1. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redist Broken After Windows 10 1607 Upgrade

    Published Sep 20, 2016.

    I've been deploying the Windows 10 build 1607 feature upgrade (also known as the Anniversary Update) via WSUS to a test lab at work. The machines are upgrading from 1511. Today I was informed that Autodesk 3ds Max & AutoCad would not launch on those machines. 3dsmax.exe gave an error: "The procedure entry point __crtCreateSymbolicLinkW could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP110.dll."

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  2. Running ExacqVision DVR Server on Hyper-V

    Published Apr 07, 2016.

    ExacqVision is a DVR suite for security cameras. It works all right, I can't really complain on that front. However, they license their software based on the MAC address of the server. This is pretty stupid on its face because it means a failure of the NIC means you need to relicense your server (which costs $$$ for a transfer) and in virtual environments, MAC addresses change easily. It gets really stupid when the software is incapable of reading the NIC's MAC just because it is a Hyper-V NIC and I can't license my server because of it. Thankfully, it's possible to work around the issue.

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  3. How to use Cincinnati Bell Fioptics with your own router

    Published Sep 23, 2015. Updated Oct 27, 2018.

    I recently purchased gigabit Fioptics Internet service from Cincinnati Bell. At first I was hesitant to go through with it. I did not want to use a crappy ISP router and forgo my wonderful ASUS RT-AC86U or be stuck running some sort of NAT-behind-NAT nightmare network. The day after installation, I took it upon myself to get my ASUS gateway working and remove Cincinnati Bell’s router. I was able to do this while keeping my Fioptics TV and on-demand features working. It was easy, but there is not much guidance out there on the Internet so I figured I would document my setup online.

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