• How to Eradicate Orphaned Domains From Active Directory

    I work in a large organization, and sometimes when a domain gets decommissioned, they don’t always get properly removed from the domain forest. I was doing some early spring cleaning today, and I figured I’d write down the process I went through. These old remnants of domains can keep showing up and become a problem. …

  • How to update your standalone host to ESXi 5.5

    After announcing it at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco VMware has released vSphere 5.5 (and other related product updates) – surprisingly on a Sunday.  Here are links to the downloads: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/09/22/start-engines-time-download-vsphere-5-5/   In this post I will provide a quick way to update your standalone ESXi host to ESXi 5.5 and an important heads-up for the early adopters. …

  • How To Uninstall IE10 From Computers On Your Domain

    Something very bad happened to me today.  All of my computers on my domain (around 600 systems) are set to look to my WSUS server for updates via a GPO.  I have explicitly denied the IE10 update to all my systems.  Well, somehow last night, the systems lost communication with my domain controllers.  This caused …

  • Cisco VPN Client on Bootcamp running Windows 8

    Recently had a user ask about VPN on Windows 8 not working, and then I realized he was using a Macbook with Bootcamp installed.  He was getting error 442 Unable to enable virtual adapter.   After some quick searching around, I found that you could do the following: First, you need to fix the following registry …