Archive for the 'Windows' Category

Fix Microsoft Outlook – Exchange Is Unavailable, Outlook Must Be Online Or Connected

While setting up a few new users I was getting an error while trying to add a new email account. While walking through the default setup – simply launching Outlook on a new users profile (who, of course, has and email account associated with his AD account) Outlook gave an error message that said, "The […]

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 […]

Zero Day Adobe and Microsoft Exploits

Adobe has released (for the second time this month) an emergency update for its widely used Flash Player to combat active attacks that exploit a previously unknown security bug that hackers are actively exploiting to surreptitiously install malware on end-user computers. Attackers are already exploiting it! Please apply this patch and stay secure. If your […]

CryptoLocker news

Okay folks, here we go again. More ransomware is spreading and it can hit you. [Ransomware comprises a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Some forms of ransomware encrypt […]

Windows 8.1 is here

Windows 8.1 is here just a year after Windows 8. This update—free to existing Windows 8 users. The update is simple and hassle free through MS update. I’d recommend it to anyone who has Windows 8 to make it more easily navigable and user friendly. Especially those of us in the business desktop world. Some […]