Category Archives: Software

MySQL Service Not Starting

By | September 24, 2021

If a server running MySQL has an improper shutdown, the service cannot be started. This is because 2 files are in a corrupt state. This will cause WordPress sites hosted on the same server to display a database error. To fix this: Open: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server n.n\data Move ib_logfile0 & ib_logfile1 to a temp folder. Start “MySQL nn” Service

Block Outlook from connecting to 365

By | August 10, 2021

Beginning with Office 2016 Outlook auto-connects to 365 upon opening. This causes users to be prompted for credentials if their account is on-premise. To disable this,¬† run this in PowerShell as the user: Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover -Name ‘ExcludeExplicitO365Endpoint’ -Value 1 -Type DWord -Force

Broken OneNote Links

By | November 12, 2020

These changes in the cloud will break access to OneNote and risk data loss: Username changes involving the domain name. Moving, or renaming a OneNote notebook When this happens, notebook owners will need to reshare their notebooks and all users should look for unlinked notebooks after a domain change.

WordPress Hack

By | September 20, 2020

Hackers first try and access the users database at: /wp-json/wp/v2/users/. If successful you next see repeated attempts to log on to the site, reflected in hits on /wp-login.php & /xmlrpc.php. This is what a WordPress brute force attack looks like: As you can see these hits come from all over the world: