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Windows Server 2019 is back again!

Windows Server 2019 is now re-released, and available already through VLSC.

EvalCenter and MSDN still missing the release, but should follow soon...

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/11/13/update-on-windows-server-2019-availability/
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

Windows 10 1809 is back... and with Mapped Network Drives Bugs!

Download the ISO from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
But wait, there's more! Just when you thought it might be safe to update:
You [may] experience the following issues in Windows 10, version 1809:

    In Windows Explorer, a red X appears on the mapped network drives.

    Mapped network drives are displayed as Unavailable when you run the net use command at a command prompt.

    In the notification area, a notification displays the following message:

Could not reconnect all network drives.
More info here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4471218/mapped-network-drives-don-t-work-in-windows-10-version-1809

And yes, you SHOULD be using GPOs instead of legacy batch scripts to map your network drives.

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by:Andrew Leniart
Thanks for the info about your experiences John.

I had other more serious issues myself, but as I said, all now resolved. All info will be included in my article :)
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by:Andrew Leniart
As promised, the article has now been written and submitted for editing.

For anyone interested, it can be viewed and read at the following link:

Upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1809 - A documented experience of the entire process


Cheers... Andrew
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I bought a buffalo NAS drive, how to use this?
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Great article Ryan. Thanks for sharing!
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Listen Up!

IPv6 is here to stay. Removing it can break networking. Do not remove it.

SMBv1is a security hole and has been removed from Windows 7 & above, Server 2008 & up.
SMBv1 has been removed meaning you cannot connect to old operating system, old NAS devices and old printer/scanners.
SMBv1 is a security hole. Do not enable it.

Window 10 is going to update. Get used to it. The people who turned Windows 7 updates off and then blamed Microsoft when their operating got hacked and hosed caused this.

Home group has gone (Windows 10 V1803 and up). Get used to Password Protected sharing and learn how to use it. I wrote an article about this  (look in my Articles for Folder Sharing on modern computers). Do not turn passwords off.

Windows 10 is not Windows 7, does not work like Windows 7 and has dispensed with some old Windows 7 ideas. There is no going back. Get used to it.

You got ransomware from people opening email from strangers. Get a Spam Filter. Train Employees, keep Off-Site backups. It is not a technology problem - it is a management problem.

Amortize expensive software and hardware to create cash for new equipment. "I am stuck on XP because the equipment is too expensive to upgrade" is not an option. Get your accountant to explain this to you.





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by:Brandon Lyon
I've run into trouble with IPv6 before where it was necessary to disable it. The last one I remember was related to some exotic VPN and router conflicts. I agree with Andrew, the on/off switch for IPv6 was a really easy fix and caused no issues. In an ideal world IPv6 would just work. Also in an ideal world buying new equipment might be an option. Alas we don't live in an ideal world.
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by:John
We use fairly standard and well known router and VPN boxes and they all seem to work with IPv6.  However, all this stuff will evolve over time.
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It’s about network- we are using SdWan Velo Cloud switch for all our satellite offices . We are connected through MPLS technologies. Wr have one centralized SW firewall control all traffics in cordination with Velo Cloud switch. Dhcp, vpn everything enabled on the Velo Cloud switch . My perception is that, one Hq s firewall is well sufficient to protect our all offices or suggest me if we need firewall for our all offices?
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Have you been having problems with Windows 10 Pro suddenly not being activated?  Well, there's a reason for that...

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/08/microsoft-is-having-activation-server-issues-right-now/
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I like the idea of templating my #HTML. I really hate using #Javascript to piece it together in realtime. I do use that in 2 situations:

1. I'm on the bus, on my tablet or phone, and building a prototype where I don't have access to real tools like an IDE or a bunch of servers;
 
2. When I feel so arrogant I don't have to care about accessibility or security- and privacy-aware users who have javascript turned off.
 
But otherwise, I much prefer having the templating handled at the server.
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#TIL: #java #enum can #implement an #interface.
 
And interfaces can have default methods. And that means that enums with a similar use can avoid copy-pasting code, by implementing the appropriate interface.
 
Oh boy.
 
I love enums. They're a great tool for ensuring something exists exactly once, but maybe it has a few brothers and sisters.
 
What I hate about enums is that Java refuses to let us subclass them, and refuses to let us inherit from a class of our own choice, because it already inherits from a class by design, and Java refuses to allow multiple inheritance.
 
The pain is great and has led to duplicate code in my past.
 
Until today. Because today I learned from people on StackOverflow that enums can implement interfaces.
 
I should have realized that years ago. But I'm happy to know it now, and I hope some of you will be helped by this, as well.
 
Happy coding!
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https://www.ru.nl/publish/pages/909282/advisory.pdf
Solid State Disks (SSDs) often implement hardware full-disk encryption in a way known as Self-Encrypting Drives
(SEDs). Several implementations of SEDs have been analysed by reverse engineering their firmware. Many have security vulnerabilities that allow for full recovery of the data without knowledge of any secret when you have physical access to the drive.
BitLocker, bundled with Microsoft Windows, relies exclusively on hardware full-disk encryption if the drive indicates support for it. Thus, for these drives, data protected by BitLocker is also compromised.

Sweet, isn't it? Now go check your drives... all of them.
manage-bde -status c: | findstr /i hardware && msg * You are possibly affected!

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by:McKnife
Andrew, it's batch code, not powershell code. Run it on an elevated command prompt. If you get a popup, verify your drive model. If the output is empty, you are safe to go.

[batch code can usually be run on the powershell, too, but not all batch code and the operator "&&" ("continue if last result is success") is unknown to powershell - that's why you see an error]
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by:Andrew Leniart
Andrew, it's batch code, not powershell code.
Doh! <blush>

Run it on an elevated command prompt. If you get a popup, verify your drive model. If the output is empty, you are safe to go.
Cool! I ran it on both my SSD drives and no output, so I guess I'm safe :-)

Many thanks for your help McKnife. Very much appreciated.

Andrew
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Hi All , has anyone recently gained access to Mooc files from Alfa specifically for Stealth
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For those of you who may not be aware (or reluctant) to use the new "This is Helpful" type buttons in question comments because you may not be quite sure of what effect they have or do, I encourage you to join the following group discussion named Expert Exchange New Layout.

It's a great new feature that EE developers have included to encourage expert collaboration. Please do join the discussion and give your thoughts and opinions.

Thanks and Regards, Andrew
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by:Jamie Jones
Thanks Andrew for sharing
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My pleasure Jamie. I look forward to your thoughts and input.
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Looking for a solution to export Gmail account data on your Computer.
Here, you will find a complete guide to backup all Gmail Items.

Export Gmail Account DataRef: https://www.systoolsgroup.com/how-to/export-gmail-emails/
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Office 365 Developer Bootcamp in Zurich 12th November, sign up here;
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-office-365-developer-bootcamp-tickets-50629886353 
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#TodayILearned: #Java's type system and #unittesting can't catch all logic errors.
 
Well, I didn't learn that today, exactly, but I was reminded of it today, again, while hunting down an elusive bug in one of my applications.
 
A target method accepts #CharSequence instances, and I supplied the wrong one. I supplied a container. I should have supplied its children. Neither the type system nor unit tests caught that mistake.
 
Why? Because the container implements CharSequence, too.
 
Yay.
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How to create a shortcut on desktop for the entire users? I want to create a shortcut of o365 Sharepoint intranet.
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I am looking for a file browser VBA code for Excel Office 19 I had the standard code and tried to convert it to Excel office 2019 any help would be gratefully received

Declare PtrSafe Function SHGetPathFromIDList Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "SHGetPathFromIDListA" (ByVal pidl As Long, ByVal pszPath As String) As Long

Declare PtrSafe Function SHBrowseForFolder Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "SHBrowseForFolderA" (lpBrowseInfo As BROWSEINFO) As Long

thanks

John
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I have windows10 and log on with user name and password. I then have to log onto a Citrix Cxa server using the icon and input same user name and password.

If I log onto the pc with a different user name to what’s on Citrix cxa it don’t log onto the server properly.

Also if I log off on windows and then input my details the following day it’s lost all the settings.

Should I be logging onto windows 10 and then Citrix server but when I log off I obviously log off the server but should I be using switch user instead of log off on windows 10?
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Recently I ranted about Windows 10 and the disappearing scroll bar on the start menu (was driving me nuts).   So digging around, low and behold, there is a setting for that under Settings, Ease of Access, Display:

screen shot
If this has been driving you crazy as well, welcome to some relief!
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Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?
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Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

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how to send retrived value from cursor into textbox in vfp
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by:pcelba
Simply set the Textbox  ControlSource to  alias.column  of the cursor.

Just remember the textbox can display just one value from the current row.
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How to access my Dell sonic wall from my phone?
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15_years_.jpg Acronis Celebrates 15 Years of Cyber Protection!
Explore Acronis' History https://15.acronis.com 
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https://sendgrid.com/blog/twilio-aquires-sendgrid/  Twillio is attempting to purchase sendgrid.
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