How to connect Epson EcoTank ET-2810 to a windows PC

I recently setup an Epson Ecotank ET-2810 printer and connected to my windows PC over Wi-Fi. It did took me some time to connect but it was not difficult in the end. I manage to get it connected to a Windows 10 PC. The steps for connecting Epson Wifi printer …

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Powershell running scripts is disabled on this system error

Powershell is widely used in automating simple to complex tasks on Windows and Linux operating systems. Its a object based shell which was launched in 2006. You can save a lot of time by automating repetitive and mundane daily administrative tasks using powershell. Powershell script contains commands / cmdlets, functions, …

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Disable Modern Standby in Windows 10

Disable Modern Standby in Windows 10

There are two power models in Windows 10, S3 and S0 Low Power idle (Modern Standby). Modern Standby in Windows 10 provides Instant On/Off Experience like smartphones. Modern Standby enables S0 low power idle power plan which keeps your laptop or desktop in lowest power mode and also allow apps …

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How to setup SMTP Relay in Office 365

How to setup SMTP Relay in Office 365

If you plan to keep your existing on-prem exchange server then it can be used / utilized as a SMTP Relay server. Else, if you plan to decommission the exchange server for good, you can utilize Office365 as a SMTP Relay server to relay the emails. There are three ways …

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How to delete a desktop shortcut using Intune

How to delete a Desktop Shortcut using Intune

You can easily deploy a desktop shortcut using Intune on the desktop of any Windows 10 or Windows 11 device. However, If the deployed shortcut is broken and no longer working. You may want to delete that broken desktop shortcut. Users may not be able to delete the desktop shortcut …

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How to create a desktop shortcut using Intune

How to create a desktop shortcut using Intune

There are various way to deploy an application using Microsoft Intune. Most of the applications generally create a desktop shortcut Icon for users to launch the application easily. However, some of the third party / custom / In-house applications do not create a desktop shortcut. In that case, you can …

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How to fix audio settings on Windows 11

How to fix / reset audio settings in Windows 11

Windows 11 is the latest client operating system from Microsoft. You may have updated your Windows Operating system from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or its just a bad day when audio suddenly stopped working. In this blog post, we will see how to troubleshoot audio on your windows 11 …

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Turn off auto capitalization in Google docs

Turn off auto capitalization in Google docs

When you are creating documents using Google docs, you may have noticed that the First letter of each paragraph is automatically capitalized. You can use Caps Lock button on the keyboard to turn on capitalization while typing / writing a document or you can press Shift and type the letters …

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How to blur background in Zoom

How to blur background in Zoom

When you are in a Zoom meeting you want to avoid any awkward momemts and maintain some privacy with respect to your meeting background. This feature is widely used in Zoom video meetings and its very easy to configure as well. Apart from blur option, you can also apply video …

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How to remove Open to Work on LinkedIn

How to remove Open to Work on LinkedIn

What is #OpentoWork in LinkedIn When you are looking for a job and want to update your LinkedIn profile to let the Recruiters know that you are available for new opportunities. You can Enable Open to Work status on your LinkedIn Profile. You can configure Open to Work status for …

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How to turn off Google Lens Search

What is Google Lens and how to turn it off on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android

Google launched Google Lens on October 4, 2017. Its is an AI powered vision based computing technology developed by Google. Using camera of your device and Internet connection, you can find any relevant and useful information using Google Lens technology. Translate feature of Google Lens does not even require Internet …

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A foreign object cache drop-in was found. To use Redis for object caching, please enable the drop-in.

A foreign object cache drop-in was found

Overview Recently I got this error message when I updated Redis Object Cache wordpress plugin on my site. As soon as I enabled Redis Object Cache, I got the error message: “There has been a critical error on your website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.” “A foreign …

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Unable to get AAD authorization token with message: Please run ‘az login’ to setup account

When you are trying to authenticate with Azure container registry using sudo az acr login command, you may receive below error message: linuxusr@dockerhostvm01:~$ sudo az acr login –name acr001Unable to get AAD authorization tokens with message: Please run ‘az login’ to setup account.Unable to get admin user credentials with message: …

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How to configure B2B direct connect in Azure AD

create a shared channel in Microsoft Teams and configure B2B direct connect

Shared channels in Microsoft Teams is used to collaborate with people inside and outside the organization. You can invite people who are not in the team. Only users who are either owners or members of the shared channel can access the channel. While guests (people with Azure Active Directory guest …

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How to reset Microsoft Outlook mail profile

Reset Outlook Mail Profile

Overview There could be several reasons for recreating or resetting an outlook mail profile. Reseting a Mail Profile sometimes fixes a lot of Outlook related issues like slowness in sending and receiving emails, corruption of the mail profile, Global address book (GAL) Issues, Calendar sync issues etc. As all email …

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How to Fix error Connect-PnPOnline: The user or administrator has not consented to use the application with ID ‘31359c7f-bd7e-475c-86db-fdb8c937548e

Recently I tried to connect to Sharepoint online using Connect-PnPOnline cmdlet and received below error message. In this blog post, we will see alternative ways to connect using this command which utilized interactive login methods. In below screenshot, you can see the command along with the error message. Error Message …

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Mimecast Azure AD Directory Sync error opening file of directory data

Mimecast Directory Sync Error - ERROR

MIMECAST DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION ERRORS ✅ Fix Errors between Azure Active Directory and Mimecast. ✅ Connection Error – Error opening file of directory data (using connection – Azure AD Directory Sync). To Start the Directory Synchronization. Login on Mimecast Admin Portal and click on Administration -> Services and then click on …

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How to fix Error 0x800f0830 – 0x20003 on Windows 11

0x800f0830 - 0x20003

FIX BELOW ERRORS DURING WINDOWS 11 INSTALLATION ✅ “We couldn’t install Windows 11” We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started installing Windows 11. 0x800F0830 – 0x2003 The Installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during INSTALL_UPDATES operation. Recently I have tried …

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How to create Microsoft 365 groups in bulk with sharepoint site and Teams using Powershell

microsoft 365 groups

About the Task This week I received a request to create Microsoft 365 groups in bulk using Powershell. I tried to use New-UnifiedGroup command (part of EXO V2 Powershell Module) to create Microsoft 365 group which worked fine for creation of the group but this command did not create corresponding …

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VPN client driver encountered an error in Cisco Anyconnect

Cisco Anyconnect VPN Error

Cisco anyconnect is an application used for Point to site VPN Connection. Which means that this application is used to establish a VPN connection from a remote machine to the Cisco Device which further provides a secure end to end encrypted connection to the internal office network. The application needs …

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Install Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise in Shared Computer Activation Mode on Azure Virtual Desktop / Citrix Server / Terminal Servers

Shared Computer activation mode

Shared computer activation lets you deploy Microsoft 365 Apps to a computer in your organization that is accessed by multiple users. Shared computer activation is required for scenarios where multiple users share the same computer and the users are logging in with their own account. Normally, users can install and …

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The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

I received an error while installation of an application with .msi extension. “The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation“. Below screenshot is popped up from windows installer, even though i am logged on to the PC using local administrator credentials. System administrator has set policies to prevent …

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Renew Apple MDM Push Certificate for Microsoft Intune Apple Enrollment

Renew Apple MDM Push Certificate for Microsoft Intune Apple Enrollment

When you configure Apple enrollment on Microsoft Endpoint admin center (https://endpoint.microsoft.com), you must have configured Apple MDM Push certificate which is a prerequisites for configuration of Apple enrollment for Microsoft Intune. The Apple MDM Push certificate expiry is normally 365 days and when its near its expiry date you get …

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How to download Certificate from NetScaler in PFX Format

Once the certificate has been uploaded on the NetScaler in .crt and .key. Its very easy to download it back in the PFX format from the NetScaler. Please follow the below steps and download the certificate along with Private Key. Once Exported, you can save the Password Protected PFX in a secure location. Steps …

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Excel cannot access BloombergUI.xla. The document may be read-only or encrypted.

Excel cannot access BloombergUI.xla

Issue description: When you launch Microsoft Excel 2016 you get below error message: ‘BloombergUI.xla’ cannot be accessed. The file may be corrupted, located on a server that is not responding, or read-only Excel cannot access ‘BloombergUI.xla’. The document may be read-only or encrypted. When Excel is Opened -> Bloomberg Tab …

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Copy Files between vmware ESXi Hosts by using SCP

Copy Files between ESXi Hosts by using SCP (Secure Copy) Command / SCP Copy Stalled Fix

scp command allows files to be copied between two vmware ESXi hosts. It uses SSH for data transfer and provides the same authentication and level of security as SSH. In this blog post, we will see how to copy files between vmware ESXi hosts by usng SCP. We will also see how …

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Export MFA Status, StrongAuthInfo and DefaultAuthMethod from office 365 using PowerShell

You can export Office365 users DisplayName, UsageLocation, UserPrincipalName, MFA Status, StrongAuthInfo, DefaultAuthMethod using powershell. The exported data will be in a CSV File which will list these details. Default MFA Method is useful when you want to know who in your company is using which MFA method to authenticate to …

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How to fix the error code 80090016 for Outlook and Teams

Error code 80090016

When you launch Outlook and Teams on Windows 10 workstation, you may receive the below error: Your computer’s Trusted Platform Module has malfunctioned. If this error persists, contact your system administrator with the error code 80090016.More information: https://www.microsoft.com/wamerrors Microsoft Office Version being used Microsoft 365 MSO 16.0.13127.21062 (Microsoft 365 Apps …

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Step-by-Step Implementation of Azure AD Application Proxy

Azure Active Directory’s Application Proxy service provides secure remote access to on-premises web applications. After a single sign-on to Azure AD, users can access both cloud and on-premises applications through an external URL or an internal application portal. For example, Application Proxy can provide remote access and single sign-on to …

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Exchange Online / Exchange 2010 useful PowerShell Commands

Export the Access Rights / Permissions assigned to All user mailboxes in Office365. Export the Access Rights / Permissions assigned to All Shared Mailboxes in Office365 Export the Access Rights / Permissions assigned to All Shared Mailboxes in Office365 (Another Variation to Export only relevant information) List the Access Rights / …

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How to create Azure Policy to enforce resource tags

As we discussed management of azure resource tags using GUI and PowerShell in this post , we have updated the resource tags on existing resources. However, its a best practice to update the resource tags at the time of resource creation. You can create policies in azure and apply it …

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How to decommission Exchange Server 2010 after Office 365 Migration

Exchange Server 2010

Scenario Organization has moved all their mailboxes to the Exchange Online from On-Premise Exchange 2010 server. MX Record is cutover to office365 (inbound and outbound mail flow is moved to office365). Active Directory Synchronization is being used for Syncing the users to Azure Active Directory using Azure AD Connect. Requirement …

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Azure AD – Self Service Password Reset (SSPR)

Summary: In this post, we will see how to enable Self Service Password Reset on Azure for Office365 Users and how its managed and synced back to On-Premise Active Directory. Description: SSPR includes features such as Password Change, reset, Unlock and writeback to on-premise Active Directory. License Requirement: As we …

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Disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on Windows 10

Transport Layer Security (TLS)  – TLS protocol is used to provide privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. SSL and TLS are both cryptographic protocols but because SSL protocols does not providers sufficient level of security compared to TLS, SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 have been deprecated. TLS 1.0 …

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How to fix error code 0x80070035 on Windows 10

When you restart a Windows 10 device and then user will sign on to the PC, you may get an error “Windows cannot Access \\<server>\<foldername>” pop-up on the desktop and user is unable to see any desktop icons and taskbar pinned items. This issue generally occurs when you have Re-directed …

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How to Recover password / secret of Cisco Router

In case if you forgot the password of Cisco Router, its very easy to recover it. I recently got into an issue where i could not remember the enable password or enable secret set on the Cisco Router. I had to go into the Recovery Mode and through password recovery procedure was able to …

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Set calendar permissions in Exchange online using powershell

Sharing a script to Set/Apply the Calendar permissions on list of users as mentioned in the CSV File. Please see the format of the CSV file. I created and utilized the script when i migrated Exchange 2010 users to Office 365. Exported the Calendar Permissions of all the users from Exchange 2010 and …

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