Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO
Oct14

Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO

KB ID 0000459 Problem If your’e logging on as a new user and Internet Explorer has not yet been ran, then it wants to run the “Setup Windows Internet Explorer Wizard”. On just one machine with one user that’s fine, but if you are logging in all over the place, with multiple credentials, this can get quite annoying. Also you might not want your domain users having to do this at all, for security reasons....

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VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?
Aug28

VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?

KB ID 0001463 Problem I was trying to upload a windows 10 use file to my vSphere environment, and it was continually failing; I tried multiple datastore on multiple hosts, same result. It wasn’t until I connected directly to one of the hosts to try that I saw a more descriptive Error; Brilliant Thanks Microsoft! Their website says; You may notice that even IE11 is limited to 4gb uploads, but that’s not a significant...

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Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot Be Found”
May03

Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot Be Found”

KB ID 0001427 Problem I needed to reboot one of my ESX hosts yesterday, so I jumped on the DRAC and got this? An internet search turned up, “The best way to fix this is, firmware update the iDRAC”, which I did. But sadly it didn’t fix the problem. Solution In IE11 they have done a good job of hiding compatibility settings > Options > Compatibility View Settings > Type in the IP/URL > Add > Close >...

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Managing IE Settings via GPO
Jan07

Managing IE Settings via GPO

KB ID 0001269 Dtd 07/01/17 Problem There used to be a GPO called  “Internet Explorer Maintenance” that you could set your Internet Explorer settings, i.e. Proxy server settings, home pages etc. This has now gone, and has been replaced with a group policy preference.   Solution From the Group Policy Management Console > Locate the OU containing the USERS  you want to link the policy to and create a new policy, then give...

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Windows Server – Javascript Is Disabled
Jan18

Windows Server – Javascript Is Disabled

KB ID 0001133 Dtd 18/01/16 Problem I had just built a Windows Server 2012 R2 server, and needed to download some updates. When I went to Microsoft to get them This is what I got; Javascript is disabled Please enable javascript and refresh the page. Solution All you should need to do is disable IESC  > Server Manager > Local Server > IE Enhanced Security Configuration > Turn it off, (Note: Here I’m just doing that for...

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Windows Server 2012 R2 – Stop IE Opening ‘In Metro’
Dec22

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Stop IE Opening ‘In Metro’

KB ID 0001119 Dtd 22/12/15 Problem I was working on some Server 2012 R2 servers this morning, and every time I tried to launch IE, instead of the normal IE 11, it stubbornly kept opening the the IE App. Solution Hit the Windows key > Type in ‘internet options’ > make the following changes; Programs Tab > Opening Internet Explorer > Select ‘Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop’ > Apply >...

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