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MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | 2.8.5. EFS – Part 3

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 27, 2014 9:13:00 AM

2.8.5. EFS – Part 3

By Val Bakh

Previously, in Parts 1 and 2 of the blog series about Encrypting File System (EFS), we introduced the main concepts and described how EFS encrypts and decrypts files, how you can share those files with your trusted colleagues, and how a data recovery agent (DRA) can recover your files if something happens to you or to your private key. In this final installment of the series about EFS, we’ll look at several typical scenarios.

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Tags: Val Bakh, 2.8.5. EFS – Part 3, GPO, DRA, Default Domain Policy Group, Policy object

Take It on the Run: IPv6 Demystified Part III

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 25, 2014 8:52:00 AM

By James Hanback

As a sensible person, you probably wouldn’t run a 5K, even for charitable purposes, without first performing some type of physical conditioning to ensure that you’ll actually cross that finish line. Whether you’re a professional who just needs to warm up and appropriately hydrate before the race or a newbie who gets out of breath just walking to your car, you’ll most likely prepare yourself with the right equipment and an adequate amount of training before you take on that public run.

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Tags: addresses, subnetting, hexidecimal values, James Hanback, IPv6

Riding the Storm Out: IPv6 Demystified Part II

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 18, 2014 9:29:00 AM

By James Hanback

The skies overhead are calm and blue. The birds are singing. The world seems to have clicked into place. You now know what an IP version 6 (IPv6) address is and how to format it. No one outside of a certification exam has quizzed you on the particulars of the IPv6 standard, and your boss doesn’t even know how to connect to the Wi-Fi, so it’s time to kick back and bask in the glow of your soon-to-be-certified skills because you know everything you need to know about IPv6.

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Tags: Local Unicast, Anycast, James Hanback, IPv6 Triple Point Address Space, Multicast

Roll with the Changes: IPv6 Demystified Part I

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 11, 2014 8:25:00 AM

By James Hanback

There might come a time in your career when the fundamental networking tasks you are now able to perform in your sleep, like subnetting an IP version 4 (IPv4) network, fall into obsolescence. Sure, you were warned. We all were. Although IPv4 addressing is far too ubiquitous to go anywhere anytime soon, and the deployment of IP version 6 (IPv6) has been slow, to say the least, more widespread deployment of IPv6 is coming. Therefore, the ability to understand and implement IPv6 addressing has become a topic contemporaneous on network certification exams, such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam, with the ability to understand and implement IPv4 addressing.

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Tags: James Hanback, IPv6, compare IPv4 and IPv6, shorthand, IPv6 addressing, IPv6 addressing shorthand, composition, compare IPv4 to IPv6

.NET Quest, Part V: Installing Boson Software on a BootCamp Partition

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jun 4, 2014 10:09:00 AM

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Tags: James Hanback, .NET Quest Part V, Installing Boson Software on a BootCamp Partition