Bluebeam License Change

By | April 1, 2022

When migrating Bluebeam to an enterprise license you can use this script to unregister the old license and register the new: “%ProgramFiles%\Bluebeam Software\Bluebeam Revu\20\Revu\PbMngr5.exe” /register 20 <SerialNo> <KeyABCD3-5FGHIJK>

Room Calendar Settings

By | February 16, 2022

By default room calendars delete the notes field of invitations. This eliminates usufull links to Zoom or Teams meetings. to fix this run the following script: $Rooms = Get-MailBox | where {$_.ResourceType -eq “Room”} foreach ($Room in $Rooms){ Set-CalendarProcessing -Identity $Room.alias -AddOrganizerToSubject $true -DeleteComments $false -DeleteSubject $false Get-CalendarProcessing -Identity $Room.alias |select Identity,AddOrganizerToSubject,DeleteComments,DeleteSubject,ResourceDelegates}

Dell Command Update

By | November 5, 2021

To run from the Powershell: #Dell Command Update Repair if(test-path “C:\Program Files\Dell\CommandUpdate”){$Path = “C:\Program Files\Dell\CommandUpdate\dcu-cli.exe”} Else{$Path = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\CommandUpdate\dcu-cli.exe”} Start-Process -FilePath $Path -ArgumentList “/applyupdates

Voicemail Delayed Delivery

By | October 27, 2021

The user misses a call and checks for a voicemail only to find none. The next day the voicemail finally shows up. The fix is to delete all the messages from the carrier’s system and start over.

MySQL Service Not Starting

By | September 24, 2021

If a server running MySQL has an improper shutdown, the service cannot be started. This is because 2 files are in a corrupt state. This will cause WordPress sites hosted on the same server to display a database error. To fix this: Open: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server n.n\data Move ib_logfile0 & ib_logfile1 to a temp folder. Start “MySQL nn” Service

Block Outlook from connecting to 365

By | August 10, 2021

Beginning with Office 2016 Outlook auto-connects to 365 upon opening. This causes users to be prompted for credentials if their account is on-premise. To disable this,  run this in PowerShell as the user: Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover -Name ‘ExcludeExplicitO365Endpoint’ -Value 1 -Type DWord -Force

Gaming Control Panel

By | June 29, 2021

Users are suddenly seeing a new “Gaming Control Panel” open on their system. To turn it off manually press Win + I > Gaming > deselect “On” The Control Panel is opened by pressing Win + G and looks like this:

Daisy Chain Monitors

By | June 15, 2021

Daisy chaining is a feature of DisplayPort monitors, and can be helpful when you lack the needed ports on a PC, or cable length. By default this is turned off on most monitors, and when connected the 2nd display will either mirror the first, or be disabled. To enable the feature on Dell monitors from the hardware menu… Read More »

Import PSTs to 365

By | June 13, 2021

Go to: https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/UsersGroups/AdminRoleGroups.slab (365 Exchange ) May take 24 hours to apply Add Role to: Organization Management > Mailbox Import Export Go to:https://protection.office.com/import

Partitioning Disks in Linux

By | December 26, 2020

lsblk – List all disks & partitions attached (Can change after reboot) sudoparted /dev/sda mklabel gpt – Initializes the disk with a GPT partition [Destructive!] sudo parted -a opt /dev/sda mkpart primary ext4 0% 100% – Creates a new partition mkfs.ext4 -L datapartition /dev/sda1 – Format the partition as Ext4 Note: Partitions have a number appended to the… Read More »

Remove Orphaned Exchange Server

By | December 10, 2020

Removing a defunct Exchange Server from AD: ADSI Edit to Configuration\Services\Microsoft Exchange\<org name>\Administrative Group\Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Servers +CN=[ServerName]  Delete from this point including all child-items If you have any exchange 2003 public folder references or routing groups, those will need to be deleted as well. They can be deleted using the management console if you prefer.

Remotely Join a PC to Domain

By | November 24, 2020

Rename PC > Reboot Connect VPN > Join Domain > Reboot Login to local account > Connect VPN > Switch User > Login as domain admin (causes VPN to close) > Logoff Login to local account > Reconnect VPN > Switch User >Login as domain user

Keep Mapped Location Open

By | November 22, 2020

If windows continually drops a remote location you can keep it open with this: do{start-process \\server\path ;start-sleep 5 $a = (New-Object -comObject Shell.Application).Windows() |?{$_.FullName -ne $null} |? {$_.FullName.toLower().Endswith(‘\explorer.exe’)} $a | % {  $_.Quit() }Start-sleep 3600}while ($True)

Broken OneNote Links

By | November 12, 2020

These changes in the cloud will break access to OneNote and risk data loss: Username changes involving the domain name. Moving, or renaming a OneNote notebook When this happens, notebook owners will need to reshare their notebooks and all users should look for unlinked notebooks after a domain change.

RDP Security Error

By | September 26, 2020

To bypass the error, merge this into the registry: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\CredSSP\Parameters] “AllowEncryptionOracle”=dword:00000002

WordPress Hack

By | September 20, 2020

Hackers first try and access the users database at: /wp-json/wp/v2/users/. If successful you next see repeated attempts to log on to the site, reflected in hits on /wp-login.php & /xmlrpc.php. This is what a WordPress brute force attack looks like: As you can see these hits come from all over the world:

Windows Server Upgrade Path

By | September 20, 2020

Correct To Upgrade the OS Windows Server must be upgraded in steps. 2003 > 2008* > 2012R2 > 2016 > 2019 Incorrect – Data loss will occur While possible, these upgrades will clean install the OS and not upgrade. 2008* > 2016 *2008 is not supported (no mouse) on newer Hyper-V use 2008R2