• Windows Updates

    Microsoft OneNote has stopped working

    Are you using OneNote 2016 and can no longer start it? You will see this error message “Microsoft OneNote has stopped working” If this suddenly occurred after May 7th then it was caused by a recent Windows Update. The update was released on May 7th 2019 and then pulled by Microsoft after discovering it crashed OneNote. This is the Microsoft…

  • Microsoft KB

    DCOM Event ID 10016

    Are you using Windows 10, Server 2016 or 2019, viewed the event viewer and found DCOM Event ID 10016 with something similar to this error message: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (using LRPC) running…

  • Powershell

    Remotely rename a PC with Powershell

    Do you need a quick and easy way to rename a computer that is joined to a domain remotely via Powershell? 1. Enable "Windows Management Instrumentation" and "Remote Management" rules on your computers firewall. This can be done via Group Policy for multiple computers. Note: If you don't enable WMI rules, you may get an error such as "Cannot establish…

  • TSF Reviews

    IT Tech Tool Kit List

    If you are an IT tech and need ideas for your own tool kit, have a read through these. 3 in 1 LCD Screen Computer Monitor LED TV Laptop Tablet Cleaner Cleaning Kit 12mm Hook and Loop 20 metre Double Sided Heavy Duty 20m Black cable wrap strap Electronic Accessories Storage USB Cable Organizer Bag Case Drive Travel Insert SEATAY…

  • Microsoft KB,  Windows Updates

    A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed – WDS PXE issue

    I kept getting “A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed” in MDT/WDS. I had no idea it was actually a cumulative (March) windows update that broke the WDS server this week. The MS article says “After installing this update, there may be issues using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to start a device from a Windows Deployment Services…

  • PC Building

    SSD SATA vs SSD NVMe, What’s the difference?

    “just because it is a M.2 drive it doesn’t mean it is NVME.” I’m building a new PC and need a refresher on SSD’s in 2019. Firstly lets explain a few tech terms. SATA is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass stroage devices such as hard disk drives, optical and ssd’s. SATA 3.0 can achieve…

  • TSF Reviews

    Signalex Power Bank 1200mAh

    I picked up one of these Signalex Power Bank’s in Melbourne, Australia recently. It cost $5.95 AUD. I thought I would give it a try and give you a quick review. Power banks always come in handy if you are out and need to charge your phone. The power bank has a mAh battery rating of 1200. It displays a…

  • Windows Tips

    Set printing preferences via command line in Windows

    When installing a new printer driver sometimes it does not appear in the control panel -> Devices and Printers. If you need to set printing preferences for the freshly installed printer driver this is how youc an do it via command line in Windows. How to set printing preferences via command line: 1. Open command prompt “cmd” 2. Type RUNDLL32…