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Stop programs from starting automatically on boot

There are many instances when programs are starting when the computer boots, bring annoying pop-ups and consuming resources. Most of them have a way to disable that feature, some of the more poorly designed ones do not. There's a way to disable it, using an configuration application called msconfig. It exists in all modern Windows versions:

windows start msconfig

Go to Startup Tab and uncheck any application you don’t want to launch during boot time. Click Apply and then OK.

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RDS Client Access License error (and how to fix)

On some occasions, when accessing an Remote Desktop Server that gives out licenses based on devices, you may get this error:

Error: The remote session was disconnected because the Remote Desktop client access license stored on this computer has been modified

You can fix this using the following steps:

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Remove mailbox from quarantine (Exchange 2013 and up)

Exchange Support and ConsultingMicrosoft has simplified the process of removing a mailbox from quarantine starting with Exchange 2013. (Before it was a more complicated process, involving registry edits).

Keep in mind that Exchange quarantines mailboxes for a reason. It tries to correct a problem automatically, but if it fails, it will quarantine the mailbox again, so the root cause of the problem needs to be identified.

First, you need to find which mailbox was quarantined. Open Exchange management shell and run the follow codelet:

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Map shadow copy as drive

windows logoQ. I would like to copy some data from a shadow copy image, is there any way that I can access it as a drive or directory (mapped or mounted)?

A. Yes, this can be achieved in the following steps:

Open command prompt and run:

vssadmin list shadows

This will produce the following output:

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Exchange Autodiscover keeps reverting back

exchange-2013Q: We have switching our Exchange server to another one, but the autodiscover keeps reverting back. Is there a way to fix this?

A: You can manually bypass the Microsoft Exchange settings. (Below was tested on Exchange 2010 and 2013.)

 

Adjust the following registry settings. Depending on your version of Microsoft Office the number between "Office" and "Outlook" will change. For example, in Outlook 2007 it is 12.0, for Outlook 2010 it is 14.0, for Outlook 2016 it is 16.0:

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