Networking not working after Windows 10 Update (version 1511, build 10586.3)

My device:  Lenovo ThinkPad Yogo 2

After applying the latest Windows 10, update, version 1511, build 10586.3, all of my networking was jacked up. I was unable to connect to any wireless networks (showed a small amount of sent packets, 0 received, and great single strength). I attempted to uninstall the device from device manager and when I rebooted the device reinstalled, but still nothing worked.

When I got home I attempted to use my USB Ethernet adapter and even that didn’t work.

The Solution

NOTE: Following the procedure below will reset all networking. This includes Hyper-V and VPN interfaces. (My Cisco VPN client rebuilt everything automatically when I attempted to connect).

Run “netcfg -d” from an admin command prompt, then reboot and reconfigure networking.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
(c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>netcfg -d
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
SetupDiCallClassInstaller Erorr: 0x6
NetSetup object deleted successfully on MUX
Successfully commited changes to the registry
Successfully commited changes to the registry
We are going to reboot now to complete the clean up. Save all of your work.
Press any key to continue…

Need to check your windows version?

  1. Start menu
  2. type “about your pc”
  3. press enter

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References:

  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/which-operating-system
  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-network-connection-issues

Reverse DNS Lookup

Need to setup reverse DNS lookup for your public IP? Here’s the quick cheat sheet.

Note: In this example the IP address is 188.251.142.63 and the host name is mail.virtualrick.com

  1. Request that your ISP (or if you control your IP’s through ARIN log in to their management portal) to delegate the reverse lookup for your IP’s to your DNS server
    1. If you do not want to control this you can ask that they create/update the PTR records
  2. Create the reverse DNS zone
    1. example: 142.251.188.in-addr.arpa
  3. Create the PTR record with the partial IP address and host name
    1. example: IP:”63″ and hostname:”mail.virtualrick.com”
  4. Wait for propagation
  5. Verify
      1. # dig ptr 63.142.251.188.in-addr.arpa; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.5-Ubuntu <<>> ptr 63.142.251.188.in-addr.arpa
        ;; global options: +cmd
        ;; Got answer:
        ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26138
        ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
        ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
        ;; QUESTION SECTION:
        ;63.142.251.188.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR;; ANSWER SECTION:
        63.142.251.188.in-addr.arpa. 21265 IN PTR mail.virtualrick.com.
        
        ;; Query time: 9 msec
        ;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
        ;; WHEN: Wed Oct 28 16:01:54 CDT 2015
        ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 92

     

JIRA : Limit which resolutions are displayed on a screen

  1. Select the workflow transition
  2. Edit the properties
  3. Add the “jira.field.resolution.include” property with values matching the resolution ID’s you want to display

 

How to identify the resolution id

  1. Administration > Issues > Issues Attributes > Resolutions
  2. Mouse over the resolution
  3. observe the ID in the URL
    1. Example: https://JIRASITE/secure/admin/EditResolution!default.jspa?id=10100

 

Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop on Hyper-V using Windows 10

Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop on Hyper-V using Windows 10

Issue: “The image’s hash and certificate are not allowed (DB) .

Solution:

1) Disable “Secure Boot”

2) Move up the DVD Drive in the Boot order

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High load average (over 2.5)

Symptoms: the system responses poorly via GUI

Results: Load average dropped to 2.0

Notes: This virtual machine is configured for 2 vCPU’s

Action taken:

  1. Install ccsm ($ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager)
  2. open ccsm ($ ccsm)
  3. Disable Effects > Animation & Effects > Fading Windows

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Load average still high

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Data not available while on a call

 

Problem: Simultaneous voice and data wasn’t a problem on my S4, but since I picked up my S6 Edge yesterday whenever a call comes my phone tells me that data is no longer available.

Solution:

  1. Verify the “Advanced Calling 1.0” DH Voice feature is enabled on your line.
    1. you can do this yourself through the My Verizon Mobile app on the phone
    2. OR you can call *611 and have them put it on
  2. Verify the feature is enabled on the device
    1. Settings > Advanced Calling > Activate Advanced Calling (Screen shots below)
  3. Power cycle your phone

Note: It took a couple of power cycles and probably about 5-10 minutes for the setting to actually take and start working

 

Windows 8 automatically connecting to unsecured wireless networks (MAKE IT STOP!)

Issue: Windows 8.1 w/ Intel wireless driver will automatically connect to “free”, unsecured, wireless networks.

This issue has been bugging me for a little bit, but has not been at the top of list until there were a large number of unsecured wireless networks available while traveling. So here’s the solution.

resolution:

  1. open the control panel
  2. Open “Network and Internet”
  3. Select “Intel ProSet/Wireless Tools”
  4. Select “Settings…” under “Intel Wifi HotSpot Assistant”
  5. Remove all check boxes
  6. Close out of the dialog box

 

 

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Performance Monitoring for Atlassian Applications (JIRA, Confluence on Windows)

Who doesn’t want to know how their applications are performing? Here’s a quick way to start collecting data and analyzing it.

  1. Sign-up for a free New Relic account
  2. Download your New Relic java agent zip file to your server and extract. I placed mine in the “D:\Program Files” folder.
  3. Edit “D:\Program Files\newrelic\newrelic.yml”
    1. update the “license_key” and “app_name” variables
      1. note: the license_key is surrounded in ticks ” and app_name is not.
  4. Configure the java agent to start when the service starts
    1. start > run > regedit.exe
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Apache Software Foundation\Procrun 2.0\[App ID]\Parameters\Java
    3. edit “Options” by adding “-javaagent:D:\Program Files\newrelic\newrelic.jar” to the bottom
  5. Restart your application service

If your app doesn’t show up in the console check your logs! (D:\Program Files\newrelic\logs\newrelic_agent.log)