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Remote access without VPN?

This is a somewhat common request, and one that I (as a techie) keep being baffled by. The usual story goes like this: Customer acquired Tridion back in the day when IT ruled the show. Tridion gets ...
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How to delete contact extended detail field

Operations that might result in data loss are not yet in the UI, due to the challenges and risks involved. That includes changing the type of a field. So for that, you need to do what you did in the ...
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What is the purpose of the Namespace element in cd_storage_conf.xml

You may want to change it if you're not using TCM as the source content management system for Content Delivery. This is not yet a thing, but very soon it will be.
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Special Characters not rendering properly on live website

There are normally three places that I would check for character display issues such as this: Do the characters look correct inside of the Components in the Tridion Content Management Explorer (CME)? ...
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What other ports need to enabled in firewall other than 1433 port for connectivity of DB server and CM server?

Looking at port 1433 I assume you are talking about MS SQL server. According to this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287932 Ports in the range between 1024 and 5000 should be open.
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How can I enter right-to-left (RTL) content?

You won't need to flip anything for the content to work. The editing fields in Tridion support RTL languages just fine. You'll want to mark it as RTL in the HTML/CSS of the resulting web page, and ...
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Can the legacy pack be uninstalled?

Once you've removed the legacy templates, I believe that if you re-run the installer with LEGACY_VISIBLE=TRUE, as per the installation documentation, then you should be able to de-select the legacy ...
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Remote access without VPN?

Tridion's user interface is just a web site. You can expose it privately or publicly, via http or https, with or without a VPN, however you wish. It's more a question of how you want to configure you'...
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Where are the core service timeouts configured?

Have you tried increasing the SendTimeout of your local (client side) binding, rather than the setting you found on the server? Default is 1 minute, which would seem to match your exception. Code &...
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Remote access without VPN?

As David says, the Tridion Content Management Explorer (CME) interface is just a web application, so the editorial team can access this externally, as long as the infrastructure (firewall, DNS, etc.) ...
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Configure ShowVideoPlaceholders to 'false' in DXA website

I think you can simply set this property to false in the Application_Start method of your web application global.asax. You can either directly edit the version provided with the DXA (see penultimate ...
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How do I extend an existing popup window in SDL Tridion 2011?

Some of views has ExtendableArea functionality, in this areas you can simply embed your control and associate its initialization with any of the view events. Unfortunately Link popup is not that view. ...
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Invalid cd_ambient_conf.xml

From your link to the docs, you are using Tridion 2011 SP1. There was a hotfix that addressed this issue and it should be part of the Hotfix Rollup 2 release.
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How to read ‘Tridion.ContentManager.config’ file from my ‘Custom resolver’ c# code

As a new answer to an old question, SDL Tridion Sites 9.1 added the ability to create and read custom configuration files as part of one or more extensions as part of the add-ons feature. See how to ...
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Is it possible to make deployer's incoming directory as symbolic link?

Sounds like a permissions issue to me. If the deployer cannot see the symlink, i expect whatever​ user it is running as doesn't have permission. The deployer is probably accessing the folder through ...
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Topology Type naming to facilitate database restores back through environments

A1. Indeed, to support porting/restoring the CM DB as a whole across DTAP environments, you should ensure that each environment has the same set of Topology Types (IDs) defined. You don't need to ...
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What other ports need to enabled in firewall other than 1433 port for connectivity of DB server and CM server?

If the CME and database are present on different servers , then probably try adding host entries in both the CM and database server. Port 1433 is enough to contact with the both servers. Moreover ...
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Unable to add new user from active directory

My issue is resolved now. Earlier issue was because of the security configuration of active directory(Trust and max user result). As suggested by Rob directly adding user to Trustee table and using ...
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ADF <globallyacceptedclaims>

It sounds from your question that you want to specify a wildcard in a Globally Accepted Claim and allow processing any forwarded claims that match this wildcard. Unfortunately you cannot specify ...
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ECL Adapter and SDL Web 8 - How is ECL Dll linked to SDL Web 8

Actually, those settings are available in the ExternalContentLibrary.xml file under C:\{SDLWEB Installation Folder}\Config\ You can find mount points for each of your ECL links, Example: <...
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What is the benefit of Storage Layer configuration parameters in environment variables?

AFAIK, the idea to support use of environment variables in CD configuration files was born in the context of support for Docker containers (which are immutable). But use of environment variables can ...
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What is the recommended best practice for C# Workflow using External Activity for Logging and Configuration?

I normally add it GAC on the CM server and on publisher machines. It is so widely used (because it is standard now) that it makes sense to have it there (to be system-wide available). There are quite ...
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Customize the storage configuration retrieval

If I understand it correctly, you actually want to change which storage_conf to use based on data contained in the package itself. Given that Tridion loads and caches all its configuration at startup, ...
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32bit and 64bit config settings mixed up

The config files you mention are .NET config files of the TCM Service Host and Publisher Windows Services, respectively (so, completely unrelated to Java). TcmServiceHost.exe is compiled with AnyCPU ...
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How do we add a second website publication to our Tridion environment?

As you two websites are on different drives (E and F), but on the same server (presumably), you can do this by having Publication specific settings within your cd_storage_conf.xml file. <?xml ...
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Configure ShowVideoPlaceholders to 'false' in DXA website

The value is indeed hard-coded to true in BaseMediaHelper, so if you want to use false, you will have to create your own subclass which sets it to false and register your class instead of ...
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Problem with runing locally project with tridion and DD4T- unable to load dll 'xmogrt': the specified module could not be found

DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL 'xmogrt': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E) To avoid exception 2, install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 ...
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Is there any way to warn user while uploading large multimedia file in tridion

Although it is possible to write a handler for the component save event, this would probably be too late. A better approach would be to write a GUI extension that checks the size of the file when the ...
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Where are OData/ADF Access Tokens stored?

The data can be shared across machine using following: In the cd_storage_conf.xml, in session wrappers give the same machine name across all the servers that are sharing the access token. Given ...
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Special Characters not rendering properly on live website

just adding to @jonathan's - Check various options available on Elena's blog. i overlooked it recently to resolved my chinese characters issue but ultimately it resolved my issue, it takes care of all ...
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