Category Archives: Tips

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

Power user tips for the Nexus 6P

Ever since I received my Nexus 6P, I have been learning more about it. The past couple weeks, I have uploaded some tips on my YouTube on how to better use your Nexus 6P.

In this short video, I will show you the fastest way to launch your camera app and take a photo on your Nexus 6P.

In this short tutorial, I show you how to restart your Nexus 6P. (It is quite simple as it turns out)

I hope these videos helped you learn something about your Nexus 6P. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to find more great tips and tutorials! Thanks for watching!

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The Fastest Way to Download Windows 10 Spotlight (LockScreen) Images

If you are like me, I love the new Windows 10 Spotlight images on my Lock Screen. I like these photos so much that it would be nice to be able to download and save these files.

I found that the quickest and simplest way to get these lockscreen images is to download the SpotBright App from the Windows 10 store.Windows 10 SpotBright

This app does exactly as it advertises. It downloads the daily lockscreen images that Microsoft uses on Windows 10 desktop and mobile.

Once the app is downloaded just do a Fast Search and it will find all the current Spotlight images that Microsoft currently offers. SpotBright AppJust download the images files and you are set! The cool part is that each photo has a mobile and desktop version. You get to choose what photo to use according to what device you want the photo on! SpotBright Images

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Kudos to the developer who made this app. Thanks

How to Add “Desktop Experience” to Remote Desktop Session on Windows Server 2012 R2

I setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop server today. I wanted to add the desktop experience for the remote desktop users. I couldn’t seem to find the role I needed to install. After a little research, I found it is actually quite simple to do. Here is how to add desktop experience on a Server 2012 R2

Open Server Manager > Add Roles and Features > Role-Based or Feature-Based InstallationServer 2012 Role Based Installation

Next select the server that you want to add this feature to. Continue to hit next until you come to the “Features” installation screen.  Scroll down the available features until you find User Interfaces and Infrastructure. Expand the menu and Select Desktop Experience.Desktop Experience Server 2012 R2

Click the box beside Desktop Experience and go through the rest of the prompts to install this feature. You may need to reboot your server to finish installation. That is all there is to it!

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TOSHIBA e-STUDIO2830C error “Please Enter a Valid Value (Network Path)”

The other day I was setting up a Toshiba e-STUDIO2830c printer to scan to a network folder on the server. I entered the server path along with my credentials in the “Remote 1” scan destination.Remote 1 Scan Destination  Every time I went to save my settings I would receive the following error. Please enter a valid value. (Network Path)TOSHIBA e-STUDIO2830C error

After double-checking to make sure I had all the correct network paths and credentials, I decided this was a false warning or weird firmware issue. This is the fix to this issue.

You will see Remote 1 and Remote 2 scan destinations. Even if you are only using Remote scan destination 1, remote scan destination 2 can’t be empty.TOSHIBA e-STUDIO2830C Scan Destination

I entered the same scan destination under remote 2 and boom it worked!

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Learning how to use Office Deployment Toolkit 2016

This is the first time I have used the Office Deployment toolkit for Office 2016. To be honest, I have never used the Office Deployment toolkit at all. I decided to blog about how to install Office 2016 from a shared network drive using Office Deployment toolkit. This blog post may be a bit basic and tedious – but I want those who are new at using this tool to be able to figure out how to use it.  I am also documenting the process for myself so I don’t forget how to do it.

In the process of learning how to use the Office deployment toolkit, I found many websites that had parts of the process documented. However, it seemed they never quite had a full documentation process. I will show you from start to finish on how to deploy Office 2016 from a network location.

Step One: Let’s download the Office Deployment toolkit for Office 2016. Office Deployment Toolkit 2016Once you have the tool downloaded, extract the files to your desktop. You will see two files, a setup.exe file and a configuration.xml file. Continue reading