Configure Server 2012 CA for Smartcard Authentication

In this article I am going to walkthrough how to configure your internal certificate authority (Windows Active Directory Certificate Services) in order to allow you to use smartcard authentication on your windows active directory domain. Introduction The need for security and enhanced privacy is increasing as electronic forms of identification replace face-to-face and paper-based ones….


Manage Hyper-V Server 2012 from Windows 8 and 8.1 in Workgroup

I came across an annoying issue somewhat a few weeks ago when I thought to remotely manager my Server 2012 Hyper-V Server from my Windows 8 Desktop as oppose to using Remote Desktop. I don’t have my Hyper-V Host on a Domain and so it was somewhat troublesome if I am honest with you. I…


Cisco VPN Client not working with Windows 8

For those of you running Windows 8 and wish to use the Cisco VPN Client you may find that it doesn’t work, it is down to the fact during the install it doesn’t name the adapter correctly in the registry. Browse to the following Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesCVirtA Modify the String Value called: DisplayName so that the…


Sign into OCS 2007/R2 using Lync 2013 Desktop Client (Win 8)

The Lync 2013 Desktop client does not technically support OCS 2007/R2 but if you have not yet upgraded to the latest version of Communicator but want to use Office 2013 to it’s full potential then you can get the Desktop Application to sign into your OCS Account by adding the following Key/DWord into your registry. Client Lync…


EduGeek 2012 Conference - Thursday June 7th 2012

Download Direct to Outlook – EduGeek Annual Conference 2012 EduGeek are hosting the annual conference again this year on Thursday June 7th 2012 in the beautiful environs of the University of Central Lancashire’s Westleigh Conference Centre. The EduGeek Annual Conference is an event that I attend every year without fail, it is a great place…