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Macbook Pro DisplayPort MST Daisy Chaining Dual Monitor Solution

As Macs make their way into the enterprise, more and more people are needing a good solution for dual monitors while using the newer Macbooks and USB-C (Thunderbolt 3). Unfortunately, the older DisplayPort solutions don't work well and bring a lot of lag and display distortion. There are more USB-C monitors coming on the market, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T10:28:12+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Outlook for Mac Search Returns No Results

There are a few reasons you could receive a "No Results" message when performing a search in Outlook for Mac. It could be due to Spotlight Search indexing is incomplete, the profile name contains special characters, or the Outlook 15 Profiles folder isn't in the default location. In my case, it was related to the [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:55:47+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Using Powershell To Get User Last Logon Date

As an Active Directory Administrator, determining the date that a user last logged onto the network could be important at some point. If you have access to the Attribute Editor in your Active Directory tools, you can look for the LastLogonDate attribute. The other option is to use Powershell, and there are two methods to [...]

By | 2017-08-17T11:47:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fix Hyperlinks Not Working In Outlook

I recently ran into an issue where Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 was giving me one of these errors whenever I would try to click on a link: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" or "Your organization's policies are preventing us from completing [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:44:15+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Restore Missing or Invalid Root Certificates on Windows

Microsoft Windows comes pre-installed with Trusted Root Authority certificates. These certificates are used across Windows and browsers to verify the identity of trusted computers and websites. If for some reason these certificates get deleted, corrupted, or out-dated, you'll start to get certificate warnings with no real indication of where the problem is. The way to [...]

By | 2017-06-29T15:52:28+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 Access Denied to C$ Solution

As an IT security professional, you've hopefully applied some baseline Group Policy settings to your workstations. Recently, if you've upgraded any of those workstations to the Windows 10 Creators Update, your administrators might have noticed that they can no longer access the C$ Admin Share by going to \\ComputerName\c$, however, it might still be accessible [...]

By | 2017-06-26T14:26:44+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Use GParted to increase disk size of a Linux native partition

If you have a Linux virtual machine in VMware, there might be a time when you need to increase the disk size of a Linux native partition. In this article, we'll guide you through the process using a GParted Live CD (available at gparted.org). Important Notes: During the time that the GParted ISO is mounted [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:25:14+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

NMap NSE Script To Detect #WannaCry And #Petya MS17-010 SMBv1 Vulnerability

With the recent spread of the #WannaCry (Update 6/27/17: and #Petya) ransomware over the past week, the IT community has been in a frenzy to patch vulnerable systems that are missing the MS17-010 patch that Microsoft released back in March 2017. If you need to scan your network for possible vulnerable systems, you can use [...]

Windows KB4015217 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 VMware Inaccessible Boot Disk

There have been recent reports that the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 patch KB4015217 breaks VMware virtual machines (VM), leaving them inoperable and a boot error of "Inaccessible Boot Disk". The Windows KB4015217 patch is called "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016: April 11, 2017". While looking at the KB4015217 Release [...]

How To Block (Defer) Windows 10 Creators Update

Today's (April 11th) the day that Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update through Windows Update. I've been using the Windows 10 Creators Update for a few months now through the Insider Preview program, and I haven't had any major issues. You can read some of my articles by looking at the [...]

By | 2017-04-11T11:18:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments