Microsoft 365 OWA Outlook can’t load shared calendars or shared calendars in OWA appear and disappear

I didn’t find much with my Google-Fu, but I found another issue related to accounts and put two and two together to fix my issue.

If you run into a problem with a Microsoft 365 Exchange Online account trying to access shared calendars in OWA, but the calendars appear and then disappear – as well as you can’t see the Shared calendars option under OWA (, Settings, Calendar (there should be Shared calendars here) and OR if you do have Shared calendars as an option, but when you click on it it says unable to load these settings – check the Accounts section under the OWA, Settings, Calendar section. There might be a Microsoft account, which will be a non-work/school account, aka account, or an older email address that is probably the same as your work/school account. Remove it from the Account section.

Second, I highly recommend changing the Microsoft account’s sign-in username from [email protected], which is probably your Microsoft 365 work/school username, to [email protected]. You can do this via by logging in to your Microsoft account (non-work/school account) and updating the settings there.

Microsoft’s Storage Migration Service stuck on loading

I have been trying to transfer file shares from a Server 2012 Essentials to a Server 2022 server.

I had success two days ago using the same exact set up and Storage Migration Service.

I tried it on a second client and continued to run into problems where it was stuck at the transfer portion and all it said was loading….

I went back to the first server I migrated the other day and I saw there was an update for the Storage Migration Service extension in Windows Admin Center.

I noticed the first server was now stuck at loading.

I didn’t think anything of it as it sometimes happens. You would think Microsoft would test their products and updates – they really don’t.

I finally figured out how to uninstall the WAC extension. You have to turn off automatic updates before you’ll see the option to uninstall an extension.

I reinstalled version 2.44.0 which was the default that came with this Windows Admin Center install package.

As soon as I downgraded the Storage Migration Service package, IT WORKS!

Everything I could find, which wasn’t much, ended up in “update the extension” and that fixed the problem.

I hope this helps someone from pulling their hair out.

Windows 11 Pro, Dell OptiPlex 7000 Tower and DisplayPort to HDMI cables

I’ve got an interesting issue going on with a client. They have fairly new, purchased in 2022, Dell OptiPlex 7000 series Tower computers with Intel UHD integrated graphics.

Two end users are currently affected by an issue after upgrading to Windows 11 Pro from Windows 10 Pro.

Within a week one or both of their Dell monitors which are connected via DisplayPort to HDMI cables, have gone blank. Going into power save mode is what the monitors say. No monitors in Device Manager.

Dell BIOS works fine, the Dell splash logo appears upon first turning the computer on and or rebooting.

I tried updating the Intel graphics driver. When that didn’t work, I tried installing all available updates from Dell Command as well as Windows update. I even went as far as doing a refresh keeping documents.

No luck. The strange thing is initially both monitors didn’t work for one end user, but the second end user had one monitor working and the second not. They swapped cables from the working monitor to the second user and that monitor started working. They purchased the same DisplayPort to HDMI cable and tried with the second monitor to no avail.

Instead of putting anymore time into this issue, I suggested purchasing a monitor with native DisplayPort ports. That’s the end solution – I hope. I’ll know more when they get their monitors. In the mean time, if you find a solution to this, feel free to comment. I saw a Microsoft forum post where two users had similar setups and could not get their monitors to work after upgrading to Windows 11. My honest suggestion is to not use Windows 11 period. I am going to wait until Windows 10 goes completely end of life before even attempting to upgrade to Windows 11.

Windows 11 reminds me so much of Windows Vista and Windows 8. Both piece of shit products that I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.

Trying to install QuickBooks Premier Pro 2022 onto Windows Server Essentials 2016 with error code 1603

I have been trying to figure out why QuickBooks Premier Pro 2022 will not install on Windows Server Essentials 2016.

It gets a quarter of the way in and then throws an error 1603.

I’ve searched high and low and HATE Google results. Nothing but handpicked garbage content farm webpages that do not help at all. I miss you could find an obscure blog on the first or second page with a fix right there. Instead, you get this ad-filled almost AI created gibberish with nothing but rehashed “fixes” from every other website that, again, is filled with nothing but ads.

I’ve tried uninstalling the C++, .Net Framework, etc. to no avail.

I just downloaded a trial of QuickBooks Enterprise 2023 and it installed with NO PROBLEMS.

I stood up a Server Essentials 2016 virtual machine and was able to install QuickBooks Premier 2022 OK with no problem.

However, I came across at least three other people who have had a problem with trying to install QuickBooks Premier 2022 onto either Windows 10 or a server operating system.

If you came across this and fixed it, please comment below. I’ll do the same if I find a fix. I know it will make a lot of people happy.

An interesting update happened last night. I downloaded a trial of QuickBooks Enterprise 2023, and it installed within five minutes.

I’m trying to run Process Explorer and Process Monitor, but am coming up short. If you have any expertise in either of these programs and troubleshooting what might be causing the install to fail with error 1603, please leave a comment below.


I used RegScan and performed a scan on all registry hives for “QuickBooks” and then exported them out and finally deleted them all.

I rebooted and sure enough it fucking installed. I knew it was a rogue fucking registry key. I hate Microsoft and Intuit!

Windows 10 start menu not responding/Outlook prompting for password using modern authentication window, but it’s blank

For those of you who encounter the above issue and attempt to use PowerShell to run the Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} but the process never finishes, check the permissions on these two registry keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders – it should have a user called All Application Packages with read permissions.

In particular, the second one. I had an issue where the Get-AppX command would not complete on a Windows 10 Dell OptiPlex machine. I tried restarting to no avail.

I checked on the first registry key and All Application Packages were listed with read permissions for that key.

I checked the second, and All Application Packages were not there at all. I had to go to Advanced, Select a principal, if you’re on a domain, change the From this location: to the actual computer you’re using. Enter All Application Packages into the object name to select the box and hit OK.

Make sure it has read permission on the second registry key.

I rebooted the machine, and the start menu was working. I was also able to input the user’s Outlook password.

Outlook 365 with Office 365 E3 account Online Archive magically disappears after roughly 10-15 seconds upon loading Outlook

I am back with another crazy problem that only happens to me. I contacted support and of course they don’t know how to fix it. I’m almost certain I am cursed with these extremely unique problems that only happen to maybe .0000000000001% of users using Office 365.

I have tried Googling until my fingers were bleeding to no avail.

Absolutely NO one else seems to have had this problem.

I have an end user with an Office 365 E3 license. They were upgraded from Bus Premium to E3 prior to this since they ran out of space. The E3 license comes with Online Archive and it should work in Outlook as my own Office 365 license is an E3 license and my Online Archive works fine.

I can create a new profile and this fixes it for maybe a few days then it will disappear again.

I have tried /safe /resetnav but nothing helps.

Nothing in the Event Viewer.

The Online Archive shows up in OWA.

My theory is that upon changing the license somewhere along the lines it got screwed up. I even tried removing the E3 license from this end user and then leaving no license and finally putting it back, no luck.

Here’s hoping someone out there has experienced this and might have a fix or point me in the right direction.

Logitech G915 TKL with brown switches

I saw about two weeks ago that Logitech was releasing a new updated G915 without the ten key pad. I knew I was going to get this as I had purchased the G915 but due to the length of the keyboard, I returned it. I said if they come out with a TKL version, I’m sold.

The last version I had was the equivalent to the Cherry MX Blue switches. The one I have is called Tactile which is the equivalent of Cherry MX Brown switches. It’s so nice to type on. I was hoping the linear (Cherry MX Red) was available, but I’d have to order it online. I’m content with the Tactile (Cherry MX Brown) version.

This is my first Cherry MX Brown keyboard. Up to now I’ve only had blues and reds. I primarily like the feeling of the reds. I don’t like blue as it takes too much force to type and causes a lot of typos.

The build quality appears to be the same, sans the TKL.

The thing I liked the most of the G915 was how fast it connected to both the wireless and bluetooth. I’ll update this review as time goes on.

I am using the keyboard with my 2015 MacBook Pro 15″. I took it on one appointment and it was great typing on it. It fits into my InCase backup perfectly. It’s not bulky at all.

Dell laptop Task Manager CPU stuck at 22%

I had the strangest problem troubleshooting a client’s slow laptop. I ran a full diagnostic, hard drive checked out. The craziest thing was the hard drive was a SanDisk SSD and it was performing nothing like an SSD.

One thing that stood out to me was the CPU being stuck at 22% no matter what I did. It would not go higher or lower. On a hunch, I Googled “22% CPU dell” and came across someone on the Dell forums who had the same problem. It has to do with the power adapter not being able to charge the battery. In the case of the Dell forum and my client, it was the third-party power adapter. I noticed the battery was not going any higher than where it was initially.

I unplugged the power adapter and the CPU usage on Task Manager started going and the laptop started running at its normal SSD speed. I was shocked.