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Rename Team Name In Teams To Shorten OneDrive Path Lengths
Dec03

Rename Team Name In Teams To Shorten OneDrive Path Lengths

If you have issues with long path’s in OneDrive when you sync teams sharepoint document libraries locally you need a way to shorten them. Previously this has been a real pain but now its pretty painless. See here I have a team with a really long name and I’ve created a file and folder in it. Here I sync it down using OneDrive but folder paths are really long and this can cause problems with files not saving and sometimes...

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How To Connect To Another Windows 10 Computer AKA Quick Assist
Nov29

How To Connect To Another Windows 10 Computer AKA Quick Assist

If you ever need to help someone with an issue and you are both using windows 10 you can use a great tool called Quick Assist to remotely connect to their computer and even control it! On your computer and the remote computer go to the start menu and type Quick Assist and open up the tool. On your computer click on Assist another person. This will generate a security code which you give to the person at the remote computer. On the...

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Microsoft 365 How To Enable DKIM Using DKIM Manager PowerShell Script
Nov28

Microsoft 365 How To Enable DKIM Using DKIM Manager PowerShell Script

DKIM Manger Download: DKIM Manager (357 downloads) Or pull from GitHub here: DKIM Manager on GitHub Everyone should be trying to improve their email security setup and using DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail). DKIM works by the sending server adding an encrypted version of the email header into the email. The recipient server can then look at your public DKIM keys published in DNS and decrypt the header and compare it to the...

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Using Akixi API with PowerShell
Nov04

Using Akixi API with PowerShell

Akixi is a great reporting platform for the Horizon VOIP telephony platform. Recently i’ve been working on pulling off report data and inserting that data into our central dashboard systems. They don’t provide code examples in PowerShell so I wanted to share the basics so you can get a head start with your own project. All I ask is that you post a comment below and share your project details with other readers 🙂 First up...

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How to Setup Windows For a Nessus Credentialed Patch Scan
Nov04

How to Setup Windows For a Nessus Credentialed Patch Scan

Setting up a Windows 10 PC so that It can be scanned by Nessus using a fully credentialed patch scan is and straight forward process but there are several parts required for it to work. This guide includes the manual steps required but you can also implement the settings using a centralised RMM tool if you have one. Also Note in most Local AD environments Nessus will work without any changes. For standalone or Azure AD joined...

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How to Setup Mac’s For a Nessus Credentialed Patch Scan
Nov04

How to Setup Mac’s For a Nessus Credentialed Patch Scan

Setting up a Mac so that It can be scanned by Nessus using a fully credentialed patch scan is a quick and straight forward process. This guide includes the manual steps required but you can also implement the settings using a centralised RMM tool if you have one. The process is as follows: 1 . Setup a dedicated administrator account to use with the scan. 2. Enable Remote Login. 3. Setup new SSH credentials in Nessus to use during the...

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PowerShell For Fun And Profit: Online Arbitrage Scanner
Sep19

PowerShell For Fun And Profit: Online Arbitrage Scanner

What is online arbitrage? It’s where you find things for sale online, buy them and sell them elsewhere and make a profit! How do I find things to sell? Browse popular deal sites, clearance pages or like me, you automate the process and let a PowerShell do the boring work for you! If you want to grab the code, go download it from my Github repository: https://github.com/slashadminsource/PSOnlineArbitrage Setting Up Download the...

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PowerShell Trading Bot For Interactive Brokers
Sep19

PowerShell Trading Bot For Interactive Brokers

This bot is for educational purposes only!This bot will loose all of your money if you try to get it working.I do not support this bot, its provided to the PowerShell coding community for educational purposes.Trading stocks is very risky, I’m not a professional trader or an accountant, I’m an IT guy who likes to mess around with coding projects from time to time.This code most definitely contains bugs and errors and...

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Cant Remove Hyper-V VM Cannot Connect to Virtual Machine Configuration Storage
Aug13

Cant Remove Hyper-V VM Cannot Connect to Virtual Machine Configuration Storage

Found a redundant VM on your Hyper-V host? This typically only happens in test environments but rarely in production and caused by a VM folder being deleted or moved. In the screenshot below you can see the VM ‘Mindex’ in an off-critial state. You cant remove this server from the host using the GUI. Open a Powershell windows as admin and type ‘Get-VM’ and press enter. This will list all of the VM’s on the...

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Act Failed to Open Scheduler log Error Occurred While Loading Scheduler log file
Jul20

Act Failed to Open Scheduler log Error Occurred While Loading Scheduler log file

Getting the following error and having trouble resolving the issue? “Failed to open scheduler log. Error occurred while loading scheduler log file.” Under the menu ‘Other tasks’ click ‘Stop Service’ then Browse to c:\programdata\act\act data Rename ‘SCHEDULER_LOG’ TO ‘SCHEDULER_LOGOLD’ Now in the task scheduler click ‘Start service’ from the ‘other...

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How To Rename UDM Pro Site Name In ui.com Portal
Jun01

How To Rename UDM Pro Site Name In ui.com Portal

I recently installed a Unifi Dream Machine Pro for a client and wanted to rename it in the ui.com portal. I tried to rename the site in the controller settings but it wouldn’t update the name in the ui.com portal controller list. Here is now to rename the controller in the unifi.ui.com controller list Click on the controller device. Click on Settings. Click on Advanced. Change the Device Name and press ‘Confirm...

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Windows Server File Migration Service Guide
Apr18

Windows Server File Migration Service Guide

Starting from Windows server 2019 we see the introduction of the Windows server file migration service feature. This feature allows you to easily migrate a file server, all of its file shares and folder permissions to new physical or virtual server. This feature will sync all file shares to a new server, set the same permissions then when you are ready it will assume the old servers IP address and name. The idea is to make migrating...

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How To Delete A Plan In Planner
Apr02

How To Delete A Plan In Planner

How to delete a plan from Planner in Microsoft 365 in 4 easy steps: First login to https://tasks.office.com and click on ‘Planner Hub’. Scroll down and then click ‘All Plans’. Click on the plan you wish to delete. Now click the three dots along the top and click on ‘Plan settings’. Now click on ‘Delete this plan’. If you don’t see this it means you did not create this plan or are...

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Office 365 Your Organisation Needs More Information To Keep Your Account Secure
Mar17

Office 365 Your Organisation Needs More Information To Keep Your Account Secure

Have you recently created a new Microsoft 365 or Office 365 account and users are being forced to setup MFA within 14 days despite MFA not being configured? Me too! I’m constantly setting up new tenants for clients and performing migrations and while enforcing MFA is a great idea and having it enabled by default is good it does cause issues during the configuration stage of a tenant. The issue is being caused by a new security...

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Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request
Mar08

Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request

I recently came across this error ‘Invalid API Request’ when trying the change the network address of the LAN configured at a clients site. I clicked on Networks and then clicked EDIT. You can see here the network is 192.168.1.1/24. I updated the network to 192.168.0.1/24 and clicked on Save. This kept giving the error message ‘There was an error saving the LAN network invalid API request’.. Well that not...

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How To Create a Poll In Microsoft Teams
Mar08

How To Create a Poll In Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is fast becoming the standard Office tool for collaboration, meetings, instant chat and file storage within many businesses. It’s packed with handy tools and features and one we love using here at Southern IT Networks are the Polls within chat messages. You can create a poll and send it out across your organisation and gather feedback. You can even capture that feedback into Excel for later use. Lets get started! 1....

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How To Stop Teams Loading Up After Logging In
Mar02

How To Stop Teams Loading Up After Logging In

I love Microsoft Teams so why would you want to stop it loading up after you log in? haha I get it, not everyone has embraced it yet so here is how to stop it loading up after you log in every time in 3 easy steps. Step 1: Go to your system tray in the bottom right corner. You may have to click the up arrow first, then find teams and right click on the Teams icon. Step 2: After right clicking on the Teams icon click on Settings. Step...

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Microsoft Translation Travel App
Feb14

Microsoft Translation Travel App

I was randomly browsing the Google play store the other day and came across Microsoft Translator and for fun installed it to see what its all about and was very impressed! Microsoft Translator can translate spoken or written words into many other languages. It can even say the translation out loud which makes this Translator app perfect for the word wide traveller. If your going abroad then this app is definitely going to make your...

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Server Storage Migration Service Extension Not Visible
Feb13

Server Storage Migration Service Extension Not Visible

Recently i’ve been experimenting with the Server Storage Migration feature in Windows server 2019. This feature allows you to clone an existing file server and migrate its shares and files to a new server and perform a cutover migration to the new server. I had an issue where the server storage extension was not showing up in the list of extensions despite being installed! As you can see here the extension is not listed. It...

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Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version
Jan29

Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to test a deployment using Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service feature. It turns out an Evaluation installation does not support storage migration service and it will not appears to be missing in the Windows Admin Center. I needed to upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Standard edition. which is fortunately very easy! First open up a Powershell window and run...

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How To Sync Microsoft Edge On Your Mobile With Your 365 Account And Desktop
Jan21

How To Sync Microsoft Edge On Your Mobile With Your 365 Account And Desktop

Finally we have a Windows browser we can get behind and love! Microsoft Edge AKA Edge Chromium.. Based on the Chrome source code the Edge project now contributes to the Chromium codebase and adds further integration into the Office / Microsoft 365 suite. Once you install it to your desktop and sign in using your 365 account all of your passwords, favourites and forms can all be saved and synced to any other device where you use Edge....

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How To Request AutoPilot Hardware ID’s From HP
Jan03

How To Request AutoPilot Hardware ID’s From HP

Recently I deployed a good number of laptops to a client using Microsoft 365 and AutoPilot with some success. If you don’t know, AutoPilot allows you to ship out a laptop or a desktop to a client and all they have to do it switch it on, connect it to the internet and the device will automatically join itself to Azure AD, deploy office and apply a variety of PowerShell scripts and settings. The idea is that the devices set...

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