• Alerts,  General IT,  IT

    Domain Name Front Running

    Domain Name Front Running I have just been the victim of Domain Name Front Running. I did not even know it existed, or I had been a victim until it happened again and I was sure it wasn’t a coincidence…. I had a domain name “stolen” from me as I tried to purchase it. What is Domain Name Front Running Domain front running is when you search for a domain name to purchase but do not buy straight away, and a company registers the name and then tries to sell at auction or through a buy now for several thousands of pounds/dollars.

  • General IT,  How To

    How to Backup Sticky Notes and Restore in Windows

    Microsoft have changed how they store Sticky Notes in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 (and later). I thought I do a quick post on how to backup your Sticky Notes and restore them between the same version and between different version. I will cover the older method and the new method, and how to transfer from old to new. To find out your version of Windows, press your Windows key + R to bring up the Run prompt. In the “open” box type “winver” and click OK. Sticky Notes How to backup Sticky Notes pre Windows 10 Anniversary Update This method also covers Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

  • Alerts

    Warning – Fake Internal Email Alert – Impersonated Domain

    Fake Internal Email Alert – Impersonated Domain Watch out for those emails pretending to come from your managing director. I recently had a companies Finance Manager contact me about an email he had received. He had received this email from his boss, the Managing Director, asking him to pay a client nearly £10,000 for services they had provided. The Finance Manager responded with a question about bank accounts and got a reply within 15 minutes with account details.

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  • How To,  Support

    ShadowProtect ImageManager HeadStart Restore with HyperV

    If you are using StorageCraft ShadowProtect and ImageManager, here are the steps to recover a server to a Hyper-V environment. Background: ShadowProtect runs on each server you want to back up, and Image Manager manages the backup storage location. Image Manager can also run “HeadStart Restore” jobs. This basically keeps a VMWare (vmdk) or HyperV (vhd(x)) hard drive copy of your backup and restores each incremental backup to this hard drive, keeping it up to date (or as up to date as your policy defines, it may be 1 hour, 1 day or longer behind the server it is backing up).

  • How To,  IT

    How to install and run Malwarebytes

    How to install and run Malwarebytes Need to run a though Anti Virus scan on your PC (or Mac) ? I would suggest the excellent Malwarebytes to compliment your Antivirus product. To download, install and run Malwarebytes just follow these simple instructions : First head over to the Malwarebytes home page and get the free download. You should see the following on the homepage :  

  • How To

    How to set up a website

    Here I’m going to step through how to set up a website. I’ll break this down into 3 simple steps. We’ll look at : Get a Domain Name (website name) Get Website hosting (somewhere to put your website) Getting some content on the website. Before we get started, I just want to say please read Step 2 before buying a domain name which we look at in Step 1. Step 2 helps you decide on where you will host your website and it may be best to buy both together. 1. Get a Domain Name

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  • Exchange,  IT,  Support

    Exchange 2013/2016 – There are more results available than are currently displayed – Solved

    There are more results available than are currently displayed in Exchange 2013 or 2016 ECP The Problem When you try to view Organisational Units or public folders and you have more than 500, not all are visible and you get the message “There are more results available than are currently displayed”. This is because Microsoft has limited the results to 500 and you cannot get more results. The Solution On the Exchange server navigate to the Exchange install folder then \ClientAccess\ECP.

  • General IT

    This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with this version of windows

    I was trying to repair a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and got an error at the System Recovery Options screen when booting from the Operating System DVD. This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows The error read “This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows.”. The problem was that I was using the correct recovery disk, so why was windows reporting this.