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Windows 10 – Don’t panic

Windows 10 is here! Windows 10 is a great OS, so don’t be afraid to upgrade. It is fast and really simple to use. Don’t be daunted by the start menu, just begin typing what you are looking for (after you click start). Instant search is great, and much quicker than looking for the apps/settings/programs […]

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Removing a child domain that no-longer exists

  Rarely, a situation may arise where a child domain has been created in Active Directory, and the DC in that domain is no longer available. You are then left with a situation where you can’t contact the domain to either remove the objects, or the domain itself. Remove all the DNS entries for the […]

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Error when removing Exchange 2003 – Bridgehead connectors already removed, but Exchange setup thinks they exist.

You are trying remove Exchange 2003, but you get an error similar to “you cannot remove a server that is a target bridgehead for a routing group connector. This server is a target bridgehead for the following connections”.You have removed the connector in ESM. You have run the Remove-RoutingGroupConnector command on the Exchange 2007/2010 servers […]

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vSphere – Problems with licencing and MAC addresses after 5.1 ESXi host upgrade

After upgrading an ESX cluster from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 a VM failed to reboot.. Instead, an error message was issued: Failed to start the virtual machine.  Module DevicePowerOn power on failed.  Could not set up “macAddress” for ethernet0. Invalid MAC address specified.  00:0C:29:A0:B0:1D is not an allowed static Ethernet address. It conflicts with VMware reserved […]

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Stop your cursor jumping around in Windows 7

If you use Windows 7 and you have a touchpad on your laptop, you might find that the cursor jumps around while typing. It is a common issue with the Synaptics touchpad drivers (normally fixed by reinstalling them). If that doesn’t work, simply install and run this neat application called TouchFreeze http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/ and the problem […]

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Spiceworks – It’s everything IT

If you run, manage or maintain a computer network, Spiceworks is something you probably should be aware of. “Spiceworks is the complete network management software, helpdesk, network configuration & IT reporting solution designed to manage everything IT in small & medium businesses.” Spiceworks now has both an iPhone & Android app for remote management of […]

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