SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Set Office 365 Pro Plus To Run on a Kiosk with Shared Activation

In this video we explain how to set Office 365 Pro Plus (Office 2016, Office 2019) to run on a kiosk by using Office Shared Activation.  We also also show how to verify it. Shared Office Activation lets you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to computers that are accessed by multiple users.  Some examples of supported scenarios for using what Microsoft calls “shared computer activation” (and I call Kiosk Mode) are: More than one employee…

SOLVED: Microsoft Office 2013 Activation Error 0xC004F017

The solution to activation error “We’re sorry something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now.  Please try again later. (0xC004F017 )” . in Office 2013 as you see below is VERY easy to correct but far from obvious. What you need to do is: Click FILE Click ACCOUNT Click CHANGE PRODUCT KEY on the right side yellow box Do what is obvious and have a nice day  

Use Enterprise Activation with Just a BIS Service Account (i.e. not a BES Service Account)

“BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution. It provides advanced BlackBerry smartphone features with no additional software or user license fees, and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry data plan or a BlackBerry enterprise data plan.” http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/business/server/express/ ok… but how.  Over the Air (OTA) activation only shows up in OPTIONS, ADVANCED, ENTERPRISE ACTIVATION if you have a BES account.  The solution to use DESKTOP…

SOLVED: Word Could Not Verify Your Office365 Subscription

If you had an Office product (like Visio or Project) installed with a license key and a different Office product licensed by an email address (like most corporate deployments of Office365), your Office may error out with: “we ran into a problem while trying to install the product key 0x80070005 “ “Word Could Not Verify Your Office 365 Subscription” “Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office Program by…

SOLVED: How To Change Windows 10S to Windows 10 Home / Pro For Free

Many devices shipped with Windows 10 S mode as a security measure, but “S” mode devices only allow programs from the Store to be installed.  This may be great for schools, children and other security intensive applications but for most people you will want to install apps from other sources (i.e. Games that are not in the MS Store). Also, in March of 2018 Microsoft announced they were killing the S mode line and encouraging…

SOVLED: How to Legally Install Windows 10 Using Windows 7 Product Key

As most companies are aware, Windows 7 drops dead on January 14th 2020 however, many ordinary users seem to be unaware of this fact.  As Windows 7 draws to a close, the question is what can Win7 users do to get to Windows 10? From Summer 2015 to July 2016, Microsoft made Windows 10 available for FREE to anyone with a Windows 7 or 8 PC and while most people took advantage of the offer, many…

SOLVED: How To Send Encrypted Email & Block Forwarding or Copying With Office 365 Email

If you have Office 365 email (a.k.a. hosted Exchange), you can now block recipients from forwarding your email and you can encrypt your email.   In fact all Office365 to Office365 email is already encrypted, but email that leaves Microsoft’s Office365 is not… until now. Today you can easily encrypt your email or block someone from copying the text, taking a screen grab, printing or forwarding the message as long as they are using one of…

How Energy Company’s Apps For Alexa or Google Home Can Save You Money on Heating and Smart Appliances

Most households try to contain the costs of energy used to power lights and appliances. Getting a great rate from Direct Energy is a step in the right direction, but you can add to these savings by incorporating the use of smart technology in your home. Create a Centralized Smart Hub for Your Appliances at Less Than $4.00 Per Year The Amazon Echo and Google Home devices provide a way to bring out the best…

SOLVED: Windows Deployment Services WDS hangs on “Windows is loading files” Status 0xc00000001 “Required Device Isn’t Connected”

If you are seeing your Windows Deployment Services WDS operating system installs stall on the WINDOWS IS LOADING FILES screen and then errors out with: Windows Failed To Start … Status 0xc0000001 Required Device Isn’t Connected or Can’t Be Accessed then have we got a fix for you! To get to the point, it appears that in March 2019 Windows Update Patch KB4489882 and/or KB4489881 tighted up security on the TFTP (Trivial FTP) that WDS…

SOLVED: Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about SIM Cards

Below are quick answers to every question about SIM’s we have been asked in recent years: 1 – What Does SIM Stand For? SIM in an acronym for Subscriber Identity Module. 2 – What Is the Purpose of a SIM Card? A SIM contains a globally unique serial number (called an international mobile subscriber identity aka IMSI or IMEI) that your cell provider can match to your contract and then allow the appropriate level of…

SOLVED: What’s The Difference Between Office 2019 & Office 365 Pro Plus

For many (most?) corporate users, Office 2019 would be a step down from what the Office 365 Pro Plus they are using now.  Office 2019 is a non-subscription based version of Office 365 ProPlus from October 2018 (yes, that is next month).  If you have Office 365 Pro Plus, you already have Office 2019. Microsoft emphatically claims that Office 2019 is the very last version of MS Office that consumers or companies will be able…

SOLVED: Where Are The License Keys For Server 2016 Virtual Machines AVMA?

If you have Server 2016 Data Center your server likely came with a single COA (Certificate of Authenticity) sticker containing a single DataCenter CD Key.  If you then try to use that Key to activate new Server 2016 or Server 2012 Standard VM’s it will fail.  This is because Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 VM’s use a different activate process than previous versions of Windows Server. Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 now use…

SOLVED: WSUS Server Will Not Launch After August Patch Cycle Including KB3159706

To allow WSUS (and presumably SCCM) to support Windows 10 Anniversary, Microsoft released a patch last month which blew up a number of WSUS servers.  They have now released KB3159706 which is supposed to fix that problem and support Windows 10 Anniversary.  This patch installs on WSUS servers through the normal Windows Update process so even if you are not running Windows 10 or care about Anniversary, you will receive that patch.  The problem is…

SOLVED: How To Activate Windows 10 / Server 2016 Through Command Line

If you are having problems activating Windows 10, Server 2016, Windows 8, or Server 2012 one of these three solutions below should get you through: Command Line to Launch Activation GUI: This is handy if the GUI won’t start and you want to skip some steps to get it to work. click START (gets you to the tiles) type RUN type slui 3 and press ENTER yes, SLUI: which stands for SOFTWARE LICENSING USER INTERFACE SLUI 1…

SOLVED: What is RETAIL DEMO OFFLINE CONTENT and How Do I Turn It On or Delete It

If you have a Windows 10 PC, you have about 80MB worth of useless content called RETAILDEMO OFFLINE CONTENT.  As you might expect this content is the demo that is used in retail stores to show off Windows 10 to potential consumers. HOW TO TURN ON RETAILDEMO OFFLINE CONTENT: WARNING: If you enable RETAILDEMO OFFLINE CONTENT the personal files will be wiped from the machine FOR THE CURRENT USER.  If you want to run the demo…