How to set up a multifunction device or application to send email using Office 365

Reference: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-to-set-up-a-multifunction-device-or-application-to-send-email-using-Office-365-69f58e99-c550-4274-ad18-c805d654b4c4

You can find all of this information at the reference link above.

Device or Application setting

Value

Server/smart host

smtp.office365.com

Port

Port 587 (recommended) or port 25

TLS/StartTLS

Enabled

Allow Double Booking of Exchange Resources

I created a calendar for the managers to schedule their vacations. The default configuration of the calendar is to reject duplicate scheduled meetings which defeated the purpose of everyone scheduling their vacation. Here is the fix:

  1. Connect PowerShell to Exchange
  2. Type the following command
  3. Set-CalendarProcessing Identity [email address goes here] -AllowConflicts $True

Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell

  1. On your local computer, open Windows PowerShell and run the following command.
  2. $UserCredential = Get-Credential
    In the Windows PowerShell Credential Request dialog box, type the account associated with the admin account.

  3. Run the following command.
  4. $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

  5. Run the following command
  6. Import-PSSession $Session

When you are done using PowerShell you need to close the session by running:
Remove-PSSession $Session

Enable Hello for Business

In order to get Windows Hello properly working with Windows 10 and Active Directory.

It took forever for me to figure this out.

Added the Registry Entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System] “AllowDomainPINLogon”=dword:00000001

Set the Group Policy items in Computer Configuration>>Administrative Tools>>Windows Components>>Windows Hello for Business to “Not Configured”

Windows 10 – Turn on Network Discovery Command Line

When network discovery is on, this computer can see other network computers and devices and is visible to other network computers.

To turn on network discovery type the following command at an elevated prompt:

  1. netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Network Discovery” new enable=Yes
  2. Press Enter

That’s all!

Windows 10 – Turn on File and Printer Sharing Command Line

When file and printer sharing is on, files and printers that you have shared from this computer can be accessed by people on the network.

To turn on file and printer sharing type the following command at an elevated prompt:

  1. netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=Yes
  2. Press Enter

That’s all!

Adobe ColdFusion Reset Password

OPTION 1

  1. Open CMD prompt as administrator
  2. C:\>cd coldfusion11
  3. C:\ColdFusion11>cd cfusion
  4. C:\ColdFusion11\cfusion>cd bin
  5. C:\ColdFusion11\cfusion\bin>passwordreset.bat
    Enter 1 for changing Admin Password and 2 for changing Admin Component(jetty)
    password :
  6. Follow the prompts then restart CF service.

OPTION 2

  1. Go to the ColdFusion installation directory (by default C:\ColdFusion8 or C:\ColdFusion9 or C:\ColdFusion10\cfusion\)
  2. Open the \Lib\ directory
  3. Locate the password.properties file and open this with notepad
  4. #date/time
    rdspassword=
    password=TYPEYOURNEW-TEMPORARY-PASSWORDHERE
    encrypted=FALSE
  5. Save the file
  6. Restart the CF Application service. In cmd, type Services.msc or locate it in the Administrators Tools
  7. Once CF has restarted, login to CF Admin with the temporary password you set
  8. In Security, under administration, reset your password. The password.properties will set the password and encrypt it.

How to see the build of Windows 10 in an ISO file

If you have multiple ISO files for Windows 10 installation or if you just do not know which version for you have in the ISO file for sure, follow the process below.

  1. Double-click the ISO file to mount it in the File Explorer
  2. Open the sources folder (pay attention to x86 vs x64 sources) and find the install.wim or install.esd file
  3. Note the letter that was assigned to the ISO in File Explorer. Example = F:
  4. Open a CMD window
  5. Once you find the install file type the following
  6.  dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:F:\sources\install.wim /index:1
  7. Look at the output. You are looking for Version:

Your output should look like this:

Compare your version number to the number on this website:
Microsoft – Windows 10 Release Information

PMP and Beyond

After entertaining the idea of of attempting the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, I have finally decided to go for it. Below I will be listing some of the resources that I am using and my experiences with them.

  1. The first thing you need to do is go over to PMI and see if you qualify to take the test. There are some guidelines you have to meet that includes some sweat equity on projects with verifiable experience.
  2. You are going to need the 35 contact hours of project management education. There is a website called The Complete Guide to PMP® 35 Contact Hours of Project Management Education that demystifies the required contact hours.
  3. The next thing you are going to need is a study guide. Yes, you will need the official study guide from PMI PMBOK
  4. You are also going to need another study guide to go with the PMBOK. Some thing like Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep Eight Edition (Updated – Make sure you get Updated!)

PMP Resources

Remove the Photos App from Windows 10

There have been instances where the Photos App does not behave correctly. For the most part I have found that this is related to version differences. The easiest way to fix this is to remove the Photos App and use Photoshop Express as the default photo app. You get more functionality and in all of my tests is loads much faster than Photos did.

Here is how to remove the Photos App

  1. Open PowerShell as with administrative priviledges
  2. Type the following at the prompt
    get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage
  3. Press Enter