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Addition of native Linux support in windows is really amazing..
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Yeah, I'm really liking the much more open direction that Microsoft has been taking of late. Very different from the old Microsoft, and a very welcome change!
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Just bought myself one of these - Transcend JetDrive Go 300S - I got the 128GB Model and being the impatient person that I am, decided to pay for premium delivery from Amazon so it would get to Australia within 3 days. Arrived right on time so kudos to Amazon for keeping their delivery promise.

Have been playing around with it for a few hours now and my first impressions are that I am suitably impressed.  Even though my iPhone 7 is already a 128GB, I find I've never got enough space so it's already about 70% full, which made me go looking for something to increase it.

It's fast, the IOS app for my iPhone and IPad is great and it doubles as a nice 128GB USB 3.1 Thumb Drive for my Windows PC as well.  Should be great for quick compressed Backups of my iPhone when travelling without my PC too!

Once I've explored all the available options and tested the unit thoroughly, I plan to write a review about it as an article here.

Wondering if anyone else owns one of these (or similar) little gadgets?  What do you think of them?
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by:Benny Shtark
for me, best are USB 3 type-C external SSD Disks.
yes, much expensive, but way faster then regular usb sticks..

depends on how much you value your time :D

something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T3-Portable-SSD-MU-PT250B/dp/B01AVF6WN2?th=1
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I actually regularly carry around two SSDs (512GB and 1TB) and use a USB to SATA cord!

I've actually just recycled a Toshiba 3 Enclosure with another 1TB SSD. (and If I could find it on this pile of paper on my desk, I would photo graph it)

The flash used in modern day USB flash drives is of very poor quality - Source - Kingston!
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Good to know - The upcoming Windows update, Redstone 3, will patch the vulnerability that enables EternalBlue exploits. Not all SMB version are that vulnerable as compared to SMBv1.
Microsoft doesn't recommend disabling SMBv2 or SMBv3 for Windows client and server operating systems. Disabling SMBv3 will deactivate encryption that provides protection from eavesdropping on untrustworthy networks. Organizations should proceed with caution when disabling either protocol as a temporary troubleshooting measure.
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/answer/Stopping-EternalBlue-Can-the-next-Windows-10-update-help?
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Look out for this patch and be diligent in implementing it to the machine. Here is one vulnerability (CVE-2017-8620) that has high potential to be of parallel to the WannaCry and NotPetya vulnerabilities -- it is described as 'The Next WannaCry Vulnerability'. Finally, if patching is planned but delayed, Microsoft's recommended temporary mitigation against CVE-2017-8620 should be deployed: disable the WSearch facility within Windows.

http://www.securityweek.com/patching-against-next-wannacry-vulnerability-cve-2017-8620
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Chrome: Select Multiple Tabs
Here's a fantastic Google Chrome trick I just learned: you can Ctrl-Click to select multiple tabs at once. Then you can move them around or break them out into a new window as a group. Give it a try! Seriously great and simple trick that I never knew about (and probably should have, given that Ctrl-Click is so common for multi-select in plenty of other applications).

Don't hold out on me EE, what sort of simple tricks like this do you know about?
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by:Brian Matis
Ctrl + Shift + TCtrl + Shift + N, good ones!

The Windows + Shift + Arrow keys one doesn't seem to do anything for me though... Is that for virtual screens on Windows 10?
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Sorry only left and right arrows to switch which monitor the current foreground application is displayed on.
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give-advice.PNGNo questions related to your technical expertise today? Share your advice in a post instead. Posts with technology advice allow other members to engage while creating a community you can rely on.
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FEW TRICKS TO SPEEDUP PENDRIVE DATA TRANSFER RATE:

1.File system should be NTFS: If you want to Speedup Pendrive , then make sure you have NTFS as file system. You can do so by Right clicking on your pendrive and selecting Format,Select NTFS File system, Uncheck Quick Format And Click On Start.

2.Disk errors: To check disk errors go to the properties tab of your pen drive, then select ‘tools’ tab. You will find a ‘check now’ button, click it and then hit ‘start’ to fix the errors. The time taken for scan depends on the size of the pen drive.

3.Device policy: Under properties of your pen drive, select ‘hardware’ tab. Then select USB device from there that will lead you to a pop up window where you need to change settings. You can even have better performance of pen drive by clicking the option under ‘hardware’ tab.

4.Format: This is one of the effective options that many users have tried. When you have used your pen drive for quite a long time, you can speed it up by formatting the device.

Carefully test your pen drive with the factors given above to Speedup Pendrive. In addition to this, you should keep checking for these aspects regularly, say twice or thrice in a month.
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New in Windows security: Automatically log off suspicious users
Microsoft's Cloud App Security subscription service will boot users off the network, and out of apps and services, at the first sign of anomalous behavior.
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Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro aren't supposed to be competitors in my eyes, but Consumer Reports (CR) sees it a bit differently.

If you would like my take on it, the Surface Pro is just a smaller laptop that has tablet functionality. While the iPad Pro is a tablet that has laptop functionality but only depending on what apps you have. Meaning that you can use the iPad Pro for strictly playing games from the App Store, or you can turn it into a laptop replacement and use it to knock out those daily business chores.

All in all, we should all agree that we like what we like. If you're an MS fan, I'm sorry you got dinged like this, but if you're an Apple fan know that the iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement if you choose to use it that way. Oh, and don't go laughing at your MS buddies because CR smacked them on the hand. What goes around comes around, and we should all just respect that we have different taste and love to drive the machine of our choice.

Take care everyone.
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Justin, the one that caught my attention is facetime. ugh! the only people you can connect with are other Apple devices. And I wasn't talking about using my Surface to manage SharePoint, I was talking about being able to see/use SharePoint and OneDrive from within Word, PowerPoint, Excel. The cloud storage is treated just like any other folder on my computer.

And I'm jealous of the vette.
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BTW, Justin... what you said about going to your Mac to get some stuff done? That. What if you could squeeze your Mac into your iPad? That's why Surface is not like an iPad.
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They did not put a date on this (that I could see) but implicated Windows 10 Creator Update as well.

Now there was a fair sized out-of-band Windows 10 Creator Update this afternoon (now build 15062.502 up from 483 yesterday).  

My guess is that Server 2016 got updated as well (but I do not know for sure).

Yet one more reason to keep current on updates.
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Hi John.

"Yet one more reason to keep current on updates" - I'd rather call it "one more reason to use applocker". Patches alone don't help. Also, the issue is not fully fixed by the patch. The startup folder is blocked for writing after the patch, but the rest of the profile is not. So still users can place malicious in the start menu template for new users. Microsoft is too lame to see.
This is true for server 2016 and any win10 system that is or has has ever been on v1607. See https://beingwinsysadmin.blogspot.de/2017/07/bug-windows-10-default-user-profile-is.html for the whole story.
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VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE
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VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Hey, EE experts! Have you ever painstakingly typed out step-by-step instructions in answer to a question?

If you're using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you have a tool that can help with that.

Go to apps and hunt down STEPS RECORDER (it's in Windows Accessories). You're welcome.
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by:Craig Kehler
We predominantly use Jira Capture for it's integration in to tickets and test sessions. It's a pain in IE though so I tend to use the snipping tool, trying out Snip now. Thanks for the heads up :)

I've used Jing in the past for recording steps. It's pretty good
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by:Colleen Kayter
Craig, Jing is good for showing video, but steps recorder actually gives you text. Very useful, very lean when video is not an option.
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Hi all,

we have procured Dell Latitude E5580 which is supported only windows 10 and we are using Kaspersky drive encryption. the issue is once the drive encryption is done, the key board is not working on Kaspersky authentication agent window on boot up screen as this laptop is having only HID keyboard.

requesting you all to help us.

thank you in advance.

Manoj
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This is a post. It sounds like you are asking for help from the Experts? Please use this link: https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Dear Experts, Hard drive issue... Out of 180 C-drive only 36.1 gb is visible and there is no unallocated issue visible in disk management. It shows one drive very of 180 gb however when I check in my computer it shows 36.1 GB.
I TRIED using  third party disk management and almost all of them shows 180 or 36.1 drive as unformatted. Please note, I can't format the drive as some very important monitoring tools are running on this machine which cannot be migrated on another computer. This is happening on Intel nuc machine, windows 10 on a domain system.
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Anil, looks like you meant to post this as a question.
Follow this link to do that and you should get a solution quickly
https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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paint sad face No More Paint?
With the news of MS Paint being killed "deprecated", I just had to express my feelings in the only appropriate way I could... I mean, it's certainly not a great image editor at all, but at least you could count on it being available on any Windows system. Even when I've had much better tools at hand, it was still a frequent go-to for really quick-and-dirty screen grab cropping and annotating.

How do you feel about this? Do you mourn the loss or feel it's long overdue?
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Wait... Paint 3D has no crop? That sounds crazy...
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LOL. I know, right? Paint 3D lacks a lot of the features that make Paint a quick & dirty photo/screenshot editor. Even worse, the Win 10 Photo Viewer and the built-in editor? No crop there, either. Wut the?
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windows failed to start \windows\system32\drivers\acpi.sys 0xc0000221
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Hi caperionllc, looks like you might have wanted to ask this as a question.
Try posting here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Xenapp 6.5 Intermittent issues since KB4012215 (WannaCry security fix)

Hi All,

Ever since we installed KB4012215 as part of MS recommended protection against ransomware\ 'Wannacry' into our Windows 2008 R2 Xenapp 6.5 base image we've seen constant intermittent issues with file handles and permissions related to user profiles, UPM, Office applications and RDS.

Issue 1 - when user logs on\ launches a session:  
Word - 'your autocorrect file C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\microsoft\office\MSO3081.acl could not be saved - click OK 'Word cannot open the existing file normal.dot'

Issue 2- when user logs on\ launches a session:
Outlook signature file goes missing for customers - they'll add and then they'll lose it again on another session later.

There seem be weird file and handler locks and registry handles not being released properly or quickly enough after logon. i.e. an application wont recognise required datafiles (XML) in user\ \appdata\roaming profile folder even though the file\ folder definitely exists and can be written to.
To our frustration we cannot replicate the problem however it seems that the issues manifest when a user logs onto a specific CITRIX server the first time around and then relaunch an application session on THAT server again within a given timeframe. Testing further indicates that if a user is logged off completely and then they log back onto that same server the issue is NOT present.
A server …
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thank you Andrew- I have now done so

Appreciate your time to assist :)
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My pleasure. Good luck with your question :)
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Check out this email I got from Google (DUH!):


Help keep your Google Account secure

Hi Ryan,
These apps & sites that aren't from Google have permission to access your account, notmyrealemail@gmail.com. Do you still want to allow access?
Review non-Google apps & sites

Windows
Read, send, delete, and manage your email, Manage your calendars, Manage your contacts
See all

Why you’re getting this email
Apps & sites can ask for permissions to see and change things like your emails, contacts, and documents.
Learn more
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
So did you checkout that you've actually given that permission and it's still needed?
(https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521)

A quick check here and no-one has "Windows" specifically listed as an OAuth authorized app.

Even if correct it's always worth checking your settings regularly :)
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Windows 10 is just set up that way as I have the only email address I use set up as my Microsoft account.  I just thought it was funny.
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Hello,
I am using the RAID-1 configuration for my HDD . Before starting the Windows installation i have set the RAID in BIOS .
then go to CTRL+I and create the raid for my HDD and console was showing NORMAL ( GREEN)
STEP 2 : Now when i start the windows installation , the Windows need the raid driver for detecting my HDD . i provide it and HDD detected . The Windows installation starts . ..

Now When the installation reached the last STEP of WIndows 7 installation : " COMPLETE INSTALLATION STEP"

and the System Restart . I see one problem ..

The RAID HDD status changes from NORMAL to INITIALIZE MODE . so can any one answer actually i want the HDD to be in NORMAL Mode only . please suggest is this normal ?
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Were you looking for help on this? You might want to ask it as a question to get more Experts to see it. https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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That's awesome!  I've never owned a tablet, but I might have to get one if they can do stuff like that soon.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah ever since the Surface Pro Microsoft has been my preferred tablet OS. They do lots of nice little improvements like this.
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Manage your data center from practically anywhere
Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Creating image (wim) in Windows 7.  For some reason scrubbing local user account previously entered at OOBE screen during the audit process does not do so completely.  After sysprep the OOBE screen comes up and asks for user name and when typed in it says it's already there.  Is there some hidden trace of this account I'm not getting rid of?  During audit mode profile was deleted and wasn't even showing up in registry anymore.
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by:divesh garg
Hi,

Actually after the sysprep ( audit Mode , Generalize , Reboot) , you need to delete the User account from 2 Places .
1st place . goto start --> type user profile --> then you see the search result click on it . check if the local user account exits , Please delete
2nd place .Goto Manage --> user --> see if the loal user account exits  , please delete from here as well .

Now run sysprep( OOBE,Generalize , shutdown )

I sure this will  help ..

thanks
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Before running sysprep I removed the account in question.  Could it be created in the imagex capture process from something in unattend.xml?
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For anyone that has a similar issue

Windows 10 Pro
VS 2008
Windows Forms App for Symbol MC3190 - Windows 5 CE

After Windows 10 update, VS 2008 failed to load the project - with error :
File  microsoft.compactframework.visualbasic.targets not found
Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

I seem to have solved this by installing
NETCFv35PowerToys.msi
from
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/download/details.aspx?id=13442

Rgds,
Jonathan
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MDT 2013 windows 10 Image crashed after first login. Administrator account is disabled.
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Disable Automatic Reboot After Updates Installation

I want to inform you that Windows 10 and 2016 receives updates very often. About once a week it gets important fixes and patches requiring a system reboot to be installed. By default Windows 10 and 2016 is configured to reboot automatically for the installation of important updates. But this can cause inconveniences to you.

However, you can disable automatic reboot after updates installation via Windows Update settings, TaskScheduler, Group Policy and Registry Editor.

  • How to turn off auto-reboot in Settings App

This method allows you to choose time when you don’t want your PC to be rebooted in any case. But nevertheless your PC will be able to reboot to install updates when active hours end.

      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Click on Update and security.
      3. Click on Active Hours and specify when you don’t want your PC to reboot.
      4. If the restart has already been planned, you can also click on Restart Options and modify the restart time and postpone updates installation.

  • How to disable off automatic reboot using the Task Scheduler

One more way to disable auto-restart after installing updates is to disable the task in the Task Scheduler:

      1. Launch the Task Scheduler.
      2. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator.
      3. Right-click on the task named Reboot.
      4. Select Disable.

  • How to disable automatic restart for installation of updates using the Group Policy
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Like most people, I hate spam! - Which is why I love Mailwasher Pro!  I highly recommend it and no, that's not my affiliate link. Though I do have one :)

I've yet to try another anti-spam solution that gives me as much control over my mail and that works as well as this software does in keeping spam out of my Inbox, while never affecting the mail I want to keep.

Here's an example screen grab I just took to show why I'm so fond of it.

Mailwasher Pro Partial Screen Grab
Every action in this screen shot was pre-marked automatically for me without my needing to do a thing. I have the option to over-ride anything with a quick mouse click and the program will remember my preferences for the next time it checks.  I can also safely preview any email in that list using plain Text or HTML format and even shoot off a quick Reply or Forward if I want to, without needing to bring it into Outlook.

When I want to bring in my email, I just hit the big "Wash Mail" button and it deletes all the garbage from my mail server's host, opens (or maximizes) Outlook and I click send/receive in there to bring in only the good stuff that I want to keep.  Spam hasn't made its way into my Outlook for years now.  I also have it installed on both my IPhone and IPad.

When I do want to adjust my additional "self created" filters, the provided filter creation tool is great so the process only takes seconds to do.  If you hate spam as much as I …
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Yep.. That's a risk with many web based (or even managed) solutions.  You're always at the mercy of whoever runs the service.

I'm a bit of a control freak at heart, so Mailwasher suits me down to the ground.  Having used it for so long, it's learning history rarely (if ever) gets it wrong for me these days.

Thanks for sharing your experience!
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hello everyone, Happy to share my 2nd article published on Expert Exchange, there I am sharing a Powershell Tip on converting StringData into a Hash Table using "ConvertFrom-StringData" Powershell CMD, your Feedback, and Suggestions are welcome, please give me your endorsement to help me level up.

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Have you created a course?
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not yet Justin.
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