Stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically in Windows 10 Windows 10 has a built-in Startup program manager in the Task Manager. It controls what programs are allowed to be launched automatically when a computer starts. But for Microsoft Teams, there is an entry in the Registry Editor created by the developers to control when it[…]
Issue Inserting images or charts are greyed out in Excel. So you want to add a charts, image or drawing to your Excel workbook, but the buttons are greyed out like in the screenshot below. Causes / Fix There are two possible causes: You are inside a cell, typing something. In that case just press[…]
The Headache! DCPromo Demotion Fails “Access is denied”. While trying to demote an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. I ran into a massive headache!! After running “dcpromo” and following the first few steps of the demotion it seems to start and run just fine. But then, within a few seconds I was then[…]
For those of you that read this blog, who work in IT. This is a welcome change!! FINALLY!
Hey all – change lists for the latest cumulative updates are now available: Windows 10 version 1507 — KB4516070 (OS Build 10240.18333): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516070 Windows 10 version 1607 — KB4516044 (OS Build 14393.3204): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516044 Windows 10 version 1703 — KB4516068 (OS Build 15063.2045): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516068 Windows 10 version 1709 — KB4516066 (OS Build 16299.1387): https://support.microsoft.com/help/4516066 Windows 10 version 1803 — KB4516058[…]
Recently for a user I’ve had an issue with the mapped drives disappearing from the desktop. As a test, I used UNC paths and they stayed on the desktop. The network connection wasn’t dropping as I was doing a constant ping. It seems that Windows 10 will drop idle connections after a specified time-out period[…]
Problem EVERY VMware Job in Veeam failed with the following error, (for every Guest VM); Processing SERVER-NAME Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DATASTORE-NAME] SERVER-NAME/SERVER-NAME.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] ) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [ESXi-SERVER-NAME.DOMAIN-NAME.COM];Port: 443;Login: [[email protected]];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-231];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-288575];Transports: [san];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors: @Failed to open disk for read.[…]
Turning a BT HomeHub 5 into a Gigabit Switch – So I got a bit bored with this one and decided to have a play around with an old BT HomeHub 5 and turning it into something useful like a Gigabit switch as it’s useless at anything else with routing! Doing this is actually very[…]
Closing Tabs using Keyboard Shortcut Google Chrome – Are you one of those users like me that’s lazy and hates reaching for the mouse. Well a quick tip. Pressing Ctrl + W Will close the tab you are currently in, inside Google Chrome.
Updated (2019) Setup CloudFlare with NameCheap cPanel Hosting. Following on from a previous post of mine (Setup CloudFlare with NameCheap cPanel Hosting). It looks as though Namecheap have updated their process for adding external domains that aren’t using the NameCheap DNS/Nameservers. You’ll now be able to add your domain much easier. Add your domain to[…]