Set SIP Address For AD Users – PowerShell

I had a requirement to assign a SIP address to each AD account on my domain, this is to facilitate a rollout of Skype for Business. The lack of a SIP address stops Skpe (Lync) from autodiscovering the users address. The SIP value is stored in the ProxyAddresses attribute, however you can store it in … Continue reading Set SIP Address For AD Users – PowerShell

Deploying Windows 10 1607

Following on from my post last year Building a Clean Windows 10 Reference Image - MDT 2013 U1 this entry will go rehash over some of the same steps that were discussed there as well as additional steps to deploy Windows 10 1607. For this build i am using: Windows 10 1607 - MDT 2013 Update … Continue reading Deploying Windows 10 1607

Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

You may have noticed when installing Office 365 via the Click to Run installer you get a popup like this for each user. You will no doubt have seen many methods to make this go away, however in my testing none of the popular suggestions actually work, like: Setting key for OptInDisable in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General Setting key … Continue reading Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

To disable Microsoft Edge first run you have to jump through a few hoops. Luckily i've done this for you. Many blogs state that you just need to change the value of "IE10TourShown" in the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main] However this is not enough. To fix edge you need to set these values. I deploy … Continue reading Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

DirectAccess Troubleshooting

Hi All Direct Access users, If you experience clients who have not been able to ever connect to direct access, it may be because the initial GPO for Direct Access was never processed 100% successfully. Please perform these troubleshooting steps. Open command prompt and enter: reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters If you see this:   This means … Continue reading DirectAccess Troubleshooting

Workaround for BGInfo Tiled wallpaper on high resolution screens

Hi All, There is a bug in BGinfo that some of you may have noticed which causes the applied wallpaper to be tiled even though bginfo is set to "stretch" mode. This occurs on windows 8/10 where you have the following setting set to more than 100% :   This problem would happen even if … Continue reading Workaround for BGInfo Tiled wallpaper on high resolution screens