Microsoft Azure Data Box – Mail up to 100 TB to Azure Cloud

The Azure Data Box service is available in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances. We accelerate the movement of your data by shipping you a proprietary, secure, and tamper-resistant transfer appliance, and by handling the end-to-end logistics.

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IBM IMM (Integrated Management Module) Default Username and Password

Default login credentials for IBM IMM (Integrated Management Module) are as follows:

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Enable file downloads in Internet Explorer on Windows Servers

If you have created a cloud server on Microsoft Windows but are having problems downloading files from your server, you might need to enable file downloads in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft disables file downloads by default in Internet Explorer as part of its security policy. To allow file downloads in Internet Explorer, follow these steps.

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Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

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Ultimate Guide to DIY End-User Troubleshooting

Help end-users help themselves with this handy tool that walks them through basic troubleshooting steps – before calling in your team to save the day.

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Wi-Fi Connection Shows Limited or No Connectivity – Windows 8/8.1:

What happens when Windows 8 or 8.1 shows the following mysterious message whenever you try to connect to your wireless network?

This connection has limited or no connectivity.  No internet access

Or maybe you’ve seen this short message:

The connection is limited

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DHCP Server Displaying IP address 169.254.xx.xx instead of Server Name in Windows 2012

Installed Windows Server 2012 with roles for DNS, DHCP and AD DS. Server is set-up with static IP

Setting up DHCP is showing IP address169.254.xx.xx as the DHCP Server Name instead of actual server Name. Removed the DHCP roles and added it back it still shows the same IP address.

Everything is working fine between workstations and server, no known issues. All the workstations are getting IP address within the DHCP scope i.e. from

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Bypass WSUS Server and use Windows for Updates

In many companies the network has been configured for Windows PC’s to connect to a local server for Microsoft Updates. Usually running Windows Server Updates Server or WSUS for short.

If it [WSUS] has an issue and updates aren’t being pulled down, but you need to update a PC urgently, then you can do the following to turn off WSUS for that PC, which will then permit you to get updates directly from Microsoft Servers.

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Delete a Temp/Corrupted User Profile in Windows Server 2008 and later

Windows will create a temporary profile when it is unable to read the user profile files. Commonly users might not notice unless they run into some problems.

This will lead to some unusual experience like even though temp profile user is an administrator, the account may not able to perform the administrative operations.

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Windows show Some Files and Folder Names in Blue or Green Color in Windows Explorer

Green means encrypted, Blue means compressed.

Files & folders names in blue or green is nothing but the feature in Windows called as NTFS (New Technology File System) file system. If the file or folder is compressed to save space on your hard disk and when a file or folder gets compressed, Windows shows its name in blue color to make them easier to identify. Similarly, if a file or folder is encrypted, name is shown in green color.

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