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In this article, I will present a simple way to empower restricted users to do defined administrative tasks on demand. It works on all versions (Windows Vista and higher).
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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online
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Rowby Goren Makes an Impact on Screen and Online

Learn about longtime user Rowby Goren and his great contributions to the site. We explore his method for posing questions that are likely to yield a solution, and take a look at how his career transformed from a Hollywood writer to a website entrepreneur.

This article describes a number of issues across two Windows 10 Pro computers - one Desktop and one Laptop and the solutions I employed to fix the issues.
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Installing a new SSD drive and starting again with Windows 10
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In-line upgrade from Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2019 Standard or Datacenter with Desktop Experience over a remote desktop connection. This article shows how to do the upgrade without dropping the remote connection and without turning off the cluster.
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Be a MySQL Ninja! Install MySQL the PowerDEV way - without installers!
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Start.Me Bookmarks Manager
This article is about an excellent bookmarks manager I've been using that I thought deserved some promotion to make more folks aware of its existence. Free to use and very useful indeed. Enjoy...
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This is a helpful article. One thing to remember is that keeping one (or more) Start.Me tabs open is going to consume significantly more memory than browser bookmarks.

I used to love XMarks but years ago I ditched it when I was getting synchronization and corruption issues on a daily basis. These days I just use the default browser sync in Chrome (though I'll be migrating to Firefox soon).
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Hi Brandon,

Thank you for your very kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a Thumbs Up. Both very much appreciated!

Regards, Andrew
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DNS Benchmark from Steve Gibson -
Your configured DNS nameservers may be impeding your Internet experience. Improve the response times you get from websites by using a faster DNS Server. This article shows you how to both find better DNS servers to use, as well as how to configure your copy of Windows 7 and 10 to use them.
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by:Basem Khawaja
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Very useful article and very informative. Thank you Andrew once again for all of your contributions.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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You're very welcome Basem and I appreciate your comments.

If you wouldn't mind endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon at the end of the article (just below the "red arrow pointing downwards to the Thumbs Up icon" above in the article itself) I'd really appreciate it!

Regards, Andrew
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Restore F8 functionality to Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode -
Frustrated trying to get Windows 10 to boot into Safe mode when you need it to? Do you miss tapping the F8 key that earlier versions of Windows had? If so, then I'm with you, so I changed my copy of Windows 10 to accept F8 for Safe Mode once again. Read on to learn how...
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BootSafe Software Review -
Review of a small standalone freeware utility that is designed to remove the guesswork in trying to get Windows 10 (and all other versions of Windows) to boot into various Safe Mode configurations. Includes a short interview with the author of the program.
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I am providing the resources that Microsoft Provides as support to its community. A lot of it is technical and may be beyond what an average user might need. But for a site such as Experts Exchange, I thought it might be a good guide to what Microsoft has available.
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by:Wesley Miller
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Made changes as advised to better explain the intent of article and a salutation on providing feedback.
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by:PeeterB
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Excellent! Great to have all that in one single article .... (I knew some of them .... but not others, and had forgotten some ..!)
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CompTIA Security+
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CompTIA Security+

Learn the essential functions of CompTIA Security+, which establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and leads professionals into intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Repair Windows 10 using DISM Commands
Learn how and when to use the Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command in this helpful article and guide that discusses repairing problems often encountered with Microsoft Windows. Demystifies the DISM command function in layman's terms.
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Experts Exchange Feature Guide
The purpose of this article is to show the bundle of features available to you at Experts Exchange, and where to find them. I will be updating it whenever changes to the site are made, so bookmark it and keep referring back if you suddenly can't find something. Enjoy exploring and using the site!
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by:Ugra Narayan Pandey
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Very useful article and explain in detailed, each feature and their use.
Thanks for the Article, still learning new things in Expert-Exchange and this article help me lots!
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by:Andrew Leniart
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You're very welcome Ugra, I've very glad you've found it useful.  And thank you for endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon - very much appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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Tutorial for Including Alternate Text
The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how, with a minimum of effort, you can make your articles much more accessible for the blind and other readers with visual impairments at Experts Exchange.
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That's wonderful of you Joe and I'm certain your efforts will be appreciated by many indeed!

The world could use more developers like yourself. Thank you very much for your kind words and this feedback. Very much appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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Hi Andrew,
I want to let you know that the comments in my last post were not empty promises. I now have a beta version of TrayLaunch that contains the four features mentioned in that post, i.e., all functionality available via keyboard (including right-click on tray icons via hotkeys); alternative text for all graphics and screenshots in the manual; command line calls for all features; and 24 colors (A-Z, except for C and O, explained below).

Also, I added the ability to increase the font size in the program's GUIs. There are now the typical letter "A" boxes representing five font sizes, which I'm calling: tiny, small, medium, large, huge. The small size is the point size that is in all prior TrayLaunch versions. I decided to put in one smaller choice, but three larger ones.

The select-color-stars-to-run dialog box with the 24 colors and five font size choices looks like this now:

TrayLaunchV5beta
The font size selection is sticky, automatically saved, and used in all GUI dialogs. That screenshot is from W7 with "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys" ticked via Control Panel>Ease of Access Center (it works the same in W10). As you can see, each color has Alt+<first-letter> as its access key. This is why O and C are not for colors, since Alt+O is the access key for the OK button and Alt+C is the access key for the Cancel button.

Once again, wanting you to know the impact of your article! Btw, as a beta user, you'll be getting the new version soon. :) Regards, Joe
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If someone asked you: "what is the single dumbest thing Microsoft has ever done?", what would you answer? Since I am mainly an IT security guy, here is my answer from a security perspective.
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Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a normal Windows environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. The method and script provided here will - literally - turn the process into a one-click process for the user, even in a Citrix environment.
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Step by step instructions, including screenshots, showing you how to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to upgrade to the latest version build of Windows 10. Enjoy...
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I have personally never liked the standard Windows Service template that comes with Visual Studio. This article describes how I created a Visual Studio template build on the Topshelf library that I use to develop stable Windows Services.
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This article is about getting a new Windows 10 computer and setting it up for the first time. I wrote this for users new to Windows 10 who have a desire to set it effectively.
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Thanks, this looks like a really thorough write up. I plan to go through it shortly as I just got a new Thinkpad X1 G6 with Win 10 Pro on it. First time I'm using Windows since back in the days of XP. I've already gone through some hardening tutorials and look forward to stepping through your guide.
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My own laptop is a ThinkPad X1.   Have fun with it. The article above comes from my X1
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This article demonstrates DFS namespace and replication group accidental deletion recovery. DFS-N and DFS-R configuration are stored with active directory. Few precautionary measures will enable DFS-N and DFS-R recovery either from DFS native tool (dfsutil) or active directory.
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If user does save previous version of file from VSS, the restored previous version gets replicated to DFSR partner

If VSS is enabled on both replicated partners, the last restored file will win and replicated to all partners

Note that since VSS copy is server specific it will not get replicated across DFSR partners
The VSS versions of same file on both servers can be different based on time difference of VSS snapshot is triggered
If VSS snapshot is triggered on all replicated members at same time, you would get previous version data similar on all members, note that this is workaround as VSS copy is separate for every member

I hope this is clear
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Many thanks, Mahesh for the clarification, it's all clear from now on.
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Exploring SharePoint 2016
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Exploring SharePoint 2016

Explore SharePoint 2016, the web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office to provide intranets, secure document management, and collaboration so you can develop your online and offline capabilities.

In this article I will cover Microsoft DFSR major issues and their resolution. These issues can occur during initial deployment or post-deployment. The resolution for each problem is available on the internet generally in standalone posts. I have tried to present them here collectively and detailed.
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In this article, I am trying to collectively present DFSN and DFSR deployment considerations / best practices, in general, to avoid known DFSN and DFSR issues during and post-deployment. The article would help in defining DFSN and DFSR architecture and configuration.
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This is an awesome resource.
Thanks, Mahesh!
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Windows 10 Upgrade to Version 1809
Since Microsoft pulled the upgrade to Version 1809 because of some users experiencing File Deletion errors, people are hesitant to upgrade. Now it's been made available for download and installing once again. This is a documented and timed experience of an upgrade I just did myself.
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Those who administer bitlocked networks with pre-boot authentication know how unpleasant it can get if you would like to start a device in the absence of the user. I will remind you of a well-known way that lets you boot up and/or recover these machines at ease and help you to use it safely.
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Restore Exchange 2010 Database to Exchange Server
Now restore dismounted Exchange 2010 Database to a Different Server such as 2013, 2016 and below environment. Use Windows Server Backup and restore back offline database mailboxes to again in an Exchange environment. Also, Exchange Administrator can try the Exchange recovery tool.
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Win10 Windows Information Protection - Part 2
This is Part II of the WIP series. In Part 1 we checked basic requirements for WIP implementation and configured WIP for data encryption without device enrollment. In this part, we will look at application installation/execution control and device management in addition to data encryption.
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