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posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:08 PM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 1:32 PM ]

Very Close fraction to get a value of Pi =  355/113

Other Approximate Fractions
:  fractions include  22/7333/106355/11352163/16604

Broken Install / Uninstall

posted Mar 8, 2019, 9:28 AM by Andrew Chadick

Having trouble uninstalling something?  Try the Microsoft tool for it.  This tool goes in and finds the problem with the installation, and removes it from the OS.  It's very straightforward in it's use.  

Time Services

posted Feb 21, 2019, 9:28 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 9:29 AM ]

  • net stop w32time
  • w32tm /unregister
  • w32tm /register
  • Net start w32time
  • w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:",0x8,0x8,0x8,0x8" /syncfromflags:MANUAL
  • w32tm /config /update
  • net stop w32time && net start w32time
  • w32tm /resync /rediscover

Sign up your non-Gmail email address to access Google Shared Resources

posted Jan 24, 2019, 1:49 PM by Andrew Chadick

This step-by-step walkthrough will show you exactly how to use your company email address (the email we recommended you set up before or another domain of your choosing) to create a Google Account.

1. Open and click the blue Sign in button at top right of your screen. If you are already signed in, log out first and then click the Sign inbutton.

sign into google

2. Next click the Create account link below the sign in box for a new Google Account sign up form.

create google account

3. Fill in your First and Last Name in the appropriate fields.

4. Under the “Choose your username” box is a link that says “I prefer to use my current email address” which, when clicked, will allow you to use your alternate email address. Click that link.

use current email address

5. Then you can enter your current (non-Gmail) email address in the box.

input email address

6. You can then continue filling out the rest of the form, which is pretty standard and doesn’t require any special steps:

  • Create and confirm a password
  • Enter your birthdate
  • Select your gender
  • Add your mobile phone number (for security)
  • Choose your geographic locations

Once you’ve filled out all the fields you can click the Next step button. You’ll then be asked to confirm that you agree with Google’s Privacy and Terms. Once you’ve done that you’ll just need to confirm your account by following the instructions sent to your email address that you gave.

And that’s it! You’ve officially set up a company Google account with your own domain name.


Fonts adding users for Active Directory

posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:49 PM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 6:57 AM ]

CMD as administrator

attrib -r -s %systemroot%\fonts

takeown /f "%systemroot%\fonts" /r /d n

After taking ownership, you can go into Explorer and add those that need to have access.

SSL Tests - Checking for Vulnerabilities on your domain

posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:13 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 10:58 AM ]

Testing for online vulnerabilities for your website is part of both PCI compliance, but is now the best practice for systems admins around the world. Making sure your web-server is secure, and your systems are reasonably safe is a priority.  Use these tools to help develop a testing regimen to treat your systems and make sure that they are healthy.

Other build your own option:

SSL Cipher Suite:

SSL/TLS Protocols
TLSv1.3 TLSv1.2


posted Nov 26, 2018, 6:16 AM by Andrew Chadick

Compatibility Layer


VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Brought to you by IDRIX ( and based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.

VeraCrypt main features:

Enable sandboxing for Windows Defender

posted Oct 30, 2018, 7:30 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 7:58 AM ]

Setx Command Reference.

Running Windows Defender in a sandbox is supported on Windows 10, v1703 or later. 
You enable the sandbox by setting up a machine-wide environment variable: 
(setx /M MP_FORCE_USE_SANDBOX 1) and restarting the computer.

Run CMD as Administrator:

How it all works - and When to use it

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:24 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 7:37 AM ]

Microsoft Office 365 - Teams, Yammer, Outlook and SharePoint.  How all the tools work together on the one Windows 10 Interface.

GSuite to Other (as Back up)

posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:15 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 10:19 AM ]

Suite -> Gmail -> Adv Settings -> General Settings -> Recipient Address Map -> Edit
All Incoming Messages
Also Route to Original (True)
Add X-Gm-Original-To Header (Yes)

Note:  Name@Domain.x, Name@Domain.y   Then Click Add.

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