I know there was a recent post about Zentyal and I made the comment that it appears to be a dead project. I just saw this on another forum post. Possibly making a comeback???
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Zentyal 5.0 release in November
Nextcloud/Owncloud best use cases
So I kind of wanted to expand on the post Offline files nightmare but the discussion started to veer off to other discussions.
I know that some have adopted Nextcloud, Owncloud, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, etc. as replacements for smb file servers. What I am curious about is how everyone configures these solutions in their environment.
Do you still use folder redirection but point it to the Nextcloud folder? Or do you tell users it's on them not to save data to their desktop and documents?
Do you map network drives using WebDAV for internal users?
Do you create shares from an admin or main share account and then have all users sync the data to their local machine?
RE: Weird Excel Issue when closing saved workbook
So I believe I was able to resolve the issue. I ended up rolling back my Office updates using the method from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2770432/how-to-revert-to-an-earlier-version-of-office-2013-or-office-2016-clic . I had tried numerous versions but none seemed to work. I ended up trying Build 1707 16.0.8326.2073 and holy crap it worked.
Just another observation before I had rolled back is that Excel was using a high amount of CPU (about 45% to 50%). I have seen other people complain about CPU being high in some older versions but it was typically related to the Creators Update and not Office updates.
Anyways, thanks for all the suggestions!! I will let you guys know if this one blows up on me too.
RE: Let's Encrypt is now used around 4.86%
The GitHub site has some good instructions for IIS and SAN Certs.
Malwarebytes aquires AdwCleaner
I wonder if this means adwcleaner cannot be used for business use unless you purchase Malwarebytes endpoint.
RE: Zentyal 5.0 release in November
If Zentyal is dead, I'm screwed. They are like the only competitor for Windows Server. Maybe. I've barely got my Zentyal fully functional, I hope nothing is dying!
Only meant it's dead because there is very little activity on their site. Zentyal employees don't seem to be involved in the forums anymore. Most of the community jumped ship about a year and half ago because Zentyal removed key features from the developer version and basically put all their focus on the paid versions. At that point everyone seemed to have gone to Nethserver.org
RE: Unifi AP refusing to upgrade
I know this doesn't explain why the access point is having the issue but you can try updating the ap through ssh just to get it upgraded.
OneDrive brings new file collaboration and management features to the enterprise
Sounds like you can sync shared folders to the desktop now.
Today, we are enhancing OneDrive with the ability to sync SharePoint Online team sites—including files used inside Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups and OneDrive folders—shared by others across PC and Mac platforms. Now you can work with all your Office 365 files just as you would files stored on your PC or Mac—even when you are offline
Black and White MFP Suggestions
We have been buying Dell printers the last couple years and the quality has just completely gone to sh*t. They have been failing left and right and I have really just had it with them. I have seen some suggestions on here to go with Brother for printers. Are there any particular models that you guys recommend?
I am basically looking for black and white laser, scanning/faxing, wireless, ppm 45 or higher, reasonably priced toner.
Are there other brands you guys would recommend besides Brother?
Thanks in advance
RE: Group Policy Not Applying Server 2012 R2
@g-i-jones - Maybe try adding Authenticated Users to your Security Filtering just to test. I am not 100% sure but I don't think Security Filtering can be left blank??? Also, if you end up entering a security group other than Authenticated Users for Security Filtering, you need to add Authenticated Users to Delegation with Read rights.
Fiber internet - shared vs dedicated circuit
I don’t deal with clients that often that have fiber. I have a sales person trying to tell me that dedicated is better, but a shared circuit for 500/100 for $300/month vs a dedicated 50/50 for $800/month is a crazy difference in price. Am I crazy to think the shared circuit is the better option here or should I tell this guy to go pound sand?
And yes I know don’t let sales people make your IT decisions
RE: The Myth of RDP Insecurity
RDPGuard is the only solution that allows some kind of rate limiting functionality on RDP that I'm aware of. Any other solutions?
There are two alternatives that I use. Both are free and easy to setup.
LF Intrusion Detection - https://litfuse.io/lf-intrusion-detection
RE: Zoho and Outlook with Activesync
@dashrender - Zoho only shows the last 6 months in Outlook by default. I ran into this with a client. You have to put in an email or service ticket with support asking for them to change your organization to sync all email. Not sure the reason for this but I found the answer on their forums last year when troubleshooting.
RE: Backblaze for Windows Server
@bigbear - Duplicati is a free option for backing up to B2. I have not personally used it with B2 but seems to be very flexible with various storage platforms.
Yealink T42S with WF40 USB WiFi
Has anyone used the WF40 wifi adapter with a T42S? The instructions say to plug in the USB adapter when the phone is powered on and it will prompt you to connect to a wifi network. When I do this there is no prompt. The phone is being powered by a power injector through the Ethernet port. I am not sure if that is the reason for not getting the prompt. Possibly you have to have a regular AC adapter for this to work??? There should also be a Wifi menu option under Basic Settings but that does not exist either.
Exchange 2013 Remote (Socket Error)
Sorry I know this is a vague question but has anyone seen or know what Remote (Socket Error) refers to on Exchange 2013?
The logs on the receive connector show everything is ok up until the part where is should say message queued for delivery. Instead is says Remote(Socket Error).
This seems to only be happening when one sender tries to email us. All other external email seems to be fine. The mail flows like this:
- The person trying to email us is sending from Exchange hosted O365
- Goes to our external spam filter
- Goes to our Exchange server
The external spam filter is passing the message. I have whitelisted the senders address both at the external filter as well as on the Exchange server. Not sure why our server is not liking messages from this sender.
RE: Do you use the hard drives from XBYTE?
That makes me feel better about going forward with purchasing from them. From what I have read here and on SW, xbyte seems to have great support. That plus the direct support from Dell is reassuring. I've always had the fear of buying a refurb server, spending all this time setting it up, and then having early hardware failures.
RE: MS Office Professional Plus
Just a quick follow up on this:
The client called Microsoft and it was confirmed that the license is valid. However, I don't think all the details were discussed. I came to my own conclusion based on the following article.
Microsoft uses a slightly different Office 2016 product name for its volume licensing customers, labeling it "Office 2016 Professional Plus."
Koenigsbauer noted that Home Use Program users can install Office 2016 "beginning on October 7, 2015." The Home Use Program is a benefit for Microsoft's volume licensing customers with Software Assurance coverage that provides a discount for employees licensed to use Office at work. They can purchase Office copies for use at home but the software is only good for use throughout the time of their employment and the company's Software Assurance coverage period.
Basically someone is reselling the Professional Plus (HUP) copies that are intended for employees of companies with Volume Licensing.
RE: Anyone ever use Phone.com or similar products
Create a VoIP.ms account and set everything up there. it can all be done with time conditions and IVRs.
Interesting...I didn't know that voip.ms had all those features. I have only briefly looked at flowroute.
RE: Install Zentyal 4.2 on Scale HC3
I check out the Zentyal forums every so often to see what's new and the development has gone down dramatically. They seemed to have lost a lot of their community due to moving their focus more onto their paid product.
RE: XenServer 7 install to Dell R730 OBR10 15TB
@scottalanmiller So should I destroy this SR and try to create it as EXT3? and if I do can I migrate a thick provision vm over to a thin provisioned host?
Migration should be fine, but I've not done it. Should you be ext3? That's up to you
My question is converting the storage to thin going to break my VM's if I import them from a Thick provisioned system...
If you don't have the answer, just say so.
Don't quote me on this but I believe your VM's would be fine. Thin provisioning is just the way the virtual disk is created and expands as the internal data grows. If you migrate a VM that was created with thick provisioning, it would just stay in that state of using all the disk space you assigned to it.
RE: Zentyal 5.0 release in November
@guyinpv - All the same functionality can be achieved by setting up a Samba AD server. Zentyal just provides a nice web interface to configure everything. However, if you look at the forum posting over the last year the product has been loaded with bugs.