Outlook 2010 address history

Have you moved computers and lost your address history? You know the history when you start typing an address and a list drops down to show you all the email addresses that match?

Well there’s a file, the <profilename>.NK2 file that needs to be loaded.

You have to copy it from your old location

  1. XP:
    • drive:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.
  2. Vista and above:
    •  Drive:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

Find the NK2 file and copy it to the new location

Then in a command prompt type: outlook.exe /importnk2


This came from AutoCompleteNames and Import Nk2 Files into Outlook 2010

Data Breach Investigations Report 2011

DBIR 2011

Includes Data from US Secret Service and Dutch High Tech Crime Unit

This is an awesome read, if you are interested in current, historical and future IT security trends. Here’s some tidbits:

  • Who is behind data breaches?
    • 92% stemmed from external agents (+22%)
    • 17% implicated insiders (-31%)
    • <1% resulted from business partners (-10%)
    • 9% involved multiple parties (-18%)
  • How do Breaches occur?
    • 50% utilized some form of hacking (+10%)
    • 49% incorporated malware (+11%)
    • 29% involved physical attacks (+14%)
    • 17% resulted from privilege misuse (-31%)
    • 11% employed social tactics (-17%)
The report consolidates all types of breaches to servers and data, including hacking, malware, social, misuse, error, physical and environmental. Using the A4 (Agent, Action, Asset, Attribute) elements and the VERIS framework The Report presents a grid depicting 630 individual Threat Events.
Here’s the report for you to read for yourself:
Data Breach Investigation Report 2011

Right-click takes forever

I noticed my office computer took too long to open the right click menu. So of course I researched it and found a great article that worked, here. and here

Basically you delete non-Microsoft right-click shell handlers.

My preferred method is to edit the registry, but then I live boldy.


Registry Key Description
HKCR \*\shellex\contextmenuhandlers Files
HKCR\AllFileSystemObjects\shellex\ contextmenuhandlers Files and file folders
HKCR\Folder\shellex\contextmenuhandlers Folders
HKCR\Directory\shellex\contextmenuhandlers File Folders
HKCR\<ProgID>\shellex\contextmenuhandlers File class
HKCR\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers Desktop


I exported the original, in case I needed to restore the registry key, but generally, I left the most basic choices.



Free Online CISSP Exam Prep Clinics

There’s a free 2 day CISSP prep class that is given by the Univerity of Fairfax that could help people study for the exam. It’s not a replacement for class study, but a preparation for taking the CISSP exam.

You can find out more information here:

CISSP Clinic I: Domains 1 – 5
CISSP Clinic II: Domains 6 – 10

The Classes are on Oct 13 & 20th

I received this information from the LinkedIn Information Security Community Group

Microsoft SQL AdventureWorks Diagrams

I found these informative SQL Diagrams that clearly show the relationships in the AdventureWorks Databases.



 Here’s a sample of one of the PDFs

How to Connect to and Shadow the Console Session

mstsc -v:servername /F -console

shadow 0 (zero)

EVO Profile Update

Resets Data


Resets Phone, Data and all Settings on Phone


UPDATE: 22 Dec 2011

CISSP Study Guides

Hi Guys,

Below are the documents for CISSP Study Guides, including Practice Exams. Don’t forget FreePracticeExams.org.




My Highlighted PDF’s



Here’s the link and the exe for clients to use


TeamViewer QuickSupport

SharePoint Alternate Access Mappings

To fix the following error in SharePoint 2010 I used the steps outlined below. My setup was a Single Sharepoint Machine with NO Active Directory:

Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator.

Then in Central Administration follow these steps:

  1. Go to Application Management >> Alternate Access Mappings
  2. Choose the correct URL from Alternate Access Mapping Collection (Page Left)
  3. Click Edit Public URLs
  4. Enter Intranet & Internet domain names
  5. Click Save