Active Directory Object Contains Other Objects. Are you sure you want to delete object and all of the objects it contains?
Aug09

Active Directory Object Contains Other Objects. Are you sure you want to delete object and all of the objects it contains?

So you try and delete a user in Active directory and get a message asking if you are sure you want to delete it and all of the objects it contains. You stop and think, what objects does it contain? This is normally caused by old Exchange 2010 attributes attached to the user account. To see what the sub objects are click on ‘View’ then ‘Users, Contacts, Groups and Computers as containers.’ from within Active...

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No Network Card After Windows Update KB4088875 and KB4103718

Another round of updates and more issues to resolve, the work of us IT administrators is never done! If you have a PC (Likely windows 7) which has suddenly dropped its network card after applying¬†KB4088875 or KB4103718 then dont worry so has everyone else ūüėČ We’ve heard some horror stories of 60 servers going offline with this one but the fix so far has been: Reinstall the network card drivers along with any missing chipset...

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This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer: Microsoft Word Previewer Outlook 2016
Apr28

This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer: Microsoft Word Previewer Outlook 2016

Trying to preview word attachments in Outlook 2016 and getting the following error message? “This file cannot be previewed because of an error with the following previewer: Microsoft Word previewer ”   I was too and here’s how I fixed it for me. 1. Open word and click on File. 2. Click Options from the menu 3. Click Trust Center then Trust Center Settings. 4. Untick ‘Enable Protected View for Outlook...

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SolarWinds MSP Backup Hyper-V or not to Hyper-V
Mar30

SolarWinds MSP Backup Hyper-V or not to Hyper-V

I recently asked if it was better to backup virtual machines at the host level using SolarWinds MSP Backup or to install it to each guest VM and backup from there. I had a few conflicting recommendations so decided to fire up and lab and try it out for myself! Here we have a Hyper-V host server called VMHOSTRECOVERY hosting two virtual servers. Server 2016 which is a domain controller and Server 2016 SQL a domain member SQL server....

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How to Move Edge Favourites to another computer or profile
Jan30

How to Move Edge Favourites to another computer or profile

Edge has been out for a while now which means eventually you need to move a users Edge favourites to another profile or computer. Its not like the good old days where you simply copied the Favourites folder from the users profile.. oh no.. First close down Edge. Locate the following folder on the source profile  ...

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MaxBackup selection size displaying incorrectly on a mac
Nov15

MaxBackup selection size displaying incorrectly on a mac

Had an interesting issue this week which had me stumped for a while. I was trying to backup a Mac using MaxBackup and the selection size kept showing more data than was available on the local hard drive. The local disk was only 70gb but when selecting everything to be backed up it was showing 2.8tb,  where were these extra files coming from? The answer and fix is pretty straight forward and its due to the mac having one or more...

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LOGICnow Take Control – Installation Failed
Aug01

LOGICnow Take Control – Installation Failed

We use LOGICnow’s RMM tool¬†along with its built in Take Control functionality its¬†an integral part of how we support our clients.¬†We had a few issues this¬†week where several servers decided to report their Take Control installation had failed. Funny that, because its been working fine on those servers so its must have been an update which triggered the failure. If you have a similar issue then follow this handy checklist to get...

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Guest Post for LOGICnow
Aug01

Guest Post for LOGICnow

Hi Everyone, LOGICnow have¬†posted one of my guest blog posts! If you use their Max Backup service take a look: https://www.logicnow.com/blog/understanding-bandwidth-throttling-backup    ...

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LOGICnow Max Backup Bare Metal Recovery Step by Step
May19

LOGICnow Max Backup Bare Metal Recovery Step by Step

If your new to Max Backup or just haven’t been in a situation where you have had to do a bare metal recovery then its time to have a go. In this lab I’m going to try and recover one of our physical servers running on HP hardware to a Virtual Machine¬†on a Hyper-V host. Not really what its meant for but it works and is a good way to experiment and learn the process. Why would we want to do this? Maybe you manage your clients...

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Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery
Feb09

Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery

We’ve been using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service for a while now to provide cloud backup and business continuity to our clients.¬†Recently we’ve been playing with Azure to provide a DR solution that can be turned on within a few minutes without the expense of¬† having hardware laying around doing nothing. This can be done using windows backup and the Azure backup services¬†but¬†if you need¬†offsite¬†hot standby servers and a...

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