HP Bloatware Removal Tool
Jul20

HP Bloatware Removal Tool

If you don’t maintain a prebuilt Windows image used to deploy new workstation because you simply build them as they come in then this tool may be for you. We prefer HP equipment but they always come with annoying HP bloatware. You could reload the device but that takes time you don’t want to waste. One of my fellow engineers Thomas Lambert put this little script together which will run through and uninstall the most common...

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How To Uninstall Programs Using PowerShell
Jun05

How To Uninstall Programs Using PowerShell

Listing all installed programs, checking to see if a program is installed by its name and uninstalling programs is super easy and efficient using PowerShell and the Get-WmiObject cmdlet. List All Installed Programs Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product Running this cmdlet will produce a list of all installed applications. Note this wont list any Windows Apps which are installed. List Installed Programs By Name Get-WmiObject -Class...

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Ubiqiti Unifi How To Print From Guest Wireless To A Printer On The Network
Jun05

Ubiqiti Unifi How To Print From Guest Wireless To A Printer On The Network

You setup a secure segregated guest network and then bugger a guest needs to print some important documents using your printer! Within your Unifi controller go into the settings of the site by clicking on the cog icon. First for this to work your printer must have a static IP address on the network. Click on Guest Control.Scroll down to the Access Control section and add the IP address of each printer into the ‘Pre-Authorization...

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Off Topic: DIY Electric Bike Build
Jun01

Off Topic: DIY Electric Bike Build

Every once in a while I get all nutty processor and build something in the garage 🙂 This time I built my own Electric bike! Started by getting a free mountain bike which was being thrown out. I had a BMX bike in the bits pile so took off the main sprocket and ground out the center hole. I got it to fit snugly onto the rear wheel. I’ve temporally held it in place with some epoxy and bolts. Here you can see the sprocket mounted on...

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How To Manage Multiple Microsoft Office 365 Tenants For MSP’s
Jun01

How To Manage Multiple Microsoft Office 365 Tenants For MSP’s

MSP’s have to manage multiple Microsoft Office 365 accounts daily. Multiple engineers need admin level access at multiple times throughout the day. How Can We Manage Multiple Accounts More Efficiently and More Securely? Right now I imagine you crate a global administrator on each tenant and use a password management tool such as IT Glue so that engineers can access the credentials. Engineers have to open an incognito window,...

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Off Topic: Making A Darth Vader Wood Burner
May11

Off Topic: Making A Darth Vader Wood Burner

Welcome to my very first Off-Topic post. I’m an IT guy most of the time but when I get some spare time I love tinkering and building stuff in the garage. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS YOURSELF. I’M STUPID AND CUTTING INTO AN EMPTY GAS BOTTLE IS DANGEROUS! Since I am very stupid and had a few bits of metal and an empty gas bottle I had a go at making a small wood burner for the garden 🙂 Emptying the gas bottle The first task...

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How To Forward Office 365 MFA Notifications To Teams For MSP’s
Apr09

How To Forward Office 365 MFA Notifications To Teams For MSP’s

FYI this method is currently not working. It was until Twilio changed something within their Functions system. I’ll update this guide once they have resolved the issues. For many MSP’s (Managed Service Providers) knowing how to handle MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) for multiple Office 365 tenants can be a real pain. There are a few way to solve this problem but recently we’ve found the easiest option for the whole...

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Use Outlook Web App Offline
Mar01

Use Outlook Web App Offline

One of the main advantages of using the full installed version of Outlook has been the ability to sort through and respond to emails while offline. Not so much of an issue these days with so much free WiFi and 4G connectivity from mobile devices but it’s still been an issue. Well no longer because you can use the web version of Outlook in offline mode! If you didn’t know this well it’s a great feature and it may mean...

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Convert a Physical Server to Virtual using Hyper-V
Feb09

Convert a Physical Server to Virtual using Hyper-V

If you need to convert an aging physical windows server to a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V host Microsoft offer a couple of tools for the Job. The first application is Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 but unfortunately Microsoft have said they are pulling the application and it will be no longer available towards the end of 2019. They are instead leaving the conversion problem to 3rd party vendors. Luckily there is...

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How to Migrate from a Server or NAS to Office365 Teams
Feb09

How to Migrate from a Server or NAS to Office365 Teams

Finally ditching that old file server or NAS? Wahoo! Moving to Office 365 Teams is actually quite straightforward even if you have terabytes of data to transfer. The more data you have to migrate the more time it will take to manage and sync but this method has worked for me every time so far from small NAS migrations to large file servers with multiple file shares. The breakdown of steps is as follows: Organise your existing share...

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