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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e-safety 

How to filter your child’s internet on an Ipad/tablet using OpenDNS

As a parent in today’s day and age the use of technology within the home is at an all time high, with the average youngster using an iPad or tablet at just 2 years old! When your child is at school, the use of the internet is filtered, whereas in the average home, internet is rarely ever filtered meaning your child could potentially access unsuitable content if not fully supervised. In this tutorial i will explain how to block adult content and unsuitable websites using a free service called OpenDNS.…

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Powershell Windows 10 Admin 

How To Remove Windows 10 System Apps (Working on 1803)

In an earlier article, i explained how to strip your Windows Image File of the pesky “Default System Apps” which come with Windows 10, even on Windows 10 Education. This works fine however with the recent Windows 10 1803 April update, I’ve found the apps have returned causing more distractions for the students. In this tutorial i will highlight the steps you can take to remove the apps post-1803 upgrade for a smoother experience in your network.

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Microsoft Office SCCM 

How To Install Microsoft Office Professional 2016 with SCCM 2012

In this post i will explain the process of deploying Office 2016 Professional Plus unattended with Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manger 2012. This does not cover office 365 professional plus. Step 1: The first step is to download your Office 2016 installation iso from Volume Licensing Centre and copy the contents to your sources folder for example; \\SCCMServer\Sources$\Apps\Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus Step 2: Run the office configuration tool (OCT) by running Setup.exe /Admin from your sources folder. Step 3: Verify you are modifying the correct version of office. Step 4: Set…

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