Category Archives: Software

Update office 365 command

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatepromptuser=true forceappshutdown=true displaylevel=true   Can be scheduled to.   Look into the possibility of scheduling across a domain with displaylevel=false? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/odsupport/2014/03/03/the-new-update-now-feature-for-office-2013-click-to-run-for-office365-and-its-associated-command-line-and-switches/    

Office Administrative Template / Group Policy

32bit / 64bit refers to the architecture of the Office, not the Operating System. Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization To Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool 32bit Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool 64bit Office 2016 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization… Read More »

Outlook connectivity troubleshooting

Hold down Ctrl and Right click the Outlook icon in the system tray. You get two additional options in the menu, Connection Status and Test E-mail AutoConfiguration

sslyze

sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic HOSTNAME eg sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic activation.sls.microsoft.com eg sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic –starttls=auto crimson.spectrumcs.net:587 eg sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic –starttls=auto crimson.spectrumcs.net:25 c:\SUPPORT\SSL Software\sslyze>sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic activation.sls.microsoft.com c:\SUPPORT\SSL Software\sslyze>sslyze.exe –certinfo=basic activation.sls.microsoft.com REGISTERING AVAILABLE PLUGINS —————————– PluginCertInfo PluginCompression PluginChromeSha1Deprecation PluginSessionResumption PluginSessionRenegotiation PluginOpenSSLCipherSuites PluginHSTS PluginHeartbleed CHECKING HOST(S) AVAILABILITY —————————– activation.sls.microsoft.com:443 => 65.52.98.231:443 SCAN RESULTS FOR ACTIVATION.SLS.MICROSOFT.COM:443 – 65.52.98.231:443 ——————————————————————– * Certificate – Content: SHA1 Fingerprint:… Read More »

Creating a Microsoft Office 365 Offline Installer

Creating a Microsoft Office 365 Offline Installer Product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run Office 2013 Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run Office 2016 Deployment Tool Office 365 Offline Installer (as of 29-09-2015, untested)

Software Restriction Policy

Default “Additional Rules” %HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot% %HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir% Additional Steps Remove LNK from Designated File Types (so shortcuts work!) Add the following Additional Rules %HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir (x86)%

Office 2013 – Subscription expired but not using 365?

Office 2013 – Subscription expired but not using 365? This appears to happen if you’ve inserted say a Office 2013 H&B product key into a fresh PC which came with Office 2013 installed. Not sure exactly whats going on, but I suspect the pre-installed Office is Office 365, not Office 2013. The solution is as follows…… Read More »

Block Skype ads

Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options > Security Tab > Restricted Sites   Then click sites, and add https://apps.skype.com/ Works for me with no loss of functionality.

SNMP Software

Not PowerSNMP (can’t do much with it) Not Tembria (nice, but can’t get the OIDs) Possibly iReasoning MIB Browser – qwerky but has what I need

SNMP Browsing Software

Tembria SNMP Browser – Very hardy for seeing which OIDs are available on any give SNMP host. Been rebranded to FrameFlow and this FreeWare tools seems to have been removed, but its still available from here (me only) or by Googling for Tembria SNMP Browser and finding some find hosting websites.

Active Directory Tools

A flexible Active Directory reporting tool with over 170 built in reports as well as the option to create your own With more flexability than other Active Directory reporting tools and a modern user friendly interface, AD Info lets you easily query your Active Directory domain for the information you need. Use one of the… Read More »

How to install SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008

Today at work, I had the chance to configure a brand new HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server. The machine came with Microsoft’s latest flavor of server operating systems, Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 installation was really fast and easy, reminding of Windows Vista setup. When time came to install SQL Server 2005 the first… Read More »