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  1. Thread: Acrobat

    by chiefnz
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    Re: Acrobat

    You need Acrobat DC/Foxit PhantomPDF or something similar if you have different file formats.

    If they are all Office documents (like word etc.) you can create the document the way you want and...
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    Re: WiFi Range Extender

    Have you considered replacing the Vodafone router? I had the same issue and replaced the Vodafone supplied router with a TP-Link unit. Problem solved...

    I was able to get Wi-Fi outside of my house...
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    Re: Win10 Update ...???

    Allow me to disagree right back...

    The rationale behind MS re-designing the Windows Update mechanism and platform is for the very reason you mention above. MS are very much aware that the average...
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    Re: Win10 Update ...???

    It should also be noted that the longer you wait between updates and upgrades the more time it will take to install those updates and upgrades when you do eventually decide to install.

    The fact...
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    Re: Windows 7 admin password recovery or reset

    Probably better off buying a new laptop really, especially given the unit is 2 years old.
  6. Thread: Headset

    by chiefnz
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    Re: Headset

    Could be interference from other sources around the headset receiver?

    Where exactly is it positioned? If it's around power cables or multi plug boards you could be "hearing" the EMI from those...
  7. Re: office 365 : when is cached email too much to cope with

    Yes that is a challenge.

    The correct solution to your problem is setting up mailbox quotas, implementing an archive solution and educating users about efficient and effective mailbox management. ...
  8. Re: office 365 : when is cached email too much to cope with

    Well theoretically, as long as your email isn't changing significantly every 5 minutes AND the mailbox isn't extremely large (GBs) you should be ok.

    In my experience I have seen cache mode work...
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    Re: YouTube to Mp3 Converter

    I use the Video DownloadHelper add-on for Firefox. Works a treat and gives multiple download options, though depending on the format you want it may ask you you to download an addtional converter.
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Sorry for the delay.

    I've been through the logs and here is what I've found... which isn't much really as you will see from the log entry types:

    For the DNS, Directory Services and DHCP Server...
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    Re: Advice on using VPN accounts.

    The "Protection/Security" will likely be the same. I've not used NORDVPN but there are likely options you can set in terms of security such as level and type of encryption and protocol in use.

    It...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    I have found that the Exchange server is a member of the "Domain Controllers" group?

    Not sure if this is meant to be here as the Exchange server doesn't have the AD role installed. Is this normal?...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    They have no spare infrastructure, it's an overseas government department with very little funding. Took me 5 weeks to convince them to buy 3 more servers.

    I may just blow the second DC away I...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Update:

    Added a secondary DC running Server 2008 R2.

    Transfer of all the FSMO roles was successful apart from the schema master.
    I tried to register the Schmmgmt.dll library by running...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Wainui are you refering to the Domain Functional Level or Server OS?

    The functional level is set to 2008 R2 and the current server is running 2012 R2.

    The new server will have 2012 R2 or 2016...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    Not much progress has been made but I did raise the domain functional level to Server 2008 R2 and there were no issues. I also found an AD Health Check Script here which I ran on the DC and apart...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    So no changes after I made the modifications. The Domain Admins group is still reverting to its defunct state.

    Some other things I found, the current DC was pointing to itself for DNS via its...
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    Re: Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    The DC is running Server 2016.

    I haven't actually looked at group policy as being the culprit here. I will check and post findings.

    Why would you even use Group Policy that way? Surely, that...
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    Troubleshooting Active Directory issues

    I have a client who is having some issues with Active Directory.

    There are 3 specific issues which I'm looking into though I suspect if I fix one it is likely to resolve the others or at the very...
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    Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Thumbs up for ESET products!

    I use their SMart Security product on all my machines, top notch and not heavy on resources.

    Anything by ESET in my opinion is better than Trend.
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    Re: Parameter is incorrect....

    You are probably getting this message because you're selecting a VHD size which is larger than the amount of free space you have on the disk.

    So in short yes I'd say that's why you're getting the...
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    Re: Parameter is incorrect....

    That won't work, when you create the VHD it will ask you where you want to store the file (vhd file) which will use existing free space on whichever disk you select.

    If you're running out of space...
  23. Thread: VDSL Issue

    by chiefnz
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    Re: VDSL Issue

    Short answer, crappy modem most likely.

    I had the same issue with Vodafone VDSL until I changed the crappy Vodafone modem to a TP-Link unit, never hd an issue after that.

    Something to look into...
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    Re: W10 upgrade what to do onwards

    Hmm ok,

    I run 2 types of backups.

    1) System backup, which is basically a backup of my OS disk I use EASEus TODO Backup Workstation for this. I run this twice a week (an incremental backup on a...
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    Re: W10 upgrade what to do onwards

    Make sure automatic updates is enabled and when updates come out install them.

    At a minimum set Windows update to install Security updates automatically. Apart from that, backup your data...
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