VAC was unable to verify the game session

There seems to be an increase in the number of gamers receiving the error “VAC was unable to verify the game session” when trying to use match making in CSGO. This error typically occurs when a client file is corrupt or outdated. The fix is fairly straight forward. Verify Integrity of Game Files Exit Steam (right-click Steam icon in System Tray and click Exit). Right-click the Steam icon (desktop or in Start menu) and…
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How to fix Android Auto music stuttering issues

There are numerous reasons as to why Android Auto audio such as music of podcasts could stutter or lag in your vehicle. I went months having this issue. I tried dozens of suggestions I found online to no avail. Eventually I figured out the issue was a conflict between Android Auto and the Bluetooth connection with my car. The full fix is below along with a few other suggestions I found around the web.…
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Surface Pro plugged in, not charging

I’ve come across this issue quite a bit lately and I’m not really sure what causes it.The battery icon in the system tray will have a red X and indicate the tablet is plugged in, but not charging. It seems to occur shortly after a Windows Cumulative Update. Many resources indicate the battery is dead and to contact Microsoft. But before you do, try the following steps. Re-install Battery Drivers Click Start (or Cortana/Search),…
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Outlook search not working

Windows Updates or Office 365 updates can break the Search Index database. The Search Index is used to provide instant search results. When the index is corrupt, search can become unreliable. For example, you may search for a phrase of a subject line known the emails exists but it does not display in the list of search results. Find Related Messages will also become unreliable. Fortunately the problem is fairly easy to fix.
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Confluence Behind IIS Reverse Proxy

Atlassian Confluence Server for Windows is bundled with a web server which runs on port 8090. Most organisations would rather a more user-friendly URL such as confluence.domain.com. Although this isn't technically supported by Atlassian, it's best practice to leave this port as is and instead implement a Reverse Proxy.
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How to resolve Dir Sync error “duplicate UserPrincipalName conflict”

I was recently prompted about a Directory Sync error witting Microsoft 365 Admin Center. The user account had the message “We detected a duplicate UserPrincipalName conflict on the value user@domain.com. All attribute values need to be unique across objects. To resolve this conflict, first determine which object should be using the conflicting value. Then, update or remove the conflicting value from the other object(s).” A little research revealed the account had been created, deleted, and then…
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How to increase vCenter Appliance web client session timeout

As of vSphere 6.7 Update 1, the vCenter vSphere Client (also referred to as the HTML5 client) has reached feature parity with the now deprecated Thick Client and Web Client. But one of the biggest annoyances with the vSphere Client is the default Session Timeout value of 120 minutes. It seems like I'm constantly re-authenticating. Good news, this can be easily changed from the vCenter Appliance Shell.
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How to stream or cast from Android to Kodi

It’s possible to cast videos and music to Kodi transforming your Kodi box into a poor man’s Chromecast. Android devices can cast or stream content by leveraging the DLNA standard in conjunction with an app. In order to take advantage of this functionality a few features must be enabled within Kodi.
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