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View Historical Bandwidth Usage On FortiGate 200A Including Amount Of Bandwidth Per Protocol

A company asked me to analyze some of their network traffic to verify some of the projects they are working on to cut costs won’t impact their business. One of the projects includes removing a 100 Mbps fiber connection to their colocation and replacing it with a cable modem that is asynchronous with 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. Unfortunately they do not have any solid historical network data capture software such as Cacti so before setting up such a service I had to provide initial data via what was available. One of the tools I was able to use was the dashboard data that lives in memory on their FortiGate 200A. Below is information on where to find this information in the FortiGate 200A dashboard.

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Outlook 2010 Email To Field Auto Complete Not Working, Import NK2 Outlook 2010

I recently completed a reinstall of Windows 7 on my Dell laptop and have been having to reconfigure everything for a couple days to get back up and running the same way I was before the reinstall. One thing I decided to actually upgrade in the process was Microsoft Office from MS Office 2007 to MS Office 2010. So far it appears that Office 2010 is much less bulky than 2007 so I am really happy with the upgrade choice even though typically during a reinstall I try not to upgrade many things so if there are any problems it is easier to isolate the issues. One thing that changed in Office 2010 was the nickname cache or the use of NK2 files so you have to actually import your NK2 file into Outlook 2010 for nicknames to start working. Follow the directions below to import your NK2 file into Outlook 2010.

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Clear Cached Email Addresses From Outlook 2007, Outlook.NK2 Editing

Over the past couple of years I have been using the same Outlook files which have over time built up a huge cache of invalid e-mail addresses, e-mail address that are no longer used, and various other e-mail addresses I want to remove from the e-mail address cache. The cache that I am talking about is when you compose a new message and then start typing an address into the To, CC, or BCC field it begins to auto complete. On numerous occasions I have mistyped my own address and sent emails which now brings up numerous emails similar to my own and I have to make sure I select the proper one each time. Needless to say I needed to figure out what Outlook 2007 cache file stores these messages and how to edit that file to remove and modify addresses.

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Remove RSS Feeds Folder in Outlook 2007

There are many posts on the Internet stating that the RSS feeds folder cannot be removed however this is not the case. Following the simple steps below you can remove the RSS Feeds folder. When creating the necessary registry key you will need to create the sub directories if they do not exist.

  1. Download Templates: First download the Administrative Templates from Microsoft by clicking here.
  2. Install Templates: Now you need to extract the templates to a directory on your PC. I chose to extract to C:\AdminTemplates but the location does not matter. Make sure that you note the path to the templates for later.