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Microsoft KMS CD-KEYS (GVLK)

Icon Written by Grant on April 12, 2016 – 3:02 pm

If you need a Windows CD-KEY to continue a setup of a Windows product you can use the published keys at these links – you will eventually need to change the CDKEY to a valid one, however they can be useful if you are stuck on an installation and need CDKEY to continue;  for example […]


Network Icon set to Public – cannot change Location, Icon or Name

Icon Written by Grant on January 24, 2016 – 11:09 pm

I have noticed that under Server 2012 R2 newly detected network interfaces show up as “PUBLIC” and Windows does not let you change this to PRIVATE (or HOME) – this can lock you out if you are going in remotely as the PRIVATE setting usually has tightest firewall restrictions. To modify this behaviour you should […]


Opening Excel 2013 from Explorer shows Blank Page

Icon Written by Grant on June 3, 2015 – 10:33 pm

OK – here’s a funny one – Sometimes, with some Excel documents,  if you open them by DOUBLE-CLICKING them in Explorer they don’t show up in Excel completely – they load in Excel but you see a blank/incomplete screen. So Excel 2013 loads the sheet ok but you don’t see the worksheet contents – sounds like […]


IISCRYPTO Automated Tool to Reorder your IIS Cipher Suites to suit Best Practices

Icon Written by Grant on May 14, 2015 – 11:41 pm

With all the news about Heartbleed, Poodle etc recently it’s becoming important to make sure your IIS servers have the correct cipher suite ordering and to remove any suites that may be unsafe. Performing this task is not difficult, and just involves a dozen lines of code you can run thorough power-shell, however it’s often difficult to […]


Icon Written by Grant on May 22, 2010 – 12:36 pm

Welcom to my The SBS Guy blog – I am an IT consultant out of Brisbane, Qld Australia and I hope that my blog popsts may be of help and entertainment to other IT Pros throughout the SBS and Microsoft Small Business community.