Troubleshoot port issue

Open command type netstat -an or netstat -an | more This will display the listening ports. You can check whether the port is open or not.    

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Can’t access mapped drive on MYOB

Right click on shortcut icon and change compatibility mode to windows 7 if that doesn’t work, follow the steps Click Start, type regedit in the Start programs and files box, and then press ENTER. Locate and then right-click the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. Point to New, and then click DWORD Value. Type EnableLinkedConnections, and then press ENTER. […]

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The remote session was disconnected

If you received “The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license” error message while connecting to RDS server.Follow the steps Make sure you have valid RDS license installed and activated. Go to server manager >> Remote Desktop Service in Left menu Click on Collections At […]

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Useful Group Policy for system admin

Deploy Printer Add Print and Document service feature >> Add printer driver >> navigate to Print and document service>> Print management>> select printer and right click>> Select deploy with group policy >> Browse and select a policy eg>> default domain policy>> Tick per user and per machine Alternative method Navigate to User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Printer Right click and select >> New >> […]

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Useful Powershell cmdlets for System Admin

Help get-help syntax Eg: get-help get-vmhost get-help syntax -examples = displays help with examples Server Configuration Type cmdlet sconfig Install a feature using an exported configuration file: Install-WindowsFeature –ConfigurationFilePath FILENAME Eg: Install-WindowsFeature –ConfigurationFilePath x:\filename.xml Convert VHD to VHDX: ConvertVHD –Path (path) –DestinationPath (path) Eg:  Convert-VHD –Path c:\drive1.vhd – DestinationPath c:\drive1.vhdx Remote Administration of Server from Workstation: Run following cmdlets […]

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Configure Gmail in Outlook

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – Requires SSL imap.gmail.com Port: 993 Requires SSL:Yes Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – Requires TLS smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 or 587 Requires SSL: Yes Requires authentication: Yes Use same settings as incoming mail server Full Name or Display Name: [your name] Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com). Google […]

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