Free IT Courses

I’ve been looking into spending some of my spare time educating myself and have come across some free IT courses and learning resources.

I thought I’d share my list of findings here.

Some of the listings have paid for content on the site but there are free resources available as well.

Free IT Courses
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Find the HP product number for Care Pack registration

As part of my job I have occasionally have to register HP care packs for servers and workstations and need the HP product number for this.

I always find it frustrating trying to find the HP product number when doing this remotely.

Luckily I have found a powershell script that will get this for you

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Domain Name Front Running

Domain Name Front Running

 

I have just been the victim of Domain Name Front Running.

I did not even know it existed, or I had been a victim until it happened again and I was sure it wasn’t a coincidence….

I had a domain name “stolen” from me as I tried to purchase it.

What is Domain Name Front Running

Domain front running is when you search for a domain name to purchase but do not buy straight away, and a company registers the name and then tries to sell at auction or through a buy now for several thousands of pounds/dollars.

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How to Backup and Restore Windows 10 Sticky Notes

Microsoft have changed how they store Sticky Notes in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 (and later), so I thought I do a quick post on how to backup and restore your Sticky Notes.

I will cover the older method and the new method, and how to transfer from old to new.

Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

How to backup Sticky Notes pre Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Warning – Fake Internal Email Alert – Impersonated Domain

Fake Internal Email Alert – Impersonated Domain

Watch out for those emails pretending to come from your managing director.

I recently had a companies Finance Manager contact me about an email he had received. He had received this email from his boss, the Managing Director, asking him to pay a client nearly £10,000 for services they had provided. The Finance Manager responded with a question about bank accounts and got a reply within 15 minutes with account details. Continue reading

ShadowProtect ImageManager HeadStart Restore with HyperV

If you are using StorageCraft ShadowProtect and ImageManager, here are the steps to recover a server to a Hyper-V environment.

Background:

ShadowProtect runs on each server you want to back up, and Image Manager manages the backup storage location. Image Manager can also run “HeadStart Restore” jobs. This basically keeps a VMWare (vmdk) or HyperV (vhd(x)) hard drive copy of your backup and restores each incremental backup to this hard drive, keeping it up to date (or as up to date as your policy defines, it may be 1 hour, 1 day or longer behind the server it is backing up). Continue reading

How to install and run Malwarebytes

How to install and run Malwarebytes

Need to run a though Anti Virus scan on your PC (or Mac) ?
I would suggest the excellent Malwarebytes to compliment your Antivirus product.
To download, install and run Malwarebytes just follow these simple instructions :

First head over to the Malwarebytes home page and get the free download.

You should see the following on the homepage :

 

malwarebytes free download

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How to set up a website

Here I’m going to step through how to set up a website.

I’ll break this down into 3 simple steps.

We’ll look at :

  1. Get a Domain Name (website name)
  2. Get Website hosting (somewhere to put your website)
  3. Getting some content on the website.

Before we get started, I just want to say please read Step 2 before buying a domain name which we look at in Step 1. Step 2 helps you decide on where you will host your website and it may be best to buy both together. Continue reading

There are more results available than are currently displayed

There are more results available than are currently displayed in Exchange 2013 ECP

The Problem

When you try to view Organisational Units or public folders and you have more than 500, not all are visible and you get the message “There are more results available than are currently displayed”. This is because Microsoft have limited the results to 500 and you cannot get more results.

The Solution

On the Exchange server navigate to the Exchange install folder then \ClientAcess\ECP. Continue reading