Windows 10 version 1903 hoses Visual Studio

After we upgraded Windows 10 to version 1903, we noticed that Visual Studio versions 2015 and higher lost references to the ADODB services, the IIS port numbers were claiming they were all in use, which was impossible and when you tried to re-reference the projects the projects were hosed.

Good news it was a simple fix. Reinstall or do a repair on your Visual Studio installation and you are good to go. If you changed your references in any of your projects after the Windows 10 upgrade to version 1903 before the Visual Studio reinstall, remove those projects and use a back up and your good to go. This was a pain, but not as bad as other Windows 10 updates in the past.

Secure Admin Accounts

We believe in staying current on all systems, but with that having backups are a must! Happy Coding!!

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Server 2008 R2 end of life

The end of the road is rapidly approaching. The Windows Server 2008 R2 end of life is January 14, 2020 and SQL Server 2008 R2 is July 9, 2019. That means the end of regular security updates.

For organizations that want to stay on premise and migrate to a newer Windows Server OS and SQL database system, the time is now. If the decision is to move to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019, we recommend Windows Server 2019, with SQL Server 2016 or newer.

Server 2008 R2 end of life

The on premise Adept Enterprise systems must be upgraded to support the new versions of Windows Server OS and SQL database systems. We have already provided these updates to our customers. The time is now to upgrade.

The real threat of ransomware and damage to corporate brands is a major risk to not upgrade to supported systems. The 2017 WannaCry outbreak is an example of attacks that used vulnerabilities in outdated Windows systems.

The Software as a Service Adept Enterprise systems are already updated.

If your organization is still running Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 you have been warned. There is no excuse to run unsupported software systems. The risk is just to great.

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Windows 10 Version 1809, Remote Desktop Bug Workaround

If you are running Windows 10 version 1809 Remote Desktop Connection from another Windows 10 version 1809, odds are the experience is slow, stalls, or just fails. This is a known Remote Desktop bug. Rumor has it Microsoft will have a fix out this April.

A workaround is to add an entry in the windows registry.
Add a new registry entry in:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client”
UseURCP
REG_DWORD 0

Windows 10 Version 1809 RDP Temp Fix

Windows 10 has had a lot of issues over the years. Reminds me of the Windows 95 days, on all the registry tweaks. I will post a response here when a real fix is released. This workaround worked great for us on Windows 10 to Windows 10 Remote desktop connections via VPN. Windows 10 to Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connections via VPN did not have any issues, and thus did not need this workaround.

Hopefully this will help others from pulling their hair out. Keep it real out there, and have a great day.

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Samsung 970 PRO SSD NVMe

Samsung’s 970 PRO has always been the fastest of the NVMe SSDs. I have been very impressed with its performance and reliability. It appears the SATA days with regard to workstations have finally come to an end. I installed the 1 TB 970 PRO in an Aorus Ultra Z390 Board with 64 GIG of ram and the new Intel Core i9-9900k .

The Samsung SSD 970 PRO is the 3rd generation of Samsung’s Client-PC NVMe SSD. The Samsung 970 PRO is specially designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and professionals whose workloads are intensive on PCs and workstations. Featuring the latest Samsung 2bit MLC V-NAND technology and a newly enhanced Phoenix controller, the 970 PRO delivers fearless performance and unprecedented reliability in a small M.2 2280 form factor and offer customers the most advanced Samsung SSD technology currently available for Client PCs.

Samsung 970 Pro

Delivering unprecedented performance, the 970 PRO maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth. With much greater performance than the previous generation, the new 970 PRO offers unparalleled sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s respectively and random performance of up to 500,000 IOPS for both of read/write operations. The 970 PRO is the best solution for processing massive amounts of data, 4K graphic work, 4K/DirectX 12 games and data analytics.

Finally we have some serious hardware that is leaping forward. The advanced Data Encryption is a major plus.

The 970 PRO provides multiple advanced data encryption features. Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology will help keep data safe at all times. The 970 PRO includes an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure. Being hardware-based, the encryption engine secures your data without the performance degradation that you may experience with software-based encryption. Also, the 970 PRO is compliant with various advanced security management solutions (TCG Opal and Encrypted Drive-IEEE1667).

Read more at the Samsung’s website: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/970pro/

The Adept Enterprise advanced software systems are designed for the new Samsung 970 PRO SSD. Performance, reliability, security and scalability are all major demands for enterprise software systems and the hardware required to run them in the 21st century. The Samsung 970 PRO SSD surpasses this demand. Good Job!

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Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors

Following the launch late last year, Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors are amazing. It appeared to me the CPU market has been boring since 2012. No real performance boosts like we saw year to year in the late 1990s. Suddenly, the 9th generation has been a jump, especially the Core i9.

For the Laptops, Intel announced that its 9th Gen Core mobile processors will launch in Q2 2019.

Intel's 9th Gen Core processors

Intel was quiet on details other than the impending release timeframe, but the full complement of 9th Gen Core processors we have come to expect will be available. That includes 9th Gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 chips.

Adept Enterprise is designed for the new Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors, and the 9th Gen Core mobile processors will increase speed of complex queries in the field. Probably an over kill today, but will be a good investment for long term use, especially with upgrades.

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