Windows Update Error 89B (or 2203)

I spent hours trying to figure out what happened to start causing this error on Windows Server 2012R2. Google results are slim, but some referenced an invalid password (wtf?). I reset SoftwareDistribution, changed OUs (for Group Policy), removed and re-added to the domain, nothing. In the end, I checked the TEMP and TMP Windows system …

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Setup a Windows VM as a VPN Gateway w/ICS and OpenVPN

This post has been a long time coming… Since my ASUS router severely underperformed when used for OpenVPN, here’s how to configure a Windows VM (Server 2012 R2, in this case), with Internet Connection Sharing, as an OpenVPN gateway for your local network clients: Configure your VM per your usual specs (i.e. latest updates, disk …

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Tomato Firmware on an ASUS RT-AC56U Router

I recently purchased an ASUS RT-AC56U router with the intention of flashing the firmware from the stock ASUS firmware to┬áTomato by Shibby – I want the OpenVPN client functionality to use with my VPN provider. This router would replace my LinkSys E3000 which could barely connect me to the Internet, let alone VPN. The whole …

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