Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive
Jul17

Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive

KB ID 0001328 Dtd 17/07/17 Problem Microsoft have done a good job of embedding OneDrive into Windows 10. While Ive got nothing against OneDrive, for some admins the thought of users storing data out of their networks is quite worrying. So how do you ‘un-couple’ OneDrive from Windows 10? Solutions Option 1: Remove OneDrive ‘Quick and Dirty’ Open ‘Regedit’ and navigate to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID...

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WannaCry – Protect Yourself
May15

WannaCry – Protect Yourself

KB ID 0001311 Dtd 15/05/17 Problem Last Friday, the IT world was hit by another attack, WannaCry is a Ransomware infection, that exploits a hole in the windows SMB Protocol. This hole was patched back in March, (Security update MS17-010) so if your, (windows update supported systems) have updates enabled, you will probably already be protected. Why were big organisations like the NHS hit? Primarily because they have systems that are...

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ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration ‚Äď Part 4
May13

ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration ‚Äď Part 4

KB ID 0001308 Dtd 17/04/17 Problem On the homeward stretch now, back in Part Three, we migrated service accounts, groups, and users. Now we turn our attention to our machines. Note ADMT 3.2 Only support the migration of Operating Systems up to Windows 7, (that doesn’t mean Windows 8 and Windows 10 wont work, it just means they are not supported). Migrating Windows 8 and 10 throws a lot of security translation errors, because of...

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Windows – Display Memory Modules From Command Line
Mar28

Windows – Display Memory Modules From Command Line

KB ID 0001294 Dtd 28/03/17 Problem This is a handy command I came across this week, If you need to know the hardware memory configuration for a machine, and either don’t want to open the case to take a look, or you are at a different location, (i.e. remote connected onto the¬†machine). How do you do it, without installing some audit software? Solution Simply run the following command; wmic MEMORYCHIP get...

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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...

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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...

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