WSUS – Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Microsoft finally released its latest Windows 10 build 1903, now called May Update, last week, much delayed from its initial scheduled release in March after suffering a number of upgrade issues. Let’s see how to enable an internal WSUS server to download and deliver this new update to all corporate Windows clients. Read More …

Microsoft Edge – Open from Run or Command Prompt

As many (almost all) applications available on Microsoft Windows platforms can be called from Run command (as even from Command Prompt and Powershell). Users who have been experiencing issues with the Start menu or Start menu search can use the Run command to launch their favorite programs, admin tools and settings. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 / Debian – Disable IPv6

If network troubleshooting leads you to believe there’s an issue with IPv6, you may need to shut down that protocol on your Linux machines. Since some hardware doesn’t take advantage of IPv6 (and most admins are still working with IPv4), a temporary and easy solution is to disable IPv6. Read More …

CentOS / RHEL 7 – Regenerate UUID for Network Cards (Physical and Virtualized Environments)

Usually, when cloning VMs on virtualized systems (Hyper-V or VMware, for example) an issue could occur related to vNICs: a vNIC could be renamed and so no more the same of the old VMs (obviously). Read More …

Windows 10 – Hide specific User Accounts from the Logon Screen

When you have too many people using your PC, or you want to keep an account secret, use this guide to hide user accounts from the Windows 10 sign-in screen. You can do this using Windows Registry. Read More …

MacOS – Edit hosts file

If you are setting up a new web server or another device that’s going to be connected to the internet and you want to put it through its paces before it’s live, or if you’re having trouble with spyware and adware networks, there’s an invisible file on your Mac that can help. It’s called the hosts file, and this is how to use it. Read More …

Windows 10 – Disable Notifications and Notifications Balloons

Disabling Microsoft Windows 10 notifications can be a blessing if you have the tendency of getting a lot of them. You always have the option of checking the notifications yourself later and not have to deal with those distracting notifications. Read More …

Enable EPEL Repository (RHEL/CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x)

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is open source and free community based repository project from Fedora team which provides 100% high quality add-on software packages for Linux distribution including RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), CentOS, and Scientific Linux. Read More …

Exchange Online – Preventing Domain Spoofing

In many business environments domain spoofing can be a real threat: this is a common form of phishing and usually occurs when an attacker appears to use a company’s domain to impersonate a company or one of its employees. Read More …

Changing the Timezone (Microsoft Windows)

Timezone is a critical settings on client and server systems. This setting is a “computer-wide” setting, not a per-user setting, so we will not be able to set a specific timezone for a specific user, on Windows systems. Read More …