We would like to wish all our of visitors a very Merry Christmas today and we hope you got everything that you wished for!
Merry Christmas from all at TechyGeeksHome
Most professional people these days seem to have a LinkedIn account and it is very quickly turning into a marketing persons dream. I get a huge amount of sales and marketing people emailing and phoning me constantly trying to sell me stuff I nor my business want. Whenever I query where they got my details from, the answer is usually “LinkedIn”.
This, of course, is completely my own fault for putting my contact details on LinkedIn and also by blindly accepting anyone that adds me.
So, I have loads of people I don’t know (and don’t want to know!) as connections on my LinkedIn and I want to remove them – but how do you remove a LinkedIn connection?
It’s not possible to remove a connection from a mobile device – this is important that you know this as I spend quite some time on my iPad and iPhone trying to figure out how to remove a connection!
To remove a connection from the desktop website:
You can remove several connections at once on the Contacts page:
You can also remove individual connections from the Contacts page by clicking More under their name and selecting Remove Connection. Connections you remove will no longer be a 1st-degree connection and will no longer appear in your Contacts section.
Before you remove any connections though, you should note the following:
If you have any questions about this, or if you have a story about getting battered with spam emails and calls as a direct result of your LinkedIn profile, we would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below using our comments section.
Its that time of year again where Santa will be loading up his sleigh and delivering presents to kids all over the world. But with all the modern technology these days, even Santa cannot get away from being tracked wherever he goes!
So, get yourself (or your kids!) onto the Track Santa NORAD website and you can see videos of what Santa is up to and also track exactly where he is in the world. Just click the big Santa below to be transferred to the Track Santa NORAD site:
Filezilla Client 220.127.116.11 has been released and you can now download the latest version from the download button below. We will soon we created a MSI file for this version but maybe not until the new year due to other commitments over the festive period. DOWNLOAD COMMENTS If you have any questions or comments, please … Read more
As we approach the end of another year, we thought that we would post some figures about our site from the last 12 months.
It has been a pretty good year for us and our visitor count seems to have been rising throughout the year recently peaking at around 5000 visitors a day.
We also started to provide Pro versions of our utilities and we do aim to release a bunch more of these in early 2015, we just have not had the time recently to extend on what we have released already!
We have also created a range of new products, one being Ultimate Settings Panel which has so far proved to be our most successful utility to date with (from what we know of on the few software sites we do monitor our utilities on) around 75,000 downloads in total of the free version.
We do plan on creating many more utilities in 2015 but if you have any ideas – please do feel free to contact us and we will put your ideas into action!
Finally, in December, we posted our 400th post so please feel free to take a good long look around our site and use our archive system to get around. You might just find something interesting!
Below is a list of our website statistics to date (1st Jan 15 – 19th Dec 2014):
Total Website Hits: 539,975
Direct Downloads from the Website: 53,127
ShareThis Shares: 16,771
Most Visited Page:Bluetooth Windows 8 Fix
Most Downloaded Utility: Ultimate Settings Panel
Country with Highest Number of Visitors to the site: United States (24.15% of all visitors)
Favoured Browser: Google Chrome
Twitter Followers: 61
Facebook Likes: 1201
Google+ Views: 4 Million
We would like to say thank you to all our visitors and we hope that we have helped you out somewhere along the line and made your life a little easier!
If you want to transfer your Infrastructure Master FSMO Role to a different server then you can follow the steps below to carry this out.
You should first logon to your Domain Controller using an Enterprise Administrator account and then launch an elevated command prompt. You should then enter the following commands within the command prompt:
A lot of the issues people fast with dodgy Microsoft updates are when they are automatically or accidentally released through WSUS to your end users machines meaning that on their next “Check for Updates” cycle, the end users machine will end up with the update and then its up to the IT techs to sort the machines out.
Well, WSUS not only pushes out update installations, it can also push out Update uninstalls too and it is incredibly simple to do from an administration point of view.
So how do I uninstall updates using WSUS?
Below we will detail exactly how to tell WSUS to uninstall an update across your environment and also show what the end user machine does once it gets the command to do this, so follow the steps below.
First of all, you should login to your WSUS console. Then go into the All Updates tree in your console to display all the updates available. You should then click the Search option on the top right hand side of the console and enter the search criteria for the update you want to remove. For this guide, we will be using KB3008923 which was released last week and causing Internet Explorer to crash:
Once you have found the update you are looking for, you should then right click on it and Select “Approve” (yes approve – this will make sense in the next step!):
A new dialog box will appear and you can then select “Approve for Removal” and then apply that to any child sites you may have:
Click OK and this will now push out the uninstall command through end users Windows Updates next time they check their local WSUS server for updates. Note that the child sites will need to synchronise with the master site before end user machines on these sites get their own commands to uninstall the updates.
So, what does the end user machine then look like?
If you are using WSUS then the end user actually will not see anything as it should happily uninstall in the background without the user knowing. However, if you want to see what it is like, then on a machine that has the update to be uninstalled, manually click “Check for Updates” on the machine and you should then see something similar to this:
As you can see from this, the update we want to remove is there and has the prefix of (uninstall): in the name – install this update and it will actually uninstall it.
Simple as that and saves having to manually uninstall rogue Microsoft Updates!
If you have any questions on this guide or if you just want to say thanks – then please feel free to use our comments system below.
Google have now released a new version of their Chrome browser, version 39.0.2171.95.
You can now download the Google Chrome MSI installer from our download microsite using the link below.
If you are pushing this out, you will want to use the Silent Installer switches, so this is the command line that you should use for this:
msiexec.exe /i “GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi” /q /norestart
This means it will install quietly (using the /q switch) and will not reboot automatically (using the /norestart) switch.
If you have any comments or questions, please use our comments system below.
Adobe have now released an update to their Acrobat Reader software to take it up to version 11.0.10.
You can now download the MSI, EXE and MSP files for this release from their FTP site which you can get to using the download button below:
Skype version 7.0 has now been released and if you would like to either add this to your Configuration Manager Software Catalog or even have it available through WDS or Group Policy, then you will want to download the MSI file for it.
If you want to distribute Skype as a silent install, then you can use the code as below:
WDS or Group Policy
SkypeSetup.msi /q /norestart
msiexec /i "SkypeSetup.msi" /q /norestart
If you have any questions or comments on this release, then please feel free to use our comments system below.
Adobe have released another update to their Adobe Flash Player software, this time taking it up to version 18.104.22.168.
As always, you can download the executable file or get the MSI file so that you can load it into your Configuration Manager Software Catalog.
The update is also now available to import through System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) so you can inject it into your WSUS or Configuration Manager systems.
You can the download in all formats for all browsers for Windows and Mac directly from Adobe by clicking the download button below.
If you have any comments or questions, please use our comments system below.