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QuickTip: Microsoft Desktop OS Licensing Rule of Thumb

QuickTip: Microsoft Desktop OS Licensing Rule of Thumb

TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0emailFrom the convoluted world of Microsoft licensing: If you want to “reassign” Windows desktop operating system volume licenses to other devices, you must have an OEM license with pro or better on the new (and old) device AND have active SA (Software Assurance). What do I mean? Volume licenses without Software Assurance behave like OEM licenses in regards to which device they are assigned/licensed. Both are only good for the device that they were initially installed on. If that device…

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QuickTip: Need to Change The UpdateURL (UNC Path) for Your Office365 ClickToRun Installation?

QuickTip: Need to Change The UpdateURL (UNC Path) for Your Office365 ClickToRun Installation?

TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0emailSay you setup an on premise update server share for Office365 ClickToRun. What if you wanted to use multiple groups so that you didn’t  have to deploy an update to your entire organization but didn’t set that up during the initial deployment? Fret not! You can modify this registry key on your clients with the new UNC path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun\Configuration and modify the UpdateUrl string to reflect the new UNC path. TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0email

QuickTip: PowerShell – Get the Last Boot Time for a Remote Computer

QuickTip: PowerShell – Get the Last Boot Time for a Remote Computer

TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0emailLet’s say that you want to check the last boot time for a remote computer. Try using this PowerShell command. Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computer joe-7 | Select-Object __SERVER,@{label=’LastBootUpTime’;expression={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.LastBootUpTime)}} TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0email

Microsoft Azure DirSync for Office 365 – How to update/change the connectivity password (Resolve stopped-extension-dll exception error)

Microsoft Azure DirSync for Office 365 – How to update/change the connectivity password (Resolve stopped-extension-dll exception error)

TwitterFacebook0LinkedinGoogle+0emailIn this how-to article I am assuming that you have already setup/configured DirSync for Microsoft Office 365 and have found that the “stopped-extension-dll exception error” in the event viewer references an issue with the password of your sync/tenant account. What can cause this? The most common reason that I have found is that the account used to sync with the tenant has an expired password. By default, the passwords for tenant-based accounts expire every 90 days. This is controlled on…

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