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We've noticed that newer operating systems such as Windows 10 and Server 2016 have a strange problem where the Start Menu search is incomplete. When you click on the Start Menu, for example, and type in the full or partial name of a program, Windows says nothing is...read more
If you have a Honeywell alarm from Westechs then you probably have Total Connect. You can now use your Amazon Alexa to control your entire security system using your voice and the Alexa Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 skill. To get started download or open the Alexa app...read more
Westechs launches Virtual Fax service. Virtual faxing allows you to send and receive faxes from anywhere via your desktop, email, smartphone or tablet. You can keep your existing fax number or get a new one from any area code. You can even keep your fax machine. Learn...read more
You may receive this error when trying to install DotNet (.net) on Windows 10 and you are using a WSUS server. This error may occur of the .net installer is not approved in WSUS. As a temporary workaround, change the registry key "UseWUServer" to 0. It is located...read more
If you're ready to purchase Microsoft's Office 365 you can use the following links: Exchange Online (Plan 1) https://portal.office.com/partner/partnersignup.aspx?type=Purchase&id=88a4ab50-5384-4b7b-8b0f-9710fc547b83&msppid=3823289 Office 365 Business (office...read more
Manage Office 365 Installations and Licenses This post is intended for our field technicians and our more technical customers. Please do not run these commands unless you know what they will do. List the current activation status (2016) cscript.exe...read more
Recover a list of Windows shares from a crashed server This post is intended for our field technicians and our more technical customers. We recently got a request from a new customer to assist in recovering data and shares from an old Windows server that had crashed....read more
Run Windows tasks from the command line This post is intended for our field technicians and our more technical customers. Please do not run these commands unless you know what they will do. Add a user to a group net localgroup (group_name) (username) /add Add a domain...read more
Have household burglar alarm drills You have probably participated in a fire drill at some point in your life. Fire drills are intended to familiarize people with the sights and sounds of alarm equipment and to reinforce what needs to be done if a fire alarm sounds....read more
You can use the following registry settings in order to configure a Windows machine to automatically log into a domain. This should only be done with low risk/low security computers/users as the password is stored in the clear in the registry. In the following...read more
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