LazyAdmin

Tips from an other Admin

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 there laptop when they are on a remote site.  This will work from Win 7 upwards to 10 and you don’t need to install anything. The scripts…

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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 inactive windows when I hover…

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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 install the driver. If you…

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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 found this blog post on…

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