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…


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…


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…


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…


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…