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Reclaiming disk space from “system volume information”



Windows saves information related to system restore inside “system volume information” and it is used when you actually perform a restoration (which is indeed a great facility). But when struggling for more disk space, I am sure you wouldn’t mind doing a trade off between what portion of your disk you want to give away for that purpose and what portion you want to keep for yourself.


Now here are some commands that you could use in the Command Prompt console in administrator mode in order to view and resize the space allocated for SVI:



1. To see the space allocated and used for “system volume information”:

– Open Command Prompt with “Run as Administrator” option

– Type in: vssadmin list shadowstorage

– You will see Used Space, Allocated Space and Maximum Space for “system volume information”

2. To see the restore information stored therein:

– Use in the same console command: vssadmin list shadows

3. To resize the maximum allocated space:

– Type in command: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[here add the drive letter]: /For=[here add the drive letter]: /Maxsize=[here add the maximum size]

– E.g., vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=4GB

– You will see a prompt confirming resize done

– You can check the status again using the command discussed in point 1 above

4. Just to get rid of the space already consumed, but sticking to the same size of max-size as before:


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Private Registration FAQ

What is the difference between public and private domain name registration?

Per our registrar agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact and registrant information listed for your domain name must be made public. Using false information is a violation and can lead to the termination of your domain name registration.


We understand most people do not want their personal contact information (name, address, email address, and phone number) made public in the Whois database. That’s why we have offered Private Registration services since 2002.


When you purchase Private Registration services, the Whois database lists a generic name, mailing address, and phone number instead of your personal contact information. we also create a private unique email address for your domain name — you decide to have any arriving email forwarded, filtered for spam, or not forwarded at all.
Although the listed registrant of your domain name is generic on the Whois database, you retain FULL CONTROL over your domain name.


You can:
• Cancel, sell, or renew your domain name
• Control the content for your website
• Set the nameservers for your domain name
• Update your underlying domain name contact information
• Resolve any and all disputes involving your domain name


Private Registration provides a variety of benefits! It helps you:
• Protect your identity
• Stop domain name-related spam
• Thwart harassers and stalkers
• End data mining
• Maintain personal and family privacy
• Prevent your domain from being hijacked
• Shield legitimate entrepreneurial business endeavors
• Voice political and other First Amendment speech


We do not allow you to use our private domain name services for spamming, violating the law, or engaging in morally objectionable activities. Violating these policies will result in service cancellation.


Can I request a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a private domain?


Yes, you can request an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a privately-registered domain name. We need to verify that you control the domain you intend to secure, and EV certificates have strict verification guidelines.


To verify that you control the domain, you must respond to emails sent to the Registrant or Administrative contacts listed in a Whois search for the domain name. Because private registration services block personal email addresses from displaying, many registrars let users forward email received by the proxy address. After you set up email forwarding, contact us to resend the email.


If you have private registration, see Set Email Forwarding for Domains with Privacy to set up email forwarding in your account.


See more details about this document at Go Daddy!



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Win 10 VPN Setup

Connecting to our VPN Server from windows 10.


Go >  settings> Click Network & Internet > VPN


VPN Type:  Point to Point





Connect using setup above.



To disconnect after you are finished




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WordPress 4.3 Update

While the version 4.2 brought us a lot of revolutionary improvements like browsing and switching themes in the Customizer, Emoji support and an improved Press This button, version 4.3 will totally change the way you use WordPress on small-screen and touch-enabled devices.


WordPress 4.3 focuses on improving both Admin UI and the Editor on touch-enabled and small screen devices. The editor will be loaded with outstanding features like saving/updating content without refreshing the page and working of Cmd/Control+S in the text view, on the other side, the Admin UI will retire media-new.php and have better responsive list tables. Additionally, several guest contributors will also be reimagining and improving the Network Admin UI for mobile.


Security has always been a crucial concern in WordPress and once again, WordPress team is focusing a lot on making websites more secure than ever. As WordPress’ biggest chink in armor is passwords, version 4.3 is getting a major overhaul in terms of how passwords are chosen. Below are four main points that Mark Jaquith, who is leading the team working on passwords, has included in his plan for passwords:



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AQTRONIX WebKnight is an application firewall for IIS and other web servers and is released under the GNU General Public License.


More particularly it is an ISAPI filter that secures your web server by blocking certain requests.


If an alert is triggered WebKnight will take over and protect the web server.
It does this by scanning all requests and processing them based on filter rules, set by the administrator.


These rules are not based on a database of attack signatures that require regular updates.
Instead WebKnight uses security filters as buffer overflow, SQL injection, directory traversal, character encoding and other attacks.


This way WebKnight can protect your server against all known and unknown attacks.
Because WebKnight is an ISAPI filter it has the advantage of working closely with the web server, this way it can do more than other firewalls and intrusion detection systems, like scanning encrypted traffic.


More Details:AQTRONIX WebKnight


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FQDN to folder in aliased FQDN using htaccess

Simple method of displaying aliased FQDN to a folder in the primary web site. You have two domain names but you do not want the second name just pointing to the primary name as a domain alias! You would rather have it pointing to a folder instead.


Sample.net is an alias of sample.com


RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^sample\.net [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://sample.com/services/tech-services-solutions/$1 [R=301,L]


# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress



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TinyMCE Advanced

TinyMCE Advanced: This is a must have plugin for any WordPress install.


This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on what buttons are chosen.


Some of the features added by this plugin
◾Support for creating and editing tables.
◾More options when inserting lists.
◾Search and Replace in the editor.
◾Ability to set Font Family and Font Size.
◾And many others.


With this plugin you will also be able to enable the TinyMCE menu. It is a convenient way to access a lot of features that are not used frequently.


More info; plugin download here:


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All in One WP Migration Plugin

A revolutionary deployment solution for WordPress that will finally solve the problem with deployment from and to a website. This WordPress plugin takes care of your database, your plugins and your media files. The end result is a very small package that can be deployed automatically using the plugin’s one step import or manually by hand following our guide.


The plugin allows you to export your database, media files, plugins, and themes. You can apply unlimited find and replace operations on your database and the plugin will also fix any serialization problems that occur during find/replace operations.

All in One WP Plugin is the first plugin to offer true mobile experience on WordPress versions 3.3 and up.

◾Tested the plugin on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 with the default available IIS

◾You will need to make sure that Windows\TEMP folder has write permissions for the IIS user


Memory_limit requirement of only 32MB
◾The plugin handles archiving of files by using 2048 bytes of chunks
◾The plugin processes database find/replacement in chunks of 1MB


Plugin Source:




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Pydio 6.0

pydio Pydio 6.0 has been released. It is the first open source file sync & sharing solution to deliver tight control of information on the scale demanded by enterprises and service providers, and to combine this with the same intuitive ease-of-use found in modern consumer apps and cloud services.


Pydio is open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform for your company. It is an alternative to SaaS Boxes and Drives, with more control, safety and privacy, and favorable TCOs.


As easy to use as great consumer software, Pydio is designed to provide enterprise grade security and control. Unbelievably easy to install for System Administrators, Pydio connects instantly to your existing employee directories.


We have made this available as a standalone product or to a website as an install script available with our Linux shared hosting.  See the Pydio You tube channel here.



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WordPress SEO by Yoast


WordPress SEO by Yoast

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin.


WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 (and updated every few months) and it’s still true today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further!
This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.




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