• Exchange,  Support

    Outlook instant search functionality not working.

    I have been investigating an issue where Outlook instant search is not working. The environment is a Windows 2012 remote desktop server with Outlook 2013 and Exchange 2016 on premise. When you try to do a search nothing happens. The list of emails in the folder stays the same. After an intensive search, most of the results were for users getting limited results, but this was different. If you try to change the search functionality to search “All Outlook Items” it returns with a error “Cannot display the folder”

  • Free IT Courses
    General IT,  IT

    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.

  • Alerts,  General IT,  IT

    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.

  • General IT,  How To

    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 How to backup Sticky Notes pre Windows 10 Anniversary Update This method also covers Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

  • Alerts

    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.

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  • How To,  Support

    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).

  • How To,  IT

    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 :  

  • How To

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

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