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Update SCCM Collections with PowerShell

This is handy if you have a long list of devices that need to be added to a collection and eliminates the tediousness of adding machines one by one! Run PowerShell within the SCCM console and run the following command: Get-Content “c:\temp\server_list.txt”...
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Citrix: Components of an Infrastructure

The Components of a Citrix Infrastructure In this post I will go over the components of a Citrix infrastructure and how they all fit together. These are Notes from the Citrix Xenapp / Xendesktop 7.5 CCA Course.   Components: StoreFront Server The storefront...
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Virtual Delivery Agent failed with code InstallFailure 1603

Recently I had a VDI that kept bluescreening, after the issue was resolved with a windows update it failed to register in Xendesktop. I decided to reinstall the VDA as that could have become corrupted and I ran into this issue…   Not sure of the cause but i...
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App-V 5.1 – Write Permissions on Virtual File System

When i first started tinkering with App-V most of my packaged applications failed due to write permissions. One specifically I had issues with was Adobe Acrobat Professional X. I stumbled across an option within the sequencer after you edit a package which allows...
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Citrix App-V Integration Minimum Permission Requirements

Background: There are two services that handle much of Citrix’s App-V integration tasks. 1.) The Citrix Application Library Service running on the Delivery Controller is responsible for importing App-V packages into Studio. 2.) The Citrix Desktop Service...
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How to add an App-V Package to Citrix

After an application has been configured and sequenced the app can be imported into Citrix using the Citrix Studio Snap-In. To do this you will need to do the following: Select Configuration > App-V Publishing in the Studio navigation pane. Select Add Microsoft...
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App-V 5.1: How to convert a Legacy Application

In order to convert a legacy application you will need to login to either your sequencing server or your publishing server. Launch PowerShell (x86) and run as an administrator. You will need to load in the App-V module beforehand, the command you need...
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App-V 5.1 Creating the package Root Directory

To create the root directory for your packages first you need to allocate an additional disk or specify a folder on your current server. (Do not create the share on the same server that the sequencer is installed on.) Once done you will need to right click the...
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Windows 7 – How to install the Active Directory Users and Computers tools

    Download the package from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-AU/download/details.aspx?id=7887 and Install. Once installed you will need to turn on the feature. Press Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features On the left you will see the...
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Unable to install Remote Desktop connection broker role service – Windows Server 2012 r2

Run services.msc and go to the “Windows Internal Database Service” and go into properties  then change the logged on user to a domain admin or a service account with elevated privileges. Then restart the service. Give it minute and the services...
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Windows 7 – How to install the Active Directory Users and Computers tools

    Download the package from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-AU/download/details.aspx?id=7887 and Install. Once installed you will need to turn on the feature. Press Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features On the left you will see the...
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Export list of Users from AD Group

In order to do this please see the PowerShell Script below, just amend the Bold text with your group name. get-adgroupmember ADGROUPNAME | select samaccountname
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Set Active Directory Password To Never Expire – Beginner Series

Before getting started, you can check when your domain account password is going to expire. Just open the Command Prompt as administrator, type the following command and press Enter. net user <USERNAME> /domain Example: In this example you can see when the...
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Export a list of members from an Active Directory Security Group into a .txt File

I needed to export a list of all the members in an active directory group today. Here are two methods which work well. The first example uses the net group command. In both examples ‘Group Name’ is the name of the group that you want to export the member list for, and...
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My Batch File Templates

This script silently installs Sophos but it can be amended to install apps and run various commands. @ECHO OFF CLS ECHO 1.VDI Install ECHO 2.Physical PC Install ECHO 3.Mac Client Download ECHO 4.Reboot This Machine ECHO 5.Log off This Machine ECHO. CHOICE /C 12345 /M...
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How to: Fix Access Denied Message When Attempting to Move Objects in Active Directory

When trying to move an OU in Active Directory, you get this error: Active Directory Domain Services Windows cannot move object “OU” because: Access is denied. This is either because Protection from accidental deletion is turned on for the OU you are trying to move, or...
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Disable or Block Ad-Hoc Network Connection

In your group policy, go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies. Right-click Wireless Network and choose Create a New Windows XP Policy, or edit your existing policy. In the...
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Create Local Administrator Security Group with GPO

If you want certain members to be local administrators of computers, you can do it through Group Policy. The idea here is to create a Local Admin security group and then a GPO that adds that security group to the local Administrators group of the computer. CREATE THE...
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Give users or groups delegate access to BitLocker Recovery information in Active Directory

Symptoms When you use Active Directory to store BitLocker Recovery passwords, this information by default is only available for members of the Domain Administrators group. Adding Read permissions to the Recovery Information objects does not enable other groups to read...
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Package Office 365 with SCCM 1702

SCCM Current Branch 1702 introduces “Office 365 ProPlus Installer” (this feature was seen in technical previews).The Office 365 ProPlus installer allows you to specify your Office 365 ProPlus settings (exclude apps, update channels etc), download the Office 365...
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Office 365 Migration Overview

Why you should make the move to Office 365 Take into account your Infrastructure, how many Servers do you have that manage your mail? There is at least one for Exchange, one for Mail Archiving and one for Backups. All Servers will need to be maintained, patched and in...
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Citrix: Components of an Infrastructure

The Components of a Citrix Infrastructure In this post I will go over the components of a Citrix infrastructure and how they all fit together. These are Notes from the Citrix Xenapp / Xendesktop 7.5 CCA Course.   Components: StoreFront Server The storefront...
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Virtual Delivery Agent failed with code InstallFailure 1603

Recently I had a VDI that kept bluescreening, after the issue was resolved with a windows update it failed to register in Xendesktop. I decided to reinstall the VDA as that could have become corrupted and I ran into this issue…   Not sure of the cause but i...
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How to add an App-V Package to Citrix

After an application has been configured and sequenced the app can be imported into Citrix using the Citrix Studio Snap-In. To do this you will need to do the following: Select Configuration > App-V Publishing in the Studio navigation pane. Select Add Microsoft...
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Install Citrix VDA using a Batch File

The guide below applies to installing components on machines with Windows operating systems. In order to compile a script for the VDA install you will need your Xenapp Media and you will need to copy the contents to an accessible location, I stored mine on a network...
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Citrix Xenapp Install – Network-related or instance-specific error.

While I was building a test lab for Xenapp 7 I built a separate server to host the database, license server, and the Web interface. However while i was configuring my Xenapp Session Hosts to connect to the Database I was greeted with the error: The test failed for the...
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What Is My Citrix License Administration Console Password??

The login details to the License administration console are tucked away in a .xml file on your system, this can be modified to allow you to login and create your own login details. See the steps below: Open the “server.xml” file in C:\Program...
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Importing Citrix License Files

To obtain your license you will need to login to Citrix and purchase one or generate a free 30 day trial license. A startup license is imported during the license server installation to allow Citrix products to communicate with the license server. After generating and...
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VMware Player error message “This host support Intel vt-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled” [SOLVED]

VMware Player “This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled.” when trying to install an Operating System on the VMWare, I had the issue when trying to install Kali Linux. The reason you get this error is because Virtual Technology (VT-x) is...
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VMware Workstation VMs shows Network Cable Unplugged After Windows 10 Update

After my machine had a Windows update all of my VMs in VMware Workstation 11 were showing “Network Cable Unplugged” when I tried to use them. I also got an error stating that my Bridged Connection was unavailable. Here’s what I did to fix that: Power off all your VMs...
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Manually Download VMware Tools ISO Image

This post is to share information on how to manually download VMware tools for vSphere and VMware Workstation. The tools are free and can be downloaded directly from vmware.com. Here is the link to VMwares repository where you can find various versions of VMware Tools...
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Change Hardware Compatibility

I ran into an error when i moved my virtual machines from an old machine to my new one. I was using the same version of VMware but I got a hardware compatibility error. Luckily the fix for this was quite straight forward and quick. Change the Hardware Compatibility of...
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App-V 5.1 – ERROR Please ensure that it exists and that the package’s file permissions allow the management service to access it. [SOLVED]

If you are recieving the above error message after trying to add your first package to the publishing server it is because there is a bug within App-V that causes the FileSystem to lockup. To fix this issue you will need to install the MDOP Servicing Release from...
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Install or Change Keyboard Language – Windows 7 – Beginner Series

You can change the language Windows uses to display text in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, while others require you to install additional language files. How To change your display...
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How to Install a font – Windows 7 – Beginner Series

In this tutorial, we will help you to learn how to install different downloaded fonts in Windows in order to use them in different...
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Google App Sync – Unlimited Mailbox Size Registry Fix

You can configure some Google AppSync features by modifying the Windows registry. This needs to be done on each computer where you want the new setting to take effect. Users can do this themselves if they’re comfortable with working in the registry. Otherwise,...
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PDF can’t be previewed in Windows 7 [SOLVED]

Below i will share a fix on how to view PDF documents in Windows Explorer Preview. 1- Open Control Panel > search Folder Options > click Restore Defaults under each of General, View, and Search tabs. 2- Search for Internet Options under Control Panel > click...
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Conexant HD Audio Drivers for Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Hi Guys, After having no luck with the support guides online i had to search the dark corners of the interwebs to find… the Conexant Audio Driver for Windows 10. The driver was exported from another HP Elitebook with Windows 10 and working sound! Here is the...
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Enable thumbnail preview of PDFs in Windows Explorer

The PDF Shell component in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader allows you to see the thumbnails of PDF documents in Windows explorer, on both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows. By default, this feature is OFF. You can enable it using a specific setting available in the...
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Account Lockout Script

Account keeps getting locked out! The below script can be used to scan the domain and find out where a User Account is locking out on the domain. Needs to be run on a Domain Controller. #---------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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My Batch File Templates

This script silently installs Sophos but it can be amended to install apps and run various commands. @ECHO OFF CLS ECHO 1.VDI Install ECHO 2.Physical PC Install ECHO 3.Mac Client Download ECHO 4.Reboot This Machine ECHO 5.Log off This Machine ECHO. CHOICE /C 12345 /M...
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How to install and configure FileZilla Silently Via Batch File

The following process has been tested and confirmed working with FileZilla 3.28.x and ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2. It does the following tasks: Uninstalls any existing versions of FileZilla Installs FileZilla for the operating systems architecture (32-bit or 64-bit)...
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How to install and configure FileZilla Silently Via Batch File

The following process has been tested and confirmed working with FileZilla 3.28.x and ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 R2. It does the following tasks: Uninstalls any existing versions of FileZilla Installs FileZilla for the operating systems architecture (32-bit or 64-bit)...
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Packaging the Adobe Suite using the Creative Cloud Packager and SCCM 2012

In order to gain access to the Creative Cloud Packager or CCPLauncher.exe (A tool for downloading the Adobe Packages that you are licensed for.) you will need to login  to the Adobe Admin Console and download it. The link for the site...
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Windows ISO – Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 CLEAN

In this post you will find .iso files for 3 versions of Windows. Included are Windows XP SP3 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows 10 Multiple Edition x64 – These are clean and untouched .isos you will have to provide your own license key to activate them....
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HYPER DRAGON BALL Z – Champs Build, Fan Made 2D Fighting Game

Hyper Dragon Ball Z is freeware game developed from the M.U.G.E.N engine by fans of the anime dubbed “Team Z2”. The gameplay focuses on the mechanics inspired by Street Fighter and Darkstalkers with other fighting games thrown into the mix (like Marvel VS...
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[FREE] Tech Tools

In this post, you will find many useful tools that will help you in your day to day life while in the field or while working on small projects in your free time. These can easily be placed on a USB for convenience or in a shared location on your network. I have found...
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[FREE] Tools for USB Booting

What is a bootable USB? A Bootable USB or USB booting is the process of using an external USB drive to load a computer operating system. A common use for this is troubleshooting a faulty or virus ridden machine, You could also boot into other operating systems such as...
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Kodi 17.1 Krypton Collection

Kodi wants to entertain you Kodi spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user-friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of...
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OpenElec – BEST MEDIA CENTER OPERATING SYSTEM!!

What is OpenELEC? OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around Kodi, the open source entertainment media hub. Home Theatre PCs are known to be hard to install and configure, and it can take a massive amount of time to keep them running. OpenELEC, on the other...
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PowerShell Guide – Effective Windows PowerShell PDF

**I AM NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS DOCUMENT** PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET...
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Hirens Boot CD – An Awesome IT Tool

Hiren’s BootCD is an independent CD that contains a start sequence with an extensive software and utilities list grouped by category so your equipment will have everything it needs. That way you also don’t have to download these tools one by one from...
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RetroArch – Old School Gaming App and Operating System

If you’re a fan of old school gaming then this is an app that I recommend taking a look at, it is an application that you can install on your Android, desktop, laptop, mac and even your IOS devices and emulate your favourite systems inside a very PlayStation 3...
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RetroArch – Old School Gaming App and Operating System

If you’re a fan of old school gaming then this is an app that I recommend taking a look at, it is an application that you can install on your Android, desktop, laptop, mac and even your IOS devices and emulate your favourite systems inside a very PlayStation 3...
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Root for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with ODIN + TWRP

*** PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU DAMAGING YOUR DEVICE IN ANY WAY. THIS METHOD OF ROOT IS TESTED BY ME PERSONALLY ON MY DEVICE SM-T230. ***   THINGS NEEDED > TAB 4 WIFI SM-T230/T230UN WITH USB DEBUGGING ENABLED AND DRIVERS INSTALLED (Please see...
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Windows ISO – Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 CLEAN

In this post you will find .iso files for 3 versions of Windows. Included are Windows XP SP3 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows 10 Multiple Edition x64 – These are clean and untouched .isos you will have to provide your own license key to activate them....
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JailBreak IOS 9 – BetterHomeDepot for iOS 9.1 – iOS 9.3.4

BetterHomeDepot also known as Home Depot Jailbreak is one of the latest jailbreak releases for iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.3.4 versions. However this jailbreak tool only supports to jailbreak all the 32-bit devices. Home Depot is a Semi tethered jailbreak. This jailbreak was...
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OpenElec – BEST MEDIA CENTER OPERATING SYSTEM!!

What is OpenELEC? OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around Kodi, the open source entertainment media hub. Home Theatre PCs are known to be hard to install and configure, and it can take a massive amount of time to keep them running. OpenELEC, on the other...
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Kodi 17.1 Krypton Collection

Kodi wants to entertain you Kodi spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user-friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of...
Read More

HYPER DRAGON BALL Z – Champs Build, Fan Made 2D Fighting Game

Hyper Dragon Ball Z is freeware game developed from the M.U.G.E.N engine by fans of the anime dubbed “Team Z2”. The gameplay focuses on the mechanics inspired by Street Fighter and Darkstalkers with other fighting games thrown into the mix (like Marvel VS...
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Hirens Boot CD – An Awesome IT Tool

Hiren’s BootCD is an independent CD that contains a start sequence with an extensive software and utilities list grouped by category so your equipment will have everything it needs. That way you also don’t have to download these tools one by one from...
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JailBreak IOS 9 – BetterHomeDepot for iOS 9.1 – iOS 9.3.4

BetterHomeDepot also known as Home Depot Jailbreak is one of the latest jailbreak releases for iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.3.4 versions. However this jailbreak tool only supports to jailbreak all the 32-bit devices. Home Depot is a Semi tethered jailbreak. This jailbreak was...
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Kodi 17.1 Krypton Collection

Kodi wants to entertain you Kodi spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user-friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of...
Read More

Hirens Boot CD – An Awesome IT Tool

Hiren’s BootCD is an independent CD that contains a start sequence with an extensive software and utilities list grouped by category so your equipment will have everything it needs. That way you also don’t have to download these tools one by one from...
Read More

Root for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with ODIN + TWRP

*** PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU DAMAGING YOUR DEVICE IN ANY WAY. THIS METHOD OF ROOT IS TESTED BY ME PERSONALLY ON MY DEVICE SM-T230. ***   THINGS NEEDED > TAB 4 WIFI SM-T230/T230UN WITH USB DEBUGGING ENABLED AND DRIVERS INSTALLED (Please see...
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OpenElec – BEST MEDIA CENTER OPERATING SYSTEM!!

What is OpenELEC? OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around Kodi, the open source entertainment media hub. Home Theatre PCs are known to be hard to install and configure, and it can take a massive amount of time to keep them running. OpenELEC, on the other...
Read More

HYPER DRAGON BALL Z – Champs Build, Fan Made 2D Fighting Game

Hyper Dragon Ball Z is freeware game developed from the M.U.G.E.N engine by fans of the anime dubbed “Team Z2”. The gameplay focuses on the mechanics inspired by Street Fighter and Darkstalkers with other fighting games thrown into the mix (like Marvel VS...
Read More

RetroArch – Old School Gaming App and Operating System

If you’re a fan of old school gaming then this is an app that I recommend taking a look at, it is an application that you can install on your Android, desktop, laptop, mac and even your IOS devices and emulate your favourite systems inside a very PlayStation 3...
Read More

Windows ISO – Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 CLEAN

In this post you will find .iso files for 3 versions of Windows. Included are Windows XP SP3 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows 10 Multiple Edition x64 – These are clean and untouched .isos you will have to provide your own license key to activate them....
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Adding new administrators to the Cloud Console

Firstly login to the Sophos Cloud Console – https://cloud.sophos.com On the left hand side, click on “Global Settings”   Under “General Settings” you will need to select “Role Management” Decide on what rights you want...
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Sophos Enterprise Console – Tamper Password Reset

What is Tamper Protection? Tamper Protection is a feature that prevents unauthorized users and certain types of known malware from uninstalling Sophos security software or disabling it through the Sophos interface. Any attempt to disable tamper protection, either by...
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4 steps to troubleshooting (almost) any IT issue

Troubleshooting IT can be… tedious (understatement of the year). End users submit seemingly endless problems ranging from complaints of their Internet being “slow” to forgotten passwords to constant printer pains. What’s your plan of action for the next vague phone...
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Set Active Directory Password To Never Expire – Beginner Series

Before getting started, you can check when your domain account password is going to expire. Just open the Command Prompt as administrator, type the following command and press Enter. net user <USERNAME> /domain Example: In this example you can see when the...
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Install or Change Keyboard Language – Windows 7 – Beginner Series

You can change the language Windows uses to display text in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, while others require you to install additional language files. How To change your display...
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How to Install a font – Windows 7 – Beginner Series

In this tutorial, we will help you to learn how to install different downloaded fonts in Windows in order to use them in different...
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Update SCCM Collections with PowerShell

This is handy if you have a long list of devices that need to be added to a collection and eliminates the tediousness of adding machines one by one! Run PowerShell within the SCCM console and run the following command: Get-Content “c:\temp\server_list.txt”...
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Package Office 365 with SCCM 1702

SCCM Current Branch 1702 introduces “Office 365 ProPlus Installer” (this feature was seen in technical previews).The Office 365 ProPlus installer allows you to specify your Office 365 ProPlus settings (exclude apps, update channels etc), download the Office 365...
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SCCM Patch Removal Script

A little command line script that will remove a specific KB from your device, this can be used on servers or desktops. You will just need to amend the KB number in bold. %windir%\system32\wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3163589 /quiet /norestart /log:c:\kb You can use this in...
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Script for VLC Silent Install via SCCM

In this post we will see how to deploy VLC media player using SCCM. VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. VLC media player plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming...
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How to install Orca.exe from the Windows Installer Development Tools

The tool Orca.exe is a database editor of windows installer files (*.msi). You can create and edit .msi files and merge modules: The tool is helpful if you need some more insight into *.msi files – however orca.exe is a bit tricky to find – Here is my way: download...
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Silent Install Adobe Reader 11 – msi and exe – disable update

In this tutorial will explain how to silent install Adobe Reader version 11. We will be using the MSI and an MST that is built by the Adobe Customization Kit. The script will disable auto update automatically. The command will uninstall older version of Adobe...
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Deploy Firefox with SCCM

In this guide, You will learn how to script a Firefox Install for use with SCCM and other deployment utilities. I will show you to install Firefox on the computers in your network with pre-configured settings and extensions, suppressing all unnecessary prompts and...
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To install the Windows ADK on an offline computer by using the command line

To install the Windows ADK on an offline computer by using the command line On the computer that has Internet access, save a copy of the Adksetup.exe file on the computer. Open a Command Prompt window by right-clicking and then selecting Run as administrator. Change...
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Pre-downloading the Prerequisites for SCCM 2012

During the installation of SCCM 2012, we have to specify how the pre-requisite files are downloaded. There are two options 1.Download the files at the time of installation if there is internet connectivity to SCCM server. 2.Pre-download the files when there is no...
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Internet Explorer Shortcut for SCCM Application Catalog

This is a quick guide on how to make an Application Catalog shortcut that opens in Internet Explorer by default. Below is an example of the target URL your shortcut will be made from, keep the quotation marks in and add your SCCM Server Hostname “C:\Program...
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