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.

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.

Display Recipients of Exchange Dynamic Distribution Group

You can't expand and display Dynamic Exchange Distribution Group members in Outlook like you can with a normal Distribution Group.

The quick and easy Exchange PowerShell command to display Dynamic Distribution Group membership:

  • Get-Recipient -RecipientPreviewFilter (Get-DynamicDistributionGroup "Group Name").RecipientFilter

Unfortunately, if your Distribution Group utilizes Recipient Container parameter, the above command will not work properly as it doesn't respect Recipient Container and will display all recipients, regardless of their Organizational Unit.

Veritas Backup Exec Disk-based storage device keeps going into Read-only mode

Issue

Disk-based storage devices (network folders) in Veritas Backup Exec keep going into Read-only mode. To fix the issue, an administrator has to open storage device details page and set option Limit Backup Exec to read-only operations to No.
The issue comes back a few weeks later.

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