January 26

Windows: Shutdown wsl

If you are using Linux in wsl on Windows 10 and 11 you may find a time where you want to restart Linux environment. To do this do the following in Powershell:

Get-Service LxssManager | Restart-Service
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September 26

Microsoft Outlook 2016 hangs on the splash screen

When starting outlook the splash screen displays “starting”, but Outlook never starts.

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Start the “Run” command
  3. Type: outlook.exe /safe
  4. You may be prompted for your user credentials.  If so, enter them.
  5. Outlook should start fairly quickly.  It may take a minute or two to sync to the server.
  6. Close Outlook
  7. Start Outlook as you normally would.

By: Timothy Conrad

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July 24

Windows: Windows 10 Enterprise BitLocker keeps asking for recovery key on reboot

After further investigation I have discovered the following:

Running tpm.msc I see the TPM status is: The TPM is ready for use, but with reduced functionality.

Checked boot type. It is set to Legacy not UEFI

Next steps:

Decrypt bitlocker

Convert disk to GPT

Enable UEFI

Enable BitLocker.

By M. Ketley

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