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    Matthew Horvay

    I just finished watching your original 70-346 course and see that since I started 70-346, you've published an updated 70-346 for the updated 2017 requirements. Did you re-record the entire course? The updated requirements don't seem that different from the original. Which episodes contain updated content for the current exam? It would suck if the 15.5 hours I've already watched was a waste.
    Are you re-recording 70-347 as well? When do you think that'll be available?

    Thank you,
    Matt

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    Matthew Horvay

    The solution was to add some registry keys as described in the 2 articles below.
    Custom form scripts now require registry settings to be added.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Custom-form-script-is-now-disabled-by-default-bd8ea308-733f-4728-bfcc-d7cce0120e94

    https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/custom-form-security/

    The registry settings mentioned there fixed my issue.

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    Matthew Horvay

    I'm hoping someone here will be able to help with a problem I'm having designing a custom Contact form in Outlook 2016.

    This is my first time doing any development for Office or in VBA or VBScript.
    I can design and publish a Contact form with custom fields and and basic combo boxes.
    None of the sample code I've tried to put in the View Code button's Script Editor does anything. The most basic example is:

    Sub Item_Open()
    msgbox "Hello World"
    End Sub

    When I click the Run This Form button, no message box or error message appears. It seems to totally ignore the VBScript. The same thing happens with every bit of sample code I've tried.

    In the Trust Center I have Macro Settings set to "Notifications for all macros" and the Email Security options "Allow script in shared folders" and "Allow script in Public Folders" are both checked.

    I'm designing a Contact form using Office 365 32-bit Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079 Click-to-Run) Monthly Channel on Windows 10 x64 Version 1703 Build 15063.608.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you!

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    Matthew Horvay

    I submitted a trouble ticket to Practice Labs right before I wrote that post. They have already fixed the issue & the lab works correctly now. I'm very pleased with their quick response.

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    Matthew Horvay

    CompTIA Security+
    Lab 34: Using Password Cracking Tools
    Exercise 1 – Password Cracking Tools
    Task 3 – Using PWdump7
    Step 8
    It says to switch to r: on PLABWIN701.

    PLABWIN701 doesn't have a R: and I couldn't find the required pwdump7 directory on either of the drives it does have or on PLABDC01 or PLABWIN702.

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    Matthew Horvay

    I listen to podcasts during my commute to make the time more productive.
    My favorite IT ones are:
    This Week in Enterprise Tech
    Datanauts
    Network Break

    Software Engineering Radio can sometimes have topics that apply to system & network admins too like Site Reliability Engineering and Infrastructure as Code.

    I used to also listen to In Tech We Trust, IT Pro Show, and UBM Radio as well, but they all seem to have recently disappeared.

    What do the rest of you listen to? What do you recommend? I'd love to have more quality tech podcasts to subscribe to.

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    Matthew Horvay

    I just did that lab. The lab company redesigned their interface since writing those lab instructions; they really need to update them.

    What you need to do is: In the top left corner of the web page click the icon of a crossed wrench and screwdriver. That takes you to the "Settings and customization" page on the left side of the screen. Under the "Device" heading, find the "Server auto login" setting and set it to "Disable." If you started the Windows 8.1 machine before you changed the setting, you'll have to log out of it or restart it to get to the login screen. Also, it seems to save those settings even after you log out of the page & close your browser, so you probably want to re-enable it after you're done that lab.

    Hope that helps.
    -Matt

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    Matthew Horvay

    @Adam-Tyler said in Upgrade Exam Class?:

    Hello, wondering if there are any plans to create a class geared for the MCSA 2012 to MCSA 2016 upgrade exam specifically? 70-743 I believe it is. Thanks.,

    Regards,
    Adam Tyler

    They're going to direct you to put in a course request using the link near the top of the course library page. I already requested that course, so please vote it up. The more votes it gets the more likely they are to do it.

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    Matthew Horvay

    Have you looked at the Microsoft Virtual Academy and TechNet Virtual Labs stuff on PowerShell? In either place, search for PowerShell and you'll find a number of classes and labs. I think the one that helped me the most was the "Windows Server 2012 R2 - Windows PowerShell Fundamentals" Virtual Lab. Do all the labs you can find on ITPro.TV and TechNet that relate to PowerShell. You can't break anything there. Sooner or later you'll start feeling more comfortable.

    Pretty much all of the command prompt commands and syntax work in PowerShell. Get comfortable with the Get-Help and Get-Command commands. You can use them to find and figure out how to use all the other commands. Get commands are always safe; they don't change anything. Be more careful with the other types of commands like Set and Remove.

    Don't even try to memorize all the commands; there are just way to many. Learning the general syntax for powershell commands can help you figure out what a given command is likely to do even if you don't specifically know it. Practice tests will give you a good idea which groups of commands you should know for a given exam.

    Hope that helped a little.

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    Matthew Horvay

    @Ronnie-Wong said in Security+ - router security vs firewall?:

    In this case it's a basic filtering based off of "source address and protocol" or "source and destination and protocol". Most routers would be able to create some sort of inbound/outbound access control list based off of the networking elements I just listed even without the firewall or additional feature sets. For example, on a Cisco router, you'll be able to create:

    • Standard ACLs (Based on Source IP and protocol)

    • Extended ACLs (Based on Source, Destination and protocol)

    So if true? why do we need the firewall? It's because most if not all firewalls are STATEFUL firewalls whereas router ACLs are not stateful so every packet must be evaluated as "permitted" or "denied."

    Hope this helps!

    That helped a lot!

    When you say a router can filter based on protocol, are you referring to TCP, UDP, & ICMP, to port #s, or something else?

    Thanks!

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