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Microsoft infrastructure nerd with 20+ years experience. Australian based, but works worldwide.

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Troubleshooting Windows Time Service related issues

Troubleshooting Windows Time Service related issues

2020-05-201
In a domain, all domain controllers synchronize from the PDC Emulator of that domain. This basic guide may help to troubleshoot the windows time service related issues.
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Open Virtual Machine Tools

HOW TO: Install open-vm-tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install Open Virtual Machine Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop edition installed.
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VMware Tools

HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop edition installed.
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Ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS

HOW TO: Create your first Linux Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Linux Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, the Linux Distribution we will install is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop Edition.
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VMware Tools

HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2019 installed.
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Windows Server 2019

HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2019.
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Alberta Bighorn Country

Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Setup Guide & Best Practices

2020-05-04
Remote Desktop Services setup guide for physical and/or virtual deployment. We've been building RDS environments in both all-in-one and TS/.RD Farm mode on Terminal Services and then Remote Desktop Services with RD Gateway in Server 2008. What follows are some of the key takeaways. Enjoy!
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COBOL: The forgotten coding language? -

COBOL: The forgotten coding language?

2020-04-101
Could a sixty-year-old coding language be the next secure job market?
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Time Zones, and Microsoft Office - Part 2

Time Zones, Windows, and Microsoft Office - Part 2

2020-03-09
Listing and selecting time zones in Microsoft Access and Excel is not straight forward. In the previous article was shown how to retrieve the time zones of Windows. Here will be demonstrated how to create tables to store these and how to display and select a time zone in Microsoft Access and Excel.
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Brave Browser - Better than Google Chrome?

Brave Browser - Better than Google Chrome?

2020-03-038
I constantly test drive different Web Browsers yet none have inspired me to write a review about any one of them. Brave is the exception to that rule and in this article, I'll try and point out the reasons why I think that Brave is indeed far superior to Google Chrome.
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Time Zones, Windows, and VBA - Part 1

Time Zones, Windows, and VBA - Part 1

2020-03-09
Obtaining and using time zones in Windows is not simple. It involves API calls and reading the Registry. Some information is localised, and some is not. Here you will find a complete set of functions that wraps the difficult steps, eases common tasks, and helps when designing user interfaces.
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A Free and Effortless Way to Save Money -

A Free and Effortless Way to Save Money

2020-02-243
A short review of a browser extension that effortlessly saves you money at participating online stores, like Amazon, Microsoft, and many others.
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PStart, PortableApps.com Suite or Lupo Pen Suite - Portable apps on a USB stick

PStart, PortableApps.com Suite or Lupo Pen Suite - Portable apps on a USB stick

2020-03-02
There are a few good portable app launchers out there, this is my take on several of them. If I miss your favorite, please let me know in the comments.
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Windows 10 Search Bar Results Shows Black Square -

Windows 10 Search Bar Results Shows Black Square

2020-02-053
Today I received a windows update and my Windows search results just showed a big black square. I use this to quickly find documents and programs on my PC. At first I thought something was wrong, perhaps a virus. The full fix is simple.
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Print Server Deployment, Remote Desktop Services Print, and Troubleshooting

2020-01-30
Client's print spooler going offline and online and offline again? Just upgraded your Print Server to a new Windows OS? Then this article is for you!
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Use VBScript to Silently Remove Empty Folders

2020-01-182
This code will silently delete all empty folders in the given start folder using VBScript.
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Downloads

Automatically download files from the web - AutoHotkey Script

2020-01-172
In a recent question here at Experts Exchange about Windows 10 automation, a member asked for a solution "to download one by one automatically" 10 specific files from the Internet. This article presents an AutoHotkey script with the solution, enhanced to allow any number of files to be downloaded.
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Sample Title Case Conversion

Exclude words when converting to "Title Case" - AutoHotkey Script

2020-01-05
In a recent question here at Experts Exchange, a member wants to enhance an AutoHotkey script that performs "Title Case" conversion. The enhancement is to allow specification of words that are excluded from the capitalization (conjunctions and prepositions). This article presents such a solution.
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0xc000000f Error

PXE Boot Error 0xc000000f and SCCM

2020-01-04
How to fix a common PXE boot error caused by disruptions in the SCCM imaging process.
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MoveMouseToMonitor

Keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to move mouse to monitors in a multi-monitor configuration - AutoHotkey Script

2019-12-302
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member has users with a large number of monitors connected to their W10 computers. The member wants an AutoHotkey script that defines hotkeys — Alt+Ctrl+1, Alt+Ctrl+2, etc. — to move the mouse pointer to the monitors. This article presents such a solution.

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