Outlook: Import and Export Data (.pst)
Nov17

Outlook: Import and Export Data (.pst)

Backup and restore from .pst file KB ID 0000154 Problem You want to import your mail from an older version of Outlook  into your new Outlook mailbox, or you simply want to backup your mail. Solution Thankfully the process is the same for modern Outlook as it was for previous versions of Outlook. 1. In Outlook > Select the “File” Tab > Open > Open & Export > Import/Export Note: On older versions of Outlook...

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Microsoft Outlook – Showing Email Headers
Nov17

Microsoft Outlook – Showing Email Headers

KB ID 0000663  Problem There are plenty of reasons for wanting to look at a message header, to see where a mail has come from or from which email address it was sent for example. Different versions of Outlook have different methods of letting you read the email header. Solution Display Message Headers with Outlook 2013 1. Open the mail in question and select ‘file’. 2. Info > Properties. 3. Your message headers are...

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Exchange 2013 – Working with and Managing the OAB
Nov17

Exchange 2013 – Working with and Managing the OAB

KB ID 0000745  Problem Exchange 2013, has changed the way Offline Address Books are handled, with previous versions only one server (the first server holding the mailbox role) was responsible for generating the OAB. With 2013 however multiple servers generate the OAB, In fact every server that has a special arbitration mailbox called an organization mailbox will create a copy. This is better for fault tolerance and resilience, and you...

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Add a Static (One to One) NAT Translation to a Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall
Nov17

Add a Static (One to One) NAT Translation to a Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall

KB ID 0000691 Problem If you have a spare/available public IP address you can statically map that IP address to one of your network hosts, (i.e. for a mail server, or a web server, that needs public access). This is commonly referred to as a ‘Static NAT’, or a ‘One to One translation’. Where all traffic destined for public address A, is sent to private address X. Note: This solution is for firewalls running...

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Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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