Quick tip to change the default search engine from Internet Explorer, bing to google

Hi everyone

 

Today I will show a small tip to change bing to google for your new tab in Internet Explorer.

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First you go select Manage add-ons

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You click Find more search provider

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You select Add on Google Search

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You click Add again

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In the add-ons’s windows, make sure the Default is set to the one you want

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Now you should be ok to change the search provider !

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Meltdown / Spectre quick check and update status

A quick way to see if you are at risk for CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) and CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre)

PS > Install-Module SpeculationControl

PS > Get-SpeculationControlSettings

If you see those red line you are at risk;

Hardware support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False

Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False

Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is enabled: False

Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is present: False

Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is enabled: False

 

Now on another note, the patch KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192) break a lot of Antivirus.

If automatic updates are enabled, the January 2018 Windows security update will be offered to the devices running supported anti-virus (AV) applications. Updates can be installed in any order.

A quick and dirty tip, if the install is installed is to add that registry key for disabling the fix for the time your Antivirus get updated;

Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following  REGKEY on the machine

Key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”Subkey=”SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat”
Value Name=”cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc”
Type=”REG_DWORD”
Data=”0x00000000”

Reference:

ADV180002 | Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192)

 

 

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Error 0x8004010F when you try to send or receive email in Outlook

Hi folks

Today I will talk a small issue I got this week on Outlook.

I have Outlook 2013, and for an unknown reason when I used to open Outlook the data file was opening, and I was able to see the PST content, but the Send / Receive was blocking with an error 0x8004010F.

I read Error 0x8004010F when you try to send or receive email in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013 and without luck the error was still there.

I discovered that when you check the data file linked to your mail account, displayed there;

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Even if the file exist and is visible, you need to be sure a folder is selected in that other windows too, displayed there at the bottom;

mail2

 

Enjoy the small tip 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October’s 10 Delta Patch

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Windows devices may fail to boot after installing October 10 version of KB4041676 or KB4041691 that contained a publishing issue.

Please watch out any WSUS or SCCM admin, as when Microsoft will expire those two patch a resync might be necessary to remove those patchs from your console.

For full detail please read more there; https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4049094/windows-devices-may-fail-to-boot-after-installing-october-10-version-o

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MS Ignite goodies :)

Hi everyone

This week I was proud and honored to be part of the MVP Wall of Fames at #MSIgnite !

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Windows 10 new handy tip !

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a new handy tip is new Windows 10’s build;

The ability to directly run as admin from the run dialog !

In the run dialogue you need to hold CTRL+SHIFT and click Ok (or enter) and the task will be run priviligied.
Microsoft’s change log :

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New visio stencil for Azure just release and FREE !

Hi everyone
Be ready to update your visio stencil for Azure, as a new set got published this week ! 🙂
Direct download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41937


Enjoy!

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