Archive for the 'Windows 10' Category

Fix Elevated applications not having access to mapped drives

Fix Elevated applications not having access to mapped drives One of the side effects of UAC is the inability to access the mapped (over net use) network drives from the applications running in privileged mode (Run As Administrator). This means that when you run the command prompt or an application (like SpecWin) with elevated privileges, […]

Creating Customized Windows 10/8.1 Media (ISO, WIM, Flash Drive)

Creating Customized Windows 10/8.1 Media (ISO, WIM, Flash Drive) In the Enterprise environment Windows Operation Systems are usually created, captured and deployed via MS SCCM, WDS or other imaging deployment technology. This allows for an Operating System to be deployed that is updated to the latest version(s) and standards of the organization along with any […]

Let’s get backing up this New Year!

So another year is gone and a new one is upon us. Many of us have received or purchased new computer systems for personal use, work or school or will be soon. Nowadays many of us have a great deal of our lives – pictures of family, personal and legal documents and more stored digitally […]

Fix "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain failed" error

This is something that happens very often in large organizations with remotely connected sites (whether via MPLS nodes, connected VPNs or remote VPN users). If you’ve spent any time in the desktop support arena you’ve likely had this error/issue dozens of times. Here are some surefire ways to fix this fairly quickly. MANY, many sites […]

Completely Uninstall Default Windows Store Apps in Windows 10 (8/8.1 too)

I am NOT a fan of the Windows Store or ‘Charm’ apps. If I want an application – I’ll seek out and get it myself. I don’t like being force fed a bunch of useless stuff I don’t want or need. With the advent of Windows 8 through Windows 10 MS has pushed their default/charm […]

How to remove a printer and its drivers from Windows 8/10

How to remove a printer and its drivers from Windows 8 Press the keyboard shortcut Win+q. Find Printer Management in the section Administrative Tools and launch it. Removing a printer Open Custom Filters, All Printers, select the printer you want to remove and click on Delete. Confirm it by clicking Yes. Removing drivers Go to […]

Using PowerShell to Manage Windows Updates

Using PowerShell to Manage Windows Updates:  PSWindowsUpdate Often we have to update computers that have not – for whatever reason been updated in a long time. AND we often have to create new deploy images using sysprep. What usually happens is that Windows update will hang at ‘checking for updates’ for a very long time […]