Fix AutoComplete in Outlook - size maximum!
article #963, updated 24 hours ago

AutoComplete, in Outlook, has a maximum number of contacts by default. This is either 1,000 or 2,000, depending on version, and can be changed by registry entry. One of the symptoms which shows up, is AutoComplete showing email addresses only for some entries, and not names.

The fix is here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2199226

If you were using Exchange 2013 or later with Outlook 2013 or later, it is thought that AutoComplete may repair itself once the maximum has been sufficiently set. If automatic repair doesn’t occur, you’ll have to manually remove AutoComplete items and recreate.

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Set Static IP, DNS, and WINS using the 'netsh' command
article #962, updated 2 days ago

If you’re working remotely, you don’t want your connection to go down, so we need to do it all in one command. So:

netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection" static <PC-IP> <Subnet-Mask> <Default-Gateway> & netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" static <Primary-DNS> primary & netsh interface ip add dns "Local Area Connection" <Secondary-DNS> index=2

Be sure not to include the <> characters when replacing!

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Replace DNS settings with static using netsh
article #548, updated 2 days ago

First, set the primary DNS as a static primary, bypassing DHCP for DNS only:

netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" static 8.8.8.8 primary

Then, add the secondary DNS:

netsh interface ip add dns name="Local Area Connection" 8.8.4.4 index=2

In the example above, 8.8.8.8 is being set as primary, and 8.8.4.4 as secondary; these are Google’s public DNS servers, quite useful in some circumstances. On many systems the names of the interfaces (above, “Local Area Connection”) will have to be changed, either to “Local Area Connection 2” or something more different for wireless; you can get the names using ‘ipconfig’ (they are prefixed with “Ethernet adapter”, take those two words off and you have it) or GUI.

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Windows 8 and 10 Application Icon (ex- Start Menu) Locations
article #608, updated 7 days ago

The icons which were used in the “Start Menu” in 7 and before, are still present in Windows 8 through 10, though they are hidden. At the user level, they are here:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

At the machine level, they are here:

%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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Control EOL/O365 "Clutter" folders with PowerShell
article #961, updated 7 days ago

Lots of options available for control in PowerShell, both per-user and across the enterprise:

http://o365info.com/manage-clutter-by-using-powershell-office-365/

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Video oddities in Windows 8.1
article #960, updated 8 days ago

This is Windows 8.1 only, not 7, not 10. It is not known whether 8.0 is affected.

The current known operative case is Citrix-hosted applications, in a dual-monitor situation. If you see a malfunction, go to Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, Display. If “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays” is unchecked, check it. It will require logoff/logon. And the problem will be fixed.

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Print-to-PDF using Ghostscript
article #959, updated 14 days ago

This page appears a bit outdated, but it should still work:

https://www.stat.tamu.edu/~henrik/GSWriter/GSWriter.html

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DNS, Whois, et cetera
article #12, updated 14 days ago

A great place for general DNS lookup info:

http://www.dnsstuff.com/

One for WHOIS (use the little submit box in the far upper-right corner):

http://www.whois.com

And one for info about IP addresses:

http://www.arin.net/index.shtml

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Excellent document scanning software for Windows
article #958, updated 18 days ago

This is an excellent tool for any standard Windows scanner. It handles multiple formats, storage and searching, OCR, et al.:

http://www.naps2.com/

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Identifying Exchange versions
article #957, updated 24 days ago

One uses help/about to get a Build Number, and then one looks up the build number on this page:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollup-build-numbers.aspx

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