Category Archives: Tips

Here are random tips I find along the way. I hope they help, enjoy!

How to Enable Remote Audio/ Multiple Monitors for Hyper-V RDP Session

A little while ago I wanted to enable Audio on my Hyper-V virtual machine. Below, I will share the tip that allows you to enable remote audio, dual monitor support, printers, and other options on a Hyper-V RDP session. 

Step One: Open Hyper-V Manager Console.

Step Two: Start your Virtual Machine

Step Three: When your Virtual Machine is running, right-click on the VM and select Edit Session Settings.

Edit VM Settings

You should then see a box similar to the one below.  On the dialog box, you can select which resolution you will connect to your VM and whether or not to use all your monitors. Click Show Options. Continue reading

How to Create a New Outlook Profile

If you follow me on YouTube, you already know I released a video on how to create a new Outlook profile. If you don’t follow me there, here is how to create a new Outlook profile. You can find written instructions below this video. 

Step by Step Directions:

Step One: Go to the Control Panel
Step Two:  Click User Accounts
Step Three: Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook)
Step Four: You are ready to add your profile. Click Add and Type a Profile Name
Step Five: Select your Email Account type (Most times you will want to click on Manual Setup or Additional Server Types unless you have an Office 365 account.)
Now enter your account information and when added Click Finish.
Step Six: If you already have an existing Outlook profile, you will want to select “Always use this profile” and select your new profile from the drop-down menu.
Now open Outlook and it you should be ready to go!

This was posted by techspeeder.

Server 2016 Anywhere Access Shows IIS instead of Login Page

After installing two Server 2016 Essentials servers this week, I found Anywhere Access on both servers didn’t work properly. When I browsed to the Remote Web Access URL (mycompany.remotewebaccess.com) , I was always greeted with the Internet Information Services (IIS) page.Internet Information Services (IIS) I figured I may have setup something wrong, so I double-checked my settings but everything was setup correctly.

I then went to mycompany.remotewebaccess.com/remote and the site then came up fine. 

This is the workaround I found to fix this issue.  

Step One: Open Internet Information Services (IIS)

Step Two: Go to Sites > Default Web Site > HTTP Redirect

Step Three: Check the box Redirect requests to this destination: “Enter company URL with /remote at the end. HTTP Redirect IIS

Check the box “Only redirect requests to content in this directory (not subdirectories)”

Step Four: Click Apply    You should be set now. If this doesn’t work for you, restart the Default Web Site.

I found this forum thread on TechNet with other experiencing the same issues. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to comment on that thread. That will help bring it to Microsoft’s attention. I believe this is a bug with Server 2016. Server 2012 and 2012R2, this worked perfectly without having to do this HTTP Redirect.   I will keep you posted if I learn more.

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What to Expect From the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

We’re less than a month away till the release of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. I decided to make a short video on the changes you can expect to see once you receive the upgrade.

I am running the Windows Insider build,so there is a chance that some of the features won’t make it into the final Anniversary Update release. Enjoy!

This was posted by techspeeder.

How to find Computer Name from CTRL + ALT + DEL Login Screen on Domain PC

Have you ever wondered, what the computer name of a domain-joined PC was from the CTRL + ALT + DEL screen? I just discovered there is a way to find the computer name on a domain – joined computer from the login window. I found this tip the other day on this gentlemen’s blog. I would definitely recommend following this blog, it is packed with useful information.

After you hit CTRL + ALT + DEL to login into your domain computer, you can find your computer name by simply doing the following. Where you normally enter your username simply type .\ This will list the computer name below the password field. Windows 7 Computer NamePretty cool aye? This simple trick works on Windows 7 and Windows 10. To see the domain again, you simply erase .\ and you will see your domain name. 

If this tip helped you out, please consider subscribing to my blog and check out my YouTube channel. If you have additional tips or questions, please leave them in the comment section below. This was posted by techspeeder.