Deploy Google Chrome Extensions using GPO or Registry

ChromeI spent quite a lot of time on this mainly because the instructions dotted around are out of date or misleading, or missing crucial information.

With that in mind, you have two ways to do this. Via GPO or just via a registry edit.

Why do this just via the registry? Well some people manage computers that are not part of a domain and still need to employ a little control.

Read more of this post

Cannot download the Package – Essentials 2012 R2

If you have updated to the latest UR Rollup and are trying to install the connector on a client, you may see the following notice.

‘Cannot download the package’

G1 Error

Read more of this post

July Update Rollup KB3172614 and Windows 10

LEOPARDMicrosoft finally got around to fixing the annoying side effect of Windows 10 release upgrades, which was loosing your Essentials connector.

Hidden away in KB3172614 and after literally months of pressure from Susan Bradley, (because frankly I gave up) we find..

Updated the inbox component in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to use the new client connector, so that the inbox component won’t get uninstalled during Windows 10 upgrades.

A simple footnote in the back of KB article hidden downstairs in a filing cabinet behind a door with a sign saying Beware of the Leopard.

Read more of this post

Third Tier – Women In IT Scholarship

ThirdTierMy good friends from Third Tier have launched their very own scholarship program.

For those who don’t know Amy Babinchak or Susan Bradley, they are two of the smartest and hard working people you could ever hope to work alongside and on a personal note two of the kindest people i have ever met.

Why are we doing this? Third Tier is a woman owned business. Back when I wanted to get into IT my aunt gave me the money to get my first certification. This is my way of paying it forward. Although now deceased I think she would be proud of my accomplishments. At Third Tier all of our staff are dedicated community-first IT Professionals and we would love to welcome more people like us into this wonder career choice.

Read more of this post

Manage Multiple Office 365 Tenants from PowerShell

o365-logo1Yep, another PowerShell themed post.

This is something I cobbled together a few years back, never thought it was worth sharing, but sitting here this evening with nothing much to do decided to write it up.

At it’s core it is not much more than a method of automating entering credentials to your various Office 365 ‘Clients’. I say ‘’clients” because I do not know if that is the correct terminology. If you are the Partner of Record or even if you are supporting more than one tenant on 365 this may be useful to you.

Read more of this post

Free eBook : Office 365 Signature Management

ExclaimerIf you have been following my blog for any length of time you will no doubt have seen me mention Exclaimer. They are an integral part of the solutions we offer to our clients providing high quality software to centrally manage email branding.

J. Peter Bruzzese has written a new ‘Conversational Geek’ eBook for Exclaimer highlighting their Office 365 Signature Management software, which you can claim for FREE just by clicking this link. Read more of this post

Quick Fix : WSUS Client Targeting not working

Just a quick post, I had recently rebuilt a WSUS Server at a client site and, as is normal procedure for me, totally changed how this was setup compared to the previous one.

In the previous server we had groups for each OS, which was fine when we had a mixture of them, but now all clients are on the same OS and having all 200+ machines in a single group made little sense to me.

So I decided to split them up based on machine age (using a WMI filter I could select the different model of PC) So, each model (or group of models) got their own GPO and their own WSUS Group which was great, except client side targeting was not working.

Read more of this post

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 538 other followers

%d bloggers like this: