Lee’s Outlook Troubleshooting Guide

Outlook is a product that has been around for a very long time, with its first release as part of Office 97. Amazingly, it is the youngest of what I call the “pillars of Office”, like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There was one deviation to Outlook, which was Outlook 98 which I believe you could…

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PS without BS: Building MDT and WSUS on Server Core

Update: If you are looking also how to add the UDI Wizard standalone with MDT (without SCCM), check out my blog: MDT: Using the UDI Wizard without SCCM. I have to say that I love challenges, especially ones that hold a large benefit at the end. For those who have been following or just outright…

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Demystify PKI – Act II: Certificate Logging

This is a quick blog on how to enable certificate logging, as by default this is not enabled in Windows. For reference, this is a multi-part blog on PKI, here are the other entries: Demystify PKI (aka AD Certificate Services) – Act I: Cryptography First, a common falacy is that all things are located in…

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Demystify PKI (aka AD Certificate Services) – Act I: Cryptography

Some things are just a lot to digest, and so I thought it may be useful to the ditial world to kind of break down and demystify some of the key concepts. This is part of a multi-part blog, as it’s a lot to write at once. The intent here isn’t to write a comprehensive…

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PS without BS: Removing WMI Queries from GPMC

One of the neat features back in (cough) Windows Server 2003 was the addition of WMI filters to Group Policy. I’m not going to waste a lot of time this morning on a history lesson, but WMI filters in GPO have some valuable benefits, but unfortunately nothing in this life is free. The answer a…

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PS without BS: Fixing the user primary group

This is a Part 2 from my blog Group membership isn’t consistent in AD Users and Computers. In this blog, I will go though a remediation script on how to set all user accounts to the primary group of “Domain Users”. For more information on the backstory, see the link. Now, to the script. There…

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Lee’s Excel Troubleshooting Guide

In troubleshooting various Excel issues, I have found the following solutions to work quite often. Here are my notes in troubleshooting Excel. This was intended for current version 2016, but a lot of this information is still relevant in older versions, such as 2010/2013. If you’re using something older, upgrade already. This is part of…

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