Category Archives: Advanced Tips

Small Business Desktop Security – Our 10 Point Plan

In the past week or so we've had a number of customers express concern over the newly identified 'Gameover Zeus' malware. Many of those customers are asking if they are protected against this kind of online threat, but it's not a black and white answer. No business will ever be secure from every threat that…
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Windows Server 2012 – Updates Hang at 0%

A strange one this - but I'm sure this is the second time we've seen the problem. As I can find no other articles anywhere else on the internet about this particular issue I thought I'd write this post. We took delivery of a new Dell PowerEdge T110v2 very recently and started setting it up for a…
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BT Exchange 21CN Upgrade (Hoveton & Wroxham)

Exciting news... at least for us anyway! We are fortunate enough to be around half a mile from our local BT Telephone Exchange and as a result get a reasonably decent connection of around 8 Mbit. Yes, we know that there are plenty of users running at well over 50 Mbit on even domestic grade lines,…
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Nokia Lumia (Windows Mobile 7.5), ActiveSync and Read / Unread Email State

I am a big fan of the Nokia Lumia devices. These Windows 7.5 (Mango) devices have a very tight integration with services such as our own cloud based Microsoft Exchange mailboxes and Microsoft SkyDrive accounts. We have recently identified an issue with Windows 7.5 that does not seem to be well identified or discussed that we have…
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Securing Your WordPress Site

Visitors to this web site over the past year or so will know that our web site was cracked earlier this year. (We do not use the word hacker, that is different). We take full responsibility for this lapse in security. Our site was one of the first WordPress sites we'd ever developed at the time…
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FIX: Windows 8, Wireless Lost, Network & Sharing Centre Hangs.

A strange one on my own laptop today. I have been running Windows 8 quite happily for several weeks now and got my first glitch today. The wireless icon was showing new networks in range, but I couldn't open the list of available networks and at one point Windows reported that there was no wireless network device…
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Troubleshooting PSShutdown from APC PowerChute

If your psshutdown script works when you run it manually, but not when you call it from APC PowerChute, try making the APC services run as Administrator. Remember to stop the APC services, change the logon properties and then restart them.
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