Dragon Boats

September 10, 2017

 

Hood to Coast – 2017

September 2, 2017

 

 

 

 

Kaleo and Wilder at the Oregon Zoo – 2017

September 2, 2017

Iceland 2017

August 12, 2017

We’ve run into a problem with your Office 365 subscription. . .

September 30, 2016

While setting up a new user I got this error when opening Outlook 2016:

“We’ve run into a problem with your Office 365 subscription, and we need your help to fix it.”

The problem:  Bad product key.

The fix:

Open a command prompt as administrator and run:

“c:\program files (86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\cscript ospp.vbs” /dstatus

You’ll get a bunch of output – you’re looking for the last 5 characters of the installed product key.  Find that key and enter this line:

“c:\program files (86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\cscript ospp.vbs” /unpkey:last five of key here

That’s it!

Credit goes to 365lab.net

Find and Delete Email Messages

July 26, 2016

We had some malware sneak through our email security this morning.  Here’s how I deleted those messages.

Connect to the Compliance area of 365:

$UserCredential = Get-Credential

PS U:\> $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.compliance.protection.o
tlook.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirectio

Import-PSSession $Session

Find the messages and view the results (I was able to search by subject but there are other options):

 New-ComplianceSearch -Name “Remove Phishing Message” -ExchangeLocation all -ContentMatchQuery ‘subject:”TOP URGENT”‘

 Start-ComplianceSearch -Name “Remove Phishing Message”

Get-ComplianceSearch -identity “Remove Phishing Message” | fl

Delete the messages:

New-ComplianceSearchAction -SearchName “Remove Phishing Message” -Purge -PurgeType SoftDelete

Fast Shamble

February 25, 2016

Recorded live at Lone Fir Cemetery Studios in Portland, OR.

http://lcwmusic.bandcamp.com/
David Lamkins – Guitar
Stephen Caird – Bass & Cello
Joe Williams – Drums

The Van Allen Defence

December 7, 2015

Recorded live at Lone Fir Cemetery Studios in Portland, OR.

http://lcwmusic.bandcamp.com/
David Lamkins – Guitar
Stephen Caird – Bass & Cello
Joe Williams – Drums

The path My Pictures contains an invalid character

November 23, 2015

The path My Pictures contains an invalid character

I see this error, or something similar, from time to time.  Most recently I’ve seen it when doing Quickbook updates  It’s generally caused by folder redirection.  When user folders (My Pictures, My Music, etc.) are redirected to a network share software installation and updating can ball-up.

You change the location of those folders in Regedit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Poke around those keys and change the locations to point to a local folder.  You may need to make new folders somewhere on c:\.  Pay attention to what you’re changing in case you want to change it back.

Sunset Strip

November 16, 2015

Sunset Strip