The New Windows Terminal – everything you need to know

The preview version of the new Windows Terminal is now available. This new command line app can be used for PowerShell, Cmd, SSH and WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). The great advantage of Windows Terminal is the support of multiple tabs, customization and the upcoming split-screen function. As an SysAdmin I have been looking out … Read moreThe New Windows Terminal – everything you need to know

How to Stop Automatic Restart Win 10 after installing Updates

The most annoying feature of Windows 10, the automatic reboots after a Windows Update. You are in the middle of your work and that popup comes up again, “You should really install updates right now”. Eventually, you can’t postpone it anymore and Windows will just reboot. Your tried creating a GPO, disabled the update services even considered … Read moreHow to Stop Automatic Restart Win 10 after installing Updates

PDF Preview in Outlook 2016 with PDF xChange 7.0.323 not working

The PDF preview in Outlook 2016 doesn’t work anymore with PDF xChange editor build 7.0.323.  You should be able to re-register the dll, but that doesn’t seem to work. regsvr32 /s “C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\Shell Extensions\XCShInfo.x64.dll” For now the only option is to downgrade or wait for the next update, Tracker Software has found the cause and … Read morePDF Preview in Outlook 2016 with PDF xChange 7.0.323 not working

Install and Add Network Printers from the command line

You can install network printers from the command line or with a batch file without the need of local admin access.  This way users can, for example, install a local network printer on their laptop when they are on a remote site.  This will work from Win 7 upwards to 10 and you don’t need … Read moreInstall and Add Network Printers from the command line

Mouse freezes when previewing an Excel file in Outlook 2016

Does your Outlook freezes when previewing an Excel file in Outlook 2016? Well it’s easy to fix, there is no need to disable Excel add-ins or running Outlook in safe mode. Just disable scroll inactive windows in the settings menu. To fix the issue, goto: Settings > Mouse  (or start and type “mouse settings”) Disable  Scroll … Read moreMouse freezes when previewing an Excel file in Outlook 2016

Deploying printers with GPO to Win 10

Deploying printers is in basic pretty simple if you have Print Management installed on a server. I can tell and show with screenshots how you set it up, but there is enough written about that already. The problem I ran into was that users didn’t get the printers on Windows 10. They were not allowed to … Read moreDeploying printers with GPO to Win 10

Update / change start menu layout Windows 10 pro for existing users

There are plenty of articles about change the Windows 10 start menu for all users, all have in common that they only seem to work for new users logging in. I needed a way to change it for users that already have a profile and I don’t have Windows 10 Enterprise. The Win 10 start … Read moreUpdate / change start menu layout Windows 10 pro for existing users

Solving error 1406 when installing Office 2010

Has some issues with Office 2010, got error 1406 every time I tried to install it on a Windows 2008 machine. The error contains information about a permission issues in the register keys in Software\Class\<number>\InprocServer32. Resetting the permissions or taking ownership didn’t solve the problem, a clean boot was the solution. After some more research I … Read moreSolving error 1406 when installing Office 2010

Fix Citrix blurry in Windows 10

Updated – dec 2017 On Windows 10 your Citrix Receiver may show blurry text.  This problem occurs due dynamic display scaling on non DPI aware (older) programs (more about that here). In Windows 10, the DPI scaling is turned on default. So to fix the problem, we need to turn it off for Citrix Receiver. The … Read moreFix Citrix blurry in Windows 10