Mark Berry January 18, 2017
In XProtect Essential 2016 R3, I’m configuring a six-camera system. I want to use the cameras’ built-in motion detection, but after setting that up on the first camera, I could not get XProtect to accept any further event definitions. I kept getting the useless message, “One or more settings are invalid.”More...
Mark Berry January 13, 2017
TL;DR If your 3CXPhone app and/or your desktop phone are not able to connect to a remote 3CX server, test connectivity to the server on 3CX tunnel port 5090. If there’s no connection, on the server, check if anything is listening on that port. If not, restart the 3CX SIP/RTP Tunneling Service.More...
Mark Berry January 6, 2017
I blogged five years ago about setting up guest wireless with Tomato. For that, I just plugged a separate switch into a router port dedicated to the wireless VLAN. Worked great. But now I need separate VLANs for access points, phones, and cameras connected one 24-port PoE switch, i.e. one router port must pass traffic for multiple VLANs. Here’s how I set that up.More...
Mark Berry January 2, 2017
I mentioned this in an earlier thread but wanted to put it in its own short article.
Sometimes you need to get data from an earlier version of the registry. For HKEY_CURRENT_USER, that means restoring and reading C:\Users\<username>\ntuser.dat.More...
Mark Berry December 31, 2016
In GoldMine 2015.2.0.208, I was having trouble getting the Preview Pane to stay hidden on the Pending tab. Also, the column widths kept reverting to some default and the Filter kept showing as active although I wasn’t filtering for anything.More...
Mark Berry December 10, 2016
If you’ve been using the free version of Malwarebytes 2 as an on-demand anti-virus scanner and you upgrade to version 3, you may be surprised by warnings that real-time protection is turned off:
It seems that Malwarebytes has discontinued the free-only version and now always starts with a 14-day trial of the Premium version. As explained on this page, after the trial expires, the program reverts to a manual scanner:
So if you want to play with the premium features like real-time protection, you can turn that on, or you can just ignore the popups for a couple weeks and you’ll be back to the manual scanner.
Malwarebytes has been a great second-chance scanner and the additional features in the Premium version may well be worth the subscription fee. This unexpected trial is causing some confusion though.
Mark Berry November 28, 2016
Due to problems installing a cumulative update, I decided to delete my Windows partition and install Windows 10 Pro x64 1607 from scratch.
Windows 10 does an amazing job of finding and installing hardware drivers—usually the first thing you have to do after an OS install. I was able to skip that, but there are still a few things that need to be tweaked to get a stable, recoverable system. Here are my notes on what to do after the install.More...
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