Windows 10: Laptops/Tablets: How to set your apps to use the best performing video card?

Applies to: Windows 10 1809Windows 10 1803 Does not apply to: Windows 10 1709 Windows 10 1703 Windows 10 1607 Windows 10 1511 Windows 10 1507 Dani a good colleague reached out and asked on his laptop that had Dual GPU’s, how do we make his work related apps use the Discrete “Graphics Processing Unit”…


Microsoft Tech Talk | Raleigh, NC | December 6th, 2018. Azure: Cyber Security on a Budget

Hi everyone, Just in case if you are in the Raleigh, NC area (a.k.a. Research Triangle) When?  Thu. Dec 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM Address?  Microsoft 3025 Carrington Mill Blvd, Morrisville, NC Event Details: Azure: Cyber Security on a Budget Register here Abstract:You can detect leaked credentials in one click! You…


Stop hurting yourself by: Locking down security in IE11 to the point that you need a 2nd or 3rd browser in your environment.

Applies to: Windows 10 1809 (October 2018, codename RS5) / Windows Server 2019 Windows 10 1803 (tbd, codename RS4) Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators update, codename RS3) Windows 10 1703 (Creators update, codename RS2) Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary update, codename RS1) / Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 1511 (November update, codename TH2) Windows 10 1507…


Stop hurting yourself by: Setting the Account lockout to 3

All, When I go on-site to teach a WorkshopPlus, the number one call generator for helpdesk is “Account password” reset or “Account Lockouts”. It’s also common to go to environments where the threshold for bad password attempts is set to 3.  That is very Windows XP/7 or Windows 2003/2008/2008 SP1 numbers. Q:  What is the…


Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows and Windows Server.

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1803 Windows Server 1709 Windows 10, version 1709 Windows 10, version 1703 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10, version 1607 Windows 10, version 1511 Windows 10, version 1507 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Does not apply: Windows Server 2008…


Microsoft Tech Talks – Las Vegas – Introduction to Windows Desired State Configuration – July 9th, 2018

Hi folks in Las Vegas, NV., my peer Jeff Dykstra is presenting at a Tech Talks and he will be talking about Windows Desired State Configuration. Abstract: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is an extensible configuration management platform built into Windows and is the present and future standard for defining and managing Windows server…


[Cross-Post] Windows 10 Enterpriseification (Applying Settings to Win10 via DSC)

Applies to: Windows 10, version all. My colleague Michael Henderson (Consultant based out of Indiana) wrote this post about how you can apply settings to Windows 10 via Desired State Configuration (DSC) Windows 10 Enterpriseification (Applying Settings to Win10 via DSC) Thanks, Yong (Today at Martinez, California).


After May 2018 security update: RDP "An authentication error occurred" "This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation".

[Client] i.e. On a Windows 10 When an IT Admin was trying to RDP to a Windows Server, they were getting the following error: May 2018 ‘security update’ is installed. [CAUSE] Starting in the May 2018 Security update we are enforcing the March 2018 CVE-2018-0886. CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886 My colleagues Paul and Graeme…


SoCal Global Azure Bootcamp April 21st, 2018

Hi all, For those in Southern California (SoCal, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego), the SoCal Azure User Group is hosting their annual “Global Azure Bootcamp” Who should attend?  Azure Admin’s and IT Professionals wanting to learn more about Microsoft Azure. When? April 21st 2018 Location: Mt. San Antonio College Address: 1100 N Grand…