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Fix Wireless Limited Access Default Gateway Not Available Windows 10

While using a Dell Latitude E7250 and even a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro, I recently came across an issue where the wireless connection would show the yellow exclamation point and say Limited Connectivity. While running the Troubleshoot Problems Windows troubleshooter, it would display The Default Gateway is not available. The Windows troubleshooter would reset the [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Tech Tips|

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 Will Block Websites with SHA-1 Certificates

Beginning February 14th, 2017, the Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will start blocking websites with a SHA-1 certificate. The browsers will prevent sites that are protected with a SHA-1 certificate from loading and will display an invalid certificate warning. Users will have the option to ignore the error and continue to the [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Internet|

How To Reset Active Directory User Password Expiration Date

Active Directory account passwords are usually set to expire (for example: every 90 days) in most organizations. Configuring an AD account with PasswordNeverExpires is not recommended due to security. There might be a time where you need to extend an active directory account’s current password expiration date without changing the password expiration policy or changing [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

How To Backup, Restore, and Import Group Policy Objects

As a Systems Administrator, you've probably worked with Group Policy before, especially if you're in a Microsoft Windows environment. Group Policy allows you to push out settings to multiple computers on an Active Directory domain network. If you work with multiple domains, there may be a time where you want to migrate some Group Policy [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

How To Disable Touch Mode In Adobe Acrobat

As more and more PCs are being manufactured with touch screens, one annoyance I found was how Adobe Acrobat would always enable Touch Mode by default. Acrobat would enable it every time I opened a document, even if I went to View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Uncheck Touch Mode. Luckily, you can go [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Apps, Tech Tips|

Get A Report Of Active Directory User Accounts Whose Passwords Never Expire

As a Systems Administrator, it is always a good security measure to audit your Active Directory accounts on a regular basis. Tools like Netwrix can help automate this process by sending you daily reports. Interactive user accounts should always have passwords follow the password policy. On the other hand, you don't want a service account [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

Fix Xbox Sign-In Failure On Windows 10 Build 14942

Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14942 from Redstone 2 last week to the Fast Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview users. One of the new improvements in Windows 10 Build 14942 includes changes to how the operating system handles service hosts. In the past, grouping services into service hosts was used to save memory. Now, most [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Apps|

Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing On Windows 10 Build 14942

Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14942 of Redstone 2 to the Fast Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview users. Using the bleeding edge of updates brings new features, but also brings new bugs. Some users of Windows 10 Build 14942 have reported the Microsoft Edge crashing at startup every time they try to launch [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Apps|
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