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Socializing, introducing yourself, chit-chat, general non-related and off-topic talk. Newcomers post your welcome message here, it the right thread (and ONLY HERE). Forum rules must be read and followed, otherwise you will be BANNED, no questions asked.
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Do you think that I should open a new forum? Do you want to become a forum moderator? Are you looking for a specific item? This is the place for your feedbacks and requests.
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Server Operating Systems
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DNS configuration for Child Domain
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Size of volume on a file server
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DNS Setup Problems
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Photoshop Installation Problem
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Windows 7 in a machine with 512 RAM
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Backing up 2010
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Router 2600 series boot loop--newbie
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UK BT Fibre
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asa5505 ... cant set up a route ??
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Hyper V - Replication - Setup Help
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Reversing A Numbered List
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Forum for online office suite, software plus services, built around Microsoft Office platform.
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Stored Procedure to count rows
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Cloud Computing
Covers cloud computing platform and infrastructure from Microsoft.
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Cloud companies in the future
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Google Cloud Products
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OS Issue With Dell D430 Laptop
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Size vs Size on disk
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MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCDBA tracks, information, tests and other useful stuff.
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Motivation after an exam failure
Cisco certification tracks, information, tests and other useful stuff.
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Stepping into Cisco world!
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