The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition - Shutdown Reason: Battery

Issue

Windows Shutting Down

Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V Host) shut down unexpectedly without any obvious external reason. The shutdown was graceful, not a crash or power cut.

Windows Event System Logs contain the following related entries:

Event ID: 109
Source: Kernel-Power
Description:
The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition.
Shutdown Reason: Battery

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Can't launch DELL iDRAC virtual console via viewer.jnlp

Issue

viewer.jnlp downloaded from DELL iDRAC 8 admin console does not launch iDRAC Java virtual console application. The PC has 64bit Java SE Development Kit v17.0.1 installed.

viewer.jnlp

When the file is opened with C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1\bin\java.exe, the command prompt opens and then immediately closes. The actual error is:
Error: Could not find or load main class
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException

When the file is opened with C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17.0.1\bin\javaw.exe, nothing at all happens.

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Disable Windows 10 News and Interests via Group Policy

News and Interests

Microsoft started adding News and Interests feature to Windows 10 PCs around April 2021. This can be disabled on individual PCs by right-clicking on the taskbar and navigating to News and interests > Turn Off.

News and interests > Turn Off

To disable News and Interests in the Active Directory environment you can use Group Policy: Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and interests > Enable news and interests on the taskbar >>> Disabled.

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QuickBooks service started and then stopped

Issue

QuickBooks multi-user access stopped working across the network. Following error pops up when opening QuickBooks Pro 2021 on a client computer.

Problem with multi-user hosting setup

Problem with multi-user hosting setup
Error code: H202
This company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting.
Here’s how to fix this problem:
On the computer where the company file is located, open the start menu, then open Quickbooks Database Server Manager. The Database Server Manager will scan your files and restore the connection.
For step-by-step instructions, click Tell Me More.

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