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6 search engines that abuse your privacy (and 3 that actually preserve it)

The following is a share from the folks over at @Techwarn – Enjoy With the rise of modern browsers, search engines have become seamlessly integrated into our internet experience. Gone are the days of typing out “www.google.com”—now one only needs to type a query into the search bar (or address bar, in many cases), and in […]

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Microsoft is reportedly acquiring #GitHub

#Microsoft is reportedly acquiring #GitHub – and we are now expecting the announcement sometime this week. New reports out of Redmond this weekend have Microsoft set to purchase the popular coding site GitHub. Bloomberg is citing “people familiar with the matter,” stating that the deal could be announced as early as tomorrow. The new story […]

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VMware, Windows 10 Customization Specification Not Completing

Here are details of my setup – in fact, I started over from scratch to document my steps. This seems to be a new problem occurring with Windows 10, version 1709   Install of new VMware guest for the purpose of being a template Create new VM, named it windows_10_enterprise_version_1703 Remove floppy drive Uncheck networking […]

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Hyper-V, and Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a feature called “Automatic Virtual Machine Activation” (AVMA), and now in Windows Server 2016, this feature has been carried forward. This feature was primarily designed for Web Hosters but found usefulness in internal Hyper-V server for testing lab machines. What is Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA)? Automatic Virtual Machine Activation is […]

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Windows Server 2016 Core: Active Directory Domain Services

To lower my memory footprint in my home lab I decided to move from into Windows Server 2016 Core.  That said running Active Directory Domain Service seems to be the perfect candidate to start with my new architectured lab environment. There are several prerequisites required for enabling ADDS, but I am not going to get into […]