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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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Learn SQL Server Core 2016
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Learn SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

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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by:Lee W, MVP
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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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by:Mr Saadi
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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
OR
if you have revoked any certificate

Mahesh.
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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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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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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.

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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By default when I send out to all of my email addresses the recipients who receive my email will not be able to see the other email addresses of everyone else who has been included in the email blast, right?

I don't want the people I am emailing to be able to see the entire list of everyone who I am emailing.

Please confirm or if this isn't the default setting please tell me how to enable this setting.
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Hi IT Guy,

What are the advantages of using the "Turbo SMTP" subscription instead of using the Gmail SMTP or Office 365 email relay (using my existing Office 365 domain name)?
The only real advantage I've found relates to speed, as in how fast they will tolerate your mail outs going through their servers and how many email messages you're allowed to push out at once. (See the "Messages per block" setting in "Advanced setting" > "Timing") Apart from that, there's no real advantage that I noticed so I no longer bother with it myself. I generally schedule my mailouts to happen after I've gone to bed so it makes no difference to me if it takes a couple of extra hours for a mailout to complete. Apart from that, I personally don't see any advantage.

By default when I send out to all of my email addresses the recipients who receive my email will not be able to see the other email addresses of everyone else who has been included in the email blast, right

Confirmed. Every recipient on your list is sent a personalized email that looks like it was just sent to them. There is no indication of how large a mailout is or (depending on your content) that it's even a part of a mailout at all.

I don't want the people I am emailing to be able to see the entire list of everyone who I am emailing.
Please confirm or if this isn't the default setting please tell me how to enable this setting.

By default, SendBlaster generates a separate email for every recipient. In all honesty, I've never looked for any settings that would allow you to expose or list other recipients so I'm not even certain if that's possible or not :)

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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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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Well written Article Andrew..!!

Thank you for reading my article and endorsing it by clicking the thumbs up icon Clik. I  see you joined today so please also allow me to extend a warm welcome to the Experts Exchange community! :)

Regards, Andrew
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Thank you so much Andrew.. :)
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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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by:Otto Didact
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Thank you, Andrew Leniart;

Parts 1 & 2 of both of these articles were excellent.  

I actually like the idea of being able to carry around or safely stash a flashdrive as a alternate vault for passwords.  Being able to plug a USB stick into Laptop`s USB port & gain access through whatever gateways, even without WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet cables, &/or cell service & unlimited data minutes for an Internet connection seems like a beneficial advantage to me.  I as yet have never used a password manager, though have been following reviews their use for several years now, but then have usually felt they fell short of being applicable to how I & my wife would use them.  I especially like your innovation in deciding to redundantly use two password managers together.  

I think your article was the first time that any reviewer mentioned being able to print or save all of one`s passwords as a PDF, though for the purpose of keeping it with my passport doesn`t seem like a good idea, but in a safe deposit box, or in an other such safe place does.  And so does saving it to a USB thumbdrive, to then be placed in a safe place or carried on one`s person as necessary.  Saving a copy to the cloud, where an operational version of one`s password manager exists at one`s beck & call, & for syncing different devices & browsers, seems unnecessary.  

I am still a bit consternated by them not working with Microsoft Edge (is this the fault of the password manager industry or that of Microsoft), & with them not being able to figure out how to autofill or sign in on some login situations.  The latter especially sounds like someone needs to assign some set of universal criteria for login methodology, for both the password managers & the password  requiring gateways to adhere to in order to operate efficiently together, for the sake & necessity of the users of password managers, & of the sites & applications that rightly require security precautions.
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Hi Otto,

Parts 1 & 2 of both of these articles were excellent.

Firstly, welcome to Experts Exchange and thank you for reading my articles and especially for your kind comment! I'd be grateful if you could take a moment to endorse the articles by clicking the thumbs-up icon right underneath the end of them :)

I actually like the idea of being able to carry around or safely stash a flashdrive as a alternate vault for passwords.  Being able to plug a USB stick into Laptop`s USB port & gain access through whatever gateways, even without WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet cables, &/or cell service & unlimited data minutes for an Internet connection seems like a beneficial advantage to me.

You're not the only one. Others have expressed the same desire, yet the password developers seem to continue heading in the direction of making your vault fully available to you in a browser on their website instead. RoboForm is a typical example that moved away and dropped support for exactly what you prefer doing. I see that as a huge responsibility on the developers part, so it's important to consider who you are going to trust with the storage of such sensitive information.

That said, the only way I can see of influencing password manager developers is to continue showing them there is still a need for this type of technology and function. Keep giving them feedback - if they get enough of it, they may just start to listen.

I as yet have never used a password manager, though have been following reviews their use for several years now, but then have usually felt they fell short of being applicable to how I & my wife would use them.

You make an interesting comment. Obviously, I'm one of those that always recommends the use of Password managers. In my field of work, far too often I see people using the same password on multiple websites (and confess I've been guilty of that myself at times) and still frequently see real-life examples of sensitive password information being stuck to monitors via sticky notes, in totally unsecured spreadsheets or on a piece of paper laying on a desk or in a drawer. I'm not just talking about your average home user here either. I support many Accounting and Legal Firms who I've still noticed doing things like that. Basic human nature tendencies kick in, regardless of educational and professional achievement levels.

Everyone has unique requirements, so I'd be genuinely interested to hear "how" the variety of password managers fell short for your particular circumstances?

I especially like your innovation in deciding to redundantly use two password managers together.

Thank you so much. I've actually been doing that for years because I could never find a single solution that wouldn't break for me under one circumstance or another when a website changed its login steps. The use of two solved that, but the trick was finding two that could work together in harmony and not constantly fight one another for control of logging me into the websites I was visiting, or password protected applications on my computer. Currently, Roboform and Avast play very well together, but if I had to make a choice between the two, then I would probably keep the Avast solution. Despite the lack of features that Roboform offers, it seems to handle changed login pages far more effortlessly.

I think your article was the first time that any reviewer mentioned being able to print or save all of one`s passwords as a PDF, though for the purpose of keeping it with my passport doesn`t seem like a good idea, but in a safe deposit box, or in an other such safe place does.

Indeed, and you make an excellent observation that I perhaps should have clarified on a bit more. I would certainly never encourage people to save to PDF or even print out their passwords, but there have been times when that's helped folks out of a  jam. The capability is actually there in just about every password application I've tried, but I don't tend to encourage its use except under specific scenarios that a client may explain to me that they have.

And so does saving it to a USB thumbdrive, to then be placed in a safe place or carried on one`s person as necessary.

I do hope you have that USB thumb drive encrypted with a nice strong password in the event you ever lost it though? :)

Saving a copy to the cloud, where an operational version of one`s password manager exists at one`s beck & call, & for syncing different devices & browsers, seems unnecessary.

This again falls back to personal requirements and circumstances I think. For me, the option is invaluable, because I have a couple of laptops that I use when I travel, sometimes need to access my bank using my phone, or a website on an Ipad when showing a demo of a proposed solution to a client. Everything is available to me, all the time. But in order to have that luxury, I must trust that both Roboform and Avast will keep all my information secure - per my earlier statement.

In circumstances where such functionality isn't needed, such as perhaps yours, there is no need to use it just because it's available. There are functions in my Password managers that I simply ignore because I have no use for them. In fact, if "you" don't need cloud access to synchronize different devices and browsers, then you are in a somewhat enviable position of taking advantage of the freely available versions of those tools, where Cloud Synchronization is often offered as a "paid" feature.

I am still a bit consternated by them not working with Microsoft Edge (is this the fault of the password manager industry or that of Microsoft), & with them not being able to figure out how to autofill or sign in on some login situations.

A combination of both is my understanding. To have an application available as a plug into Microsoft Edge, it has to be vetted and approved by Microsoft first. How much work and/or expense this involves on the part of the developers I couldn't guess. But I am confident in one thing - from the feedback I received from all the password manager developers that were included in this review, all will at some point be updated to support Microsoft Edge. They will be forced to as the popularity of Microsoft's latest browser grows, if they want to retain their current userbase, subscribers and gain new ones over other competitive offerings.

The latter especially sounds like someone needs to assign some set of universal criteria for login methodology, for both the password managers & the password  requiring gateways to adhere to in order to operate efficiently together, for the sake & necessity of the users of password managers, & of the sites & applications that rightly require security precautions.

I don't believe it's so much as how to fill in the required information or security precautions, which would be a given. It's more about getting their application approved as a plug-in for Microsoft Edge, and subsequently even approved to be available on the Microsoft Store, strongly promoted in Windows 10. Again, this falls into how much effort is required to get past that vetting process. As I'm not a developer, that's something I'm not very familiar with.

My thanks for all of your feedback and comments Otto!

Regards, Andrew
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Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam by learning how to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks.

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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Hi Christophe,
You're very welcome...and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and letting me know that it worked for you...I'm glad to hear that! If you take a moment to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs-up icon at the bottom of the article (not the one under this comment), I'll be grateful. Welcome aboard to EE! Regards, Joe
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Thanks for endorsing the article, Christophe — much appreciated! 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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can I recover some files if I am using reboot restore rx ? can someone help  me ?
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Hi new life,
can I recover some files if I am using reboot restore rx ? can someone help  me ?
I've stopped using Reboot Restore Rx due to my previous comments under this article, however, I would doubt it if you've already restored using a Reboot. You may have some luck with Data Recovery solutions, but I can't verify if that will work. Having said that, you may have better success in getting help if you use the Ask a Question function at Experts Exchange (Big blue button at the top of EE's page).

You could also post a help request at the Support Portal at Horizon DataSys Support.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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