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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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Starting with Angular 5
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Starting with Angular 5

Learn the essential features and functions of the popular JavaScript framework for building mobile, desktop and web applications.

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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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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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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OWASP: Forgery and Phishing
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OWASP: Forgery and Phishing

Learn the techniques to avoid forgery and phishing attacks and the types of attacks an application or network may face.

Win10 Windows Information Protection - Part 1
With Windows 10, Microsoft has come up with built-in support for Intune data protection policies. This is a two-part series. In this 1st part, we look at how and to what extent we can safeguard corporate data on Windows 10 workgroup machines (BYOD) with Windows Information Protection and Applocker
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Hi Andrew,

Many Thanks for putting your time, hard work & efforts in reviewing and publishing this article.

I will be more than happy if I get any option on this site to appreciate your honest efforts

Mahesh.
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IrfanView
This article discusses and shows how to use some of the excellent features in a Freeware app called "IrfanView" that (going by questions I've received) many people seem to overlook or just don't know about. Enjoy...
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Most experts at EE want to solve problems, not make their answers look pretty.
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Most experts at EE want to solve problems, not make their answers look pretty
Sure and I'm not for a second advocating that everyone should go around spending time on their questions and answers just to make them look pretty. That would be silly. Some may want to go to such efforts and that's fine too. It's all up to the individual where questions are concerned.

As the very first heading in my article states - "Create nicer looking borders in Articles submitted to Experts Exchange"

Asking and answering questions isn't the only thing that Experts Exchange is about. It's also a learning center. A place to share your knowledge and in turn, also learn from your fellow peers.

So this article is "mostly" aiming at those who write tutorials, how-to's and other types of articles, who may want to take a little bit of pride in how their work is presented to the world. I edit many articles at EE and I wrote this because I've been asked the question many times. Now rather than write the same answer multiple times, I can just point future askers with a link to this article. Make sense?

Thanks for your comment.

Regards, Andrew
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File Viewer Plus 3
How many times do you come across a file format that your computer doesn't recognize? Read on for a great solution I've found and been using myself, which is a lot more than just a file format viewer. Enjoy...
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Fix Google Chrome Issues
I see people having issues with the Chrome browser so often that I decided to write this article on how to definitively determine problems you may be encountering with Google Chrome. I hope it helps you out...
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AGPM Microsoft’s Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) gives you the ability to manage GPOs much more closely.
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FoxyTab
This article shows how to save the names and URLs of open Firefox tabs in a plain text file with FoxyTab, a Featured Extension. I tested it in the latest Firefox Quantum release (61.0.1 on this article's publication date), both 32-bit and 64-bit, and in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 — all worked perfectly.
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This command line tool can be used to quickly create a folder structure for a file server. Not only does it assist in creating the folders, it creates the appropriate groups and assigns the correct permission.
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Coming up with a good network security checklist can be challenging. The list below was created with input from not less than a dozen technology consultants and security experts.
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Not a bad point.  BUT, keep in mind the general target audience is small to midsize companies and the consultants they use.  2FA on a Windows Domain in those environments isn't commonplace (I've not heard of any really good, really SMB affordable solutions... at least none come to mind).

If you have any recommendations, please feel free to make them.
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I'd personally recommend ManageEngine PMP, it does a whole lot more than 2FA and I think the prices are very reasonable considering the risks it mitigates.

https://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/

It supports a number of 2FA solutions:

https://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/two-factor-authentication.html
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This article outlines the Importance of Certificate Authority validity period and its impact on Certificate Renewal Process. The article also details out CA certificate renewal process along with CA validity period extension.
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Hi Mahesh

For issuing a new Sub CA certificate from an offline Root CA, do we need to renew and publish a new CRL from the root CA?

Thanks in advance.
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NO

CRL need to be published in two cases
When your existing CRL validity is expired - You should have keep CRL validity period good enough for Offline Root CA, say, on e year
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if you have revoked any certificate

Mahesh.
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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.

data eraser
In the following article, I will share some simple but effective methods to erase your data permanently from hard disk drives so no one can recover it.
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Nicely written article. Enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing it.
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What about BleachBit?
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In life, you must move forward or go backward. There is no standing still. Now it is the same with Windows 10
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Mac MBOX To Outlook
In this era of multiple operating systems, migration from Mac Mail to Windows Outlook 2016 is a usual incident. Since the manual method of exporting Mac Mail to Windows Outlook 2016 is a lengthy process, readers can use SysTools Mac MBOX Converter for easy migration.
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Free PDF Watermark Creator
To make data more confidential it is needed to generate a watermark on a PDF file. So, read the blog and get the complete knowledge about PDF watermarking. Also, learn simple ways to insert watermark in PDF files.
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Security on computers should be like an onion, with many layers that need to be peeled off one before the next. Read on to find out how to make your computer more secure.
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I have written before about various tools that can help one troubleshoot certain issues.  This time I ran into an issue with an old USB 2 thumb drive.  I thought it was a goner and I would need to buy a new one.  It is only a 4gb stick and USB 2.0, so not a big loss.  I tried several things and then put a question here.  The upshot of the question was that I ended up trying a low-level format tool.  


The tool, from HDDGuru.com, is called HDD Low-Level Format Tool.  After doing a low-level format on my USB drive (be careful this deletes all information), I regained use of the drive and, in fact, am using it right now with another security tool I use, Predator (more on that in another article).  It should be noted that there are a few fairly good tools on the HDDGuru website at http://hddguru.com/software/. 


You can also use this tool to see information about your drives.  When you run the tool you will see this dialogue unless you upgrade.



After you upgrade, if you decide to, enter the code you receive after clicking the "Enter code" button (I suggest copy and pasting the code).  If you decide not to upgrade click the "Continue for free" button.


Whenever you use the Hard Disk Low-Level Format Tool (the name is deceiving since it does more than low-level formats), it should be run as Administrator.  If you don't run it as the Administrator you may end up seeing a screen similar to the featured image, where no drives are shown even though at least one drive is certainly present. If you do run it as Administrator (on the same machine in this case), your drives will be listed



If I choose the Edge drive (Highlighted), I see the following information



Since the selected device has no details, Let's see what another device looks like, the second choice is a Crucial SSD in the computer.



The basic device details are listed in the first tab.  The second tab is where you would start a low-level format, but clicking on it first gives you a warning (if you click on the tab and don't wish to format, this gives you an out):



Clicking on the S.M.A.R.T. tab (on a device that has SMART Data) initially gives this blank screen



When you click the "Get SMART Data" button, the resulting screen would look similar to this



So this is more than just a low-level format tool.  With that said, doing a low-level format will reclaim drives that you may have given up on.


I highly recommend upgrading for $3.30 (USD), the speed of the tool is severely compromised otherwise (it took a day and a half to do a low-level format on the Edge USB 4gb stick in free mode!).


If you liked this article don't forget to click the thumbs up below.  This helps me to know what types of content users are most interested.


Disclaimer: I am not in any way associated with the software mentioned in this article, other than being a satisfied user.



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Windows OS

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