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How to Deploy Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is a new tool that gives the power to manage local Administrator accounts passwords (RID-500).The most important benefit of deploying LAPS is to mitigate Pass-the-Hash (PtH) credential attack. By configuring LAPS, Local Administrator on each machine will have its own (unique) complex password. This password changes randomly as per LAPS configuration Read More

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How to Manage Windows 10 Updates with Microsoft Intune

With Intune you can manage windows 10 updates using Windows update for Business. This is a free service that is available for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education editions (Enterprise LTSC is not supported). The service will deploy updates automatically without the need for approving individual updates. This will make it easy to manage Windows Read More

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How to Setup a Password Expiration Notification via Emails

Quick reference, Powershell script is available to download from here. You need to change its file type from .txt to .Ps1 Have you ever had a need to configure notifications for user’s password expirations but found that existing solutions didn’t quite fit the bill? We all know you can use built-in solutions with Windows and Read More

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How to Fix HxTsr.exe Error on Windows 10

What is hxTsr.exe? HxTsr.exe stands for Hidden Executable To Synch Remote Servers. It’s an authentic system process/file found in Microsoft Office applications that run in Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to facilitate Microsoft office communication between version 2013 or 2016 on a user’s computer and Microsoft’s server. Since hxtsr.exe processes mostly invade path-based operation Read More

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How to Block Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) With Defender SmartScreen

Enable PUA protection in Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Although potentially unwanted application protection in Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based, version 80.0.361.50) is turned off by default, it can easily be turned on from within the browser. In your Edge browser, select the ellipses, and then choose Settings. Select Privacy, search, and services. Under the Security section, turn on Block potentially unwanted apps. Block Read More

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Understand Windows Autopatch on Azure

Windows Autopatch is a cloud service that automates Windows, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Teams updates to improve security and productivity across your organization. Unique to Windows Autopatch Rather than maintaining complex digital infrastructure, businesses want to focus on what makes them unique and successful. Windows Autopatch offers a solution to Read More