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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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Nice article. This is what I was looking for. This article increased my CA's skill.
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Hi Sara,
If you like this article, please endorse it, it will help increase article visibility
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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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by:Andrew Leniart
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Nicely written article. Enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing it.
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by:Ryan
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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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Repair Exchange Database
Recover Mailboxes Database from Failed Exchange Server after disaster recovery. Use Recovery mode to extract back user mailboxes data of DAG (Data availability Group) member. Also, repair the Corrupt Exchange database using SysTools Exchange Recovery after recovering mailbox from failed Exchange.
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SendBlaster 4
Perform mass mailouts without the need to subscribe to an online service. This review explains the author's experiences of several years with the software being reviewed and discusses some of the benefits of using it as opposed to online services.
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Fix RPC Server is unavailable Error in Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003 Server. Different reason can such as network connectivity issue, name resolution issue, firewall, registry corruption that lead to RPC Server Unavailable error.
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Windows 10 Repair
This is a Step by Step guide to performing a Non-Destructive Windows 10 repair which answers frequently asked questions as to exactly what is lost, and what is kept. Enjoy...
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Stellar Outlook Toolkit
This is a comprehensive review of a bundled Toolkit designed for use by IT Professionals and End Users to help Microsoft Outlook fans manipulate Outlook files and repair some common problems. Enjoy...
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Either the article or the comment by Jerry Frey is wrong.
The article describes that split created one file with items hit by the filter condition, and the original PST left as-is, and that definitely is no split. A split creates at least two files, all with unique content, which can be merged to get the original PST without any duplicates.
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by:Jerry Frey
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Hi,

In case of Split pst by size it Split one PST file into multiple PST.
In case of By Date, By Mail id, the software creates a new PST file as per the size or as per mail id selected.

Hope this clears your doubt :)
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Password Managers
This is the conclusion of the review and tests for using two or more Password Managers so you don't need to rely on just one. This article describes the results of a lot of testing in different scenario's to reveal which ones best co-exist together. Enjoy...
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One thing I've always found frustrating is no matter how many times one asks the end users to not save things on their local machines, they do it anyway. Forget that we don't back up the desktops - only the servers. Well, let's sneak their data onto the servers without them knowing about it.
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Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.
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Gmail by Google
Read this tutorial to learn how to fix repeating password error prompts when setting up Gmail IMAP with Microsoft Outlook. The entire process is described with step by step, illustrated instructions. Enjoy...
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PaperPort XP Compatibility Mode
Nuance's PaperPort may display this error message: PaperPort appears to be running Windows XP Compatibility Mode which may result in errors. We recommend disabling Compatibility Mode for the PaprPort.exe program, see Technote 6629. This article provides a possible solution to the problem.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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@Walter
I tried repairing then uninstalling, reinstalling Power PDF Standard. Still getting "DLL not found" when I attempt scanning.

I don't mean to interject here, but I recently had this *exact* problem, albeit when trying to re-install a free PDF writing utility for a client of mine. Whenever he tried to create a PDF, same thing - "DLL not found". After much frustration (and a couple of uninstalls/re-installs) I tracked the problem down to a Windows registry corruption, whereby even uninstalling the app completely and reinstalling it didn't resolve the issue.

I ended up installing the PDF writer on one of my own VM's where it worked correctly, tracked and exported the registry entries from my working VM and imported them into my client's machine. All DLL related problems instantly dissapeared because I'd already verified of course that the necessary DLL's were where they were supposed to be. Your issue may be totally different, but I just thought I'd throw that in as a possible cause.

@Joe - I hope you don't mind me chiming in here, just thought it may be another scenario you may like to consider.

Regards, Andrew
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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Walter,
A few more thoughts:

(1) Since you're on W10, make sure you install Patch 1 after installing PP14.5, as PP14.5/Patch1 is the only W10-compliant version of PaperPort. Also, see if any of the Tips in my PaperPort 14 in Windows 10 - A First Look article are things that you haven't tried yet.

(2) Maybe there's a corruption in your user profile that is causing the grief to PaperPort and/or Power PDF. Try creating a new user profile.

(3) This is certainly not the DLL problem, but it would be a good idea to get the latest W10/64-bit drivers from the Brother site for your MFC-J6710DW.

(4) I sent an email to my contacts at Nuance with a link to this thread. They may not want to post publicly about it, but, with their permission, I'll share whatever they say here.

Regards, Joe

Edit: Hi Andrew,
I saw your post after hitting Submit on mine. I don't mind your chiming in here...indeed, I encourage it! Colloaboration with the many bright folks here at Experts Exchange often leads to a solution that eludes an individual. In this case, your idea is certainly a good one... thanks for chiming in! Regards, Joe
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Reset Login Password in Windows 10
This tutorial shows a simple method of resetting a forgotten Windows 10 Password, on both a Physical and VM VirtualBox machine without the need for any third-party tools. Both Local and Microsoft Connected accounts are covered. Enjoy...
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Reboot Restore RX
Are you an IT professional responsible for a public computer (Class PC, Library PC, Hotels, Internet cafe, Kiosk, etc)? Do you have headaches maintaining them and removing all the junk left by users? Are they affected by viruses every day? Then bring a big MUG of coffee and enjoy this article.
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I had a rep from Horizon contact me, because they saw I was using DeepFreeze and wanted to discuss alternatives.  I questioned him about the Trim problem and he blamed it on the tools being used.  He insisted that RR RX had a better console than Deepfreeze.

Whatever the case, I ended up uninstalling Reboot Restore RX from my work production machine due to the fact the images were taking up too much space, the problem referred to by Andrew.
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I considered writing an entire article about a problem I had, But decided it was best suited as a comment here.  I have Reboot Restore RX installed on my home laptop.  For what ever reason the laptop stopping booting to windows 10.  Normally this is not a problem., All one needs to do is wait for windows to see that it is having trouble booting (after 3 unsuccessful boots) and the safe boot / recovery boot screen appears.  There was one problem - the machine never booted into windows, but each time it rebooted, it rebooted to a recovery image, there fore it never reached the 3 unsuccessful reboot count and never booted into safe mode.

I thought maybe I would need to boot from a USB stick first.  This required me to go into the BIOS and turn off all secure boot settings in order to turn on Legacy boot mode (which seems the only way to allow one to boot from a USB stick).  Unfortunately, either my BIOS kept getting reset by Reboot Restore RX, or I was missing something when changing these settings.  Either way I couldn't get the machine to boot to my stick.  I went back into the BIOS and this time told it to reset all settings.  I had to enter the BIOS before RRRX was able to start in order to do this.  The result was that I was finally able to boot into windows again.

Now the system  that was not booting before seems to be working perfectly.

Just an FYI for anyone else having difficulties.
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The Windows Firewall provides an important layer of protection and a rich interface to configure it. Unfortunately, it lacks item level filtering. This article details my process of implementing firewall-as-code to reduce GPO bloat.
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Take advantage of one of the most useful technologies available - virtualization!
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ReFS-Logo
In current releases of Windows 10, MS removed the ability to format a volume with ReFS. That feature is moved to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. The requisite files exist in Pro, but functionality is locked and/or otherwise unavailable. A $125 upgrade charge to enable, or $205 for a retail license.
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by:McKnife
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Just works with the ISO of the media creation toolkit.
REFS
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Interesting.  Why did I get a different result?

I did boot from the setup media.  And the target volume was a secondary drive.  NTFS was allowed, but ReFS returned the error.

chuckle.  I am supposed to be working on a honey-do list today, but I will find time to re-approach.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Speaker unmuted and muted
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member was looking for "a little app that would allow sound to be turned OFF and ON by simply clicking on an icon in the system tray". This article shows how to achieve that, as well as providing the same OFF/ON audio muting toggle via a single keystroke.
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by:John
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Thanks for posting this, Joe.  My own ThinkPad has a mute button and I use it so much my finger is trained to it.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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You're welcome, John, and thanks to you for the feedback and the article endorsement — both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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