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Disable Windows 10 Automatic locking screen

We’ve been upgrading a customers environment… for one of their workstation configurations they didn’t want the computers to lock on idle, which is enforced by default.

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Installing HP branded Windows on a Virtual server

My customer has bought a Hewlett-Packard server with a Windows Server 2012 ROK (Reseller Option Kit) license.
However this customer had some issues with the installation of the license on the Hyper-V guest server. Since the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a Proliant server, licensing will not succeed.

However there is a simple solution…

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Disable Hardware Acceleration in Outlook 2013

Not all computers work better with hardware acceleration, especially those with incompatible drivers.

A couple of users contacted me asking about “white screens” and freezes in Outlook 2013. The simple solution is to disable the hardware acceleration…

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Change the Azure Active Directory Sync Schedule

I finally I got some time to play with the new Azure Active Directory Sync tool and its configuration.

The installation was very straight forward. The step-by-step instruction are provided on MSDN. The administration tools and scripts are located in difference places compared to DirSync which was little confusing in the beginning.

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Breaking into a Windows System

Do you ever get that sinking feeling, when you’ve forgotten the root password to your test lab?  Again?

I hate it too!  So I decided to figure out a way around it, using a work around…

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SCCM Client – Manual install and uninstall

You can deploy the SCCM client several ways, the most common being through SCCM, manual install via the ccmsetup.exe. This article describes how to install and uninstall the client manually.

SCCM – Useful Collections

Lately we have gotten some inquiries asking us to share some “must have” SCCM collections, here are some of our commonly used queries.