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Check Your Password Strength 0

Check Your Password Strength

A while back I wrote this article How Secure Is Your Password?. In this article, I take a look at how Windows stores passwords, why pass phrases are a better option than passwords when...

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role 0

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role

There are 5 roles in Active Directory, called Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, that are handled by certain Domain Controllers in Active Directory. If you only have one Domain Controller (DC) then all...

Software Boundaries and Limits for SharePoint 2013 0

Software Boundaries and Limits for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has a detailed article called Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013. The article covers various SharePoint services and features. Because the document has a lot of information, I have summarized the information...

How to Use SharePoint Designer 2010 to Edit SharePoint 2013 Sites Successfully 5

How to Use SharePoint Designer 2010 to Edit SharePoint 2013 Sites Successfully

You may have heard, or even read on MSDN, that editing SharePoint 2013 sites with SharePoint Designer 2010 is not supported. You may have also been given an impression that you must use SharePoint...

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles 2

How to Backup and Import Email Signatures in Outlook 2013 Profiles

In August 2013 I wrote this article on How to Export and Import Outlook 2013 Account Settings. The procedure I documented imports the POP3 account settings but not the signatures. Here’s the procedure you...

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers 0

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers

The WinSxS folder eats up a lot of disk space on Windows computers (both clients and servers). If you go to your WinSxS folder located in C:\Windows and look at the properties of the...

How to Change the Default “SharePoint” Title in SharePoint 2013 Blue Title Bar 0

How to Change the Default “SharePoint” Title in SharePoint 2013 Blue Title Bar

By default, the word SharePoint is hard coded in the SharePoint 2013 blue title bar like this. In case of Office 365, the title bar says Office 365. In this article I will focus...

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems 0

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool that was introduced with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 and is used to service Windows images offline before deployment. DISM can be used...

How to Edit Hosts File in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 5

How to Edit Hosts File in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

A “host” name is used by TCP/IP to identify a TCP/IP device on the network. What is a TCP/IP device? Well, every device that uses TCP/IP protocol to communicate on a network is considered...

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11 0

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11

For those of you who are running Web apps that were written for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE), such as IE 7 or IE 8, Microsoft has introduced a new “Enterprise Mode” in...

Allowing Consumers to Protect Their Privacy and Opting Out of Receiving Junkmail 0

Allowing Consumers to Protect Their Privacy and Opting Out of Receiving Junkmail

As a consumer, one of the most irritating things for a person is to sign up for a product or a service only to find out that their contact information has been sold, or...