Free Network Monitoring Tools

Are you going to be ahead of the problems or running behind it? Network monitoring, every IT Department should have it. Without a monitoring tool, you get a reactive IT department. If people can’t save their files anymore you are already too late. And what about disk swapping because you are running low on memory? These kinds of scenarios happen in every…

Install a Printerport and Printer with PowerShell

Last year I have written about how you can install a printer and printerport from the command line. Really useful if you want to create a batch script so users can install printers them self. But today I wanted to create some deployment scripts to do deploy some printers. And that made me thought, why am I not using PowerShell for…

Smart home design

I am an IT guy, and hence the name of my blog, LazyAdmin, I like to automate as much of the boring daily tasks as I can. So that is what I did with my home. In this post, I will try to help you get started designing your own Smart Home. Where should you start, what do you need…

Working with expression in Microsoft Flow

In Microsoft Flow, you can use expressions for every action, switch, or condition and to manipulate data. Using this in combination with variables allows you to do some cool and very useful things (calculating dates, manipulating strings, extracting parts of a string and a lot more). A small tip upfront, I like to write the expression in notepad. The input field…

OCR email attachments and store them on SharePoint

Microsoft Flow is a great tool to automate a lot of you daily, repetitive tasks. I stumbled on such a task at one of my clients. They receive an email with an attachment in a shared mailbox. One of the employees downloads the attachment and stores in a SharePoint folder. Nothing really special and easy to create with Microsoft Flow. But…

Updating Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi

It’s important to keep your network product up-to-date. Most new firmware releases contain bug fixes, performance improvements and may contain support new technology/protocols. The Unifi Controller software is one of the most important parts of the Unifi network, so check regularly if there is a new firmware release. Or even better, signup for the newsletter, I will drop you an email…

Deploying Microsoft Teams Client

Microsoft Teams is going to replace Skype for Business Online. The coming months more features will be added to Microsoft Teams to fully replace Skype for Business Online. But now it’s generally available in Office 365 it might be a good time to start taking a look a the Microsoft Teams client and how to deploy it to your users….

Fixing No Signal when connecting your DisplayPort in 5 min

I was handed a workstation where the screen didn’t turn on any more. The workstation was equipped with a Nvidia Quadro GPU that only has Display Ports. So first I tried the most obvious things, like upgrading the Nvidia drivers, removing the drivers completely and installed an older version. But still the monitors didn’t turn on, so I took another model…

Bios Recovery Dell Vostro 3500 / 3700 after update failed

Last week my dad called me, he was updating the bios of his Dell Vostro 3500 laptop when he suddenly got a warning that the battery was running low.  He had the AC plugged in, but still, the laptop just fell out, and the bios update wasn’t finished yet. So he gave me a call if I had an idea how to…

Restore Recycle bin SharePoint Online with PowerShell

One of my users deleted a whole document library containing more than 12000 items. He synced the folder to his desktop, to find out it was way too big. Unfortunately, he deleted the items from his desktop without stopping the synchronization first. You can restore items from the recycle bin in SharePoint Online, but this many items can easier be done…