I love these stories
So many unsung heros to a handful of people now being told to the masses.
410 posts • joined 6 Dec 2006
So many unsung heros to a handful of people now being told to the masses.
bitlocked backup drive are open and fine. Not been an issue for a few years then started after last night. But appreciate the imput.
Customer server installed something last night and since then hourly throws this error...
File Server Resource Manager Service error: Unexpected error.
Error: GetVolumeInformation, 0x80310017, The data drive specified is not set to automatically unlock on the current computer and cannot be unlocked automatically.
It only started appearing in the logs after an update. They do have a bitlocked backup, but that has opened ok and the other drives are fine.
the links go to the same video, but great to watch them again
Still going strong, fast enough for me, battery still lasts a day. Whilst it may not have the very latest OS version, im still pleased with it. been far more reliable that the Samsung S4 it replaced (had 5 replacement handsets during the 24 months I was on that contract).
No need to upgrade yet.
You have money to burn, so that will keep the iphone warm.
I already use file resource manager to monitor various folders for ransomware activity, why not have a dummy file that's monitored and any attempt to open or change pings off an email.
I don't seem to have it, maybe it's because im running a different AV and it's disabled?
Most likely reason is women in households do the day to day paperwork. In my house the license is in the wifes name so I don't think there is anything to read into the high % being one sex over another.
All the office installations I have done for clients from 1997 have all been buy once, install, keep forever. So why is MS raving on about this one being perpetual?
I still have not yet come across a clear, black and white statement regarding 'right to be forgotten' and backups. I have read many forums and it's sort of a grey area.
For example, if a person wishes to no longer be on the system of a client, in most cases thats easy, you delete them, but what is there a system image where that information is unable to be extracted without destroying the image. Or in terms of holding 6+ years of backups, what happens if I have the ability to delete a record and then the HMRC does an audit and find gaps in my invoicing.
From what I can gather an option is to encrypt the backup and keep the key safe, but surely that still doesn't comply because all your doing is restricting access, not actually deleting.
Or what if a person comes and buys a PC, then a week later demands I remove all information about him/her? How does that work in terms of sales, invoices, warranties?
You had your freebie now cough up
Buy a bigger box with a built in smoke generator. Fix that over the top of the current one and have your own lock. Then set off the smoke and watch virgin come and figure out how to fix it.
But seriously, I guess that we all would be annoyed if something that large appeared in our window view. I imagine they are at an age where there is little to do other than watch the world go by and even that ability has been reduced. It would be similar to keeping the curtains closed all the time.
When the wife worked at a restaurant, and I used to dabble in coding the sinclair spectrum, I recreated her till (just for the fun of it). At they time they used fobs to sign in. So I did a slide to sign in at the bottom of the screen using a joystick and button (no mouse and the TV wasn't touch screen!!)
Wish I kept all of that, could be worth zillions now
The old + in Outlook and the disappearing emails. Oh how many times I have told the user to click on the plus sign. But around 3 years ago I managed to persuade a client to move away from a 2Gb web hosted imap to an onprem exchange (internal reasons, don't need downvotes because it's not on someone elses server). Anyway, bucket loads of space, 60 users, 50Gb mailboxes so each staffs email archives were all pulled in to the live mailbox. At least once a month I get a call from someone asking where the archive is as they are looking for an email from year dot. I always tell them to actually search in outlook as everything is there.
I have watched it from the start, but apart from the nudity and killing the dialogue tends to be stretched out and there's so many twists that you would have to watch the entire box set from start to end at least once to follow what's going on.
Reducing the season episodes is helping the chatter keep to a minimum but I still look forward to watching each episode.
It's a bit the 'The 100', each episode is tiresome but having watched it from the start I feel compelled to know how it ends (if it ever does)
If I were on holiday aboard I would not be concerned with mobile speeds but getting every pennies worth out of the trip. The mobile can plod away getting emails as and when.
What about emails? If a request to forget comes in, does that mean that someone has to go through all the mailboxes looking for that user?
I missed the article and thanks for the additional link. Appreciated.
This got me thinking about backups which hold client data. As I read this, those would also have to be cleaned too, but then I thought about the 6 year data retention required by the gov etc. How can a company clean old data but still be compliant?
Another way of looking at it is I run sage and have backups from day 1 of my biz. If Mr Johnny down the road comes to me and says I need to remove all his data, that will be impossible without deleting the backups, which the tax inspector will demand I restore as needed. Even editing sage won't be enough to remove him and satisfy any future audits.
imagine all those xxxx-windows.co.uk domains all suddenly disappearing!!
I had a feeling at the start of the story that the user was a girl (or a chap) looking to go out on a date and was sending tickets as a way of hooking up with Wayne. Oh well.
Good to hear the customer thank you's, always very welcome.
My clients run i3 with Windows 7. These range from around 4 years old to present. The older ones are still up to the job of running general office duties and are not much slower than their modern version. Sure HDD and memory speeds have increased, but for pulling files off a network, the speed is academic.
As far as I know, the memory on an SSD still requires a power source, usually a bank of internal capacitors. But once they go flat, yes, everything is wiped. So they are not suitable for long term archives like HDDs
How long would it take to backup that much data
The dizzies put all their prices up almost over night on what was mostly likely 'paid for' stock in their warehouses. It's got little to do with brexit and everything to do with a quick buck.
There's your issue for the smaller end of the market. It's all fine and dandy saying O365 is the way to go, but for smaller operations with small ADSL pipes, O365 is not an option and the cost of the Licenses for an on prem server of 2016 is unjustifiable (especially if you can still get 2012R2).
Dare say the cloud lovers will downvote me, but I will supply what the customer wants, not what a supplier thinks I need.
1. Documentation is the root cause
2. The dev should have had enough knowledge to have identified possible issues and raised it higher
3. Probably was on probation and sounds like he is better off out of there if they do this without investigation.
My first MP3 was Don't Speak by No Doubt and from that point committed to ripping all my audio into mp3. I still listen to it daily with some 60Gb of files on the server. In the kitchen our radio is also hooked up to the network and plays random tunes.
Only issue I will have is being able to play those tunes on future radios / devices, especially all the early ones that were purchased on digital download. I will have to look for a bulk converter but suspect long periods of time re-ripping all the CD's that's in the attic.
However for me it was to learn their full process and pass the information on. What I did like was when they opened notepad and pretended to be a card machine by pasting lines of text into it. By this time they had hung up so when I started to type random card numbers into notepad, the 'card reader' started having a conversation with me!
Windows 1703, BSOD, refused to install
Office 1703, Sage refuses to work with Outlook, Publisher missing photos, other issues. Had to go back to 1701
Windows as a Screwup
In other words, cheap now, but budget for a list price once we have your data and you have ditched all your on prem kit.
Just keep hitting a BSOD kernel trap mode. Its a HP i5, around 4 years old, no fancy hardware, all stock, but I have yet to pinpoint the cause.
It's my clients that I worry about, my machine usually take around 20 minutes to cycle the update and that's with an SSD, so those with W10 based laptops are in for a long wait. Not good.
No matter how many times I attempt to go to 1703, the computer has a hissy fit and refuses. Maybe it knows something I don't and is protecting me from future torture?
It's getting popular because it's free. I have dabbled with it and decided it's not as fantastic as people make it out to be.
Spend all this hard earned on IoT to be even lazier and then in a year or two the manfs decide to move on and turn off the servers. Your once 'must have' is now a 'must replace'.
I live out in the sticks and mice are common. Either in the walls or in the attic you can hear them. But it's the rats in the attic that tends to keep us awake at night. Loud buggers with clogs on.
I have rat traps in the attic and one went off the other night - 1:44. damn thing was determined to get out and was rattling the cage to the point where I had to grab ladders and remove the trap from the attic. it was a mouse. https://goo.gl/photos/cfud5ELm6bkXV96WA
Drove 1/2 mile up the road to release it
Not related but this reminds me of a large computer seller in Coventry that tried to fob me off with a faulty CDRW when these were SCSI based (mid 90s). They 'claimed' the reason I was having write errors was because of the soot being made from the burning process.
This was on Spiceworks earlier this week, plus more information
Sounds like a variant on steady state, just a virtualised one
I do business banking with them, and because i'm with the FSB, not only is the business banking free, the co-op gives me £25 per year.
Dead PCs I can handle, but a dead server is a whole different level of shit I can live without
When I lose a client I always ensure there is a documented handover because more often than not someone in the future might want me working for 'them' at a different company (has happened a few times), however interestingly a client that was brought out in Dec, their own IT team never at any time got in touch with me. So as far as I am concerned any future involvement is now billable. Otherwise god help them when their domain or email server throws a wobbly.
Having to create 1000 call centre jobs clearly means they have big issues with their service(s) that the current team are not able to handle regardless of where their current call operations are located.
I jumped to Three as soon as BT started sniffing around. Best thing I ever done, for me, the service quality difference was considerably better and half the monthly cost.
in which case BT couldn't do anything any. Got a similar situation at a clients, TT adsl drops out twice a month for several days at a time so we are cutting our losses, however as the line isn't BT we are getting the line transfered back before we can switch to fibre so line change with adsl upgrade.
get out of EU asap
cut fuel duty as oil in any form is the root of just about everything in modern life
cut VAT back to 15 or 17.5%
it's the taxes that's killing us, cut that back encourages growth, thus manufacturing gets healthy. Gov wins, we win
It's only because the gov wants to clear it's debts that we are all suffering.
So long as a hacker does a reset a few times a year and brings my leccy bills down
My local primary / academy which I do a lot of work for has always been royally ripped off in the past for IT and I ended up supplying their stuff for a lot less. At the moment they still use RM for their broadband and they must pay iro £15k per annum. I have tried to persuade the head to swap to the local fibre with a security appliance, but due to the security (proxy /firewall) they provide and some other tie ins they are happy to stay.
Eventually RM will price themselves out of the market.
Now that's the news I would watch, not sanitised or spoken in 'Queens English'. I think they are onto something here. Might have to go out after 11pm though.
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