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Uninstall all Java versions

I received an inquiry from one of my mid-size (100-200 users) customers today. They’ve been planning on implementing a new online service which requires the latest Java version.

The clients have a large quantity of outdated versions of Java, which needed to be uninstalled before we deployed the newest version.
They are currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8, so somewhat modern operative systems.

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…

Detect and Elevate a PowerShell session

We’ve set out to help a customer with automation within their IT department.
Some daily tasks require an elevated prompt, there is no way around it. But it’s not obvious how to check if the current prompt is elevated, or how to elevate the session. So here is a how-to…

Installing .NET Framework on Windows 8 and 2012

I have been struggling a bit with adding .NET Framework 3.5 on a few systems (and reference image for MDT). The posts on MSDN and TechNet are good, but not always crystal clear.

Here is how I solved the issues we were experiencing…

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…

Get Active Directory pictures in Windows 10

We have been working on migrating a customer from Windows 7 over to Windows 10. Our goal is to have Windows 8 and 10 clients pull the pictures from Active Directory to the users local profiles.

Windows Backup Mail Report Script

Background Jocha work with a lot of startup companies and small-business owners, which is great in so many ways. While it gives us the possibility to design and set everything up from scratch, with all the best practices, it usually means working with a smaller budget...

Fix Users Homefolder Permissions

The script will look through the a selected Organization Unit and verify that all users have a Home Directory set, and that it has the appropriate NTFS permissions.
Previously all users had Full-permissions on their home folder, which led to the users resetting permissions and removing unwanted permissions (Backup or Admin accounts) to their “private” stuff.

Google Adsense shortcode for WordPress

Following is a short tutorial how to get your Adsense code set up to work as a shortcode.
This is very effective if you want to place advertisements within a post or page.

Uninstall script for Outlook KB3114409

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday on december 8th 2015 released update KB3114409, intended to help admins keep Outlook 2010 from starting in safe mode, has in fact done the opposite.