Category Archives: Microsoft

Organization security policies block unauthenticated access [2019 Updated]

By | March 30, 2023

Introduction Are you trying to access a network share using unauthenticated user credentials? – in simple terms, are you trying to access a network share without using a username and password? If you are, you may run into a problem as Windows 10 does not like you doing this! Assuming that you are trying to… Read More »

KB4457139 – Windows Server 2008 NIC Issues

By | March 30, 2023

We have over the last week or so had problems with Windows Server 2008 servers where, although they seem to be connecting through the network without any problems, like filestores, the servers could not be remoted onto and when running an ipconfig would return no data. You can see the number of Microsoft Updates that… Read More »

KB4457144 – Windows 7 Rollup May Cause NIC Issues

By | March 30, 2023

Windows 7 seems to have been suffering a lot recently with Microsoft releasing updates on an almost weekly basis that breaks something within the still popular Operating System. You can see the number of Microsoft Updates that have been problematic for Windows 7 users that have been released over the last few months by looking… Read More »

Broken Microsoft Update – KB4338818

By | March 30, 2023

You may have installed Microsoft Update KB4338818 during Patch Tuesday and now your Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is broken right? Maybe even some Windows 7 machines? Well guess what? You are not the only one! Yes, Microsoft have done it yet again, released a dirty update that this time hits your Microsoft Windows Server… Read More »

Exchange Shell – Get all Shared Mailboxes Information

By | April 1, 2023

Following on from our previous post about how IT professionals can use the tools available to them to make their lives easier, we have another Exchange Management Shell (EMS) script which will get all the information available from all Shared Mailboxes including the sizes of each mailbox. Guide Open up the Exchange Management Script tool… Read More »

New Broken Microsoft Updates – KB4284842

By | February 5, 2024

Microsoft have done it again and released another update “fix” which has broken Windows 7 machines. This seems to be the same sort of issue as before where the wifi and VPN connections are affected. It is quite unbelievable that Microsoft continue to release updates that break our user machines! You can forgive the odd… Read More »

KB4284826 & KB4284867 Might Break Windows 7 Machines

By | March 30, 2023

Microsoft are really outdoing themselves at the moment as it seems that they have released another pair of updates for Windows 7 machines that reboots the computer when connecting to a wireless or VPN connection. We have had around 40 machines with these two updates that have seen this problem. We have had to remove… Read More »

Powershell – Export all Active Directory User Information to CSV

By | March 30, 2023

If you need to export all Active Directory user information to CSV, then you can use a simple Powershell script to carry this out. First Import the Active Directory module: Then get the user information from Active Directory. For the example below we are just going to grab all information, hence the * wildcard, but… Read More »

Microsoft Updates – More Faulty Updates – KB4103712

By | March 30, 2023

After our recent posts about Microsoft releasing faulty updates and breaking user computers, we have now found yet another Microsoft Update which has been causing a problem with machines rebooting themselves quite randomly and completely losing network connections. Again we have done a load of testing and Googling and found the update to be KB4103712. Problem… Read More »

New Tuesday New Broken Microsoft Updates – KB4103713 & KB4130978

By | March 30, 2023

So it looks like Microsoft have done it yet again! Yes more updates have been causing us problems and we have had to go through a number of user machines uninstalling two more updates to fix broken computers. It is quite unbelievable that Microsoft continue to release updates that break our user machines! This seems… Read More »

New Tuesday New Broken Microsoft Updates – KB4103718 & KB4103727

By | March 30, 2023

Yet again it looks as though Microsoft have pushed out their updates without testing them fully first! More problems have been reported after this round of Tuesdays updates which is now becoming a very regular occurrence. Again, after much Googling and removing updates one by one, we finally came to the conclusion that two more… Read More »

Powershell – Export Active Directory User Last logged on information to CSV

By | January 6, 2024

If you want to export all your Active Directory users last logged on information, you can carry this out using Powershell and then exporting to CSV format. Guide First of all, you will need to import the ActiveDirectory module if you have not already done so. To do this, just open up a Powershell command… Read More »