Solved: Number Lock Won’t Stay Enabled after Reboot or Shutdown Windows 10

I had a customer complain to me a little while back. Everytime, he would restart his computer his Number Lock on his keyboard would not stay enabled. Here is what I did to fix his issue. 

P.S. This also worked on my personal Windows 10 1607 computer. 

Step One: 

  • Change the value of HKEY_Users/<UserProfiles>/ControlPanel/Keyboard/InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650 for ALL USERS profiles not only for .Default. Registry

Edit Registry

Step Two: Once the above edits in the Registry have been completed. Shutdown the computer.

Step Three: Turn on your computer and wait for login screen (NumLock is still off). Log into your computer.

Step Four: Enable NUMLOCK and shutdown your computer.

Step Five: Turn on your computer. NumLock should now be enabled.

Let me know if the above solution works for you. Hat Tip to this Reddit Thread

I hope this helped. If it did please let a comment below! You can follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. This was posted by techspeeder.

 

How to Enable Remote Audio/ Multiple Monitors for Hyper-V RDP Session

A little while ago I wanted to enable Audio on my Hyper-V virtual machine. Below, I will share the tip that allows you to enable remote audio, dual monitor support, printers, and other options on a Hyper-V RDP session. 

Step One: Open Hyper-V Manager Console.

Step Two: Start your Virtual Machine

Step Three: When your Virtual Machine is running, right-click on the VM and select Edit Session Settings.

Edit VM Settings

You should then see a box similar to the one below.  On the dialog box, you can select which resolution you will connect to your VM and whether or not to use all your monitors. Click Show Options. Continue reading

How to Create a New Outlook Profile

If you follow me on YouTube, you already know I released a video on how to create a new Outlook profile. If you don’t follow me there, here is how to create a new Outlook profile. You can find written instructions below this video. 

Step by Step Directions:

Step One: Go to the Control Panel
Step Two:  Click User Accounts
Step Three: Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook)
Step Four: You are ready to add your profile. Click Add and Type a Profile Name
Step Five: Select your Email Account type (Most times you will want to click on Manual Setup or Additional Server Types unless you have an Office 365 account.)
Now enter your account information and when added Click Finish.
Step Six: If you already have an existing Outlook profile, you will want to select “Always use this profile” and select your new profile from the drop-down menu.
Now open Outlook and it you should be ready to go!

This was posted by techspeeder.

Server Essentials 2012 & 2016 Can’t Email Health Reports

This morning I noticed I was missing a bunch of the health reports from my servers that were running Server Essentials 2012 or 2016.

I opened the Dashboard on one of the servers and found these errors. . . . Cannot Send Mail and Windows Server Essentials Management Service is not running. 

I went into Services, like the error message suggested, but the Windows Server Essential Management Service was still running.

Server Essentials Unable to Email Health Report

I did a little digging and I found that apparently there is a bug in the Server Essentials software and when Daylight Savings Time occurs the server no longer can email health reports.  Continue reading

Server 2016 Anywhere Access Shows IIS instead of Login Page

After installing two Server 2016 Essentials servers this week, I found Anywhere Access on both servers didn’t work properly. When I browsed to the Remote Web Access URL (mycompany.remotewebaccess.com) , I was always greeted with the Internet Information Services (IIS) page.Internet Information Services (IIS) I figured I may have setup something wrong, so I double-checked my settings but everything was setup correctly.

I then went to mycompany.remotewebaccess.com/remote and the site then came up fine. 

This is the workaround I found to fix this issue.  

Step One: Open Internet Information Services (IIS)

Step Two: Go to Sites > Default Web Site > HTTP Redirect

Step Three: Check the box Redirect requests to this destination: “Enter company URL with /remote at the end. HTTP Redirect IIS

Check the box “Only redirect requests to content in this directory (not subdirectories)”

Step Four: Click Apply    You should be set now. If this doesn’t work for you, restart the Default Web Site.

I found this forum thread on TechNet with other experiencing the same issues. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to comment on that thread. That will help bring it to Microsoft’s attention. I believe this is a bug with Server 2016. Server 2012 and 2012R2, this worked perfectly without having to do this HTTP Redirect.   I will keep you posted if I learn more.

Please comment below if this helped you. You can find me on Twitter and check out my YouTube Channel