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Free Antivirus Software

 Free Antivirus Software for the Masses What to Do, if You Have a UCLA managed Sophos Uninstall your current version of Sophos using the following instructions: MacOS Windows We recommend replacing Sophos on your personal device with any number of freely available antivirus products on the market, including: Sophos Home Edition AVG Avast Bitdefender Built-in Windows Defender

Installing Shoretel Server TDIMedia.sys on Virtual Windows 2016 - Some Tips from A Pro

Some Tips from A Shoretel Pro on Installing  From the trenches, what I found is that Shoretel/Mitel TDIMedia.sys is not signed, and windows will refuse to install it.  Shoretel has never bothered to sign the driver in all the years that this driver has been present in Shoretel.  This only applies to Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019.  If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, this does not apply. Disable Secure Boot in VMWare See this: Procedure Browse to the virtual machine in the  vSphere Client  inventory. Right-click the virtual machine and select  Edit Settings . Click the  VM Options  tab, and expand  Boot Options . Under  Boot Options , ensure that firmware is set to  EFI . Select your task. Select the  Secure Boot  check box to enable secure boot. Deselect the  Secure Boot  check box to disable secure boot. Click  OK . Disable Driver Signing Requirement so you

How to Integrate ShareASale with Wordpress WP-Members

 How to Use ShareASale to Track New Leads in WP-Members You can track membership requests in WP-Members with ShareASale, treating each new membership signup as a 1.00 transaction.  It's very easy using WP-members registration post data array upon signup.  The first thing to do is to add the header code in your theme's header.php file. That's easy enough. Finally, add the tracking img code into:  class-wp-members-shortcodes.php.  This will activate if you are using shortcodes to signup new members.  Example:  [wpmem_form register]   will show the registration form on your pages.   Finally, you must add the tracking img code into your successful signup page. WP-members will drop into this page  class-wp-members-shortcodes.php in this logic block starting with case in_array( 'register', $atts ):  The key to all of this working is to find the lead-id from  $wpmem->user->post_data['display_name'] and use it as the lead_id in shareasale. Find the line tha

Mike's Piano and Sheet Music Cheatsheet

 For All of Those Who Play a Keyboard Instrument Some of my favourite resources and websites for intermediate piano and keyboard players.  How to play chords, public domain sheet music, and chorded music. 1) Free Public Domain sheet music 2) The major chords on Pinterest 3) Musescore: more sheet music 4) Color My World by James Pankow, a huge hit for Chicago. Fine example of arpegios. 5) The Winner Takes it all, by Abba 6) Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills 7) Carol of the Bells First Measure 8) Star Spangled Banner

'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12 Provider is not registered Scenario: Windows 7, Office 2013, and Visual Studio 2010 with the following lines in your code: myConn = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|\salesreportdb.accdb") ... fails at the statement.  See the debug session error message: The Fix: First, install the 64 bit version of Access Database Engine 2010 by using the standard installer.  Then install the 32 bit version of the AccessDatabaseEngine 2010 runtime with the /passive switch on the command line.  Specifically, download the 32 bit version of Access Database Engine, using this link:   Finally install the 32 bit edition using the /passive switch. In your visual studio project change the compile settings to 32 bit.  Then change back to AnyCPU.  This part is optional. Re-run it.   Meaning: This means that the Provider is not registered in

My CCTV Tech Notes - Video Surveillance Tips and Tricks

A New Resource Guide For CCTV Techs Introduction Some of my favourite tips and tricks for making CCTV work for you. Using RTSP Cameras with Alexa If you have HIKVision, ACTI, LTS, AXIS or other RTSP enabled CCTV cameras, and you want to use them with Amazon Alexa, first thing is to read this guide: Then get an account at Monocle., then add the "monocle rtsp" skill to your Alexa account. Finally, buy a "echo Show" device and add it to your Amazon account.

Encompass Form Failure

  Encompass Form Failure when printing custom forms, you get this message: "Form Failure" The Fix is to: *These steps need to be performed for each document listed in the Form Failure message. 1. When attempting to print a custom doc in Encompass, change the Options drop down box, located at the bottom right of the Encompass Print window, to "Print forms with field IDs".  2. Next, click the Preview button at the bottom of the Encompass Print window.  3. Once Microsoft Word opens up, change the view from Read Mode to Print Layout (lower right corner of the Word document).  4. Close Microsoft Word.  5. Change the Options drop down box, located at the bottom right of the Encompass Print window, to "Print forms with borrower data".  6. Click Print. If this does Not Solve Your Problem Then you may need to edit your windows registry and add the following keys: using Start Menu, then Run, then enter regedit.exe   -- Please be extra careful with the system registr

T38 Fax Over IP with Cisco SPA122 How To Guide

 How to Use the Cisco SPA122 ATA to Send Faxes Over IP The first thing to do is to set your Fax baud rate to 9600 or 14400 if you are daring. Turn off  ECM on your fax machine.  Recommended Fax settings . Setup your Cisco ATA Read this to get preferred settings.  The preferred codec is G711u in Amerika and G711a in the rest of the world. Some jitter adjustments, and you are done. Finally Take the T38 Challenge Test Your Settings I have tested this with Net2Phone and it seems to work fine.

Email Test Tools for SPF and DKIM Secured Domains

Email Testing Tools for SPF and DKIM Secure Domains Check the spammyness of your emails with this website. It will rate your email on many factors. Check your MX Records, your SPFs and DKIM and also probe your email server Use Microsoft Exchange Online Powershell Tools These are the main commands from powershell Install-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement -RequiredVersion 2.0.4 Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Import-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement Connect-ExchangeOnline -UserPrincipalName On Office365, Enable DKIM Signing

Cisco Umbrella - Adding an Enable / Disable Button to the Menu on Apple MacBook

 How to Add a Enable/Disable Button to Cisco Umbrella This assumes you  have  already installed the Umbrella roaming client, and want to display the disable/enable option to the user without reinstalling the Umbrella roaming client. Open the following file with vim or your preferred text editor: Note:  You must use "sudo", because modifying the file requires administrative privileges. sudo vim /Library/Application\ Support/OpenDNS\ Roaming\ Client/Updater.plist Add the following two lines just file before the last two lines of the file (</dict> and </plist>. <key>EnableDisableOption</key> <true/> Immediately after you save the file, a "Disable" option will show up in your tray icon:

Top Tech Support Scammers List

 All of the Worst Offenders These people are actively trying to rip off the elderly. 1. Norton and Windows Defender Renewal Securities The payment is due ! You are receiving this notice because you are enrolled with Norton Securities and your subscription has been Auto Renewed. However, if you don’t wish to continue with the service or want a Refund of this amount kindly contact our billing helpline number 650-487-5845  Ask for Mark Martin and ask to renew your services for $1799.99 first saw them on March 10, 2021.  My favourite response is to get the to call my Lenny answer bot.

curl - my favourite curl uses, cheatsheet and cookbook

Curl is Like the Swiss Army Knife of Web Tools Curl can be used to test your interactive web applications that use POST, GET, and PUT. Here are some of my all time favourite curl tricks 1) Upload A File to a PHP script curl -F "file=@/var/tmp/log.out;filename=$aname" send the file contents and the filename over to your php script 2) Send JSON to a PHP script curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"username":"Marcus Wong","hostname":"APPLE"}'