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HOWTO Add or remove a digital signature in Office documents

What is a digital signature?

Digital signatures is used to authenticate digital information — such as documents, e-mail messages, and macros — by using computer cryptography. Digital signatures help to establish the following assurances:
Authenticity The digital signature helps to assure that the signer is who he or she claims to be.Integrity The digital signature helps to assure that the content has not been changed or tampered with since it was digitally signed.Non-repudiation The digital signature helps to prove to all parties the origin of the signed content. "Repudiation" refers to the act of a signer's denying any association with the signed content.

HOWTO fix "You do not have permission to send to this recipient."?

This is a mailbox permission issue.  Here's the step by step procedure to assign the permission.

For example.
John King will give permission to Mary Queen to open his mailbox and send on behalf while he's out.

Open Active Directory (AD)Go to the User OU, right click on John King propertiesClick Exchange Advanced, click Mailbox Rights.In Mailbox Rights, click Add Mary Queen, and give PermissionPut check on Delete mailbox storage, Read permissions, Take ownership, and Full mailbox access. Click OKClick Exchange GeneralClick Delivery OptionsIn Send on behalf, click Add Mary Queen, then click OK
We just completed giving the right permission to Mary Queen to access John King mailbox. Now let's add John King mailbox to Mary Queen outlook.

10 Tips to Improve Your Social Media Strategy

This is a very useful information I received from eBay newsletter today and I want to share this with you. Enjoy.

Although eBay Partner Network does not allow our partners to directly promote eBay through social media arenas, we want to make sure you know that you can drive traffic to your own website(s) through appropriate social media strategies.

Today it is easier, and more important, than ever to implement a few simple social media tactics to increase traffic to your site(s). Why should you build a social media strategy? It’s an easy way to promote your website to as many people as you can – and best of all, it’s free!

1. Add social bookmark links to your most important web pages and/or blog posts.
2. Build relationships by participating in existing social networks.
3. Do you send out regular newsletters? If you don’t already have one, incorporate a blog into your site where your visitors can comment and interact with you.

HOWTO Add Windows Server 2008 RC2 in existing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Step-by-step procedures: HOWTO add a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 RC2 in existing Windows Server 2003 Active Directory (AD).
Objective: - To install additional domain controller that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows 2008 RC2 in existing domain using Windows Server 2003.
Prepare a Windows Server 2003 Forest Schema for a Domain Controller that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 RC2. You need the DVD of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 RC2 Support Tools to run the adprep.exe utility.In Windows Server 2003 Schema Master, insert the DVD of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 RC2.Open the command prompt, change directory to your DVD drive, and go to /Support/AdprepRun "adprep /forestprep", wait ...When it's done, you should see something like this "Adprep successfully updated the forest-wide information.

HOWTO check if the Active Directory is in Native mode?

NOTE: When you change the Windows Active Directory (AD) to native mode, this cannot be reverse.

Here's how to check it?

Open the Active Directory Domains and Trust, select the domain (for example, KING.NET) and right click then Properties.
Open the Active Directory Users and Computers, select the domain and right click then Properties.

I hope this help.

Turn your iPod Touch into a mobile with Vopium

Now you can also make cheap calls and send text messages all over the world from your iPod Touch! Simply visit get.vopium.com from your iPod OR download Vopium to your PC or Mac from iTunes.
Vopium is a free application installed on your iPod Touch (2nd generation) allowing you to turn it into a mobile phone. When your iPod is connected to WiFi, you can make calls and send text messages over the internet using your normal mobile number. You do not pay any charges to your mobile operator. You only pay Vopium’s low international call rates. You can obviously also use your iPod to make national calls. Just remember that you need to acquire a Microphone adapter to make calls.

When people call or text you back, you will receive the call and text message on your regular mobile phone. Thereby you are sure to always receive the call and text, even when you are not connected to WiFi.
You can read more about Vopium for iPod touch here.

Enhanced Registry requirements for .CN Domain Registration

The CNNIC, the .CN domain name registry, has announced enhancement of auditing domain name registration with the following requirements.

Domain name applicants need to submit the formal paper based application material when making the online application to the registrar. The application material includes the original application form with business seal, company business license (photocopy), and registrant ID (photocopy).Registrar should carefully review the application material. When application is deemed qualified, registrar need to submit the application material via fax or E-mail to CNNIC, and withhold the original appliation material.

How to configure Belkin N Router

I would like to share my experience configuring Belkin N Wireless Router (wireless device). It should be straight forward install but took me three to four hours to add these wireless routers in my network.
The exact Belkin N Wireless Router is Model No. F5D8233-4v3. FYI, other wireless device might be different to configure. Before you proceed with the wireless router setup, download the latest firmware of the device. You need to get the right version. Here's the how to configure the Belkin N Wireless Router.

Why the City of Los Angeles chose Google

Los Angeles is going Google. After a rigorous evaluation process to select the best email solution for the city, Los Angeles recently decided to move all 30,000 city employees to Google Apps from our existing GroupWise email system.

City employees fulfill a range of important functions – from policing our streets to supplying water and power to city residents and businesses, and from operating our libraries to designing and building wastewater treatment plants and other public facilities. We want to provide all these employees with modern tools that help them do their jobs. Some of the benefits our employees will see from the suite of Google applications include:
Improved collaboration. Much of the city's work requires multiple people – even multiple departments – to work together. With instant messaging, video conferencing, and simultaneous review and editing of documents by multiple people, employees will have better tools to work together on projects.Easier remote access. In a f…

Businesses with portfolio of generic domain names.

I would like do a research finding generic domain names owned by corporations. So here's a short list to start start courtesy by DomainTools blog. I will update the list as soon as I find them. You may also use the comment to post the domain names you discovered.

American Express – Open.com
AOL – When.com, Games.com, Love.com
Answers Corp. – Answers.com, Reference.com, Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com
Bank Of America – Loans.com
Barnes and Noble – Books.com
Bayer – Aspirin.com
Bass Pro Shops – Hunting.com
Brown Shoe Company – Shoes.com
Burlington Coat Factory – Coat.com
Calvin Klein – Bras.com and Underwear.com
Citibank – Student Loan.com

Password Recovery Tool for Windows XP and Vista.

If you forgot your password for your Windows XP or Vista. Don't worry, we have a tools to help you recover the password.

The utility or tool is ophcrack.

What is ophcrack?
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. (2009, Ophcrack)

How to Get Rid of School Loan Debt

By Christine Margiotta


Pay off Loans Faster
Step 1: Establish how much money can go toward paying off student loans each month by creating a budget worksheet that subtracts monthly expenses such as rent, food, clothing, utility bills and savings from your monthly income. Once you know what's left over, you know how much you can devote to paying off student loans.

Step 2: Pay off higher-interest credit card debt before paying off student loans, if you can. If you are paying more than you have to on student loans, it is more prudent to apply the extra money to the higher-interest debt. The faster you get rid of the extra payment per month toward credit cards, the sooner you will be able to apply that money toward paying off student loans.

Flu-Like Symptoms & Allergies

by Melody Hughes

Sinus and Ear Infections
Individuals with chronic allergies may experience recurrent ear and sinus infections. The flu may also cause an ear infection to occur.

Coughing and Wheezing
Allergies often cause sufferers to cough and wheeze when they are exposed to allergens. The flu may also cause respiratory problems, such as coughing or pneumonia.

Renault introduces Twingo Gordini R.S. hot hatch

"A few weeks back, Renault announced plans to revive the classic Gordini badge for its new high performance variants and now, the first model has been unveiled. Based on the automaker's smallest model, the Renault Twingo Gordini R.S. should prove to be mighty quick, with a 133 hp 1.6-liter engine to twist its 17 inch front wheels, along with an uprated suspension package and brakes.

How to Buy, Register & Sell a Domain Name

by Elizabeth M. Wolfenden
Instructions
Step 1: Decide which registrar you would like to use to purchase your domain name. NeedName.com, Namecheap, and GoDaddy are popular choices among many. Read reviews and compare prices for these and other registrars before making your decision. Also, it might be a good idea to see if that registrar has its own venue for selling the domain names as well, as doing both the buying and selling of the domain in the same place may simplify the process.

Step 2: Purchase the domain name. The specifics of this will depend on which site you use. You will usually encounter an easy process that includes checking the availability of the name, adding the name to your cart and entering your personal and billing information and making payment.

How Does an Allergy Attack Happen?

LReynolds

Many of us have experienced an allergic reaction. We may have gotten the sneezes in the spring or fall or suffered from poison ivy rash. We may be allergic to certain medications, like penicillin, or to insect stings. All of these reactions are the result of mechanisms in our bodies that may be inherited from our parents or may have developed as the result of repeated exposure or a combination of factors unique to our experience. Allergies can appear and recede at any time during our lives, further challenging our ability to predict what will trigger an allergic reaction.

Allergies

By Charu Kapoor

Allergy affects one out of six Americans and thus it becomes important to discuss what actually is allergy, how can it happen, and methods to prevent it. To put it simply, allergy can happen to anyone from substances categorized as allergens. These allergens make the immune system of the body to react and hence the person suffers from allergy. An allergen is a substance which is harmless otherwise, but may cause allergy in the people sensitive to it. Some examples of allergens are pollens, molds, dust, dead skin cells from animals known as animal dander, foods, medication, cockroach droppings, and animal stings.

What Are the Treatments for Swine Flu?

angel eyes

Antiviral drugs are used to treat swine flu symptoms. Swine flu is sensitive to two drugs on the market: Tamiflu and Relenza. Both help stop the swine flu virus from spreading in the body, but must be taken within 12 to 48 hours after you begin experiencing your first flu symptoms. Take one tablet twice daily or as prescribed by your physician. If you think you have swine flu, seek the care of a doctor for advice on treatment.
Rest

Rest is important when treating swine flu, because not getting enough rest will weaken your immune system and prevent it from fighting the virus properly. If you have been diagnosed with the swine flu, it's important not to overexert yourself and to sleep often.

How to Create a Debt Consolidation Plan

Sandra Baker

Step 1: Determine the amount of debt you have by making a list of all debts, excluding any mortgage payments, in order from the debt with the highest interest rate to the lowest interest rate. Do not forget debts such as vehicles, student loans, store accounts, tax liens and credit card debt. Second mortgages or home equity loans should not be listed.

Step 2: Calculate the monthly payments made on each of your debts, based on the required minimum payment on each. The debt consolidation plan may help you to reduce the amount of monthly payment you are making, depending on the type of consolidation loan obtained.

10 Strategies for Debt

J. Curtis

1) Create a budget. A budget should lay out all of your incoming money, where it is going and how much you have left over. This can help you take control by being more aware of your money and how it is being spent. Be realistic and stick to your budget each month.

2) Avoid unnecessary spending. While this may sound like an obvious strategy, the only way to make it worse is to continue bad spending habits. Before you purchase anything, ask yourself, "Do I need this item? Can I survive without it?" Purchasing those items that you need, like food and shelter. Cut any other unnecessary expenses.

WHOIS to check the ownership of a domain name and history records.

How do you track the ownership of a domain name e.g. the registrant owner or business name, postal address, email address, phone number, created date, modified dates and expiration dates? The DomainTools.com offer a quick check of domain name but if you want to review the WHOIS history record you have to pay. We launched the release of Netstumble.com Whois History service (still in beta) to keep track the domain names records.

HOWTO Maintaining hyperlinks in Publisher documents to publish as PDF.

Here's how to solve converting your Microsoft Office 2007 files to PDF.

I have this problem when I convert a Microsoft Publisher 2007 file to PDF format. The hyperlinks (URL Address) that was in my Microsoft Publisher 2007 is not working in PDF file after converting it. I've spent some time searching the Internet, all I can see are similar issues posted by users and some products that you need to buy. Of course, my approach is to solve it without spending more money of buying additional software which no guarantee of fixing it.

I found this solution provided by Microsoft and it's free to download. Excellent! The add-in is 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

2009 Google Lottery - it's a scam

I received this email today about Google Lottery. I know this email scam for years and I wonder why it was able to pass through my Gmail anti-spam security. Here's the exact email message:
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Dear Sir/Madam,
Congratulations to you!! You have just been picked as one of our luckywinners of £850,000 British Pounds in our online promotions. For more info/ how to claim your winnings,contact the processing officer (Mr. Grahams Benfield) with the email addresses below by sending your winning numbers,full names, sex and location.

7 Essential Projects to Consider Before Migrating to Windows 7

According to a recent survey, 41 percent of companies are planning a wholesale migration to Windows 7 by the end of 2010. This is a much higher adoption rate than the 12-14 percent adoption rate XP got at the same point in its life cycle. As XP gets long in the tooth, the chances are that your organization will be soon looking at Windows 7 if it isn’t already.

Google Apps Short Links

If you are using Google Apps for your email, just like @king.net email address. You can activate additional Google App Engine for your own Short Links e.g. digg.com, bit.ly, tinyurl.com, shorturl.com and other short URL services. Here's a simple guide on how to active your own Google Apps Short Links service.

Pacquiao knocks out Cotto in 12th

"LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao's speed and power were way too much for Miguel Cotto's heart.

Pacquiao put on yet another dominating performance Saturday night, knocking down Cotto twice and turning his face into a bloody mess before finally stopping him at 55 seconds of the 12th round.

The Filipino star used his blazing speed and power from both hands to win his seventh title in seven weight classes and cement his stature as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Cotto took such a beating that his face was a river of red from the fury of Pacquiao's punches but he refused to quit even as his corner tried to throw in the towel after the 11th round.

How to configure Juniper/Netscreen Policy Based Site to Site VPN

This is a simple guide on how to create a policy based Site to Site VPN or other security administrator prefer to use LAN to LAN VPN setup.

I used these steps for many years, and it still work with new devices.

Create Network Group e.g. 192.168.10/24Create VPN Gateway, preferably to use Auto-IKE setup to minimize error.Create Site to Site Policy, make sure to place the policy in the beginning.Testing, ping internal network both sites.

Cisco Announces New Video Certifications Track and Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Voic

In response to sharply increasing market demand for advanced video and collaboration solutions, Cisco is pleased to announce the release of two forthcoming Video specialist certifications and the new Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE® Voice.

The Cisco TelePresence Installation and Cisco TelePresence Solutions Specialist certifications offer IT professionals and students a career opportunity to integrate, operate and manage Cisco TelePresence systems and solutions. Both certifications will be made available in early 2010.

The House passed the health care bill in a 220-215 vote

"The Democratic-controlled House has narrowly passed landmark health care reform legislation, handing President Barack Obama a hard won victory on his signature domestic priority.

Republicans were nearly unanimous in opposing the plan that would expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry.

The 220-215 vote late Saturday cleared the way for the Senate to begin a long-delayed debate on the issue that has come to overshadow all others in Congress.

iPhone 3GS vs Motorola Droid comparison

If you consider buying iPhone 3GS and Motorola Droid, you have to read the TechCrunch comparison results between these two smart phones. Here's what you should check aside smart phones features e.g. camera, video and apps. You know by now, Apple iPhone is two years ahead of Apps development and I currently enjoy some of them.

Anthony Morrison - Hidden Millionaire is a scum

I wake up early in the morning to watch a news but accidentally stumbled one of his so called "Advertising Profits from Home" and "Hidden Millionaire" books for $19.95 +SH. It's cheap if you will consider buying the books, but hold on a second. Is it for real?

I did some research and found out a lot of people complaining about this so called make me rich techniques. I will try it myself but reading 35+ pages anguish post at DSLreport.com is enough for me.

Shill Bidding at SnapNames.com broke out.

I've received this email today from Namejet.com, one of the top domain name auction in the business today. They sent the email to give assurance and security to their customers due to shill bidding that was exposed in another auction site Snapnames.com. It took them years to discover the security breach, while this issue being discussed for years in public domain name forum.


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Dear Valued NameJet Customer,

As you may have already heard, another company in our same line of business, SnapNames, was the victim of an internal security breach. We wanted to address any concerns you may have and assure you that at NameJet we have the necessary security protocols in place to prevent this kind of incident.

About Google Wave

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Get That Server

PowerShell 1.0 introduced us to some very handy cmdlets, like Get-Process and Get-Service. Unfortunately, they only worked locally. If you wanted to run Get-Process and filter out the high memory processes on a remote server, you had to go to that server, logon, open PowerShell and run your command. Or figure out how to do it using Get-WMIObject.

Happily, these cmdlets in PowerShell 2.0 now sport a long needed -Computername parameter:

PS C:\> get-service -computername File01

You can now run the Get-Process command from your desktop, like this:

PS C:\> ps -ComputerName JDHIT01 | sort ws -desc | select -first 10

Vopium Now Compatible With More Than 1000 Latest Devices!!

In the VoIP application industry Vopium is only application which is compatible with more than 1000 latest devices, few latest available and upcoming devices list is underneath:

Vopium is Available for:
HTC Tattoo
HTC Pure
Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition
Nokia 6350
Nokia 6750 Mural
Sony Ericsson T715
Sony Ericsson C901 Green Heart
Sony Ericsson Naite
Sony Ericsson Satio
O2 XDA Serra

Coming Soon:

Nokia X6
Samsung SGH I5700 Galaxy Spica
Samsung SGH B7620 Giorgi Armani
Samsung W880 AMOLED 12M
HTC HD2
Blackberry Bold 9700

For more details visit Vopium.com

Desktop Authority Password Self-Service

Desktop Authority Password Self-Service is a powerful, flexible and easy to use automated password reset tool that gives end users the means to reset forgotten passwords without having to call the help desk. Lost or forgotten passwords are the single biggest source of help desk calls.

Desktop Authority Password Self-Service is an industry leading solution that offers many unique features:

IndustryStandard.com website is now live.

I want to introduce IndustryStandard.com to offer latest Technology News, Products and Services. The website (or blog) will feature new technology gadgets, tools, software as a service, softwares and hardwares. Instead of creating  a separate section from KING.NET website, I decided to look for a qualified domain name to create it's own brand name and I believe IndustryStandard.com is a good fit for this project. Consider IndustryStandard.com a rebirth of Technology News.

There are many successful technology news sites such as TechCrunch.com, Engadget.com,  CNET.com, etc. that provides timely news about technology but this will not stop me for launching this project. Another similar website will not hurt the industry, instead it will provide an expanded network to reach other businesses that are looking for industry standard products and services. And guess what, they will simply type our domain name in the URL address of their favorite internet browser.

The domain name InternetSt…

Write to KING.NET

Submit your articles to KING.NET in exchange of organic traffic and link exposure back to your website. This is a good way of introducing your website to the world. A lot better compare to fee based advertising.

Become a contributor, submit your articles to KING.NET. If you know how to blog, you know how to post here as well. We want to know your business, products and services, introduce you to our network partners and visitors.

What do our readers want from your article?
The article should be original created by you or your company.Must be 300+ words article. We believe this is enough to cover your article.Only one URL Address in your article post e.g. your website address.Up to three reference links if available.Membership Account Creation:
Send email to EM @ KING.NET with Subject:Article PostingBrief description about you or your company.We will send you the invitation link to create your account.Start composing news, update, how to, travel guide, video and release your articles to t…

Exchange in 2010 - What to Expect & What to Protect?

Exchange in 2010 - What to Expect & What to Protect?
Your server ecosystem refers to anything that works with your primary data system. For Exchange Server, that includes SharePoint, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, third-party security programs, SMTP gateways -- in other words, all the applications you can't afford to leave unprotected.

View this free on-demand webcast now for the tools and technology you can use to effectively protect your Exchange ecosystem -- and banish your security issues for good.

How to lock down USB Keys and Be Notified When They Are Opened

This is a simple guide courtesy by Spiceworks.
These are three scripts that will make the locking down of USB so much easier.

The issue I had was that I could not track what company information was leaving on USB keys. Yes Windows 7 has some neat stuff with BitLocker but I need it locked down now.

IntelliAdmin has some tools for turning off USB Keys but what about when users need them to perform their job? Ie. Download photos, use HSDPA / Wireless Cards? The solution?

Make the drives read only. This means that the users can bring in their information or use wireless cards and download photos but cannot write back to devices.

Let your users reset their own password.

I would like to share this guide from Scriptlogic to all hardworking system administrator or network administrator out there.

The biggest source of help desk calls and the biggest waste of staff time is calls from users requesting passwords resets.

Eliminate those time-wasters with this download. Desktop Authority Password Self-Service provides an easy to use, robust system for allowing users to reset their own forgotten passwords or locked account.

Try it for yourself, download it here!

Money Motivates!

I am reading an article about Motivation Concepts, behavior scientist tend to downplay money as motivator. I want to share this statement "Money is important to employees because it's a medium of exchange. People may not work only for money, but take the money away and how many people would come to work?" (2009,  Organizational Behavior)

Here's the book link from Amazon.com:
Organizational Behavior (13th Edition)

Not To Get Rich domain name for sale.

I have some domain names available for sale to raise some cash to support a new project. The title "Not To Get Rich"  means you can send me your best offer (price affordable to you) to buy the domain name available for this program. These domain names will not cost you thousand of dollars and definitely will not hurt your pocket. If you're looking for a quality and easy to remember domain name, here's your chance to own.
BlogRSS.comAnchorman.netAhem.netKnowledgebase.infoHakeem.netAsiaBusinessToday.comBoardMod.netDisclaimer.bizDiscussion.bizFunnyScandal.comStarOlympics.comBestLiveMusic.comFairComputer.comand more to come Subscribe by Email to receive update.The sale is first comes first serve, no reservation. Please send email to EM @ KING.NET for any inquiry. You can also post your comment for question.

Windows 7 is available now. Compare Windows 7 Home and Professional Edition.

I know you want Windows 7 but still hesitant to upgrade. Let me share you what I found from Windows7.com website.

Top 10 reasons to move from Windows XP to Windows 7
Get quicker access to all of your stuff. Use Pin and Jump Lists to keep the programs and files you use the most right at your fingertips.Manager open windows easier. Resize and arrange windows simply by dragging their borders to the edge of your screen.Quickly find what you're looking for. Use Windows search to find a specific file, program, or email in a few seconds.Share files and printers among multiple PCs from one Windows 7 based PC to another, you can share files, music, photos, and even printers across your home network.Stay entertained effortlessly with Windows Media Center you get one place to enjoy your photos and music, watch and record live TV, and watch free Internet TV.Easily create and share movies, create great looking movies and slideshows, share them on YouTube in minutes.Connect to networks easily, vi…