Microsoft Update causing Print Spooler Problems – CVE-2019-1367

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Microsoft released an emergency update last week under CVE-2019-1367 which claimed to fix an Internet Explorer exploit. If you are now reading this post, I’m assuming that you have already noticed that having installed these set of updates, you now have print spooler problems?! CVE-2019-1367 v1.0 As most businesses probably have, we urgently rushed out … Read more

Remove Windows Server Disabled Roles and Features Payload Files

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If you are running a Windows Server environment and you are becoming increasing low on system drive space, then you may want to consider removing the built in payload files for Windows Features. Windows Server comes with the payload files readily available if you want to add any additional Features or Roles to your server. … Read more

Exchange Shell – All Permissions on all Mailboxes

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We carried out a project recently which was to migrate around 150 mailboxes to the Office 365 (Exchange Online) platform. Part of scope of works that was required was to provide the team leaders within the business a list of all the mailboxes and what permissions they had on them. This was mostly a housekeeping … Read more

Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Product Keys

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Following on from our popular posts for evaluation product keys for Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016, this post brings us fully up to date with the evaluation keys for Server 2019. This forms part of our evaluation and KMS product key series where we have shared with you all the product … Read more

Microsoft Teams MSI Installers

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In most business environments, you will find that Microsoft Teams is used a lot. Especially as Microsoft seem to be starting the push from Skype to Teams. But, this means that if you are looking at a large deployment, you want to try and make the process as quick and easy as possible. For those … Read more

Microsoft Teams MSI Installer

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We have now uploaded the Microsoft Teams MSI Installer. This will allow you to easily and quickly deploy Microsoft Teams through systems like System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Group Policy, WDS and Windows Updates using System Center Update Publisher (SCUP). Download You can grab the download by hitting the Download button further below on this … Read more

Get OU Distinguished Name

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There are many reasons as to why you would need to identify an Active Directory Organisational Unit’s Distinguished Name. Most techies out there will use an AD distinguished name when writing or using PowerShell scripts. However, quickly finding what the Distinguished name of a particular OU is not immediately clear. You can click on the … Read more

Windows 10 1903 RSAT Installation

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The Windows 1903 upgrade has now been released however, yet again, RSAT has not been included in the upgrade. So it comes as a bit of a shock when you update your Windows version to the latest and then do not have Group Policy, DNS and Active Directory Users and Computers available. For some reason, … Read more

How to Manually Update to Windows 1903

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If you are looking to update your Windows 10 to the latest version of 1903, you would normally just head into Settings > Update and Security and then check for Windows Updates. You should then be presented with any Windows Updates that your machine requires and allow them to install. Once complete, reboot your machine … Read more

Windows 10 Language Packs

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We manage a number of businesses across the world and we very often have to ensure that end-users in different countries have their required Windows languages available to them. We do this in two ways, one is that when Windows devices get built for a user in, let’s say France, the System Center Configuration Manager … Read more

Enable NTVDM

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We were recently asked to enable NTVDM on a number of Windows devices in our corporate environment for our firmware engineers. Due to the amount of devices that we needed to get this enabled on, we wanted to be able to push it out through either Group Policy or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). So … Read more

System Center Operations Manager Invalid Management Group Removal

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We recently carried out some work for a client who had a completely ruined installation of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Who had done what to it, we may never know, but it was clear that the only fix was to start again. This was not such a bad thing as they did want to … Read more