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Online Backup - who uses it and what do you use?
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 :)
Worst mess you've inherited?
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.
How to ruin your reputation in one easy step
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 will offer OneDrive for Business as stand alone service starting April 1st
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.
wrsa.exe and Win Server
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?
How many of you are still stuck with XP?
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?
System Admin Memes
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.
Microsoft will sell Windows Enterprise Edition stand alone SKU March 1st
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: "
How did you get into IT?
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?
Anyone use Spiceworks and know about SpiceRex, their community mascot?
If you're not familiar with him, he is the mascot invented by the Spiceworks community. He travels around[url=http://community.spiceworks.com/spicerex] visiting IT pros[/url] and seeing the sights. He stopped by the Webroot office, so I gave him a tour and posted a bunch of photos. You can see them in the SpiceRex group on the Spiceworks community [url=http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/449365-spicerex-touring-the-webroot-office]here[/url].
Adding the entire program/application to white list & directory exclusion
Hi If it possible (for example through WR support) to adding the entire program/application to white list - not with file MD5 one by one? And if it possible to excluded some directory from scanning? My customer has a program that is updated frequently and would like to have it taken care of once and for all. Thank you in advance for answer
Neat idea: cable tester that connects to your smartphone
It's called Pockethernet and is $17k towards its $50k goal: [url=http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pockethernet-the-swiss-army-knife-for-network-administrators]http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pockethernet-the-swiss-army-knife-for-network-administrators[/url] If it does half the things they're aspiring to put in it, looks worth the price if you already have a smartphone.
Yahoo password breach - good opportunity to educate your users
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8075iE7A097B7487C53ED.jpg[/img] Our own [user=122][/user] is quoted [url=http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240213571/Hackers-access-Yahoo-Mail-with-stolen-passwords]here[/url] about being responsible for your security: “In addition to multiple passwords, end users should also change their passwords on a regular basis and make sure to take advantage of any additional layers of security available such as biometrics, PIN and so on to ensure their data is safe in spite of any attempted hacks.” Since many people use the same password everywhere, your users could have a home Yahoo account with the same password as their work accounts. Good time to remind everyone to change their passwords or update your security policy to require regular changes.
Some technical questions - rather important
1. What application ports can be open to communicate the Webroot successfully with the cloud? 80 and something else? 2. What will happen - when during the scan Webroot lose access to the internet? Does the scan will be interrupted? 3. Just to be sure - Is it possible to manage the blocked processes and connections from the administrator console? 4. Is the workstation or server that useing unmanaged politics remember determination files identified as good or bad from the console? If yes, what is the pool interval time to get such command? I know that we can not edit it
How do i get the "fix this now" to work
Hi there, My subscription is active and under antivirus i have three warnings that suggest hitting the "fix this now" button will resolve the problem however nothing happens. I have tried reactiving the subscription on several occassions however nothing happens. Has anyone else encountered this? If so, please let me known how to fix it. Cheers
Why not deploy the numpad fix to everyone?
Could someone break down the exact technical reason that the numpad registry key shouldn't be deployed to every computer? I haven't seen an explanation of the exact cause of computers ignoring numpad input other than its the Identity Shield. Or what I lose by applying the key to a computer. Thanks!
I purchased Webroot a long time ago because i heard it was good, but i have a question. If it is suppose to stop threats why did i get the LPPlugin _x64.dll problem and then the Webroot rep tells me that the Registry needs to be fix, Restore Point needs to be fix, Windows update needs to be fix, Over all (Optimisation) And then trys to sell me the following Windows Expert:-, Bestbuy/Staple:- $250 one time fix assurance 30-60 days., Online Tech Support:- $199.98 fix the current issue, assurance for 1yr., Total Defence PC Tune up for 1 yr. upto 3 computer. Has anyone else gone through this? He said this problem was caused by some virus trying to get in. I am not a computer expert but I do purchase software to protect my computer.
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