Changing the Windows 10 Browser, So It Isn’t Edge
Feb14

Changing the Windows 10 Browser, So It Isn’t Edge

KB ID 0001284 Dtd 14/02/17 Problem I've seen one person use Edge as their browser in a business environment. I've got nothing against it, (I use a macOSX anyway). But I had a client that asked me how to make sure his machines are set to NOT use Edge as the default browser. I'm going to use Internet Explorer instead, but you can do the same with Chrome or Firefox depending on your browser of choice. Solution What I'm going to do, is...

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Windows – Forcing Domain Group Policy
Feb11

Windows – Forcing Domain Group Policy

KB ID 0001282 Dtd 11/02/17 Problem I've written hundreds of posts about doing things with group policies. Every time I finish one, I write a couple of paragraphs on how long to wait, or how to force the policy etc. So I've finally got round to writing a post I can simply reference! How Long Before Group Policy Changes Are Applied? This is something that hasn't changed since I was doing Windows 2000 exams ūüôā The default interval between...

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Windows – Deploy and Configure Photo Screen Saver via GPO
Feb02

Windows – Deploy and Configure Photo Screen Saver via GPO

KB ID 0001281 Dtd 02/02/17 Problem I was tasked with working out how to do this for a client a couple of weeks ago, so I thought it would make a decent article. I'm going to have a central server share, with some photos in, then I'm going to copy them down to all the clients, and finally set their screen saver to use those photos as a 'slide show' screen saver. I've done this with Windows 10 clients, but it should work with anything...

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Unable to Find a Default Server With Active Directory Web Services Running
Jan15

Unable to Find a Default Server With Active Directory Web Services Running

KB ID 0001275 Dtd 14/01/17 Problem I was trying to get a list of all users on a client’s domain that had either a logon script, profile, or a mapped drive that was being set on their AD user object. But when I ran the command I got this error; Get-ADUser : Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running. Solution Active Directory Web services was introduced in Server 2008 R2, but I was running the...

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Cisco AnyConnect – Allow Domain Password Change via LDAP
Jan14

Cisco AnyConnect – Allow Domain Password Change via LDAP

KB ID 0001273 Dtd 14/01/17 Problem   If you have remote users who connect via VPN, and a policy that forces them to change their password periodically, this can result in them getting locked out without the ability to change their password (externally). If your Cisco ASA is using LDAP to authenticate your users, then you can use your remote AnyConnect VPN solution to let them reset their passwords remotely. Solution Standard LDAP runs...

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Reset an AD Users Password Expiry Date
Jan12

Reset an AD Users Password Expiry Date

KB ID 0001272 Dtd 12/01/17 Problem I was setting up a Cisco ASA this week and needed to enable the ability for users to reset their domain passwords when they are about to expire. To actually test that, I needed a test user that had their password either about to expire, or actually expired. As I dint want to wait 42 days, or setup a password policy just for one user, I needed to find a ‘quick and dirty’ fix for one user....

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