Where Was The Windows Lock Screen Photo Taken?
Mar14

Where Was The Windows Lock Screen Photo Taken?

KB ID 0001775 Problem I’m using Windows 11 here (where its easier to tell!) But ever Since Windows 10 (build 1607) you have been able to get that information on the Lock Screen itself. Lock Screen Location On the screen locate ‘Like the image that you see’, or ‘Like what you see’ on Windows 10, and It will tell you the photo subject. Where Does Windows Keep the Lock Screen Pictures? They are stored at,...

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Stop Windows 11 Upgrade
Feb04

Stop Windows 11 Upgrade

KB ID 0001773 Problem I have no problem with Windows 11, In fact I prefer its UI. But if experience has taught me anything, it’s that businesses will not be as quick to adapt Windows 11 as the general public. Some private companies spend ‘ages’ testing production OS’s with various applications, and getting a change to that config can be a ‘challenge’. So there are valid reasons for wanting to stop a...

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Find The Azure AD Join Type
Sep24

Find The Azure AD Join Type

KB ID 0001597 Problem I recently did a post about Joining Azure AD. while working on that I found out there were three different Azure AD ‘States’ (see below). But how do you pingd out your Azure AD Join Type? Azure AD Joined: Aimed at Corporate owned machines joined to Azure AD, (or CYOD devices). Azure AD Registered (Was called Workplace Joined, and still is if you work in PowerShell). Aimed at BYOD devices. Azure Hybrid...

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Windows: Join Azure AD (AAD)
Sep20

Windows: Join Azure AD (AAD)

KB ID 0001596 Problem With more people looking at Microsoft 365 (as opposed to Office 365), then the amount of people who want to Join Azure AD with their Windows machines is only going to go up. This is how to join your Windows and BYOD client devices to Azure AD. There are essentially 3 WAYS to Join Azure AD. Azure AD Join: Used for corporate assets. Windows Only! (Can be managed by Intune) Users log in with their Azure AD account...

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Leave Domain: “A general network error occurred’
Feb18

Leave Domain: “A general network error occurred’

KB ID 0001738 Problem After a recent lab on the test bench, I ended up with a 2008  x32 standard server. It took me a while to get this setup and running, so I wanted to keep it (or turn it into a VMware template should I ever need  another). But first I needed to ‘remove it’ from  the domain it was in. However, when attempting to do so this happened; Computer Name /Domain Changes The following error occurred validating...

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Domain Join SID Error
Jan26

Domain Join SID Error

KB ID 0001732 Problem Thankfully I don’t see a SID error very often these days; The following error occurred when attempting to join the domain ‘{domain-name} The domain join cannot be completed because the SID of the domain you attempted to join was identical to the SID of this machine. This is a symptom of an improperly cloned operating system install. You should run Sysprep on this machine in order to generate a new...

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