Office 365–Change the password expiration policy

The default password expiration policy of Office 365 is set to 90 days. That means that users have to change their password every 90 days. I think basically this is a good and secure policy but on the other side, it can be annoying and maybe your company has an other security policy or for some other reason you have to deactivate/change this.
We can change this setting through PowerShell with the Microsoft Online PowerShell Module.

 

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Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX in Windows 7 64bit

Today I bought a Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX. I didn’t expect, that it can be so complicated to install and configure that mouse. Well, it was the so called USB Receiver which made problems – The Windows 7 64bit System didn’t find a suitable driver for that micro-device.

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WerFault.exe – Windows Error Reporting Shortcomings

Today I’ll write about Windows Error Reporting on Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7, a set of Windows technologies that capture software crash and hang data from end users.

See this post as a summary of what I’ve learned when analyzing Windows Error Reporting feature and it’s ‘shortcomings’

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Disable “No Internet Access” notification on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

w2k8r2_nointernetaccess The “No Internet Access” notification on the network connection icon usually appears when you’re not connected to the Internet or you probably behind a proxy server. However, when you setting up your servers in an isolated environment without Internet access and you want to disable this notification then:

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Modify the Computer icon text to show logged on username in Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Changing the text on the Computer icon on your Remote Desktop Services Session Host is handy when a user calls you and you want to know which Session Host the user is logged on. The procedure to do this has changed since Windows Server 2003.

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Synchronize time with external NTP server on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Time synchronization is an important aspect for all computers on the network. By default, the clients computers get their time from a Domain Controller and the Domain Controller gets his time from the domain’s PDC Operation Master. Therefore the PDC must synchronize his time from an external source. I usually use the servers listed at the NTP Pool Project website.

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Windows Recovery–Load Registry

Ok, today I locked-out myself from one of my dedicated servers.. how? I changed the RDP-Port in the Registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

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And then, I FORGOT to add the new Port to the so called ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’ .. it was like a lighting strike in my body when I clicked ‘restart Server’

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