Archive for April, 2013

Turn F8 back on for Windows 8

April 22, 2013

This was kind of annoying but I guess I have to get used to the world…

OK so once you get into Windows 8 then run a command prompt as Admin and then type this;

bcdedit /set bootmenupolicy legacy


Turn off Autodiscover for Outlook

April 22, 2013

Moved a client from an onsite Exchange server to a cloud based Exchange server ( Office 365 ) and had the constant problem of Outlook ignoring what I had set as the server address and instead looking for the Local Exchange server.
In the end the good folks at Office365 pointed me toward a registry hack to stop Outlook from ignoring what I had set… thanks MS…

Open regedit and go here (where nn is the version you have);

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\nn \Outlook\AutoDiscover

Then create a DWORD called ExcludeScpLookup and give it the value of 1.

Yes, you’re right, if you give it a value of 0 it turns it off again. Great if you’re in the midst of going back and forth to grab data/settings/etc.

Want to disable a user on Windows XP home?

April 15, 2013

I know this is ancient history by now but I ran into this issue today and figured I’d never remember again so here it is…
Net user /active:no