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July 11, 2020

Kari’s Blog

Assisting users with non-English Windows 10

When assisting Windows 10 users, regardless  of whatever localized language version they are using, it’s good to remember that core Windows is always in English. That includes all system folder names, all native Windows applications and all tools. Localized folders, for instance in the user profile are in fact not folders but rather, they are

Sync multiple private OneDrive accounts on one PC

One problem with OneDrive Personal is that you can only sync one account. You can have multiple OneDrive for Business accounts synced on one PC, but only one personal OneDrive. The screenshot below shows File Explorer of this laptop I am using at the moment, it has two OneDrive for Business accounts synced (yellow highlight),

How to start with PowerShell ISE

I am a fan of PowerShell, using it in most of my computer management. Unfortunately, some of the PowerShell users have not realized how magnificent tool the PowerShell ISE is. ISE is short of Integrated Scripting Environment, a “power tool” build in to PowerShell. A few years ago, I made this short video to show

Thoughts about Ethics in IT Support

I have been thinking about the ethical side of IT support quite a lot lately. I mean, the ethical issues in the tools we use, the advice and support we give, and the way we treat those we are supposed to assist. Tools I have been surprised to see some companies, usually small and midsized,

Using Route command to bypass VPN

My best guess is that I use a VPN connection at least two thirds of the time I am online. I usually have no issues in accessing any website or service. But, there’s an exception: I have two local services here in my adopted home country of Germany: one governmental and one private, that only

War Stories – Windows Admin Center Preview 1910.2

Last week, Microsoft released an update to the Windows Admin Center 1910 (WAC), bringing its version number to 1910.2. I have been fighting with it ever since, finally giving up on Wednesday night. I had to restore a Macrium image, to get my properly working year-old original 1910 WAC back. I use WAC basically for

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