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Installing FreeNAS 8 to USB on Windows

This ‘how to’ guide will step you through the process of installing FreeNAS 8 to a USB memory stick using a Windows computer. This can be a handy too if you have a system that has crashed, and you just want to get it back up and running so you can copy files off of it. You can simply plug in a USB memory stick with FreeNAS installed to it, configure it to share out one or more of the…

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Change Exchange Smart Host Port Number

By default, an Exchange server will try and send emails to a smart host using port 25. Unfortunately, there is no option to change the port number within the Exchange Management Console. This howto guide will show you how to change this to a different port number. This will be done using the Exchange Management Shell.…

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Configure Exchange 2010 to use a Smart Host

This howto guide will step you through the process of setting up your Microsoft Exchange 2010 Server to send emails via a smart host. The use of a smart host can be useful when the Exchange server cant directly send emails to external mail server. This might be due to firewall rules, ISP filters, or DNS issues. Configuring Exchange 2010 to use a Smart Host when sending emails: Open up the Exchange Management Console. Once loaded, expand the options on…

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Running the Command Prompt “as Administrator”

As of Microsoft Windows Vista/7/2008 Server, Windows operating systems have had extra security put in place to prevent general user applications from making system changes to the computer. This helps prevent malware from causing havoc on a PC. Sometimes you do actually want to run a application that will make system changes, and to do this, you will need to run them “as administrator”. The following will show you how to run the command prompt “as administrator”. Click the Start…

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Adding a Static Route in Windows

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Windows to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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