While reading a reply to your question, you will notice a button with an icon that says "Mark as Answer."
Please select this button when a reply answers your question.
There are several reasons to do this:
Our search engine weights Answered questions more highly. By marking Answers you increase the chances that others searching this forum will find the answer directly
rather than re-posting the question.
You give credit to the hard working folks who answer your questions. This is peer to peer support, so recognition is our only reward. (Check out the Top Answerers
in 30 Days chart at the bottom of the thread list to see who is currently answering questions.)
You help Microsoft to track the health of this forum. Our forum gets 'measured' based on how many unanswered questions are in it at any time and we
work hard to keep those numbers to as low a level as possible. By marking answers, others get a more accurate understanding of how well (or badly) things are going on the forum.
You can also vote "Yes" or "No" if the reply was helpful.