Microsoft Account password out of sync when using Remote Desktop (RDP)

There’s an issue in Windows 10 which causes Microsoft Account passwords to become out of sync when using Remote Desktop (RDP). For example, I have a few computer systems running Windows 10 which I only access via Remote Desktop using my Microsoft Account (for example, [email protected]). If I were to change my Microsoft Account password from another computer system or Outlook.com, the new password will not work when connecting over RDP. However, the old password will continue to authenticate successfully. This is both annoying and a security issue. Below is a method to force a password sync.  (more…)

How to enable c$ admin share on Windows 10 and Server 2016

The hidden administrative network share (also known as c$ admin share) is not accessible by default in Windows 10. The administrative share is automatically created but can’t be access by browsing to “\\computername\c$” from a machine on a workgroup or home network. In a domain environment the c$ share should already be available. In a workstation or home environment the administrative share can be enabled from the registry.  (more…)

Fix for Logitech G430 USB gaming headset on Windows 10

UPDATE: I began to have problems with my headset a few weeks later. It appears it was related to the Logitech Gaming Software but uninstalling it would cause my headset to stop working. I realized that the reset option in Windows 10 was likely using a bad image. I thought about using DISM to repair the files, but I ended up re-installing Windows 10 from scratch. I did not use Windows 10’s built in reset option and instead opted to clean the drive and re-install Windows 10 which also re-created the recovery partition. After re-installing Windows 10 my headset worked immediately without needing any drivers. The USBAUDIO.SYS file was present (as it should have been) and I did not need to install LGS. If you run into this issue, I highly recommend avoiding the reset option in Windows 10 and instead perform a fresh install. It appears the recovery image when upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 could be corrupt. Hopefully Microsoft can issue a fix for the recovery image. If you’re interested, more information on using DISM to repair Windows 10 and recovery images can be found here.

When I upgraded my PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, my Logitech G430 USB gaming headset continued to work just fine. But recently I decided to reinstall Windows 10 fresh and found my  headset would no longer be recognized within the Device Manager as the device appeared under “Other Devices” with an exclamation point. I searched and searched and all I could find was people advising to use the 3.5mm jacks instead. This isn’t a solution. But I eventually found one. (more…)