Unable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970, KB4480960

Unable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970 & KB4480960

Philip Banks Windows OS

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Microsoft released monthly patches for January. These included security updates and monthly rollups. Reports quickly surfaced that KB4480970 and KB4480960 were causing issues with SMBv2 shares. Users with local administrator permissions were no longer able to access their network folders and mapped network drives. Standard local users and domain users were not affected. By Wednesday afternoon, Microsoft had acknowledged issues with KB4480970 and KB4480960. The issue surfaces when a user, who is a member of the local administrator group, tries to access a shared folder …

Philip BanksUnable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970 & KB4480960

High CPU Usage from Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup – Azure AD Connect

Philip Banks Servers

Yesterday we received a rash of high CPU utilization alerts from a server we monitor. Logging onto the server, we found performance to be painfully slow, we also had several complaints from end users who were experiencing similar slowness when using network applications. We quickly found the Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup Process was using anywhere from 75%-90% of the CPU resources. The Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup process is part of Azure AD Connect and runs from the Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitoring Service. Troubleshooting Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup We first stopped the Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitoring Service, …

Philip BanksHigh CPU Usage from Microsoft.Online.Reporting.MonitoringAgent.Startup – Azure AD Connect