Office 365 

Auto Login Onedrive for Business – The Work Around

I’m unsure if its just me, or other people are having the same issue of Onedrive for Business not ‘provisioning’ until around 3 minutes after first logon. I tried it with and without the system apps on W10-1809 and it didn’t seem to make much difference, onedrive would take around 3-4 minutes to install (per user) on first logon. Subsequent logons are fine, its just the very first logon that seems to take an age. There doesn’t seem to be any indication that Onedrive is actually doing anything to the…

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Office 365 

Protecting Your School From The Latest Phishing Scam

Around January 29th 2019 a wide range of phishing emails were sent to schools across the country and continue to spread like wildfire. The scam works a little like this; User receives phishing email asking to ‘Click here to display message” User is redirected to a fake login page telling them their session has expired (or variation of) User logs in with email and password The ‘Hacker’ now has these credentials The compromised email account is used to send emails to as many people on the contact list as possible,…

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DISM SCCM 

How to mount & un-mount an image in DISM

To mount a .WIM file in DISM you can use the following command Mount-WindowsImage -ImagePath “c:\yourpath\Install.wim” -Index 2 -Path “c:\Mounted_image” Index number depends on your WIM but in most cases the standard is 2 I recently stumbled into an issue while removing apps from a windows 10 install.wim where i couldn’t run the script due to the image already being mounted. To get around this issue you need to unmount the image in DISM using the following commands. dism /Unmount-Wim /Mountdir:C:\examplepath /commit If you do not know the mount directory you…

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How To Disable Airplane Mode / Wifi Button on Laptops using GPO

A common problem working in education is students ‘Turning off’ the wifi using built in buttons or switches on laptops resulting in numerous calls to IT regarding no network access. In this article i’ll explain how you can disable this button using a GPO. For this example i will be disabling ‘airplane mode’ on HP 250 G6 Notebooks. However the same method should work for most laptop makes and models. Before you continue, be sure to only test this on a test environment first rather than a full operational OU. Step…

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How to delete an email from all users mailbox in Office 365

If you are reading this, chances are you or somebody else has mistakenly sent an embarrassing email to “all staff” or even worse. You’ve been tasked on retrieving the email before its seen to reduce damage limitation. To start you need to ensure your Office365 admin is a member of the following admin roles, by default you wont be, so these will need to be added manually. Head over to Exchange Admin Center > Permissions > Admin Roles. You will need to add your admin account to the following four admin…

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Top Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe On Fortnite

The Fortnite craze seems to have exploded exponentially over the first half of 2018, almost like it fell out of a huge party bus in the sky!.. The free-to-play game has taken the world by storm especially amongst youngsters with a vast amount of school children, both male and female switching to the cartoonised, survival based shoot-em up over traditional video games. So what is Fortnite? Fortnite itself is a game which retails at £49.99, however if your child is playing Fortnite, they are probably playing the free multiplayer version…

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