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Understanding Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part 1 of 3)

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Active Directory! Help! What the heck is Active Directory (AD) anyway?  I know the first time I was learning about Active Directory it scared the crap out of me. I felt like an ant under the foot of an snotty nosed

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How to setup an Active Directory domain controller in VirtualBox

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Over the next three days I’m going to show you how to setup Active Directory and join a PC to your new domain but I want you to know this isn’t something you can learn by reading.  You need to do

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3 hidden features in Word 2011 for Mac

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Microsoft Word 2011 for the Mac doesn’t really compare to Word 2013 on my Windows 8.1 PC. And I get it.  I mean, if you were Microsoft would you really want to develop software for your nemesis? But Word 2011

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First look at Spartan in Windows 10

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Windows 10 build 10051 leaked to the web a few days ago.  The most salient detail about this build is that it has the new Spartan web browser.  Before you glower at me for praising Microsoft’s latest browser I need

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How to make Windows 8.1 shutdown faster

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There are a few ways to grab Windows 8.1 by the shoulders and literally force it to turn off faster.  Technically, yanking the power plug is the fastest way to “shutdown” your computer but I don’t recommend it because you’ll lose unsaved

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