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…

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…

Best Home Network Setup

As an IT Admin I get a lot of questions about people’s home network. What is the best home network router? How do I optimize my wireless network? Which network switch should I buy? And I completely understand, these days there are some many products and the technology keeps improving (wireless B/G/N or AC? or 2.4ghz or 5ghz?) In this…

Managing email addresses with PowerShell

One of the most common tasks as an administrator is to find, change or add an email address to a user mailbox.  PowerShell makes this tasks a lot easier, you can easily find the users where the e-mail address belongs to and add or remove an alias. In this article I will show you some tips howto find an e-mail…

Setup Unifi ap without Controller

So you want enterprise-class wifi at home, but don’t want to use a controller? Normally you install a Ubiquiti Unifi Access Points with a controller. This way you can easily manage multiple access points and keep them all in sync and up-to-date. But what if you don’t want to keep a pc running 24/7/? Do you really need to controller?…

Installing Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Pi in 5 min

I have some smart products at home and one of the things I wanted to do is read out the connected WiFi devices. So I needed a device to run the Unifi Controller on, something small, cheap and with low running costs. That’s where the Raspberry Pi comes in. In the guide below I will explain how you can install…

Enable BitLocker on Windows 10

We can use PowerShell to enable Bitlocker on domain joined Windows 10 machines. By using PowerShell for this task we can deploy it to multiple machines at ones and in the meantime store the recover password in the Active Directory. How To enable Bitlocker with PowerShell The basic With the use of te BitLocker Windows Powershell cmdlets we can, for…

Printer settings could not be saved – Changing print driver Win 2012r2

You are changing a printer driver of a shared printer and you get the error: “Printer settings could not be saved: Operation not supported”. So why are you unable to update the driver of a shared printer? When a printer is shared and in use, changing the print driver could cause a conflict in the print jobs. So how do…