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Set Domain Controller to update time with the US NTP Pool

by on Dec.01, 2014, under Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Networking

Run > cmd.exe:

w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:"0.us.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.us.pool.ntp.org,0x8 2.us.pool.ntp.org,0x8 3.us.pool.ntp.org,0x8" /syncfromflags:MANUAL

Then restart the Windows Time Service
net stop w32time
net start w32time

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Locate large emails using PowerShell

by on Mar.05, 2014, under Microsoft Exchange

Run the following command from the Exchange Shell to locate large emails:

Get-MessageTrackingLog -Recipients [email protected] -Resultsize Unlimited | Where {$_.totalbytes -gt 24000000}| Select MessageSubject, TotalBytes | Export-Csv -Path "C:\Temp\LargeMails.csv"

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Set Time Source in Windows

by on Dec.11, 2013, under Microsoft Operating Systems

Sync the Domain Controller with some of the top NTP time sources for North America:

 

w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:0.us.pool.ntp.org,1.us.pool.ntp.org,2.us.pool.ntp.org,
3.us.pool.ntp.org,time.nist.gov,time.windows.com

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Clear your temporary Internet files and cookies in Internet Explorer 9

by on Oct.20, 2011, under Internet Explorer, Web Browsing

Here are instructions on how to clear the temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer 9:

  1. Select Tools > Safety > Delete browsing history…/.
  2. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.
  3. You will get a confirmation at the bottom of the window once it has successfully cleared your cache and cookies.
  4. Close ALL applications and reboot your system to make sure you do not have any instances of Internet Explorer running.
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Clear your temporary Internet files and cookies in Internet Explorer 8

by on Oct.20, 2011, under Internet Explorer, Web Browsing

If you’re having trouble with a website, sometimes clearing your Internet Explorer temporary Internet files can help:

  1. Select Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click on the General tab and then the Delete… button.
  3. Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favorites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.
  4. Close ALL open applications and reboot your computer to insure you do not have any instances of Internet Explorer running.
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Change the Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Send Connector Port

by on Oct.19, 2011, under Email, Microsoft Exchange

It is common for Internet Service Providers to periodically block SMTP connections to third party hosts. The best way to correct this solution is to use a port other than port 25 that requires authentication.

  1. First open the Exchange Management Shell
  2. Run the following command to find out what your current port is for your connector(s): Get-SendConnector | ft Id*,Sm*s,po*
  3. Change the port to an alternative port supplied by your Smart Host provider (more than likely 465 or 587, I recommend using the TLS port which is 587) by running this command: Set-SendConnector “Send Connector Identity” -port 465.  You will of course change your send connector identity and port to match your configuration.
You may wish to confirm your configuration is correct with your Smart Host:
  1. In the Exchange Management Console, expand the Organization Configuration, select the Send Connectors tab, and double-click on your connector.  Select the Network tab and click the Change… button.  Confirm you are using Basic Authentication over TLS (if relevant to your configuration and port number) with the correct username and password.
If you have items in the delayed delivery queue, do the following:
  1. In the Exchange Manage Console, click on the Toolbox menu item
  2. Double-click on Queue Viewer and under the Queues tab, right-click on your delayed queue and select Retry.
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Internet Explorer Prints Blank Pages

by on Nov.08, 2010, under Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Some users may experience issues while trying to print web pages using Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Rather than producing the web pages content in the print out, all that shows is the path to the temporary Internet file containing the content to be printed:

file://c:\Users\%username%\AppData\Temp\Low\xxxxxxx.htm

This appears to be a complication with Internet Explorer’s Protected Mode (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb250462%28VS.85%29.aspx). Even though the user has full permissions to modify the files and folders in the Temp directory, the Protected Mode prevents the “Low” directory from being created. You can fix the problem by running the following commands at the command prompt (cmd.exe):

  • mkdir %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low
  • icacls %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low /setintegritylevel low

Restart Internet Explorer and you should now be able to print successfully.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Discount for Students

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 2010, Uncategorized

Anyone with a .EDU email address, such as students or alumni can now take advantage of student pricing for Office Professional Academic 2010! If you know anyone that is a student or has a .EDU email address, that can purchase the full Office 2010 suite for next to nothing! This includes Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Publisher 2010, Outlook 2010, and Access 2010.

You can use the link below to register for Microsoft’s “Ultimate Steal” promotion or simply Google it to get the details.

Buy  Microsoft® Office Professional Academic 2010!

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Microsoft Office 2010 Medialess License Key (MLK) Media Download

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 2010

In previous versions of Microsoft Office MLK kits, OEM computer builders were able to purchase installation discs. At the time this post was published, Microsoft did not have those discs available for Office 2010 and most computer manufacturers were not distributing computers with Office 2010 pre-installed.

If you are an OEM or an IT professional that routinely uses MLK licenses for your customers, you can use the key from your MLK card and download the software media by using the links on this page:

http://www.office.com/ProductKeyCard

If you do not have a key card to upgrade to Office 2010 Professional, they can be purchased from vendors like Amazon.com for much cheaper than retail stores:

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Microsoft Software Discounts for Students

by on Dec.07, 2009, under Microsoft Office, Microsoft Operating Systems

Anyone that has an active email address ending in .EDU can purchase Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 at dramatically discounted rates (click the link to order):

http://student.theultimatesteal.com/z/15/CD2866/

Microsoft is planning to expire this program soon so I would take advantage of the offer as soon as possible!

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