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Category Archives: Tips and Hints

Reset Default File Permissions: Windows 7, Windows 10 – SubInACL

Fix default permissions on windows 7 or Windows 10 machines using SubInACL  and the script below. 1 – Download SubInACL.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/download/details.aspx?id=23510   NOTE: Take note of where you save the installer. 2 – Create a file on your desktop using notepad. I called mine resetPerms.bat 3 – Put the following script in the file then save […]

Upgrade Apache Version 2.2.22 For Perfect HTTPS / SSL Score with Qualsys

Qualsys run an SSL / TLF Checker to enable you to audit your web server (Apache in this case) to check the SSL certificates and security are up to date and secure. Getting a perfect A or A plus is both difficult and easy. Here is how we did it. 1. Audit your web server […]

Moto G5 Phone – Set Up Voice Mail And Quick Dial

Moto G5’s are not easy to setup voice mail on as the web documentation nad internal instructions are sadly absent or lacking. Here is how to set up a long push of phone number 1 for a quick dial voice mail. 1. Tap on the dialer app (phone icon) 2. Tap on Menu (3 dots […]

LetsEncrypt And Smarter Mail = Awesome

Previously As a long time user of SmarterMail (> 6 years) I have dreaded Security Certificate change over time. Normally I used Digicert, who have a simple application to help with the process but it is still a fiddle of exporting stuff from Windows Certificate Manager, sending to them, paying money, getting a response, importing […]

Microsoft Updates Catalogue

If you need to download Windows Updates manaually, go to the Microsoft updates Catalogue, search for the KB number and download it. Here is the link: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx

How To Enter Safe Mode Windows 10

You can get your computer to boot in Safe Mode in a number of ways, but in this case, you can do the following: Start your PC. At the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down, click the Power button on the bottom-right, and select Restart. If you cant see the log in screen and […]

How to Avoid Ransomware / CryptoLock

What Is Ransomware: In short ransomware or cryptolock threats are a form of malware or virus that either: Locks up your files with a secret password then forces you to pay money to get them back (cryptovirus). Threatens to publish your information if you don’t pay a ransom They do this by getting a user […]