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by bigjohn888jb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear

The copier is a Konica Minolta bizhub c654e. The scanner has all rights to the network share. The share consists of hundreds of separate folders and the scan can be directed to go to any of them. Generally, when they scan, it is to a specific folder that no one else is using. There is no document co...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Outlook 2013 attachments are causing original to disappear

I've got a user who is using outlook 2013. She is scanning in a document using a copier to the Windows 2012 server share. The document type is a pdf. She then goes back to her computer, creates a new email and attaches the scans and sends them. The problem is that erratically the original file on th...
by bigjohn888jb
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Endpoint Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Endpoint Protection

I've been using Symantec Endpoint Protection for small business for years. Now that Broadcom has purchased them, they are even harder to deal with. I'm looking for input on a new solution. Has anyone used Sophos Endpoint protection? I need protecton for 35 computers that is good protection that does...
by bigjohn888jb
Tue May 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Office 365 change an alias to an email account
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Office 365 change an alias to an email account

I want to change an existing alias to a regular email account. Once I delete the Alias and then create the user, how long does it take for the email that was going to the alias to go to the newly created mailbox? During this transition, will any mail be lost if it is sent while making this change?
by bigjohn888jb
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows server upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Windows server upgrade

I am about to upgrade a company that has a Windows 2012 R2 essentials server. I am moving them to A Windows 2019 essentials. My question is regarding the computer name. Would it make sense to name it the same so any software moved to the new server can use the same configuration they were using? The...
by bigjohn888jb
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: hardware

Good info - thanks.

So if we upgrade the video, this would be a decent game computer?
by bigjohn888jb
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 547

hardware

Hi, A friends son wants a new computer for gaming and video streaming. He's on a tight budget and put together the following system. They are looking for my blessing that this would be a good computer for him. I am not current with game hardware needs to "really" play these games successfu...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

I thought this was done, but discovered while the Windows 10 update seemed to fix the problem with the one copier, the other one still had problems. The printer people tried to blame it on the network, but after putting a switch and a workstation right next to the copier and unplugging from the rest...
by bigjohn888jb
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

I installed windows KB4482887 and my printing seems to be fixed. I was also experiencing a disconnect with running remote desktop through a vpn and that seems to have been fixed.

thanks for all the input.
by bigjohn888jb
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

I made image backups of all the Windows 10 computers. I took one that was 2 years old and restored it. There were no Windows updates in it. It printed fine - 2 seconds and it's coming out of the printer. I am going to go through the major updates and do practice printouts at each one and see if I no...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

Rolled back Windows 10 1809 and now we are printing.

Any way to roll back the 1809 on the computers that are past the 10 day window for roll back? Or do you know the patch you got that fixed 1809?
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

Ludi: Programs: Adobe for the pdf files and Windows photo for the jpgs. I downloaded Irfanview for the photos and found if i shrunk the files I could get them to print. I tried opening the pdf in Word Perfect and Edge, but did not make a difference with the print. I am not using any print tracking s...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

They are connected to the network. I have not connected to them directly (via usb). I did do a print test right from the server through the network and it was slower than it used to be, but it did print (took 3 to 4 minutes to send in the file from the spooler). I was thinking of hooking up a Window...
by bigjohn888jb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

They both have 4 mg of ram and a 250 GB hard drive.

I would have to ask the copier people about adding more ram.

But until 3 weeks ago, this seemed adequate.
by bigjohn888jb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Problem with Konica Bizhub c654e color copier / printer / scanner

Hi, We have two of these and up to 3 weeks ago we had no problems printing to them. Environment – 25 Windows 10 pro computers, Windows 2012R2 server. About 3 weeks ago, we started having problems printing large jpg and color PDF files. They used to print within 10 to 15 seconds. Now you can watch th...
by bigjohn888jb
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: raid hard drive errors
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

raid hard drive errors

I have a lsi megaraid sas 9271-8i controller with a raid 1 ( two drives) and raid 5 (three drives) and a dedicated hot spare for the raid5. One of the raid 5 drives is kicking up an error in the Pred Fail Count, about 1 more each day. I'd like to replace the drive. My question is, if I right click t...
by bigjohn888jb
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best 24 port managed switches
Replies: 17
Views: 12216

Best 24 port managed switches

I just lost two Netgear d5724T switches from a power surge coming through the network cables. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Are there heartier switches, or would have any failed? These are rack mounted and a third switch was OK. I thought of changing to Cisco, but have seen a lot of commen...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HP ProLiant ML30 G9 4U hard drives
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Re: HP ProLiant ML30 G9 4U hard drives

I found some old rails from way back when you needed rails to install hard drives in the old computer cases. Was able to adapt them to allow the hard drives to fit. The HP noticed that it was not their hard drives and warned me that they would not blink the light (oh how terrible) but they set up as...
by bigjohn888jb
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: HP ProLiant ML30 G9 4U hard drives
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

HP ProLiant ML30 G9 4U hard drives

I just bought a HP ProLiant ML30 G9 4U. I was planning on putting in standard enterprise sata hard drives. Very low usage server. What I have found is that HP has made the drive storage area not fit standard sata drives. Apparently they want you to buy HP drives to fit in here. Is there any inexpens...
by bigjohn888jb
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: tweak sql software
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: tweak sql software

For testing, I used my backup server where I have all this installed so If something terrible happens to the main server (like a fire), that I have some recourse. What I did is I stuck a SSD in and moved the D:\program files\Microsoft SQL server folder to the ssd. Then did a mklink to the folder on ...
by bigjohn888jb
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: tweak sql software
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

tweak sql software

I have a Xeon e5-2620 @ 2.00ghz, 32 GB of ram, (2) 233Gb mirrored Sata drives for the boot drive and (4) 280Gb sas drives in a raid 5 for my "D>" drive. I installed the software and the SQL to the D> drive, thinking that would give me the most speed. I also have 4 network interfaces teamed...
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: isp redundancy
Replies: 12
Views: 6308

Re: isp redundancy

What I think will work. I put the following script in my Openbsd firewall in the ifstated.conf. I have both isps connected to different network cards, I only have given a hostname configuration for the fios one. If the ping fails to return from google, it copies the hostname information for comcast ...
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: isp redundancy
Replies: 12
Views: 6308

Re: isp redundancy

I'll take a look at the Ubiquiti products.  Any particular one I should look at or just look around?

I have an Openbsd firewall that I'm currently just using with Samba, but I used to use it as a router, so I'll check out adding another nic and see what I might end up with that.

thanks,
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: isp redundancy
Replies: 12
Views: 6308

isp redundancy

I am currently switching to Fios from Comcast.  I am considering keeping the internet connection from Comcast as a backup.  What is the easiest way to use this as a fall over (if that is the right term)? I would like to have both cable and fiber optic available and to automatically go to the backup ...
by bigjohn888jb
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 4732

Re: upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes

Turned out to be Windows 10 problem. This was a windows 7 32 bit. Ran the Windows 10 upgrade again ( i had cloned the disk before starting originally) and had the same problem. Found if I ran windows 10 long enough, it would start having random problems ( file explorer would not load, could not get ...
by bigjohn888jb
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 4732

Re: upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes

Tried as administrator - no difference. Process explorer showed Word Perfect running and then when I tried to open or save, no extra activity, but Word perfect hung. Went and looked and the file was saved, but the swirly just kept spinning and would not let me continue. Seems almost like some securi...
by bigjohn888jb
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 4732

upgrading to windows 10 and wordperfect freezes

I have been upgrading a law firm to Windows 10 from Windows pro 32 & 64 bit. They are running Word Perfect 14, 15, & 16. Some of the system upgrade fine and on some if you try and open a document, you get a "swirley" and WP hangs. If you create a new document, it allows you to type...
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration

I may have come up with a work around.

I right clicked on the Word Perfect icon, properties, the compatibility tab, and told it to run like it was on Windows XP service pack 3. I also choose at the bottom to run as an administrator. So far, the problem seems to have gone away.
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration

I thought about the vm but they would probably balk at the software and labor for doing this to 31 computers. I tried turning off hardware acceleration, and thought it might work, but it just took a little longer before the problem came back. I noticed a "freeze" where the reformatting for...
by bigjohn888jb
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

moving from WordPerfect to Word 2013 aberration

A law firm is finally moving from Wordperfect (13,14,& 15) to Word 2013. They have years of documents, templates, and macros that they are used to using. So they want to eventually be Word exclusive, but will have months of using both programs while they are learning and adapting. Word has been ...
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