Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Scroll lock lives

March 18, 2016 Leave a comment

I was doing some drawing updates using Visio yesterday and noticed that I couldn’t move a selected shape using the arrow keys.  I figured it was just some configuration in the file and I’d try to figure it out later.  This morning I’m working in Excel and notice that the arrow keys scroll the window instead of moving to another cell.  A quick google search revealed it was caused by scroll lock being on.  Yep; and now I remember I was cleaning my keyboard yesterday and must have inadvertently hit that key.

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Migrate clients to a new DHCP server

May 2, 2013 Leave a comment

We’ve decided to migrate our DHCP services off the domain controllers and onto a DHCP failover cluster.  We needed to find a way of getting the clients to migrate over without rebooting them and without the sledge hammer approach of turning off the old DHCP service.  We came up with a slow and safe method for forcing the clients to migrate with minimal impact.   Read more…

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KMS configuration for non-domain joined hosts

September 16, 2011 10 comments

We are getting ready to deploy HBSS on our network per security guidlines.  Going through the settings we found out that the McAfee ePO server isn’t supposed to be domain joined.  Kinda goofy but that’s easy to deal with.  As we read further it says that if the ePO server is virtualized then the host can not be domain joined.  Fine, so we  repurpose an old server, install the OS but it’s not activating because it’s not domain joined.  Here is the simple solution.

First, change the product key if needed using these:

Next open a command prompt and enter slmgr.vbs /skms [ip address] where [ip address] is the address of your KMS server.

Then type in slmgr.vbs /ato and it should activate.

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