Welcome to Silomedia

A freelance Web designer and IT consultant based In Hampshire UK with twenty years experience working in the IT industry, both government and private sectors.
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Contact Details



+44 (0)203 691 8386

47 Canterbury Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 6QP

+44 (0)203 691 8386

Mon - Fri | 9.30 - 17.00


Holiday opening hours

Dust off that reindeer Christmas jumper, It's Christmas time again! Here is the information on this years office hours: From Monday 17th December we go into “Support Only Mode” for existing matters or project work we will still be working on these. We will be closed from Monday 17th December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019 The Helpdesk is available for emergencies only on: support@silomedia.co.uk Happy holidays!...

Office365 Unlicensed Product on RDS 2012 fix

Recently I ran into this problem where suddenly over night users logging in get a "unlicensed product" warning on the top banner of the Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel etc) on Windows 2012 Server running RDS. I had followed the standard steps of the online repair, quick repair etc, license check and even speaking with Microsoft to verify licenses were ok, including some other red herrings.. nothing seemed to work but this: *Please note this may work on other platforms with the same issue, but I've not tested this as yet.  From a command prompt type: cscript.exe "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus This will return a 5 digit code.  From that same command prompt run, type the following putting the 5 digit code where the XXXX is: cscript.exe "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /unpkey:XXXXX I hope this helps someone else!  ...

Ransomware: What is it and how can you prevent it?

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts or otherwise blocks access to the data stored on a user’s computer or mobile device. The victim is then told to pay a “ransom” to have the files unlocked so they can be accessed once again. There are several ways to protect yourself from ransomware and our friends over at Pixelprivacy.com have complied this excellent article which covers all the basics for most users. You can check it out here....