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Start Windows 8 Legacy Safe Mode with Windows Install DVD
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Veröffentlicht:
06. Mai 2014
in cloudtec Blog

by Christian Knellwolf

If your Windows 8 computer does not start and you need to reset drivers, an easy fix can be to boot into Safe Mode and then press Shift + F8 during startup. Due to the fact that modern PCs are often too fast to register such key strokes it can be extremely hard to boot up in Safe Mode. There are many tutorials that show you how to enable Safe Mode when Windows is already running; however, if you can not access Windows because it has already crashed during the boot, you also cannot update the boot options.

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Office 365 Passwort läuft nie ab
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Veröffentlicht:
05. Mai 2014
in cloudtec Blog

by Christian Knellwolf

Im Office 365 Admin Panel sucht man vergebens nach einer Checkbox zum Setzen der Passwort-Richtlinie „Passwort läuft nie ab". Die Frage ob ein Passwort auf "never expires" gesetzt werden soll oder nicht, ist sicherheitsrelevant und muss jeder selbst verantworten.

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Add a Search Indexed Network Share to your Windows Library
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Veröffentlicht:
05. Mai 2014
in cloudtec Blog

by Christian Knellwolf

The new search features offered with Windows 8 allow you to seamlessly locate files on your PC. Most companies store their data on network shares, however, network shares are generally not indexed causing a loss in time efficiency. The advantage of having a good Full Text Search Function is that it allows you to find files faster. The following described solution integrates directly with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Libraries.

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Create VHD Image for Azure
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Veröffentlicht:
05. Dezember 2012
in cloudtec Blog

by Christian Knellwolf

There are numerous tutorials available about how to boot up a Windows 8 client in Hyper-V Manger, so I am only going to give minimal information. This step is needed to have Windows 8 running in Azure.

First I created a VHDX file with 50 GB, dynamic storage allocation, 1024MB of RAM and a single core. Choose an iso with the Windows 8 source from which to boot: I used the Windows 8 Developer Preview which is free to use for 90 days. The other Win 8 installations require a key directly when you install it. So we don’t want to waste Win 8 licenses...

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Upload VHD (Image Disk) to Azure
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Veröffentlicht:
04. Dezember 2012
in cloudtec Blog

by Christian Knellwolf

For this step additional tools are required. I recommend using Windows Azure PowerShell Tools:
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/downloads/
and the Windows Azure SDK 1.8 (SDK only):
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/downloads/

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