Unable to write to USB drive (Carbon Black)

ISSUE: When trying to write to a USB device, there is a windows permissions popup (infinite cycle) for admin rights and still get an access denied. It turns out that Antivirus (white list-er) is the culprit.  In my case, Carbon Black.  Even with the AV disabled, it was still blocking the USB.  This is because […]


Add TEAMS Toll-Free Number

The simple You have to add minutes from the add-on section called “Communication Credits” and then a new check box will appear under licenses for the user, check it. Then you have to go into the TEAMS management console add the new Toll-Free number This Number can’t be default Now assign it to the conference […]


Force Delete a File

WARNING!!! THIS WILL FORCE DELETE FILES, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!     This one has hounded me many times, and I thought I already did a KB for this, but apparently not, so here goes; First make sure everyone is off, I use the MS file sharing MSC, “Share and Storage Management”.  On the […]


SharePoint Online Time Out

Just a quick on this.  a great link is here; https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Idle-Session-Timeout-Policy-in-SharePoint-Online-amp-OneDrive-is/ba-p/211274 PS C:\Windows\system32> Connect-SPOService -Url https://<tenent>-admin.sharepoint.com PS C:\Windows\system32> get-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut Enabled WarnAfter SignOutAfter ——- ——— ———— True 00:05:00 00:30:00 PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut -Enabled $true -WarnAfter (New-TimeSpan -Seconds 2700) -SignOutAfter ( New-TimeSpan -Seconds 3600)


Determine\Identify\Find USB Devices that are Unrecognized

I got this info from another blog, I have been searching for something like this for years off and on.  Its awesome to have the info now! Sometimes, a computer may report that a connected USB device is unknown if the required device drivers are not installed for the USB device. To identify the USB […]


Windows PDC Time

I cannot begin to tell you how this has hounded me through my career, but I am happy to make this post, that I think has 99% of the answers. #1 thing that has caused me issues, not my trouble shooting order or the GPO settings. The GPO on the PDC MUST be removed, all […]


Deny a GPO to Users or Groups

I have looked for this for a LONG time, and I was happy to run across this great post.  I will not steal, so you can find it below, where he does an excellent job describing it.  But in case something happens to it, the jist is to use delegation to set a ‘deny GPO’ […]