SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe – Windows cannot access the specified device path or file

We have recently seen this issue crop up quite a lot, especially when using Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 or even Windows 10. The problem seems to rear its head when you try to change a setting on a user account that was not the original administrator – most likely the local Administrator …

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Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future

With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company’s Windows Hello has earned its FIDO2 certification — an industry standard that deems Windows Hello a secure authenticator. Now, users running Windows 10 version 1903 will be able to login to devices, apps and online services using biometrics or PINs, rather than …

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Windows 10 1809 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

  Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. New Windows 10 feature updates use a staggered, ramping rollout, and this (re)release is no different. Initially, it’ll …

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Protection From Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that cyber criminals use to hold your computer or computer files for ransom, demanding payment from you to get them back. Sadly, ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and consumers alike. There is a variety of ransomware can get onto a person’s …

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Azure vs On-Premise Costs

Most people do not compare costs of running infrastructure in Azure to traditional on-premises deployments appropriately. To begin with, it is almost impossible to compare them apples-to-apples. For example: as soon as you deploy a VM in Azure, all of your data will be written into 3 different storage locations by default. If you select the Geo-redundant storage option, …

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