Windows 10 and File Recovery

There were a lot of features in Windows 10 that were “different” to previous versions, and some changes were cosmetic, some were more useful. Among one of the most useful features I found was something called “File History” in Windows 10. For the record, File History isn’t exactly a new feature, it was in Windows…

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Lee’s Word Troubleshooting Guide

This is part of a series of my notes and troubleshooting guides referring to Microsoft Office. They are all listed here: Lee’s Excel Troubleshooting Guide Lee’s Outlook Troubleshooting Guide Lee’s Word Troubleshooting Guide For those looking to recover data from corrupted files, I’ll spoil it, it’s below. 🙂 Also, here’s a link to another blog…

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Active Directory and the impact on Schema Updates

There are some considerations in modifying the Active Directory schema. I am hoping this will be helpful to others that may have similar questions. Despite the short intro, let’s get into the details: Main player: The Schema Master The Schema Master is one of the 5 FSMO roles in Active Directory. By default, the first…

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MDT: Using the UDI Wizard without SCCM

For those who know me, you know how deep my background in SCCM is. Over the last while, I have shifted more into the Platforms realm while keeping an eye in the rear view mirror. SCCM has a great deployment mechanism for OS Deployment, in my opinion, the best (of the paid options). For free…

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PS without BS: Some useful GPO cleanup scripts

Just a quick blog with a lot of punch to it: Some easy and great ways to clean up Group Policy. What are some of the reasons for this? Well… Your GPO infrastructure may be out of control. You may have forgotten what policies are linked You may have policies that are enforced without settings…

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