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    in reply to: GPOs making programs launch slower? #348174

    Re: GPOs making programs launch slower?

    Could redirecting My Documents to a file server cause programs to run slowly for some reason? I have about 70mb in my My Docs, and I almost never use any of it. However, that doesn’t mean all the programs from all users aren’t constantly checking it for something and causing a delay some how… I know it’s supposed to cache the files locally, but something is definitely screwy.

    Is there some type of scenario that could cause this slowness?

    I have about 12 users accessing the file server for the redirected My Docs and two program databases. One is a ticket system and the other is CRM software, I can’t imagine either being overly resource intensive.

    Is there some kind of program I can run that monitors requests to network locations and such from my workstation? I don’t mean logging on the server, but something I can run that captures activity while things are slow on my pc.

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    in reply to: GPOs making programs launch slower? #348173

    Re: GPOs making programs launch slower?

    Killerbe;158832 wrote:
    Are you using roaming profiles? And if so do you see any errors concerning access to those profiles in the eventviewer?

    We aren’t using roaming profiles.

    AndyJG247;158833 wrote:
    If you log on as the user and then wait 5 mins before trying Outlook does it make any difference?

    Yes, but only marginally on the P4 systems. After sitting for 5 minutes, Outlook with a domain logon loads slower than opening Outlook immediately while logging in locally. Even if you click just after you get the icons, Outlook is still open and running in about 2 seconds.

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    in reply to: Need help setting up traffic monitoring #348172

    Re: Need help setting up traffic monitoring

    I’ve got the cable done, I’m just some what reticent to plug it in…

    ***
    I don’t think I’m going to go this route. All the documentation is about 15 years old and all the management apps were written for windows 95…

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    in reply to: Need help setting up traffic monitoring #348171

    Re: Need help setting up traffic monitoring

    Mmmmk… I have two serial cables and I found this in the PDF manual:
    serial.png

    If I don’t reply in a few days, assume my switch electricuted me.

    –Since the switches are connected, will they be configured as one unit? If I unhook them, will they both retain the configuration? If I swap one out, will it copy the configuration?

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    in reply to: Need help setting up traffic monitoring #348170

    Re: Need help setting up traffic monitoring

    Making things needlessly complicated is the only thing I excel at. :razz:

    joeqwerty;156306 wrote:
    Nope, you’re making it a bit more complicated then it needs to be. You only need one sensor. I was merely telling you that you could have more than one. Here’s what to do:

    Install PRTG free edition on a machine connected to the switch, let’s say it’s connected to port 2 and your router is connected to port 1.

    Create a packet sniffer sensor in PRTG.

    Configure your switch to mirror all packets from port 1 to port 2.

    PRTG now will see all traffic going through port 1, which is all traffic inbound and outbound to and from the internet. The sensor will show source ip address, destination ip address, traffic type, volume, etc.

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    in reply to: Need help setting up traffic monitoring #348169

    Re: Need help setting up traffic monitoring

    So I would just pause the sensor on the router and change it to the sensor on the port switch to the router (or is it to the mirror of the router port switch to which the PC is connected)?

    joeqwerty;156299 wrote:
    Yep. I use the free version on a standalone machine connected to my LAN switch and port mirror my router uplink port on the switch to my standalone machine port on the switch. I can see who goes where and when, how much traffic they’re passing, what type of traffic it is (http, pop, smtp, etc.), etc.

    The free version allows you to have only a limited number of active sensors (one I think). You can create an unlimited number of sensors but you’re limited to how many can be active. I just keep them all paused and resume only the one I need at the moment.

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    in reply to: Need help setting up traffic monitoring #348168

    Re: Need help setting up traffic monitoring

    joeqwerty;156294 wrote:
    SNMP would require that the device has an ip address, is configured for SNMP, and that you know what the SNMP community strings are. It looks like you’ll have to get a console cable to do the intial configuration. After that you can set up PRTG with a packet sniffer sensor, enable port mirroring/monitoring on the switch, and analyze the traffic. With the PRTG packet sniffing sensor you’ll see the type of traffic (http, smtp, etc), the volume of traffic, and the source and destination of the traffic. I use PRTG on my network to give me all this information and I use it to track down bandwidth “hogs”.

    Darn. Does the free version of PRTG report traffic by type and source IP?

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    in reply to: "Documents" not redirecting. #348167

    Re: "Documents" not redirecting.

    I could, but it’d have to be done for every user and they could undo it. It really defeats the purpose of the GPO. I know I could work around the issue, but I want to fix the issue so it works as intended.

    vbjr;156212 wrote:
    I guess you could do it manually, right click on your documents (c:usersusernamedocuments) > properties > location >> change the location to whatever you want (network path?)
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    in reply to: Configuring Netflow on a 1720 #348166

    Re: Configuring Netflow on a 1720

    =(

    Thanks.

    Looks like I have to go about it some other way.

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    in reply to: Proxy #348165

    Re: Proxy

    Virtual;153727 wrote:
    Also, double check the local Group Policy.

    gpedit.msc

    One of my first jobs was involved with configuring the proxy address and I was shown the manual way by using gpedit.msc and manually doing it on each machine.

    Aye, I checked that as well and it was clean.

    Dumber;154263 wrote:
    Any chance that it’s placed in the Default user profile?

    There is no default user profile for our domain…

    The issue is apparently per machine as I created the new account and logged in on one of my test systems and there was no proxy. Then I logged in with one of the production PCs and the proxy magically appeared. I opened gpedit and looked at the policy but the proxy wasn’t set there and there is no default user on that PC.

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    Ok… pretty sure I figured it out. It was a default user on the workstation, I had just forgot to enable view hidden folders. :oops:

    So, yay.

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    in reply to: Can’t print to local printer from terminal session. #348164

    Re: Can’t print to local printer from terminal session.

    I just found this: http://www.avazpour-it.com/media/files/Citrix%20Terminal%20Services%20Printer%20Purchasing%20Guidelines%20v1.5.pdf
    It looks like all-in-ones aren’t supported for the most part. :neutral:

    Hobie;154721 wrote:
    I have had nothing but trouble with AIO printers, especially lexmarks.

    I would recommend you go to the server and see if there is a popup on the console after each print job. When one of my users had one I found 10 messages sitting on the console running a full software program from lexmark waiting for me to hit continue.

    Workaround: If possible try to get the person a cheap laser (Brother ML series) or cheap inkjet (if they must have color).

    I know this is not a solution and I appologize for that. If anyone has been able to get a lexmark AIO to work I would gladly hear it, but I have searched and searched and could not find a way to do it.

    Hobie

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    in reply to: Can’t print to local printer from terminal session. #348163

    Re: Can’t print to local printer from terminal session.

    wullieb1;154532 wrote:
    Does the user have printer redirection on???

    I don’t know. I would assume not.

    wullieb1;154532 wrote:
    Does the server have the print drivers installed???

    Yes. She installed the drivers from the CD on the server. I thought that if the driver wasn’t available, the printer wouldn’t show up.

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    in reply to: Free tape backup software? #348162

    Re: Free tape backup software?

    biggles77;154166 wrote:
    http://www.ss64.com/nt/ntbackup.html

    Scroll down and it has info about the /um switch

    Quote:
    /um (Windows 2000 only)
    Find the first available media, format it, and use for the current backup.
    Use with the /p switch to scan for available media pools.
    This command is only for standalone tape devices (not tape loaders.)
    The /UM switch must be at the end of the command line.

    As I recollect, it is at the end of the line and is being used with the /p switch. If the /p switch was set incorrectly, wouldn’t it fail all the time instead of randomly? I believe they’re all they same size/type in the same pool. Is the /p switch required; I can’t tell from that description.

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    in reply to: Proxy #348161

    Re: Proxy

    Thanks for the guidance, but I’ve looked through every GP in GPMC and nothing fits the bill. I made everything currently in GPMC and the server designated as the proxy was decommisioned before I even started working here.

    Is it possible for there to be a GPO that isn’t shown in GPMC?

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    in reply to: Free tape backup software? #348160

    Re: Free tape backup software?

    I believe 6; M-Th and alternating Fridays. I was led to believe that the /UM switch made it backup and replace anything without prompting.

    tehcamel;153597 wrote:
    could be a media retention issue ?

    how many tapes in your rotation schedule ??

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    in reply to: Free tape backup software? #348159

    Re: Free tape backup software?

    The Event Viewer shows nothing. This is an XP machine. The model of the tape drive is a STT3401A. They said both the Tuesday and Wednesday backup failed. I had them manually start the scheduled backup and with the Tuesday tape they got an error message saying:
    [FONT=&quot]Place media ‘Media created 2/25/2009 at 10:00 P.M. -1’ into drive or library unit.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Computer: HOST – User: Administrator

    [/FONT] However, the Wednesday tape started fine, but I haven’t talked to them since they started it.

    The backup is just a scheduled task setup through NTBackup with /UM added to the end. I’ve set it to occur a few minutes in advance and it always works. I run it manually and it works. There are two exceptions: the previously mentioned one and once when we were testing over the phone, it was asking for a specific tape, but I thought she had just failed to put the tape in quickly enough (similar message.) They’re about 2 hours away and I can’t just pop in to look.

    It occasionally fails at night when no on is there watching it. I know it starts because the log is created at the start time, but it’s blank.

    She just got back to me and said that the backup she started and the scheduled one for last night both worked.

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    in reply to: NTBackup asking for tape with /UM switch #348158

    Re: NTBackup asking for tape with /UM switch

    If that was an option, I would have done it. Long story short, my predecessor botched a job for them and they refuse to use anything that isn’t this tape drive, or pay money for “real” backup software.

    Virtual;152664 wrote:
    Have you considered backing up to an external HDD and still using NTBACKUP? You can then use synctoy to copy that backup automatically to another location or ff-site location via a VPN depending on your internet connection.
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    in reply to: Free tape backup software? #348157

    Re: Free tape backup software?

    The tape drive has barely been used and they are using new tapes. Well, freshly opened tapes. I don’t know how long they’ve actually had them.

    Virtual;152598 wrote:
    Have a look at the manufacturer’s guidelines with regards to tape cleaning and how often they can be used before requiring replacement. If they are due one, it may then be more cost effective and cheaper to go down the USB HDD route.
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    in reply to: PC turns itself on after hibernating #348156

    Re: PC turns itself on after hibernating

    I knew that much, but from that GPO explanation, it sounds like there’s a difference beyond that. That’s why I (perhaps poorly) tried to clarify with “hardware difference”, like a trickle of power or something I wasn’t aware of.

    cruachan;144205 wrote:
    Hibernate is a “soft off” in that all of your data, running programs etc stays saved. It is different from stand-by in that the data is saved to disk and not kept in RAM. The machine is effectively off and using no power though.

    Shut Down is actually “off” and when you start up again it’s a brand new session.

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    in reply to: Mail delivery halting. #348155

    Re: Mail delivery halting.

    Yea, that’s what I was thinking, I just couldn’t do that right away so I figured I’d start looking for other suggestions right away.

    I wound up removing the AV totally and upgrading to the latest spam filter.

    Shutting the system down took about 20 minutes as did bringing it back up. When it came back up it said that a service failed to start (info store). I tried remoting into the server, but I couldn’t even ping it. When I logged in locally, I also couldn’t get online.

    The nic was manually configured (as it always had been). I plugged in the other nic and I could get online and remote into the server, but the server wouldn’t send mail, but could receive it. Apparently, the guy before me disabled the second onboard nic (the gigabit one oddly enough… :-| ) before he configured exchange, and set it up to only use DNS info from the nic that is now “not working” (but it still had DNS info manually entered…). I manually entered the DNS settings to use no matter the NIC used and then I could send and receive.

    I know I should have rebooted again, but the server was working and it was late. I didn’t want to take the chance it would be another 40 minute reboot.

    On the bright side, I didn’t have to restart the topology service at all this weekend, so it looks like I may be ok… as far as the delivery delay at least.

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    in reply to: PC turns itself on after hibernating #348154

    Re: PC turns itself on after hibernating

    Interesting. Although I normally have automatic updates off, this may be possible. What is the difference between hibernate and shutdown from a hardware perspective? Isn’t off off?

    Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do any more testing as my PC is mis-behaving. I’m waiting on a new PSU before I put it back together. I don’t think the two are related though, as, again, this only happens on hibernate.

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    in reply to: Windows Search broken? #348153

    Re: Windows Search broken?

    Meh…

    I just disabled indexing and I can actually find files now.

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    in reply to: Missing HDD space in Vista #348152

    Re: Missing HDD space in Vista

    Wow, sorry about the text wall, for some reason my return strokes didn’t post. =

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    in reply to: Email Snooping questions. #348151

    Re: Email Snooping questions.

    AndyJG247;137247 wrote:
    ESM isn’t a client, it is the management interface. It can’t view any emails you would need to use something like outlook to do that. Do I have your question confused somehow, apologies if that is the case?

    No, you fully understand. I know ESM probably still has a lot of parts I’m not familiar with, so I was wondering if I could check a mailbox through it. If it’s not possible, then I have my answer. ;)

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    in reply to: Email Snooping questions. #348150

    Re: Email Snooping questions.

    AndyJG247;137245 wrote:
    This is an outlook setting not using ESM. This should allow the user to see both their mailbox on the left pane (with inbox/sent etc) plus another users mailbox with the same.

    I understand that. What I meant by one offs was is there an easy way for me as the admin to check their email through ESM?

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    in reply to: Email Snooping questions. #348149

    Re: Email Snooping questions.

    Thanks. :smile:

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    in reply to: Email Snooping questions. #348148

    Re: Email Snooping questions.

    gforceindustries;137234 wrote:
    Doesn’t automatically give him the right to read someone’s email. This right must be granted by a company policy which the user in question has accepted.

    Well, regardless, it’s fine and dandy to do it. I just need to know if there’s a better way.

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    in reply to: Email Snooping questions. #348147

    Re: Email Snooping questions.

    The guy doing the asking owns the company. :lol:

    AndyJG247;137172 wrote:
    Open Tools, Account Settings, the account itself and more settings, in the advanced tab you can add mailboxes there.

    I agree with gf though, you need to make sure this is allowed first.

    Is there an easier way to do it (for one offs) through the management console?

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    in reply to: Manually mapped drive won’t unmap with script. #348146

    Re: Manually mapped drive won’t unmap with script.

    Awesome! :grin:

    largo;136716 wrote:
    try replace this line :

    objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive colDrives.Item(i)

    with this:

    objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive colDrives.Item(i), True, True

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    in reply to: I’m a spammer? #348145

    Re: I’m a spammer?

    Thanks for the effort, but that really doesn’t help me. All you did was give generalities and tell me things I already know.

    We use ACT as our CRM, but I have no idea how (if) that would integrate with some kind of double opt in system. Theoretically, if they’re in the database, they should already be confirmed and willing, but I think they just bought a ton of contacts and started emailing them. Sort of a separate issue altogether though.

    Do you have any sort of suggestion for an emailing application?

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