New Powershell command Get-PerimeterMessageTrace

  So I want to put this out there, because I googled the crap out to this hand got zero information. When doing an exchange message trace, it was used to see incoming email.  going to have to explore this more, and find out what it really can do.   PS C:\Windows\system32> PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-PerimeterMessageTrace […]


Hardening Windows 10

I was looking to see about required services and such and ran across this web site; https://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/ I was very dubious of it, as the web seems very  simple, but it still had great information.  I did contact the owner, and I have used the link, and I will say at this time this appears […]


Winlogon.log Missing

   I stumbled across this while trouble shooting a problem with GPO’s in Windows Server 2016.  My GPO’s we stopping half way through applying because there was a n error.  There was an error in the RSOP, with a surprising amount of detail on how to correct it, only that all the documentation was wrong […]


Visio 2016 Install with Office 365

When trying to install with an MSI the Visio package with an already existing ‘Click-to-run’ install of Office 365, you will often get the error of: We found a problem!We’re sorry, Microsoft Office installer encountered a problem because you have these Click-to-Run installer based Office programs installed on your computer:Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus – en-usWindows […]


Exchange Powershell Context

I had a frustrating problem, where powershell was not returning the correct results that I was expecting, it was missing a 95% of the data from a simple get-mailbox command. It turns out, that running exchange powershell commands from the “Exchange Management Shell” sets the environment to the local server, even if you use the […]


Cisco Phone Firmware upgrade CUCM

Recently we had an issue with Platonics headsets working fine, then disconnecting after a short time.  After extensive trouble shooting, we found that firmware was the culprit.  Here is what I did to update the firmware for individual or single phones; First get the firmware you need, in my case I had to have Cisco […]