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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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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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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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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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Basic Setup Guide for Using GitHub With Visual Code and PowerShell
Dec27

Basic Setup Guide for Using GitHub With Visual Code and PowerShell

This guide is a complete beginners guide to creating an account on GitHub and setting up somewhere to store your code and then linking that to Visual Code which is a cool free Microsoft tool used to write code. I’ll like to leave out the fluff and filler so ill keep the text brief, so follow along and use the screenshots for reference. By the end of this guide you will know how to: Create GitHub repositories for your code...

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Setup A Cyber Essentials Software Restriction Policy
Nov15

Setup A Cyber Essentials Software Restriction Policy

Passing Cyber Essentials and CE Plus is fairly easy but only if you know how to implement each of the technical controls. One of the more difficult aspects of passing a Cyber Essentials Plus audit is being able to block the malware and malicious test files. During a Cyber Essentials Plus audit the auditor will attempt to run a variety of script, compressed and executable files to see if the system is susceptible to malicious code...

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