When you first setup IIS and secure your site with SSL, by default IIS is not configured to use the most secured SSL Protocols and Ciphers. Microsoft does have some guidelines on how to turn on or off the SSL Protocols and Ciphers (Link Here) but having to go into the Registry to make the modifications can be tedious. The following is the tool you can use to make your life easier.
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I was setting up a SharePoint Foundation Server 2010 SP2 site for a client which the OS it was running on was Windows Server 2012 R2. Now the installation, setting up the sites, and etc went fine. Until I started setting up Powershell scripts with a combination of BAT files and Task Scheduler tasks to run them (I’m a bit old school :P). At first the Task Scheduler task would run them but they would complete too quickly and there were no results from the Powershell scripts. I decided to open up a Powershell console and run the Powershell script themselves. When I tried running the PowerShell script, I got this nice error.
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New to SharePoint Server 2013 is the Distributed Cache Service which helps in caching items in SharePoint so that your SharePoint site loads items more quickly. I had issues with a SharePoint Server 2013 test VM where the User Profile Services was not working correctly. From checking the ULS logs it turned out that the User Profile Services could not access the Distributed Cache and in the SharePoint Health Report, the Distributed Cache was not initializing properly. The following is what you can do to fix the Distributed Cache Service.
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I recently purchased a Office 365 Subscription to use at home and it is considered a cost effective way to have the latest Office products and be able to install on multiple PCs, Macs, or Mobile Devices for a low monthly/yearly subscription. Now with a Windows Machine it was easy to install and activate the Office Application. But when I installed MS Office 2011 on my Mac and tried to activate with my Office 365 Subscription, the process would fail saying that Username/Password was invalid. The following is a way to fix this issue if you are sure that you have no issues with your Microsoft Account Credentials.
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Microsoft has provided Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to test for evaluation. For Windows 8.1 you get a 90 day evaluation and for Windows Server 2012 R2 you get a 180 day evaluation. But what if you want to keep testing your software beyond those limits? Well there is a way to extend your trial!
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This is a nifty method in order to properly test MS Hyper-V in VMWare Workstation 10 if you don’t have any spare Hardware lying around.
When you try to install the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 VMWare Workstation VM, you will see the following error below.
The following is what you can do in order to run Hyper-V in a VMWare Workstation VM.
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