How do I Remove Hidden Data, Personal Info and Metadata from Microsoft Office Documents

You may not be aware that Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio files often contain hidden or personal information like comments, revision marks, headers, footers and watermarks. This could place you in an embarrassing or compromising position.

In order to protect any sensitive information from accidentally being made public, perform the following steps before sharing a document with other people.

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How do I embed TTF fonts in Microsoft Word Documents in Windows?

Font type used in a Word document determine how that document appears when viewed or printed. If you use custom font type in Word document, embedding fonts will retain layout and formatting of document otherwise Microsoft Word will substitute the custom font with default font.

Microsoft Word allows you to embed TrueType font in Word document and need to be available for embedding. After embed a font, Word document file size will be increase approximately the size of the TrueType font (.ttf) file.

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[Solved] Microsoft Outlook 2016 Prompt Start in Safe Mode, Faulting module Event 2000

Problem: In Windows 10 environment, When try to open Microsoft Outlook 2016 (or another Office application on Windows Terminal Services), error message below prompting:

"Something is wrong with one of your data files and outlook needs to close."

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"Outlook couldn't start last time. Safe mode could help you troubleshoot the problem, but some features might not be available in this mode."
"Do you want to start in safe mode?"

Open Outlook 2016 in Safe Mode

Event viewer show below error happen:
Event ID: 2000
Source: Outlook
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\mspst32.dll

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How to Create and Configure Shared Mailbox in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Shared mailbox is a mailbox that’s not primarily associated with a single user and is generally configured to allow access for a group of users to read, send email and share common calendar or shared contact list. Below are the steps for how to create shared mailbox using Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and Exchange Management Console (EMC) GUI in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

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[Solved] Windows System Timeout Error Event 7011, Service control manager, while waiting response from VMtools

Problem: Windows System Error Event 7011, Service control manager “A timeout (30000 milisecond) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service.” This timeout event error only happen on windows VM with 8.6.5 version of VMWare tools. Basically this is not an application or service specific but a generic windows error and it can occur with other services too.

Windows Event Error 7011 timeout while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service
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[Solution] Error 8000FFFF Installing KB4457144 Windows Security Updates

Problem: Error 8000FFFF “Windows Update encountered an unknown error” show when perform KB4457144 security updates on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. This is a known issue, Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 may fail to install the cumulative update if you do not have KB3177467 Servicing stack critical updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 September 2016 installed.

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How to Access BIOS or Boot Menu using Windows 10 Recovery Advanced Startup

Problem: Windows 8/8.1/10 shutdown is hybrid shutdown where contents of memory are saved to disk to achieve faster startup. However, turning on the PC after a hybrid shutdown does not allow for pressing F1 or F12 during startup to enter BIOS because Windows boot up too quickly to listen for a key press at startup. Follow below steps in order to access BIOS on Windows 10 PC.

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[Solved] Windows 10 Update Failed “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes.”

Problem: Windows 10 unable to perform Windows Update with error “Your device is missing important security and quality fixes.”, after clicking on “Check for updates” button still showing “You’re not up to date” message with same error message.

Windows 10 Update Error

Additionally, Windows 10 System Tray show Windows Update error icon with red exclamation mark as below.

Windows 10 System Tray show Update error icon with red exclamation mark
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[Solved] INFO “The user does not have the RSOP data” Error show after gpresult /r command

Problem: After execute gpresult /r command in order to displays Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) summary data, Windows Group Policy (GPO) not applied and also fails to show user group memberships with error message “INFO: The user does not have RSOP data” show. This technical issue happen to both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

INFO: user does not have the RSOP data
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[Solved] Windows 10 Update Error code C1900204 couldn’t be installed

Problem: Windows 10 Update show error Windows 10 couldn’t be installed with error code 0xc1900204 “Windows Update ran into a problem” when download the new update released from Microsoft but failed to complete update installation.

Windows 10 couldn’t be installed
Error(s) found: Code C1900204 Windows Update ran into a problem.

Windows 10 Update Error code C1900204 couldn't be installed
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