Windows Server – Change Your Password in an RDP Session (Send Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Jan21

Windows Server – Change Your Password in an RDP Session (Send Ctrl+Alt+Del)

KB ID 0001183  Problem Colleague: Windows Server, Where’s Windows Security gone? Me: Eh? Colleague: Windows Security! Me: What are you trying to do? Colleague: I want to change my password and I can’t send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the remote server. Well I know that pressing Crtl+Alt+Delete would let you change your password like so; I wasn’t aware that in Server 2008 and earlier if you were connected via RDP you got a...

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Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’
Jan02

Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’

KB ID 0000552  Problem There are lots of reasons you might want to know your PC/Servers uptime, to make sure a client has rebooted a server (like you asked them to), or to see if a server has had a BSOD and rebooted overnight, etc. Check Uptime with Task Manager You can get your uptime from the Task Manager’s “Performance” tab. To launch Task Manger Start > Run > Taskmgr.exe {enter}. or Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, or...

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Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’
Jan01

Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’

KB ID 0000237 Problem Problem usually seen on x64 Office versions, to set up some mail profiles; Solution Firstly what happens if you try running; outlook.exe /manageprofiles The file you are looking for is called mlcfg32.cpl Find it and double click it. here’s where I found it C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office{Version} or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 If you get stuck, or are using x64...

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The Term ‘Uninstall-WindowsFeature’ is not Recognized
Dec16

The Term ‘Uninstall-WindowsFeature’ is not Recognized

KB ID 0001628 Problem I was removing Windows Defender from a lot of servers that had just been deployed, (while doing and AV rollout). So I had a remote session open to all the servers and issued the command on each one, and moved onto the next one. when I went back, about three or four of them had failed with the following error; PS C:\Users\Administrator> Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name Windows-Defender Uninstall-WindowsFeature :...

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Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’
Dec12

Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’

KB ID 0001627 Problem Every so often I have a problem with the Windows 10 VM that I run on my mac in VMware Fusion, last time I needed to upgrade to Fusion 11.5, before that it was a registry fix. This time I could not access any files or folders on the parent mac. Network Error Windows cannot access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name} You do not have permissions to access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name}. Contact...

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Windows Error Code 0x800F0954
Dec10

Windows Error Code 0x800F0954

KB ID 0001626 Problem Seen when attempting to add a Windows Optional Feature; Windows couldn’t complete the required changes. The changes could not be completed. Please reboot your computer and try again Error code: 0x800F0954 Solution Typically you see this error if your machine is set to get its updates from WSUS. You can change the way Windows operates to get the ‘Feature addition’ files directly from Microsoft...

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