About Robert Russell

Owner of TeckLyfe.com, System Administrator, and Independent IT Consultant in Elgin, IL. Enjoys tech gadgets, gaming, troubleshooting, music, movies and family.

Fix Deployment and Application do not have Matching Security Zones Error

When running an application that you recently downloaded from the internet (even some from Microsoft), you may come across the error as seen above, "Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor". If you click on the Details button, it'll open a text file that probably has the lines "Deployment and application do not have [...]

Install Kali Linux Using Docker

Docker is a great alternative to virtualization, especially in the case of Linux if you don't need a GUI. Most of the popular Kali Linux pentest tools are command-line based and don't require a GUI, which makes Docker an excellent alternative. If you're running Docker on Linux or macOS, it requires less resources than a [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:08:26-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Pentest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Get a Count of Azure AD Active Directory Users

If you're using Azure Active Directory, there might be a time where you'll need to get a count of all the user accounts in your environment. You can use the Powershell commands below to get a listing and get counts for your Directory Synced and Cloud-Only Azure AD users. Open Powershell Run Connect-AzureAD and sign [...]

Office 365: Connect to Exchange Online Powershell

With an on-premises Exchange environment, you would connect using the Exchange Shell which you would need installed on the server or workstation. If you're new to Exchange Online, things are a little different. Instead, you use the regular Windows Powershell, create a Remote Powershell Session, then run your commands. Open Powershell Type $UserCredential = Get-Credential [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:36:30-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Office 365|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft Teams: How to Add the Group Calendar to Teams

While Microsoft is working on adding the option to Include Office 365 Group Calendar in Teams, you can use this as a workaround which will basically add a web link to the group calendar as a tab in Microsoft Teams. NOTE: If your team group is not visible in Outlook, it is probably because the [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:04:21-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Office 365|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

View Microsoft Teams in Outlook

Last year, Microsoft made a change in Office 365 that hides Office 365 Groups that were created in Teams from Outlook. There are a couple of options to get around this, but those will depend on if you're creating a new Team, or if you're trying to view an old Team that was created after [...]

TriDot Review – Triathlon Training Platform

I realize this is mostly a tech blog, but I do have a few personal categories on here, including one for Fitness. For those of you that don't know me personally, my fitness journey started a few years ago after losing my son Bryan. Last year, I decided to start doing triathlons as a way [...]

By |2019-03-22T12:33:28-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Clear the Pagefile in Windows

As a best practice, it is sometimes recommended that the Windows Pagefile be cleared at every shutdown or reboot. Please note that this could add a significant delay to your shutdown or reboot times as Windows basically rewrites the Pagefile with 0's to clear it. You can either set a registry value to make a [...]

By |2019-03-21T09:57:05-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Create an Azure File Share and Map it in Windows 10

As a part of a Microsoft Azure account, you can create a storage account and an Azure File Share that you can map to a drive in Windows 10 using the industry-standard SMB protocol. If you have an operating system newer than Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, it will use SMB 3.0. This includes [...]

By |2019-03-06T16:12:29-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Windows Defender In Windows Server 2016

Microsoft has been including its Windows Defender antivirus software in Windows 10, and now they're also automatically including it and enabling it in Windows Server 2016. While this is welcomed by some organizations that may not have another antivirus solution, running multiple antivirus applications has been known to cause issues for a long time and [...]

By |2019-02-28T16:34:39-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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