28 Dec 2021

Upgrading SYSVOL replication to DFSR

Migrating 2008 SBS to Server 2019  Domain Controller Migration

dfsrmig /getglobalstate

dfsrmig /setglobalstate 1

dfsrmig /getmigrationstate  (Wait till successful)  (10 min)

dfsrmig /setglobalstate 2

dfsrmig /getmigrationstate  (Wait till successful)   (10 min)

dfsrmig /setglobalstate 3

dfsrmig /getmigrationstate  (Wait till successful)  (20 min)


net share

make sure NTfrs service is disabled.

5 Nov 2021

Cannot print to network printers

Cannot print to network printers

uninstall this update

wusa /uninstall /kb:5006670

KB5005565 — Windows 10 2004. 20H2 and 21H1

KB5005566 – Windows 10 1909

KB5005568 – Windows 10 1809 and Windows 10 LTSC

KB5005030 — Windows Server 2019

KB5005573 – Windows Server 2016

KB5005613, KB5005627 — Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1

KB5005563 – Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint" /v RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

hide updates

$HideList = "KB5005565", "KB5005566", "KB5005568"
Hide-WindowsUpdate -KBArticleID $HideList -Verbose

Another workaround is to set the reg key

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print" /v RpcAuthnLevelPrivacyEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

15 Jul 2021

Allowing External users to have control in teams sharing

 By default Externals users can not take control in a meeting.  It is useful so they can use their mouse to show things.

How to enable.

Connect-MicrosoftTeams -Credential $credential
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -AllowExternalParticipantGiveRequestControl $true

27 May 2021

Saving WAV files for PABX/TPG Bizphone

Saving WAV files for PABX systems

Users send audio file from phones and pcs in all different formats

Using Audacity  you can transcode to a basic WAV file for PABX  and TPG Bizphone

  1.     Download Audacity here
  2.     open the sound file in audcity
  3.     Trim out silence at the ends and adjust the volume  (Effect  >Amplify)
  4.     If stereo, click above Mute/Solo and choose Tracks > Stereo Track to Mono.
  5.     Set Project Rate (bottom left) to 8000 Hz.
  6.     Go to File > Export Audio…
  7.     Choose WAV
  8.     Choose WAV (Microsoft) header.
  9.     Choose “U-Law” Encoding (this sets 8-bit, and 8 kHz).
  10.     Edit the file name and be sure it ends in “.wav”.
  11.     Click Save.


Then load in PABX or TPG BizPhone

15 Mar 2021

Kyocera Printers and BSOD

 Latest Security Update
  • KB5000802: Windows 10 2004/20H2 & Windows Server 2004/20H2
  • KB5000808: Windows 10 1909 & Windows Server 1909
  • KB5000822: Windows 10 1809 & Windows Server 2019
  • KB5000809: Windows 10 1803 & Windows Server 1803

To print from 32-bit apps enabling Direct Printing for your printer using the following procedure:

Open an elevated command prompt and run the following command to find if the feature is already toggled on (replace PRINTERNAME with the name of your printer):

 rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xg /n PRINTERNAME

If Direct Printing is not enabled, run the following command from the same elevated command prompt (replace PRINTERNAME with the name of your printer):

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n PRINTERNAME attributes +direct

To print from 64-bit apps on 64-bit OS or using 32-bit apps on 32-bit OS, you have to download and install the Application Compatibility Toolkit to apply the PrinterIsolationAware fix to affected applications using the Compatibility Administrator tool.


Update has been released

The updates can also be downloaded manually from the Microsoft Catalog using the following links:



Update has been released

  • Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows Server, version 20H2 (KB5001649)
  • Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 (KB5001649)

  • Outlook will not print

    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook             delete   Outlprnt