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 an...

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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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How to Reset PowerChute Business Edition Password
Feb07

How to Reset PowerChute Business Edition Password

If you cant remember what the password to your PowerChute Business Edition control panel no problem it’s easy to reset. 1. You will need to be on version 10 or later for this to work. If you are on an earlier version then first upgrade the version installed. Simply download the latest version from here: https://www.apc.com/us/en/tools/download/software_comp.cfm?sw_sku=SFPCBE100 2. Do an in place upgrade, no restarts will be...

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How to Start Selling Cyber Essentials and CE Plus Certifications for MSP’s
Jan30

How to Start Selling Cyber Essentials and CE Plus Certifications for MSP’s

What is Cyber Essentials? It’s part of a drive to get the UK protected from cyber threats by the Government. They have developed the scheme called Cyber Essentials. It’s a set of controls which determine if a business is adequately protecting themselves from cyber threats. The controls include some of the following: Is Auto run disabled on all computers. Are all employees using standard user accounts and not...

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Office 365 Using Multiple Signatures Which Switch Automatically
Jan22

Office 365 Using Multiple Signatures Which Switch Automatically

It’s common to require multiple signatures in outlook especially is someone has a second mailbox attached. They may be responsible for managing a customerservice@ or accounts@ mailbox along with their own. Setting up Outlook to automatically select the correct signature when replying to an email in your primary mailbox or a secondary mailbox is a great time saver and ensures the correct signatures are always in place when...

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Export Office 365 to The Email Laundry
Jan19

Export Office 365 to The Email Laundry

If you use The Email Laundry for advanced email and threat protection and your an MSP you will know how time consuming it is to setup. Adding all the email accounts into The Email Laundry manually, even exporting users from Office 365 to CSV and formatting the import file can be a real pain. Well I had enough of all the manual work and wrote a little PowerShell script to speed up the process. Before attempting to run this script...

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How to Setup a Unifi Cloud Controller in Azure
Jan18

How to Setup a Unifi Cloud Controller in Azure

Welcome to my in depth guide to setting up a Unifi cloud controller in Azure. If you love the great value Ubiquity products offer but want centralised cloud management like you get with Meraki products then Unifi wifi points, firewalls and switches combined with a cloud controller hosted in Azure make for a killer solution especially for the MSP’s out there looking to manage a large number of sites and devices. Configuring a...

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Add Office 365 Azure AD Account To LogMeIn Control Panel To Enable Remote Access
Dec28

Add Office 365 Azure AD Account To LogMeIn Control Panel To Enable Remote Access

If you have a device which is joined to Office 365 Azure AD and you use LogMeIn to remotely connect to it. You have probably found that the user account is missing from the list of available users in the LogMeIn control panel. To fix this fire up command prompt by right clicking CMD and selecting ‘Run as Administrator’. 1. Enter the following commands, pressing enter after each: net localgroup LMIUsers /add net localgroup...

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Add Office 365 Azure AD Account To Local Administrators Group
Dec28

Add Office 365 Azure AD Account To Local Administrators Group

If you join your devices to Azure AD in Office 365 you will at some point try to add a user to a local group on the PC and maybe need to temporarily add a user to the local administrators group. Well as you have found out the Office 365 Azure AD user is not listed as a local user in computer management. The local administrators group will likely only contain the local administrator account and possibly the Azure AD account used to...

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Office 365 Mileage Tracking App
Dec28

Office 365 Mileage Tracking App

If you claim millage for car travel then the new MileIQ service could be just what you are looking for. MileIQ was purchased by Microsoft and now their premium service is included in their Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions adding even more fantastic value! can you tell i’m a fan? 😉 If you have an Office 365 Business Premium you can sign up now here: https://www.mileiq.com/office365 On the page choose to Create an...

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