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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Windows – Set Desktop Wallpaper From Central Server Share
Feb01

Windows – Set Desktop Wallpaper From Central Server Share

KB ID 0001280 Dtd 01/02/17 Problem You have a corporate wallpaper, and you want to set it as the desktop wallpaper on all your machines. Solution Firstly make sure you have some wallpaper! Create a hidden, (with a $ on the end) share on your server, set the share permissions to Everyone = Read. On the security tab make sure 'Domain Users' have read, and I would add in administrators with full control to be on the safe side. Now create...

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Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client
Nov23

Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client

KB ID 0001260 Dtd 23/11/16 Problem I've covered Cisco IPSEC Remote VPNs a long time ago, and I've also blogged about the Cisco IPSEC VPN Client Software. Yes you can get the Cisco VPN Client Working on Windows 10, but can you imagine rolling that out to a few hundred users? The bottom line is Remote Cisco IPSEC VPN is a dead technology, Cisco, (and Me!) want you to use AnyConnect. For a couple of users you can use the work arounds...

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Changing Domain Users’ ‘User Logon Names’ and UPN’s
Sep17

Changing Domain Users’ ‘User Logon Names’ and UPN’s

KB ID 0001238 Dtd 17/09/16 Problem Changing a users UPN suffix is easy (as long as it's been added - see below). There is some confusion about the User Login Name though.   A few weeks ago I had a client that needed this done, (for an office 365 migration). But they had the added problem that some of their User Logon Names had spaces in them, they were in first-name{space}last-name format. What would happen if I changed their user...

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Migrating Local Profiles to Domain Profiles
Sep13

Migrating Local Profiles to Domain Profiles

KB ID 0001235 Dtd 13/09/16 Problem Moving¬†a machine onto a Windows domain, is a simple task, I’ve done this for a lot of clients. The main complaint (post migration,) is that something is missing. This is because your-account-name on your PC or laptop, and your-account-name in the domain are TWO DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS, (even if they have the same name).¬† Microsoft have produced some tools help you, but I challenge you to start...

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Robocopy – File Server Migration
Aug25

Robocopy – File Server Migration

KB ID 0001233 Dtd 25/08/16 Problem I've done a lot of migrations, and moving a client's files and shared data, usually makes them cringe.  I've lost count of the amount of times I've heard 'We can't have any downtime', which is fine, until you tell them how much its going to cost to do this on a Saturday!  As I posted recently, Microsoft have made this a lot easier with the file serve migration tools, which will do the whole thing for...

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