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For me i needed something to create quick simple user training videos, but you might want to document work or install procedures, in any case your going to need some software to record your screen! Well, look no further than Screen to Gif. Screen to Gif lets you record a selected area of your screen, do […]

TomTom Home

SCCM Deploy – TomTom Home

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This guide i will be a quick walk through deploying TomTom Home using SCCM 2012 SP2 First we need to download the latest version from:  Save into a convenient location, this wont be the files used to install we need to get the MSI. Open Run (win+R) enter %temp% depending on few factors you may/maynot […]

Select "Deny" under Apply group policy

Exclude User/Computer From GPO

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One that I’ve not had many times but enough that i feel others can benefit from the knowledge. Making a Group Policy object apply to everyone except specific users or computers. Sounds simple and something Microsoft might have an option for, but, sadly like everything no, no they don’t. This is a relatively straight forward task however i would […]

SCCM Catalogue and Chrome Error

SCCM Application Catalogue – IE Shortcut

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One of the things i wished to do is to make it easier for users to use our sccm application catalogue as the link from the Software Centre isn’t at all helpful. I want a desktop shortcut on all users to the catalogue, simple to do if the user doesn’t have Chrome browser as default. A pain for me […]


Password Protected Word File (Word 2010)

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Had a request from a user who would like to edit a word document but the file was password protected. The workaround that worked is as followed:   Run word 2010 and then open the password protected word file. Now save it as a 1997-2003 document (*.doc) with a different file name. Close word then re-open it. Open […]


Registering a New Mitel Phone Extention + Handset

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Log In To The Mitel Controller Open Internet Explorer and type in the address of your Mitel controller. (IE will have to be used, in my experience the Mitel controller don’t work using other browsers). Open System Administration Tool. In the left pane click on Users and Devices > User and Device Configuration. In the right […]


Edit another user’s Out of Office message in Exchange 2010 without changing permissions

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Given a task to edit someone’s out of office message as they forgot to added some details before they when on annual leave. A lot of notes on the internet say one would have to change the permissions of the user or change users password to gain access using OWA. This opens a problem for […]