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A collection of useful information, Tips and “How To’s” gathered during my time as an IT consultant. You can navigate the site via the “Categories” menu on the right, or you can use the search box in the top right. I welcome articles from others – feel free to create an account and post. I …

Setup Backup Exec 2010 R2

In the example below I am setting up Backup Exec 2010 R2 on a windows 2008 server in an active directory domain. There is a locally installed Tape drive. I am creating a single “daily backup” job to run on week nights. Step 1: Create Logon Account From the home screen select “1. Create Logon …

Install Sophos via Group Policy

Note – the below example is used with Sophos Enterprise. It will also work with SBE but you will need to modify the batch file accordingly. Step 1: Create GPO Create a GPO and link it at the appropriate place in active directory. Note – by default this GPO will apply to authenticated users. You …

Setup Access to Belkin USB hub

1. Install belkin software This is located on the S:\Software\Belkin Network USB Hub 2. Install USB drivers copy the usbd.sys file from the belkin folder on the s: drive into c:\windows\system32\drivers (this is for win2003) a reboot is needed (this can be done after step 3 instead) You could also try installing the USB controller …

Mobile Phone Simulators (T-mobile UK)

If you ever need to configure mobile phones remotely for emails goto…: http://support.t-mobile.co.uk/help-and-support/index?page=findyourphone&cat=FIND_YOUR_PHONE&brand=null&filter=%3Adescending&brands …and find your model. This site contains interactive maps that will walk you through the setup step by step. Don’t forget on MS devices you need to configure ActiveSync!! (not mailbox direct)

How to Configure Wyse Terminals

The idea should be that you go to site, plug in a network cable, monitor keyboard and mouse and switch it on. The configuration shouldn’t be done on the WYSE but done in an ini file that the WYSE will access as it boots up. Here’s how it’s done. Initial configuration – (takes about 40min …

Join a Buffalo Linkstation to Active Directory

Just taken me a while to work this out so here’s how to do it properly: 1. Basic tab of TeraStation (TS): a. Set name b. Date: set time zone (Enable NTP, default NTP server is fine) 2. Network IP Address Properties – set fixed IP address. DNS server must be that of AD. 3. …

Websense misc

Useful URLs Proxy query page http://query.webdefence.global.blackspider.com/ Confirm whether a browser is correctly configured or not by accessing the query page. Hosted Web Security monitoring tool http://www.mailcontrol.com/utility/WDmonitor/monitor.mhtml Test web connectivity and performance from any browser using the Hosted Web Security Monitoring Tool. Roaming home page http://home.webdefence.global.blackspider.com/?p=1:4393 Roaming users should set their home page to this address. …

Misc Tips for Troubleshooting Backups As advised by Jamie! 1) Remove from Boot.ini /3GB /userva=3030 (Exchange memory customization) 2) Edit the registry and create a new DWORD Value ‘PoolUsageMaximum’ in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management and set initial value to 60, if the back up fails lower this number by 25%. Repeat until successful. 3) More Registry …

Backup Exec Support Tool

Is available here – http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/downloads/export.asp?ddProduct=BEWNT&file=BE_SupportTool_352258.exe&source=1&url=/pub/support/products/Backup_Exec_for_WindowsNT/&id=352258 It is compatible with version 11d onwards and runs tests on hardware, service accounts and the backup exec software. It searches the event logs amongst other things and presents its findings in a pretty cool report which tells you exactly what’s wrong with the current setup. Combined with the vendor …