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Group Policy | Deploy Chrome Extensions

With Google Chrome becoming more popular with people in business, there may come a time when you want to deploy a Google Chrome extension to a large amount of users without them individually going to the Chrome Webstore. To do…

Windows 10 | Disable ‘Nearby Sharing’

Trying to disable all the options and settings within Windows 10 can be a little tedious sometimes as settings and methods to configure these settings can be split across different areas and different management platforms. One of the issues i…

SCCM | Powershell Detect in User Context

When deploying applications to users there always comes a time when you need to detect an application is installed whilst in the user context. It becomes abit of an issue when checking files and folders exist in the users profile…

Group Policy | Set Outlook Default Font

There’s always a time when you need to set a default font within Outlook. Microsoft have made it really easy to set fonts for the rest of the office products but have seem to have missed Outlook from the list….

Group Policy | Disable Archive button in Office 2016/365 client

If your company has decided to take the stance that no archiving is to be allowed, it can be quite a long process to disable all access to the archiving within Outlook 2016. There are a couple of builtin settings…

Powershell | Configure Focused Inbox O365

One of the most annoying features Microsoft has enabled was the Focused Inbox within O365. Although you can configure transport rules to send mail directly into the focused folder it does open a possibility for missing, potentially, important emails. Managing…

Powershell | Connecting to Skype Online with MFA

We’ve recently migrated to Office 365 and have started to use Skype online as our new IM software. As with everything Microsoft, there allowing less and less configuration option through Group Policy and moving towards Intune and application specific policies…

SCCM | Export Index from a Multi OS ISO

Downloading a new ISO from Microsoft, your realise that the ISO actually contains multiple versions, for example Windows 10.ISO contains Education, Enterprise, Pro, Education N, Enterprise N and Pro N (N usually meaning the Korean version). I’ve notice two cons…

SCCM, Office | Installation of Office fails with ‘Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper has stopped working’

Lately we’ve been deploying Skype for Business across our estate. The package was working fine but seem to stop working after patching. The issue is that, when running the Office 2016 installer it immediately crashes with the following error: I…

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…