Remove and Reinstall Microsoft WSUS
Jun17

Remove and Reinstall Microsoft WSUS

KB ID 0001679 Problem I don’t like WSUS, the product is OK (ish) the problem with it is, every time it’s deployed, typically the person it was deployed for never looks after it, or manages it properly, and months/years later it becomes a massive ‘bag of spanners’, which is never the client’s fault, it’s always the poor guy who built it, or the support company’s fault. If you run WSUS, log into...

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Microsoft Outlook ‘Search’ Not Working
Jun04

Microsoft Outlook ‘Search’ Not Working

KB ID 0001676 Problem When attempting to perform a ‘Search’ whilst in Microsoft Outlook, you encounter a problem (it’s not working). Something went wrong and your search couldn’t be completed. Solution Let’s be clear here, I’m dealing a problem on the ‘client side’ either with Outlook itself, or with Windows indexing. If you have multiple clients with their mailboxes in an...

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Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1
May17

Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1

KB ID 0001675 What are these protocols? Both SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols designed to secure communications over a network (remember the internet is just a network). Originally we had SSL version 1 and version 2. But they were, (to be honest) ‘a bit bobbins’ and full of security holes, so never really took off. Version 3 however did and was widely supported. The problem with version 3 was, (again) that was also ‘bobbins’....

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macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?
Apr22

macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?

KB ID 0001671 Problem My firm are in the middle of moving from Skype to Teams, so more and more online meetings are being done with Teams. I have had some problems trying to get my camera to work? Solution Firstly you need to ‘Allow’ Teams to use the camera; Click the ‘Apple’ icon > System preferences > Security and privacy > Privacy > Camera > Tick to enable ‘Microsoft Teams’ (Note:...

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vSphere: Get ESX Server Serial Numbers
Apr20

vSphere: Get ESX Server Serial Numbers

KB ID 0001670 Problem A few weeks ago I needed to sort out some extended warranty for a customers servers. To do that  I needed the serial numbers of those servers, (a mixture of IBM/Lenovo and Dell Servers). As I didn’t fancy a drive to two different datacenters, I wanted to try and get them programatically. Solution After some searching I came across a post by one of my old EE buddies LucD with exactly what I needed. I’m...

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Microsoft Teams: Custom Background Images
Apr16

Microsoft Teams: Custom Background Images

KB ID 0001669 Problem With the current lockdown and everyone working from home, I’m using Teams a lot. I use one of the images that I use here at PNL as one of the background images that ‘appear’ behind me when I’m using the webcam in Teams. I was asked today how I did that, so I thought I’d write it up here. Solution I’m using Teams on my MacBook but the procedure it pretty much the same in...

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