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Graham Carter

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  1. Had this Seagate external 8tb drive for just over 4 years plugged into the USB port of my NAS to extend the storage Model Number: STDT8000200 It started making a clicking noise the other day, so inserted into the HD caddy and same problem. Anyone got any out of the box thinking tips to bring this back to life so I can get data off it? I read a post of someone stating to put it in the freezer with the intention to free up the head with the cold... IMG_1492.MOV
  2. lol too serious guys, just wanted the fastest cables in place for future proofing
  3. ... "CLICK", when you've upgraded your small home network to CAT8 ethernet cables, and the last cable "clicks" into the back of the NAS!
  4. Correct in your translation of the setup. The reason I want to RDP to the VM when its connected to the VPN is more convenience. Previously the company I work for had a gateway server setup, so to RDP into a physical machine within the company, you just had to add the gateway address into the RDP connection on the client pc. However the licence for such aint cheap, hence my post looking for workarounds.
  5. Yeah I realise this, however is there a workaround, for example using an RDP gateway?
  6. As the title am looking for a solution to rdp to a remote windows machine when vpn is connected The setup is as follows... Have a Microsoft Azure VM which has been setup to connect to a company meraki vpn using the built in windows vpn protocols With the VPN on the azure vm off, can connect to the VM using RDP, however as soon as the vpn is connected on the VM it looses RDP access unless the client pc also connects to the same vpn A workaround was to install google chrome Remote Desktop on the VM which allows remote connection regardless whether the VM vpn is connected or not. Am thinking some kind of RDP gateway, but this is where my knowledge gets a tad hazy Anyone got any tips / suggestions?
  7. remote software installation could be a possibility, as could role it out via GPO. Im wondering if an automated gpo dxdiag solution is feasible Funny you should mention GLPI as we already have it in place in a vanilla state
  8. As the title, am looking into an automated method of obtaining PC specs (memory, processor, disk space etc) over the network To further complicate things, all of our users are working remotely and connect to the company network via meraki vpn I was considering doing an all user email to have them run DxDiag tool and email the txt report back but my boss said no! I realise there are tools like spice works inventory scanner out there, however these rely on a direct network connection to work properly. Any suggestions of apps / tools is most appreciated
  9. You don't mention what version of windows 10 you used to re-install? Presume it was the latest iso at version 2004? Regardless, if this was my machine, I would have done the following... 1) Removed bootcamp by running bootcamp again and using the restore option 2) Download the very latest 64bit ISO from here... https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10ISO 3) Re-test by installing the latest ISO using bootcamp
  10. Thank you wayback machine! rawk bow

    Anyone remember this been shared back in the day? Original link broken but wayback machine to the rescue!

    Some epic interwebz forum users charictures grin


    Post your favourites! Heres mine...





  11. Thank you wayback machine! https://web.archive.org/web/20080103120506/http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm Anyone remember this been shared back in the day? Original link broken but wayback machine to the rescue! Some epic interwebz forum users charictures Post your favourites! Heres mine...
  12. Wanting to purchase a Microsoft Surface Go laptop for a work colleague. However, several years ago in the Windows 7 era, one was purchased and my predecessor had resolution problems in connecting the Surface laptop to a HDMI 1080p monitor with blurred graphics and what not. My question is simple, will the latest Microsoft Surface Go 10 Inch play nice with a 1080p monitor over either USB-C to HDMI or USB-C to Displayport (the monitor has both inputs)
  13. Maybe the next level up from google spreadsheets ?
  14. As the title am looking for a simple database located it asset management tool. Work for a company with a smidgin less than 100 employees so doesn't need to be too extensive in its functionality. Am looking for a simple browser based tool for manual entry of IT kit and don't require any automation. Anyone got any suggestions? Google is a minefield of options, hence the post :-)
  15. Perhaps I need to ask a different question, as I have spent too much time scouring Meraki logs and browser developer output which am struggle to make sense of! Think have been casting a too wider net! To analyse where the problem lays, my thinking would be to get some kind of tool be-it a piece of monitoring software or browser plugin, which can effectively illustrate what's happening when you click a link. So for example such an app / plugin would clearly list * ip or dns name of what connection(s) are taking place when a login link is clicked * Any ports requested again when a login link is clicked Is there such a tool / plugin? The browser devtools in Chrome for example spit out a lot of information, but making sense of it is another discipline entirely!
  16. Work for a company who have their corporate website hosted with Amazons AWS product. www.holloway.co.uk Recently we had a suspected breach of security and our external team locked down the Meraki firewall. However after the firewall config was restored to previous configuration we have a strange issue, in that we are unable to login to our AWS hosted site from within the company LAN We can see the login page, however as soon as the correct login details are entered, the page flashes and then stays at the pre-login site. What makes me think its a meraki issue is that we can login to the website externally to the LAN for example from a home internet connection Have tried whitelisting the site to no avail Any ideas peeps?
  17. Nah restarts didnt resolve, I gave up and put a vanilla install of windows 10 from a bootable usb (machine in question was a lenovo laptop) - works now on 1909 I still think MS need to fix their update assistant as its pants!
  18. True, however on some machines, they fail to automatically see and or download the update without errors. Im thinking that the update assistant causes this problem Im seeing because never seen the problem on machines as you said which receive the build via windows update
  19. Will give the command prompt tool a try Reason for the update assistant usage is convenience... start and wait ?
  20. Have noticed on a couple of machines in the office which have been upgraded to 1909 using the update assistant https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 Problem is, after the upgrade and several reboots, the start menu search either clicking the search icon or just typing after you click on start does not work! Windows files search works ok, its just the taskbar search tool and windows 10 start menu search which does not work. Google spits out lots of workarounds incudling windows refresh to no avail. The only fix is toll back to the pre 1909 build Anyone seen this? Found a fix?
  21. Hmm, gonna give these a try... the current bluetooth drivers for use with Apple mouse and keyboard do not work in Windows 10 via bootcamp on any Mac!
  22. Of course, it was more of a technical workaround I was looking to solve, as apposed to just installing windows 10
  23. Peeps, I have no problem installing windows 10 within boot camp using an official ISO from Microsoft, however want to use a pre-activated ISO image... problem is, Boot Camp pings up this error... Anyone know of a way to modify the ISO, checksum modification maybe, so the boot camp will allow it?
  24. Found this, which fits the bill for DVI / 4K / 60HZ https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Multiport-DisplayPort-Ethernet/dp/B06Y5N3YCD/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=cable+matters+displayport+usb+c&qid=1572783626&sr=8-5 UK Store https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06ZY1ZJDQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1