Disabling Windows Update on Windows 10

Overview A user may need to temporarily disable Windows Update on their system for various reasons. There is no option to turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel in Windows 10, like in earlier versions of Windows. To turn off Windows Update, you will need to...

Comcast Public and Private IP Addressing

Did you know? Even if your Comcast Router is set to a private IP Address with DHCP on, you can still connect a device to one of the other switch ports on the Comcast Router and use a Public IP Address. If you have a range of public IP addresses, you can connect those...

Laptop Doesn’t Power On

Overview Laptops sometimes have power issues because they have a battery attached. This allows the device to go into Sleep and Hibernation modes which may result in difficulties returning to normal operation periodically. This fix may not help if the device has been...

Using Office 365 to Send Encrypted Emails

Overview For companies that need to send sensitive data like Personal Health Information (PHI) to recipients outside of their organization and want to use the convenience of email, Microsoft Office 365 offers several plans that include encrypting emails. Solution Both...

Virus – Proxy Settings checked in Internet Explorer

Problem After downloading a virus or other unwanted program, you may noticed that some services like Email (Trying to Connect) and VPN (Various errors) do not work, and your browser might display “The proxy server isn’t responding”. Solution...

Setting up Folder Redirection on Windows 2016

Overview User’s personal folders, including My Documents, Desktop, Favorites and Start Menu, can be redirected using Group Policy in a domain environment. Folders that have been redirected will be available to users on any system they log onto. Since these...

Adding NAS an as ISCSI Initiator LUN for Backup

Overview You can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server (all volumes), selected volumes, the system state, or specific files or folders—and to create a backup that you can use for bare metal recovery. You can recover volumes, folders, files, certain...

Adding a DHCP Reservation on Windows 2016 Server

Overview Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that dynamically assigns IP addresses and other network parameters to devices so they can communicate with other devices on the network via a DHCP Server. A Reservation allows a computer to keep its...