AGM & Wet Battery State Of Charge

15 Sep

These are always handy to have on hand, to look after your battery.

Try to never fall into the orange area, and most certainly shut down if you get into the red area, you’ll be killing the battery.

Note these voltages need to be read with nothing drawing on the battery for around 10 minutes or also (let the battery settle out) to get a true indication.


Change Windows Firewall Profile

14 Sep

I am continually needing to change peoples firewall profiles in my job as when Windows Updates come through or when connected to another network, people always seem to choose No, don’t allow my computer to be found on the network.

This puts them into the public network category and locks their computer down. Problem is many a time they share or host data to other people, or you expect ICMP ping to respond around the network.

So every time I search for the command, I seem to get a different method and/or different site explains how to do it. So I thought it time to lock the below in on my own site as I never seem to remember the commands myself. So here they are:

Find out the interface index of the network adaptor you wish to change by:

Then you can set this with the below of to the Private or even Domain profile if there are major network issues:
Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex -NetworkCategory Private


Identify The IP Address Of A WSD Installed Printer

18 May

Here is a way to discover the IP address of a WSD printer

Get-PrinterPort | fl name

Get-PrinterPort -name WSD-number -computername YourPrintserver | ft DeviceURL

Another way is to just

Get-PrinterPort | fl

and scroll through 😉


Outlook Signatures Window Not Openning

08 May

Having troubles openning the signatures window in Outlook 2016 after installing the Office 365 version. Try the below commands to fix it in an elevated power shell prompt:

Set-TimeZone -Name “W. Australia Standard Time”
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | where { $_.Packagename -like ‘*Office*’ } | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
Get-AppxPackage | ? { $_.Name -like “*Office*” } | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | where { $_.Packagename -like ‘*Microsoft.DesktopApp*’ } | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online