Month: April 2018

SCCM | Installing an Application via TS from specific OS version

Adding applications into the task sequence can reduce the amount of time it takes to setup new devices for users. Ensure the correct applications are installed can be achieved by setting WMI queries on the task sequence step. To be…

Group Policy | Installed Applications Missing from All Programs

When logging onto the new machine I noticed that all of the installed applications had disappeared after a recent change to group policy. When unticking the Link Enabled option for the policy all of the programs came back. The group…

MCSE Certification Paths

With Microsoft constantly adding, amending and removing exams, where exactly do you want to head for…….. and more importantly how do you get there? The Aim The end product of doing these Microsoft exams is to become a Microsoft Certified…

SCCM | SQL Agent service is not running

Overview Below error appears when creating a report subscription. ‘The SQL Agent service isĀ  not running’.         Issue Unable to create report subscription. Resolution RDP onto the SQL server hosting the SCCM database Open SQL Server Configuration…

Windows 10 | 1803 Features

With Windows 10 1803 build finally arriving to Insider Preview slow ring, what new features are going to be available. Major changes include: Start Menu Action Centre Cortana Notebook UI Nearby Sharing (similar to Apple’s Airdrop feature) Windows Hello You…

Win 7 | Using Content Adviser to block specific URL’s

Whilst moving some group policies to local policies, an issue came up that we could no longer filter web traffic as the devices were changing network and were no longer going through our traditional proxy. With this setup only having…

SCCM

SCCM | Creating a silent deployment Office 2016

Deploying office through System Center is a really easy task, quite simply because Microsoft have embedded a installer customization wizard to complete every task you could want to achieve when installing office. The below steps can also be used for…

Google

Google Sheets | Moving a row if cell contains specific text

Moving data to another tab on the sheet your working on can be such a help with organisation. The way I use it is to move a complete row to a completed tab to avoid clutter. The below image shows…

Powershell

Powershell/AD | Show Full Names from Usernames

When exporting from certain applications, the destination format isn’t always acceptable. Although the script below is basic and can be extended on its show the method of showing users full names with their username input. The information is imported via…

Win Server

AD | Delegate Control to a user group

Delegating control of an OU or a branch of OU’s can be extremely useful in tackling accidental mishaps or security loopholes. Using Delegated Controls it allow administrators to set permissions for users to allow specific actions which they are assigned,…