Deploying Internet Explorer 11 … the proper way

Microsoft recommends using IEAK to create IE11 deployment package, however, based on my own (and my work colleagues) experience I know this is not the best way to create the deployment package. Due to the number of prerequisites it just loves to fail installing the browser that way. Bellow method has been tested by me ...

Microsoft Lync 2013 deployment.

There are two ways of creating customised Lync 2013 deployment package, the first one is to use config.xml, the second is with OCT (Office Customisation Tool), however, there is a bug in Lync 2013.iso (SW_DVD5_Lync_2013w_SP1_32-BIT_X64_English_MLF_X19-35370.iso) that Microsoft provides that causes Lync 2013 won’t install … actually it will install when you create adminfile (.msp), so ...

Excel cannot complete this task with available resources…

Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications – this is quite annoying one as its totally intermittent and hard to replicate. I’m posting solution for it here in case someone is experiencing an issue and cannot find anywhere online the way to resolve it … and of ...

The easiest way to create bootable NTFS USB drive with Windows.

… in fact, you can use such USB drive with anything you want, not only Windows. Why NTFS, not FAT32? Because FAT32 has a single file copy limit which is 4GB, in other words, you won’t be able to copy any file larger than 4GB onto FAT32 device.  Also, some tools such as Unetbootin are ...

pcAnywhere is not installed properly. Please run SETUP

…in fact, this error may appear in regards to any other software … and it took me a while to figure this one out! Basically, Symantec was helpless in this case, as they couldn’t replicate the issue .Their solution is irrelevant.  I am posting this solution here, because it not only took me a while to ...

BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe – how to find out what exactly crashes the system?

ntoskrnl.exe is a Windows Kernel image that provides kernel and executive layers of the Windows NT kernel space, and is responsible for various system services.  If your Windows is configured to save minidump files after every BSOD (C:\Windows\Minidump) you can sometimes be a little bit disappointed when you open minidump file with BlueScreenView or something similar ...

How to add a shared printer using a one-click script? … and how to configure printer with no drivers for it

I was just working on a task today where two printers has been purchased for one of the office I support. The problem was, there are no Windows 2003 Server x86 drivers available for this printer as it is “too new” for the system and the printers must be shared from this server to … ...

Browser Hijack PUP uninstall script

There are many PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) out there in interwebs, that inet users may accidentally download and install. The most annoying ones are browser hijackers, toolbars and other similar crapware. If you work with large number of computers its just a matter of time someone will ask you to help removing such crapware … ...

VPN domain user account re-creation trick

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has faced this problem. How to re-create domain user account profile on remote machine when only VPN connection is available? It took me a while to figure this out, but it was worth it cos the trick is working nicely.   Step by step if you have ...

How to check IP address of configured network printer with command line

… and now the question comes to mind, why would you need to do so? huh? Here’s why. You need to check printer details on remote host and the only access you have to this machine is CMD via PSExec. You need to know this IP address, but the printer is now offline and it ...