Windows 8 “Refresh Your PC without affecting your file” option deletes your Outlook profilehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/2872888/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14864 After you run the “Refresh Your PC without affecting your files” feature in Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows RT, the Microsoft Outlook profile is deleted, and the data files are deleted or moved. Note This feature is also known as the Push-Button Reset option. More Information In this situation, you must re-create the Outlook profile and then manually import the Outlook Data (.pst) file or files from the following locations: C:\Users\<Your User Name>\Documents\Outlook Files C:\Windows.old\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
Saw a good post on that: “Step-By-Step”- 4 Methods to Dual Boot Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with or without Windows 7http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2012/09/25/step-by-step-4-ways-to-dual-boot-microsoft-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-with-or-without-windows-7.aspx
Found an article on cleaning the “WinSXS” folder in Windows Server 2012: http://itbully.com/articles/winsxs-and-windows-server-2012-cleaning-methods
In Windows 8, the automatic definition update work only IF you TURN ON the Windows Update and configure it to install update AUTOMATICALLY!If you need to turn off the windows automatic update but still want Windows Defender to update its definition, it would be trouble. According to some references from the internet, you can use the Task Scheduler to help you.Use administrator right to open a command prompt and run the following: schtasks /create /tn “My Definition Update” /sc DAILY /MO 1 /st 04:00 /ru SYSTEM /RL HIGHEST /tr “‘C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe’ -SignatureUpdate -MMPC” (Note that if you copy/paste the command … Continue reading How to configure Windows Defender to get definition updates in Windows 8 without using Windows Update?
Technical reference for Client Hyper-V in Windows 8http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh857623.aspx Client Hyper-V Survival Guidehttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7704.client-hyper-v-survival-guide.aspx Hyper-V: How to Fix BIOS Errors Enabling Hyper-Vhttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3190.hyper-v-how-to-fix-bios-errors-enabling-hyper-v.aspx
I feel so sad to saw the news about Microsoft discontinue the great TMG/ISA product.http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx I love ISA/TMG! It is secure and easy to use. Microsoft! Please give it back to us! ========================================= Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps: Today, as a result of our effort to better align security and protection solutions with the workloads and applications they protect, Microsoft is announcing changes to the roadmaps of some of the security solutions made available under the Forefront brand. As part of this effort, the next release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, which has long been part of the Office 365 … Continue reading TMG / ISA…discontinued………..R.I.P.
From Steve Riley site: Changing the SSL cipher order in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista: Recently, the question of using AES for SSL has come up in the newsgroups and at some conferences. When IE makes an HTTPS connection to a web server, it offers a list of cipher supported cipher suites. The server then selects the first one from the list that it can match. The default order that IE follows is this: TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHATLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHATLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHATLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5SSL_CK_RC4_128_WITH_MD5SSL_CK_DES_192_EDE3_CBC_WITH_MD5TLS_RSA_WITH_NULL_MD5TLS_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA When you study the list, you’ll see that IE presents the algorithms in decreasing order of strength, but places the shorter bit-lengths first. Why? … Continue reading Changing the SSL cipher order in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista
Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34603 Overview When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide: •Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V. •Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance. •Time Keeping: The clock inside the virtual machine will remain accurate by synchronizing to the clock on the virtualization server via Timesync service, and with the help of the pluggable time source … Continue reading Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V
When clicking on a link to a PDF file within a PDF file in Windows 8 Reader nothing happens http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2777631/en-us?sd=rss&spid=16799 Consider the following scenario: You have a computer running Windows 8. You open a PDF file with the Windows 8 Store app “Reader.” You click on a link within the PDF file which links to another PDF file. When you click on the link to another PDF, instead of the linked PDF file opening, nothing happens. This behaviour does not occur if the PDF file is opened in another PDF reader application. ===== Answer: Currently the Windows 8 Store app “Reader” … Continue reading Windows 8 build-in PDF reader?