This is a great guide showing you how to force HTTP to HTTPS by using URL rewrite if you are running Sharepoint 2013 and have installed an SSL certificate.
Important info for exchange admins.
I was building a new PC for a client. The thought came across, how powerful should it be? Here is some interesting info I have found.
A PSU will ONLY use from the source what is being drawn by the system load.
A PSU that runs warm/hot draws more power.
Therefore: It is far more economical to run a higher watt PSU than a lower watt an the system components will always run cooler when there is a PSU installed that is well overrated for the system.
The more efficient your PSU, the less noise it will make, the less power it will draw, and the less it will cost. PSUs are rated at five levels 80 Plus, 80 Plus Bronze, 80 Plus Silver, 80 Plus Gold and 80 Plus Platinum, with Platinum being most efficient. If you use your PC a lot you will want to go with at least a Gold rating.
750 watt power supply here we come!
Microsoft will “gradually wind down the delivery of Azure RemoteApp over the next year.” in favour for their partnership with Citrix using XenApp “Express”.
“Microsoft customers using RemoteApp will be supported through August 31, 2017, when the service will be shut down.”
In your WSUS 2012 R2 server, are you noticing clients are displayed as Windows Vista instead of Windows 10?
Install this patch from MS (kb3095113) which will fix this and also allow WSUS to sync and distribute feature upgrades for Windows 10. This update is not required to enable WSUS to sync and distribute servicing updates for Windows 10.
Stop Cryptolocker, or at least get warned if it starts encrypting files on your file server. The link below has instructions on how to setup File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server. By adding in certain file extensions you will be able to setup automatic emailing (and shutdown if you want) to detect when Cryptolocker starts encrypting files on your file server. There are also many other great tips on how to protect your server.
I had a client ask me why their default printer keeps changing. I discovered a new feature of Windows 10 automatically sets the default printer to the last user printer.
To fix this:
- Click on the start button and type in “Printers & Scanners”
- Click on Printers and Scanners
- Turn off the setting “Let Windows manage my default printer”
If you need to change the MSI location of software you are deploying through group policy, you will notice you can’t edit it via GPMC. The way around it is to use ADSI Edit.
Read this link for more info.
Trend Micro are recommending everyone to uninstall Quicktime for Windows – See here
Apple are deprecating Quicktime for MS Windows. They are no longer issuing security updates for the product.
There has also been two critical vulnerabilities released affecting Quicktime for Windows.
OneDrive for Business has a new sync client named OneDrive Next Gen Sync Client.
The new client has a few improvements over OneDrive for Business.
- Improved reliability and performance
- Selective sync
- Support for large files up to 10GB
- Removing the 20,000 file sync limit
- Instructions for IT pro’s to silently deploy and config the client
It’s available for Windows 7,8 and 10 (8.1 support will be added in the first quarter of 2016) and Mac OS X 10.9 and above.
The Onedrive next gen sync client supports OneDrive for Business only and will add support for SharePoint document libraries in future releases. MS are also working on Office integration to support co-authoring of documents and sharing scenarios.
To download it : https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-started-with-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-in-Windows-615391c4-2bd3-4aae-a42a-858262e42a49?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1
Is it possible to co-author/realtime edit an excel document in Office 365 ?
Coauthoring, or working on a spreadsheet at the same time with other people, is available in Excel Online but not in Excel 2016 (or earlier) for Windows.
I recently noticed a user with Office 2016 (Mac – El Capitan) and accessing Office files with a webdav connection to a server.
It appears editing Office files on a webdav connection in Office 2016 (Mac) is not supported. See this link.
A workaround was to setup CyberDuck and download the word doc, make the changes and re-upload it to the webdav server.
Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 and the Wifi does not work.
This could be due to having VPN software loaded in Windows 8 which causes issues with Windows 10.
Have a read here.
Microsoft’s patch tuesday 8/12/15 brought update KB3114409.
The patch was meant to fix issues with Outlook 2010 however it breaks Outlook and forces it into running in Safe mode and also prevents the preview pane from working unless you manually turn it on.
The fix is to uninstall the patch. Go into Programs & Features, View installed updates and search for the kb number. Double click it to uninstall.
Microsoft have pulled the update.
I recently upgraded a Cisco 3560X switch. I upgraded from 12.2(53)SE2 to 15.0(2)SE8. I thought this would take 5 minutes max. After ten minutes I was worried. I connected a console cable and found the console reporting “Front-end Microcode IMG MGR: Programming device 0…rrrrrrwsssssssssssssssssssssspssssssssssssssssssssspsssssssss”
After googling I have discovered it is quite normal to take up to 40 minutes due to an upgrade to the MCU (Micro Processing Unit). This happens when updating to a higher version with newer microcode.
PHEW! It was a heart stopping 40 minutes.