Powershell script for moving files
I needed to move a large number of files from one directory into an archive every month and only files over one month old. Although this, in itself, is not a hard task, I wanted to automate it in a script and thought it was time to learn a bit of Powershell. Let me take through the steps I took to build the final 1 line script. Lets get started The first part of the command is to get a list of files in the folder. I found the command I needed was Get-Childitem. Get-Childitem -Path "C:\CurrentPath\" -Recurse This scans the folder in C:\CurrentPath and gets a list of files.…
Help User Help Themselves
I found this great infographic at CBT nuggets and wanted to share it. It gives you basic troubleshooting that users can carry out themselves that may save you a few calls to your support team.
Outlook – Save sent items in shared mailbox – solution for Office 365 and Exchange.
I have spent some time on trying to get shared mailboxes to work correctly. We want a solution so when an email is sent from a shared mailbox, the sent email goes into the shared mailbox sent folder, rather than the user’s sent folder. For Office 365 there is a simple solution, but for Exchange* you might need a registry change which can be used for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 .
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
How to Backup Sticky Notes and Restore in Windows
Microsoft have changed how they store Sticky Notes in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 (and later). I thought I do a quick post on how to backup your Sticky Notes and restore them between the same version and between different version. I will cover the older method and the new method, and how to transfer from old to new. To find out your version of Windows, press your Windows key + R to bring up the Run prompt. In the “open” box type “winver” and click OK. Sticky Notes How to backup Sticky Notes pre Windows 10 Anniversary Update This method also covers Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
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 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 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. 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. 1. Get a Domain Name
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Windows 10 VPN before login for domain users
How to create a VPN connection before logging in to Windows 10 I just thought I’d post a quick help guide for those struggling with remote sites that have no site-to-site VPN. For whatever reason the site has no VPN, you can get new users logged into a domain by connecting to the VPN before log on. The situation I’ve been looking after a site that has remote users and due to the fact the remote office is shared with other companies, it is not possible to set up a site-to-site VPN. In the past, we have set up new computers at the head office, got the user to log-in…