly putting this here so I have an easy place to find it in the future.  Not sure what possible explanation there could be for why Microsoft would disable the ability to set this quite common option using the properties button in Windows 10. Open Powershell command (run as admin) set-vpnconnection -name “MY VPN […]

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Enable Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

For some reason MS has hidden the windows photo viewer in Windows 10 on a fresh install and it is not available to associate with image files.  Googling the issue resulted in a number of similar complaints and different solutions. The registry fix below seems to work the best. Cut and paste the text below into […]

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Error Event 129 storeachi – Reset to device \Device\RaidPort0 was issued solution Windows 10

In a recent Windows 10 build I started receiving this error randomly on different hard drives.  I noticed the error was always happening to drives connected to a separate PCI SATA controller card and the drives connected directly to the motherboard SATA never had this error.  The issues appears to be that the PCI controller […]

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Solution for System.BadImageFormatException error in IIS

I was moving some web sites around and had one that was giving a System.BadImageFormatException after being moved with the ReportGenerator assembly.  After comparing the configuration between the 2 servers, the issue was that that the “Enable 32-bit Applications” had to be set to true in the advanced settings for the application pool.  This was […]

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