Win Server

Windows 7 | Office Communicator Configure Error

All be it an very ancient piece of software, some companies are still using Office Communicator 2007. Upon trying to edit a user’s communicator properties, it throw an error regarding validation: Working through troubleshooting it came apparent that the issue…

Group Policy | Outlook 2016 “The linked image cannot be displayed”

Lately I’ve been recreating some our group policies. One thing that wasn’t consistent was that some of our client machines were showing different results on the Advanced tab of IE settings. Most of them were fine but the one that…

Powershell | View AD Schema Version

We’ve currently been implementing Windows Hello for Business. One of the pre-reqs was to extend our AD schema to Server 2016. This is how to view what your current AD schema is set to. Logon to a domain controller Open…

SCCM | Change Win 10 Start Button Context Menu

With new shortcuts on offer in Windows 10 its a lot easier for users to navigate but harder for admin to hide applications and features which users shouldn’t be using. By default the context menu for the start button has…

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…

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…

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,…