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I am testing Web Root Endpoint Security and found that using the default server policy is slowing screen refreshes intermittently on my terminal server for users and my self; as soon as I remove the endpoint all is good; even with only my self connected via RDP to server; resources look good but I need help with Policy adjustments that could be causing slowness for Remote desktop protocol Thanks Mike
Many businesses are currently trying [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft039s-amirunningxpcom-states-the-obvious-educates-the-consumer]to upgrade their PCs from Windows XP[/url] to a more modern version before XP loses its support on April 8th. Today, Microsoft has released what it is calling the Windows 8.1 User Readiness Toolkit, which is designed to help IT administrators help their fellow co-workers easily move to using the latest version of Windows. The [url=http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/03/12/announcing-the-windows-8-1-user-readiness-toolkit.aspx]Microsoft Springboard Series blog[/url] has more information on what the toolkit contains. It includes things like email templates that can be sent to all of a business's employees with tips and information about Windows 8.1. The emails are designed to be timed so that they can be sent out on specific dates (10 days before Windows 8.1 is used, 5 days before, Day 1 of the
They're simplifying their licensing: [list] [*][b]Free [/b] [*][b]Pro[/b] - $250 per administrator/year (req's key) The [b]Pro level will include[/b] the Basic subscription. [*][b]Enterprise[/b] - $500 per administrator/year (req's key + activation) The [b]Enterprise level will include[/b] what was formerly known as the Advanced subscription. The Enterprise level [b]also introduces multi-user support [/b]for Deploy and Inventory (starting in 3.1 versions). This is a commonly requested feature for our customers who have more than a single admin.[/list]More details [url=http://www.adminarsenal.com/pdq-licensing/]here[/url]. Anyone a current PDQ users? They seem to make a pretty good product.
I use BackBlaze at home and they do a great job. Not only do they have great online backup service, they also sponsor [url=http://www.worldbackupday.com/]World Backup Da[/url]y. Walter Mossberg just did a [url=http://recode.net/2014/03/11/triple-coverage-back-up-your-computer-in-three-ways/]nice review[/url] of them. They do both consumer and business backups. They also do some really [url=http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/]nice blog posts[/url] about reliability of hard drives and how they run their business. Their backup saved my bacon as the HD on my old iMac died. I had an external drive I backed up to with Time Machine, but it turned out that drive had errors as well. The online backup ended up doing the trick. Glad I was using belt and suspenders :)
Per [user=12807][/user] 's suggestion in [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Business-Discussions/What-sort-of-bandwidth-do-you-have-at-work/m-p/88446#M150]this thread[/url], I'm breaking this out into a separate discussion. What's the worst mess you've inherited from the former IT person? For me I think it was a donor "database" that happened to just be a word document filled with the contact info of all their donors. To make matters worse, there wasn't much standardization to the layout. I spend about a week writing a Perl script to try and parse all the data and at least put it in an Excel spreadsheet.
This is why I never put anything in writing, no matter how private, that I wouldn't be ok with the whole world seeing: [url=http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/tech/web/linked-in-cleveland-job-bank/index.html?hpt=hp_c2]http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/tech/web/linked-in-cleveland-job-bank/index.html?hpt=hp_c2[/url]
I'm using the Business User Protection package and try as I might I cannot get Webroot to automatically quarantine a virus. I have tried on several different machines with different OS versions and no joy. Even with the test virus that Webroot recommend using it still won't quarantine the item. The most annoying thing is that it is being recognised as such, but the user can still run the application. Even Webroots own test one! This just isn't acceptable if I have to deploy this into a business as the user will have run the virus long before I get a chance to clean it off the system. And is there anyway to alert the user that there is a virus present, preferably with a custom message? I really like the Webroot features, but I'm on the verge of going for another product. Rob
Microsoft officially changed the name of their enterprise-based SkyDrive Pro [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/onedrive-for-business-apps-released-for-ios-and-windows-81]to OneDrive for Business[/url] a week ago and today the company confirmed that it will offer a way to access the data storage service without having to also get an Office 365 subscription. In a post [url=http://blog.onedrive.com/one-place-for-all-your-work-files-introducing-onedrive-for-business/]on the OneDrive blog[/url], Microsoft said that the stand alone service will be offered starting on April 1st. It will give each employee 25GB of free cloud storage space along with the option to buy additional storage. The blog states: [quote]"With the new offering, businesses of all sizes can get started with a full-featured and intuitive file sync and share service that includes Office Online, so employees can collaborate on Office documents in real time via a browser or using their Office desktop applications.
Good Morning One of our customer tested WSA on Win Server and noticed that Webroot after logging out from 'Win Server Terminal Session' is not shutting down properly. The process wrsa.exe need to be killed manually. It is rather unwanted effect - maybe you guys know something about this?
If so, what are your plans after EOL? According to[url=http://www.techproresearch.com/article/windows-xp-support-ending-but-many-users-will-stick-with-os/] this article[/url], 37% of organizations surveyed are just going to keep using it even though there will be no patches or security updates. You guys having trouble making a case for upgrades or are your organizations on top of it?
Let's have some fun! Post your favorite system admin memes! :robotlol: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/6131iC447063AF7E668BC.jpg[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/6133i971FF18CB6E2B282.jpg[/img] I bet between all of us, we've got a lot of good ones.
If you are a small business, you will soon be able to get a version of Windows that has previously been available mostly for larger companies. Today, Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Enterprise Edition will be sold as a stand alone product for anyone to purchase starting on March 1st. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8377i937E3EE2E2218CC6.jpg[/img] Previously, access to the Enterprise SKU was only possible for small businesses if they signed up to use Windows Intune, or for middle and large companies via a volume license deal with a Software Assurance subscription. However, it appears that Microsoft has received requests from many customers to gain access to the Enterprise version without having to sign up for any kind of service. According to [url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-add-a-standalone-windows-enterprise-version-to-its-business-line-up-7000026860/]a statement sent to ZDNet[/url] by a Microsoft spokesperson: "
It's always fun to hear people's stories of how they got started. For me it was the classic accidental IT pro. I graduated from college and had no idea what I wanted to do next. Ended up working for a government contractor who had a contract to support a couple hundred people in a department at HHS in DC. I'd grown up tinkering and programming (my first computer was a C64) so I enjoyed getting to learn more in a professional setting. Back in those days hardware was a lot more tricky (anyone remember dip switches and IRQ settings) and it was fun for me to get my hands on a much wider range of stuff than I had at home. We were a Novell shop so I got to learn Groupwise. From there I spent about 10 years doing SMB IT work until I found my way to community management. How about you guys? How'd you get your start?