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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

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: , , , , |2 Comments

How To Uninstall OneDrive Windows 10 Creators Update & Disable Via Group Policy

We previously wrote an article explaining How To Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10, which included running special commands and deleting registry keys. If you aren't comfortable editing the registry, then uninstalling OneDrive in previous versions of Windows 10 probably wasn't something you would have wanted to tackle. Fortunately, with the upcoming launch of the Windows [...]

How To Disable Suggested Apps In The Start Menu In Windows 10

As Windows 10 gains in popularity, the Microsoft Store continues to grow and increase the number of apps available. In the new Windows 10 Start Menu, you may have noticed some suggested apps by Microsoft. These aren't apps you have installed, but they still appear in your Start Menu because Microsoft thinks you should check [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:44:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Notification Ads In Windows 10 Creators Update

With the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update coming soon, users will start to see notification ads after they update. These ads inform you about various Windows features and appear as normal desktop notifications. For example, you might see a notification telling you to set up Cortana. Like other notifications, they’re also stored in [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:48:45+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Ads In File Explorer In Windows 10 Creators Update

While Windows 10 has been out for a while now, in recent months, we've started to see Microsoft push advertisements to the end users in various ways. Most of these ads started with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and included ads in the Start menu, taskbar popups, notifications and on the Lock Screen. Now that [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:50:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments