There are times when you have a bright idea and think “I wonder if someone has done that before”. Well earlier this week I had one of those moments! Our remote desktop infrastructure was crawling to a halt – it has become so popular, that at times over 25% of the total user base was […]
Around this time of year, I often get asked which laptops I recommend people buy for their kids (or themselves!) After some extensive research, here is my top 10! The criteria here was must have a DVD drive, not for gaming, fairly quick and look nice. Screen CPU RAM Disk Price Link 15 i3 4g […]
System Restore – a very useful tool when it comes to recovering from a bad program install or botched update is disabled by default in Windows 10.
Is your computer or laptop showing its age? Can you make the tea whilst it logs in or turns on? If so, you might benefit from a quick look in Task Manager and see what’s going on.
So I recently had to fix a problem for one of my family (hey Mum!), whereby Lightroom (4.6 at the time) was failing to import photos from any of her digital cameras through Lightroom. Problem Lightroom would open the import window and just seemingly freeze (100% of one CPU core in use). Copying the photos […]
Today we had a mass of emails sent to users that managed to bypass the spam filter – horray! In order to stop users from opening the (virus) attachment, we decided it would be prudent to remove them from their mailboxes. In order to perform this search and delete, you need to be a member […]
How many times have you wanted to rename files en-masse? Windows Explorer has a couple of great utilities to help with this task. For instance: Select files in Explorer using CTRL or SHIFT (files must be in the same folder) Press F2 to rename, or right-click -> rename Type the new name for the files. […]
From time to time in a domain scenario you may come across the following error message on client computers: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed. This is because the computer’s password stored in Active Directory, and the computer’s password it thinks it has are different. This usually happens as a […]
If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last two days trying to fix this: Failure configuring Windows features. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer. This post is about a very specific case of this error, which probably won’t apply to most people: Attempting to change from Windows Server 2012 Core (Standard/Datacenter), Server […]
Ever seen this in System Center Virtual Machine Manager? Computername, Unsupported Cluster Configuration, Host Normally, it’s down to something silly like someone forgot to detach an ISO image from the CD drive when they were finished using it, but today I came across it in a different context. Server 2012 includes Hyper-V 3, which supports […]