SOLVED: How To Set The Default Search Engine in MS Chromium Edge Browser to Google

If you are playing with Microsoft Chromium Edge browser, you may want to change the default search engine so you can use your favorite right from the address bar.  In the earliest builds this could not be easily done, but today it is not a problem: Change the Default Search Engine in Chromium Edge: Click the SETTINGS AND MORE ellipse (3 dots) in the top right corner of Edge Click SETTINGS Click PRIVACY AND SERVICES…

SOLVED: This Task Requires That The User Account Specified Has Log On As Batch Job Rights

When you create a SCHEDULED TASK that needs to run automatically you will specify a service account for the job.  That service account must have permissions to run batches, so Windows will popup “This Task Requires That The User Account Specified Has Log On As Batch Job Rights” as shown on the right. How to assign a user “Batch Job Rights” Locally On the local server use Local Security Policy manager: Click START and type…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Setup Free Filezilla FTP Server to Receive Scans from Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner, Lanier

If you have an older Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner, Lanier multifunction printer, fax, scanner it may not support SMB 2.0 and Server 2016 and Server 2019 do not support SMB 1.0 which means SCAN TO FOLDER is a problem. To get around this we demonstrate all of the steps required to download, install and configure a free FTP Server, then how to configure your Ricoh scanner to talk to that FTP server. Download and install Free…

SOLVED: Desktop Icons Missing After Windows Update, Upgrade or Reboot

If you run through Windows Update (or in my case an Upgrade to Windows 10 1903) and find all of your desktop icons are missing this is the fix for you:. Verify your desktop icons still exist by checking in C:\USERS\<YourName>\DESKTOP.  If your files and shortcuts are safe continue to the next step If you have two screens connected (or an external screen connected to your laptop), disconnect one of the screens Click the NOTIFICATIONS…

SOLVED: Three Ways To Set Default Start Menu Tiles In Windows 10

There are 3 ways to configure the START MENU tiles and left RAIL (the thin menu on the far left that defaults with power, settings, documents) in Windows 10 with default applications: A – GPO Using a Windows 10 PC add the tiles and rail configuration you would like. Open a PowerShell (Admin) prompt Enter Export-StartLayout -Path “C:\Temp\MyStartMenu.xml” Copy that MyStartMenu.xml file to a location on your network that all PC’s get read from Create…

SOLVED: How To Customize The Default User In Windows 10 Without Using COPYUSER Switch with SYSPREP

In the Windows 7 days, you used to setup a user and then copy that users profile over top of the default  C:\USERS\DEFAULT\… so that things like the START MENU and WALLPAPER would be setup for new users.  Then under Windows 8 and 10 that became very buggy and Microsoft said to setup a user they way you want and instruct SYSPREP to use an XML file that tells Sysprep to copy this current user…

SOLVED: Cannot Install 32 Bit Windows 10 on Hyper V

If you try to install 32 bit Windows on a Hyper V server you may find that it just will not see the installation files.  I tried from: Windows 10 32Bit Enterprise ISO downloaded from Microsoft VLSC Windows 10 32Bit Pro ISO downloaded using the current Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Windows 10 32Bit from a Windows Deployment Server WDS but had no detectable error messages… it just would not load.  I spent about 40…

SOVLED: Next Generation AntiVirus – Signatureless Endpoint Protection Product Evaluation

We are constantly telling our customers that traditional anti-virus programs that rely mostly on ‘signatures’ from previous attacks will no longer keep a company safe.  Attackers are now sophisticated, well funded and often government controlled.  This means they rely less on exploiting known security holes and more on developing those holes. A ‘zero day’ exploit is something that has been developed to take advantage of a security hole but has not been applied to other…

SOLVED: 6 Easy Ways To Uninstall Software Using Command Line

If you have software you need to uninstall via a script there are six easy ways to go about it: 1 – Uninstall Using The Software’s Own Tool Many pieces of software come with their own custom uninstaller.  For instance if you want uninstall Dell SupportAssist, the command is: C:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssist\uninstaller.exe /arp If you want to uninstall Office365 Pro Plus you could create an uninstall .XML using the Office Deployment Toolkit and then run: \\<SERVER>\Office365ProPlus\setup.exe…

SOLVED: Download Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser Now… HERE

A few months ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadala announced they are giving up on their own Edge browser engine because it cannot get past 5% market share, and replacing it will a Chromium (think Google Chrome) based product. Google made its engine, Chromium, open source (aka,  public domain) in 2008 when it was new and Microsoft scoffed at it.  Today Chrome and its Chromium based derivatives have 80% of the browser market and Microsoft stopped…

SOVLED: McAfee Removal Tool / Uninstaller

If you have a McAfee product that is stuck on your computer, there is a tool that McAfee developed to solve the problem.   The McAfee Endpoint Product Removal tool will forcibly remove: McAfee Agent McAfee VirusScan Enterprise McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise McAfee Data Loss Prevention McAfee Active Response McAfee Endpoint Security McAfee DAT Reputation McAfee Client Proxy MVISION Endpoint McAfee Policy Auditor Agent McAfee Endpoint Intelligence Agent McAfee File and Removable Media…

How To Enable Predictive Text & Autoreplace In Windows 10 with GPO

Windows 10 now has a text suggestion function just like cell phones.  The feature is very easy to use and is not intrusive so many people will want to enable it. More intrusive is an autocorrect misspelled words function.  I personally dislike autocorrect because I don’t like magic, but most people seem to like it. There are three ready ways to enable predictive text: Enable Predictive Text Using the Settings App Click the START button,…

Everything You Need To Know about Windows 10 ‘S’ in 2019

What is S Mode in Windows 10? Windows 10 “S” is a locked down version of Windows that was designed for public kiosk use, like schools and library’s.  Because it is locked down, your device will be faster, have more battery life (if you have a tablet or laptop) and be much more secure. When it came out in 2017, Windows 10 S was an entirely separate version of Windows 10 that also cheaper than…

SOLVED: What is NETWORK SIGN-IN & IVE LOGIN, and How To Remove Them

If you see a NETWORK SIGN-IN option at the bottom right of your Windows 10 login screen, it is giving you the option to sign in to your corporate network by connecting to the VPN first.  If you click NETWORK SIGN-IN you will see a gold lock icon with an IVE LOGIN prompt. The idea here is that you have some VPN software installed on the PC and so you can launch the VPN right…