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    Thank you for visiting my incredibly awesome site! My name is Todd Cramer, and this is my Blog where I plan to document and archive technical issues, solutions and other interesting topics that I come across.

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Are you having issues logging into Windows 10 after completing an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1?  If so, keep reading.  You may have already discovered that you are able to log in with an admin user successfully and the problem appears to only effect non-admin users. Open the registry (Regedit.exe) and check the […]

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  • September 11, 2018 - 8:09 am

    Todd B - Thanks for this post! This was my exact issue.ReplyCancel

    • September 11, 2018 - 9:07 am

      Todd - Great! It’s good to hear it helped you out!ReplyCancel

I am in the process of certifying several new Dell laptops (5480, 5580 and 7280) and have run into a BitLocker encryption issue with Windows 7.  The laptops image successfully using our current ConfigMgr task sequence with BitLocker.  However, if you plug in a USB-C/Thunderbolt NIC or docking station it will prompt for a BitLocker recovery […]

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  • August 31, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Chuck Colver - Hmmmm, we followed the same guidelines as dell and imported a local policy setting during the task sequence waaaay before BitLocker (which is our last step). We verified that the registry values match in that key (“2″=dword:00000000) and still we get the error when plugging in the “docking station”. Anything else we should be looking for in this?ReplyCancel

    • September 1, 2017 - 10:43 am

      Todd - Are you pre-provisioning BitLocker in your task sequence? The registry value needs to be set prior to this…which means to continue to pre-provision you must set the value directly in your WIM. If you’re not using pre-provision I would add a pause in your task sequence just before enabling BitLocker and confirm the registry setting is set properly. You could also try setting the registry value with a REG ADD command instead of importing local policy.ReplyCancel

If you are trying to use the Excel 2016 Power Maps add-in and get a message saying all online content in Office is blocked, you should first check the setting under Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings>Privacy Options>>Let Office connect to online services from Microsoft.  It should be enabled.  If this does not resolve the problem, there […]

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We have all been there…you receive a software update and continue to postpone the reboot as long as possible.  When the reboot deadline hits you are still not ready to reboot.  This leaves you with 2 options.  You can either let the scheduled reboot take you to wonderland or follow these instructions and stop the reboot […]

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  • December 26, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Michael Lynch - Huzzah! Life-saver!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2018 - 4:32 am

    sasa - Thank you Bro!ReplyCancel

    • February 26, 2018 - 7:58 am

      Todd - you got it!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2018 - 11:43 pm

    Thank you - Great…works like a charmReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2018 - 3:59 am

    Test - you saved me my friend.. Thank youReplyCancel

    • June 16, 2018 - 8:42 pm

      Todd - Happy to be of assistance!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2018 - 8:09 am

    Pallmall - These are almost the same steps you needed to perform when those millenial viruses tried to restart your pc… good old times *sigh*ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2019 - 1:43 pm

    Mr Mayor - You just saved me hoooours of a users 218GB backup!!! It was 80% done when it said he had 10 minutes left. Thank god he called me back!ReplyCancel

    • March 29, 2019 - 1:51 pm

      Todd - That’s awesome and a good save for a Friday afternoon!!! Thx for letting me know…makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2019 - 3:47 pm

    Anonymous - May the gods of Computerdom shine down on you forevermore…ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2019 - 2:59 pm

    Jeff - One of the most useful things I’ve ever found on the internet; no joke…ReplyCancel

    • December 26, 2019 - 4:34 pm

      Todd - lol thanks Jeff!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2020 - 3:14 pm

    Don - You saved me about 2 hours worth of work, thanks man!ReplyCancel

    • January 29, 2020 - 4:52 pm

      Todd - Excellent! Please use your 2 saved hours for some sort of fun!ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2020 - 9:06 am

    Jon - PERFECT….and it is a top search result. THANK YOU SO MUCHReplyCancel

    • February 7, 2020 - 10:28 am

      Todd - You got it!ReplyCancel

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  • July 29, 2020 - 6:37 pm

    Taylor Bosch - Man you saved my butt in the middle of a board meeting. You rock!ReplyCancel

    • July 29, 2020 - 7:35 pm

      Todd - Beautiful! I know that feeling well…happy to be part of your victory! 😁ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2021 - 10:00 am

    VICKY - I owe you tons of beers pal!! You saved me 8 hours of my hard work and possible corruption of an app upgrade when this annoying reboot window pop up.ReplyCancel

    • March 7, 2021 - 1:49 pm

      Todd - That’s great, glad I could help you out!ReplyCancel

You come into the office Monday morning to find someone deleted your AD machine account.  First, it’s no surprise as it is Monday.  Rather than logging in locally to re-join the domain, you can use the Restore-ADObject PowerShell cmdlet to quickly restore the account. Verify the machine account exists in the Deleted Objects container: *replace […]

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  • February 5, 2018 - 8:49 am

    BubBBBBA - You Rock!!!ReplyCancel