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PowerShell to install Microsoft Update Packages sequentially

PowerShell to install Microsoft Update Packages sequentially

This is a Quick Publish article; this means it probably doesn’t make much sense, but at least gets what I want to share out there Due to Microsoft’s staggered approach to rolling out the Windows 8.1 Update globally via Windows Update, I got impatient waiting for it to arrive on my home PC after having […]



Wake-on-LAN (WoL) with Realtek integrated NIC / AsRock motherboard

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) with Realtek integrated NIC / AsRock motherboard

Having trouble getting Wake on LAN (WoL) to operate with your AsRock (or probably any manufacturer) motherboard that has an integrated Realtek (and also probably other manufacturers) NIC onboard? Try disabling both the Energy Efficient Ethernet and Green Ethernet options in the Advanced tab of the device in Device Manager (devmgmt.msc). When these options are […]



Windows 8.1: Where’s my OneNote screen clipping shortcut gone?!

Thanks, Windows 8.1. Why’d you have to go create YET ANOTHER search keyboard shortcut on Windows + S and steal my beloved OneNote Screen Grab key away from me. Thankfully, the below registry key addition allows me to turn that one off and bring back my OneNote key! reg.exe add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v DisabledHotkeys /t REG_SZ […]


Windows 8.1: Modern Apps don’t run after upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1

Having issue getting the Modern Apps to run after upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8? Just getting a blank screen when the app starts, and clicking the blankness goes back to the Start screen? Can’t even get into the Store? Follow these steps (references for all steps are at the bottom): Repair any corrupt […]


SharePoint 2013 Workflows

Steps Web platform installer: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=252092 as per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/jj193525 on APP1 Ran script on app1 # To be run in Workflow Manager PowerShell console that has both Workflow Manager and Service Bus installed. # Create new SB Farm $SBCertificateAutoGenerationKey = ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force -String ‘workflow farm password’ -Verbose;New-SBFarm -SBFarmDBConnectionString ‘Data Source=sp13db;Initial Catalog=PROD_Workflow_SbManagement;Integrated Security=True;Encrypt=False’ -InternalPortRangeStart 9000 -TcpPort […]


Windows 8 – sharing files between two computers connected by a single cable

In Windows 8, network profiles aren’t the same as they were introduced as in Vista and continued/built-on in Windows 7. You used to be able to define, change, rename and so on. Now, the only feature that remains of network profiles is the “public” versus “private” distinction. And selecting these in Windows 8’s current hodge […]


Bringing back the gadgets from Vista/7 to Windows 8

Like having information readily viewable on your desktop in the form of gadgets/widgets? Made the upgrade to Windows 8 and was disappointed to see the functionality gone? Install: 8GadgetPack РGadgets for Windows 8. Gives you back the functionality you desire. Thanks, Helmut Buhler.