In 2017 the OxfordSBSGuy.com blog has gone from strength to strength, with 26 posts and 863,000 views. In 2017 I implemented SSL and been working on some tweaks here and there to improve performance. This year I’m considering a redesign and new hosting is in the pipeline to improve performance further. Thank you for your support.
Looking forward to 2018, the industry recently has been focusing on security so I’ll be brushing up on some Security Skills with Sophos and WatchGuard, and with more and more clients moving to Office 365, I intend to write a few more PowerShell scripting to help manage end users and computers in the cloud.
This is a very quick post on how to move Windows 10 Sticky Notes from on user profile to another. This will be useful if you are moving from a local to a domain account, changing computers. Or just want to give someone else a copy of your Sticky Notes.
I’ve been using OneNote extensively now for a couple of years, but there is one bug bear I have, each time I edit an embedded Excel spreadsheet and save it, the spreadsheet increases in size, so after several separate edits its nearly doubled in size!
I’ve yet to find a solution to stop this from happening, but i have found an easy work around.
If you are running a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) server (terminal server), you don’t want the end users being notified there are updates to be applied, because they won’t have permission to apply them.
Use this quick GPO setting to disable the end user notification of Windows Updates.
If you are looking for the Microsoft Edge browser on Server 2016, look no further, it isn’t available! This is due to Windows Server 2016 being in the Long-Term Servicing Branch and the quicker rate of change of the Edge browser can’t be supported.
The official response from Microsoft is: “The Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2016, don’t include Microsoft Edge or many other Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. These apps and their services are frequently updated with new functionality, and can’t be supported on systems running the LTSB operating systems. For customers who require the LTSB for specialized devices, we recommend using Internet Explorer 11.”
Accurate time in a domain environment is essential for authentication between clients and servers to work correctly. Kerberos v5 protocol requires a tolerance of less than 5 minutes, anything more than this and you will get authentication errors.
I’ve recently been investigating a a server who’s time leaped 28 days into the future! So wanted to start auditing the Windows Time service to see what made the change.
So in this blog post I’ll show you how to enable Windows Time service auditing.
For the next couple of posts I’ll be looking into AD security and auditing. In this article we’ll look at how to use Get-ADUser to list all recently created accounts.
With the increasing number of cyber attacks, security is at the top of most IT departments agenda. There are many checks you can perform to make sure AD is safe and secure, and that only valid or approved modifications have been made to user accounts. I’ll look at AD auditing in a future post, but this will be a handy snippet of PowerShell to help you identify recently created AD accounts, and a bonus bit of code to identify recently modified accounts!