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Joe Peifer

Managing and maintaining workstations, servers, and networks for customers since 1989.

Update OpenVPN Certificates on QNAP

Update OpenVPN Certificates on QNAP Recently I encountered an unexpected issue when a customer reported that they were unable to connect to their OpenVPN server. Connection attempts were failing because the cert associated with the ...
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QuickBooks Database Manager Won’t Start

QuickBooks Database Manager (QuickBooksDBXX) Service Conflicts with DNS Server Service A problem can occur when QuickBooks Database Manager (QBDM) is installed on a Windows Server that is also acting as a DNS server. In brief, ...
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Stop Microsoft from Spying Your Search Data

Windows 10 has always wreaked of privacy intrusion. From the moment a Windows 10 computer is first christened users are peppered with questions about sharing data, actions, activities, and even biometrics with Microsoft. Even with ...
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Practical Hints for Guarding Against Phishing and Ransomware

The new decade will bring with it a host of new security concerns for computer owners. The most aggressive and insidious of these concerns is Ransomware. Here's how to guard yourself against it. What is ...
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Microsoft Windows 7 End-of-Life (end of support)

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end its support of one it's most popular and successful operating systems... Windows 7. On that date (and maybe before) there's a good chance that this notification will appear ...
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