Category: Windows

Shrink a Raspberry Pi or RetroPie .img On Windows with PiShrink

PiShrink is a bash script that automatically shrink a pi image that will then resize to the max size of the SD card on boot. However, thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), you can now run it on Windows! Prerequisites Install Linux on Windows with WSL Rasberry Pi / RetroPie backup .img An .img …

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Install Linux on Windows with WSL

Install a Linux distribution using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which enables you to use Linux tools on you Windows File System. Install WSL | Microsoft Learn Prerequisites Windows 10 version 2004 or higher (Build 19041 or higher) Windows 11 Install WSL Command From an elevated PowerShell or Command Prompt run the below command …

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L2TP Behind Double NAT

If you’ve ever received an error connecting to a L2TP endpoint from a Windows client, where the L2TP endpoint or Windows client is behind a NAT-T device (Or Double NAT), it is most likely due to the Windows client not supporting Internet Protocol security (IPsec) network address translation (NAT) Traversal (NAT-T) security associations to servers …

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Remove RDS CALs from RDS Server

Stop Remote Desktop Licensing Service

Background There are many circumstances where you will need to remove a RDS CALs from an RDS Server, or in some cases you want to rebuild the entire RD licensing database.  Microsoft allows you to remove an individual CAL license pack using powershell, or rebuild the entire database.  However, if neither of those work, it’s …

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Missing Power and Search Button On Start Screen

Power and Search Button Missing On Start Screen

Missing Power and Search Button On Start Screen on Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Recently, after installing a Windows 2012 R2 Server VM, I noticed the Start screen was missing the Power and Search buttons.  All of my older Server 2012 R2 Server VM’s had the Power and Search button on the start screen, …

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Move Off-Screen Window in Windows

Have you ever had a window that ended up off of your screen and were unable to move it back into view?  I’ve personally had this occur after disconnecting a monitor from my laptop which I had my desktop extended on.  However, there’s a simple trick to move the Window back into view of your …

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Mail Merge with Attachment

There is not native way to add an attachment when doing an mail merge in Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel).  However, there are 3rd party apps that allow you to add attachments when doing a mail merge, but these programs usually cost $.  If you’re like me and don’t want to spend money on an application you’ll …

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Removing Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent from Dell Laptops

Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent 3.5.1163

Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent 3.5.1163 Removal from Dell Laptops OVERVIEW Some Dell laptops came bundled with “Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent” which most people will want to uninstall.  I recently had to restore a Dell Latitude E6430 to the Factory Defaults.  When removing the bundled bloatware, uninstalling “Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent” froze up and I had …

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Run Active Directory Management Tools as Another User

Windows Features Enable RSAT

There’s quite a few situations where you may need to run Active Directory Management tools like Active Directory Users and Computers with different credentials. For example: Computer is not joined to the domain Need to connect to another domain/forest Logged in as a standard domain user and need to supply different credentials etc… Step 1 …

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Delivery Report in Outlook or Outlook Web App

Outlook Message Delivery Report

Overview When using Outlook or Outlook Web App (OWA) in an Office 365 or Exchange environment, you can track the message from the client side.  Both Outlook and OWA allow you to view a delivery report in order to confirm a message was delivered when the recipient claims they have not received it or if …

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