Want your TV Series Automatically Downloaded?

Its now more easier than ever before. With this step by step guide using Sickbeard , Plex and SABnzb Want your TV Series Automatically Downloaded?
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Monday, September 14, 2015

How To: Setup Sickbeard and SABnzbd – Step by Steb Guide Part 1

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 7:20:00 AM

Hello,I'm the funky tech guy and welcome to this step by step guide on how to setup your system to automatically download your favourite TV shows with SABnzbd and Sickbeard aswell as how to setup and install plex media server so that can watch all your shows and movies on almost any device.

Now let me say that by Watching this series of videos is enough to have your whole system setup from scratch. You don’t have to be tech savvy and I made this with the average Joe in mind,so follow carefully and comment with any questions. 

What you will need. Go ahead and download in the meantime.

SABnzb Install files
Sickbeard install files
Plex Install Files

They can be retrieved from the following websites:
Register for yor free for life Xsusenet account here
Register for OZnzb at

The idea was to do a complete write up but I realised it was much easier to do a video series so you can literally follow me as I go along doing my own installation from scratch.

Part 1

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FIXED: RSAT for Windows 10

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 5:21:00 AM

So I’ve just recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. A bold move on my part but that's a story for another day.
Anyway, so after migrating I found a few things not working,and on in particular was my MMC console.
Its clear that the old MMC console wasn't compatible and luckily there is a pretty easy fix for this. OH and luckily it was just released as well..
A few things to remember before you start:
  • Its currently only available in English
  • Also only works on Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise editions. NO Home editions please.
  • For so odd reason it didn't want to download with Chrome. As soon as I used IE Voila! Weird but is it really?
  • The DHCP console will be missing as its not yet supported
  • and don't forget to RESTART after installation

So head on over to Microsoft and grab your copy at

Pretty straight forward install. Just click Yes.
Usually you would have to enable it in features but with Windows 10 its already there.
As always, comment,like subscribe.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This is how much of your money the government is wasting

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 2:59:00 AM

Monday, July 27, 2015

HOW TO: Grant non admin users the right to stop and start windows services

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 11:25:00 AM
The Problem

So we have this new library system and today I was asked to give some of the staff the ability to stop/start 2 particular windows services.
The first thing that came to mind was Im not giving them admin access. I also did not want them to have the ability to stop and start any windows service but only the ones I give them access to.

I found it wasn't as simple and straight forward as I thought it would be but luckily for me I found a gem of a free tool.


I will show you 3 ways of doing this with the 3rd being the easiest and gui based

1. Using security descriptors

You do this by using the SC command via the cmd command prompt

SC sdshow - displays the security descriptors for a specific service

where as
SC sdset - Changes/modifies it

For an easy to follow guide check out

2. Using SubInACL.exe

There is a tool called SubInACL.exe from the Windows Resource Kit. Download the standalone utility here

- First run a command prompt as an Administrator
- Then type in subinacl /service SERVICE_NAME /grant=COMPUTER_NAME\USERNAME=TOP
T = Start service
O = Stop service

P = Pause/continue service

e.g subinacl /service Themes /grant=Workstation003\jblack=TOP

You can also type subinacl /help for proper syntax

3. My way: The easy way: (Recommended)

Ok so as I mentioned before I found a really easy and simple looking tool,which is GUI based.
Head on over to to pick up your free copy.
Its so easy and logical I dont think it needs explaining but if you have issues feel free to leave a comment.

Appreciation goes to abitgone from serverfault for this article that helped me with the hard way solution. You can find it here

Monday, July 13, 2015


Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 6:31:00 AM

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Automatically cleanup up WSUS with powershell

Posted By: The Funky Tech Guy - 11:16:00 AM

Hey all
So I manage our WSUS and patch management environment at work and one of the recurring maintenance tasks I have to do is delete/remove or cleanup all or any old updates,superseded updates and declined updates. The helps speed up the database as well as free up disk space.
So to do it manually, you open up your WSUS console –>Options –> Server Cleanup Wizard


Being able to automate this on a weekly or monthly schedule would be awesome and someone wrote an amazing script for this. You can find the script at the Spiceworks forum Here.
All you need to do is change the script to reflect your own environment with things like wsus servername,mail servername,from and to email address etc
Absolutely a great little script.
All credit goes to the author of the script Wouter-Trust

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