How To Create a New Domain User Account with PowerShell

Anyone who has ever had to manually create hundreds of Active Directory user account knows that it can become tedious and boring very quickly.  However, using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in is convenient for making accounts, so long as you don’t have to make a lot of them.  Most system administrators, however, would

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How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Windows 10 Safe Mode Before we learn how to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode, let’s learn a bit about what safe mode is.  Safe mode is your computer operating system’s diagnostic mode.  By loading only the core components of the operating system, Safe Mode is the ideal environment for diagnosing and fixing operating system

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Changing Wifi Sense Settings in Windows 10

How to Disable WiFi Sense in Windows 10 WiFi Sense is a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your local WiFi passwords to your contacts.  When one of your contacts is within range of your WiFi signal they will connect automatically to your network.  You can share your WiFi password(s) with Skype contacts,

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How To Change Privacy Settings In Windows 10

What Data is Windows 10 Sharing? One of the major knocks against Windows 10 is that in its standard configuration it collects a large about of user information.  Location, browsing habits, wifi passwords and speech are just some of the things that Microsoft collects.  More and more, people are becoming rightly concerned with the security

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How To Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

This articles describes how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 and other operating systems.  Before you disable Windows Defender, it is important to know what it does. Windows Defender is an endpoint protection application that installs with Windows 10.  Features include antivirus, anti-malware, Windows Firewall and more.  Because it comes bundled with the Windows

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How To Disable Cortana In Windows 10

With Windows 10 came Cortana.  Cortana is Microsoft’s new virtual assistant. In other words, Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Now.  Cortana is described as a digital assistant capable of responding to voice commands.  It can also search the internet, manage your calendar and contacts and control your operating system.  It was

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Create an Image of Your Current Screen Taking screenshots is a convenient way to quickly capture information, create images and send visual messages. As a result, a lot of people want to know how to create them.  First, what is a screenshot, and what can you use it for? A screenshot is an image of

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How To Protect Yourself with IT Security Best Practices

Computer Security is Intimidating Some people don’t give IT security best practices a second through. They are so intimidated, they fail to take the most basic precautions to keep their data and network safe.  Sure, IT security can be complicated, but with a few simple actions you can protect yourself and your data from viruses, malware

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How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 7 & Windows 10

Have you ever been looking for a file or folder on your Windows computer and, for the life of you, you just can’t find it? This is a common occurrence, because Windows hides many critical files and folders by default. Microsoft takes these steps to protect users from themselves, preventing the uninitiated and uninformed from

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