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K1000 Management Appliance Organizational Reporting by Specific Organizations

Starting in version 7.0 of the K1000 Management Appliance cross platform reporting is enabled. This will allow users with multiple K1000 Management Appliances to report across linked devices. Today we are looking at using this feature to create reports from specific organizations from within the K1000. Reporting at the Systemui is a current feature, however if a person only wanted to report on a part of the available organizations they would need to modify the SQL. Which may be difficult. This work around aims to simplify reporting on a specific set of organizations.

To start the user will need to be logged into the Systemui of the K1000 Management Appliance.

Navigate to Settings > Control Panel > General Settings and select Enable Linked Reporting.

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Select Save and Restart Services at the bottom of the page to save these settings.

Then navigate to Reporting > Linked Reports and select Choose Action > New.

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At this time create a Title and Category for the new report, along with a brief description of its intended purpose. Then select Next at the bottom of the page.

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Since we are only reporting from one K1000 Management Appliance expand the Local tab to display the available organizations from which to report.

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Select the desired organizations from which to report and select Next at the bottom of the page. At this point select LOCAL appliance, the organization from which to run the report, select the Category, and lastly select the report you wish to run. The reports listed are ones which have been previously created in the Reports section of the Systemui.

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Now certain reports can be ran at the Systemui level and targeting at only specific organizations. I hope this article was helpful, let me know what you think.


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Bentley View v8i Select Series 4

The installer when launched gives you the option to create a deployment image at a given location. Before creating the deployment image you would want to uninstall all the already installed prerequisites so that the package creation process downloads all the prerequisites in the local computer’s folder. Create that package using the ‘Advanced Settings’ to make it completely silent. After it is created you can use “Setup.exe” /qnui to do silent installation along with all the prerequisites.

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*If you chose to install the msi then you have to add this public property PREREQVERSION=08110903 otherwise you may get an error message saying that the prerequisites are not installed.

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Learn How to Fix Outlook 2016 Error 0x800cce05 in Window 10

Though MS Outlook is one of commonly used email client in several organizations, it does not mean that users of Outlook never face any issues. One of the problems that user encounters is related to sending and receiving emails using Outlook, the code of the same issue is Error 0x800cce05. This error is usually seen while using MS Outlook 2016 in the Windows system that has been upgraded to Windows 10. The article will be describing the error in details and the solution to fix Outlook 2016 Error 0x800cce05 in Window 10 system.

About the Error 0x800cce05
Most of the users are having this error when they click on Send/Receive emails using Outlook 2016 in Windows 10 system. The error restricts user from sending new emails through Outlook. Users may able to receive incoming mails but they are not able to send mails to other contacts. The error displays the following message displayed below:

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Issue is seen as Windows 10 is the latest OS developed by Microsoft and reinstalling the Connector and deleting the Outlook account may not work properly. Other reasons for the occurrence of the same error are:
  • Corrupted system files that causes conflicts with MS Outlook 
  • While trying to add IMAP/POP3 account in MS Outlook 2016
  • Upgrade to Windows 10 system from older version 
  • Internet Security applications installed on the system
How to resolve the Error 
Steps that need to be followed for resolving the Error are as follows:
  • In Windows 10 system, swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Search
  • Type Command Prompt in the search box and right-click on Command prompt
  • Select Run as administrator option and click on Yes
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  • When the command prompt window is opened, type the command ‘sfc /scannow’ and press ENTER.
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Note: System file Checker (SFC) is a Windows inbuilt utility to allow users scan the corruptions in windows system files and restore the corrupted/damaged files. 

  • sfc /scannow is used to scan all the protected system files & in order to replace the corrupted files in the system with a cached copy. 
  • The system scanning process will begin starting from the verification phase of system scan.
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  • Wait for the verification process to complete up to 100% and command prompt window should not be closed.
  • Upon completion of the scan process, close the command prompt window
  • Restart the MS Outlook 2016 and Outlook will be working normally again.
Another alternative solution that user can try if the above method does not work is by fixing the internet security applications present in the system. These applications may cause the error by blocking calendar & other services of MS Outlook. It may hinder the normal working of the Outlook’s operations. User can allow the calendar & other services of Outlook that was blocked by internet security software to fix the error. It can be done by reset or uninstalling and installing the software again. 

Conclusion
The article has been aimed to help user resolve the common issue encountered while using MS Outlook 2016 in the system that has been upgraded from old version to Windows 10. The possible causes of the error have been described in details along with the solution to fix the same issue seen in Outlook 2016. 

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4 Ways to Repair Corrupt HFS file System

Summary: This post explains the four easy ways to repair corrupt HFS file system. This is purely an information based article.

Tech-savvy Mac users often experiment with their machines in order to enhance their knowledge. In the process, they sometimes inadvertently cause damage to the Mac file system which can lead to temporary or even permanent data loss. Consider this sample scenario: suppose you installed Linux or Windows OS one of your Mac volumes, but later while trying to upgrade it to a more recent version, you experienced errors resulting in damage to the underlying Mac HFS file system. What would you do to repair HFS file system on your Mac at your end?

This post tries to answer the above question through four fairly simple solutions which you can attempt on own without having to rush off to the Apple service center. Let’s look at each:

(1) Format the drive & restore Time Machine backup

The safest and simplest way to repair Mac drive that has corrupt HFS file system is to completely format it and restore the data on it through a recent Time Machine backup. Follow the steps below:

i. Insert OS X CD / DVD / USB and hold down the C key while the Mac is starting

ii. Go to Utilities -> Disk Utility

iii. Select Macintosh HD on the sidebar

iv. Erase the drive by selecting the ‘Erase’ option

v. Close Disk Utility

vi. Go to Utilities -> Restore Time Machine Backup

vii. Follow the steps indicated therein

If this doesn’t seem to fix the issue or you experience errors in any step, try the next fix.

(2) Repair Mac with Ubuntu CD

Another way to fix corrupt HFS partition is by using Ubuntu CD in combination with an active Internet connection (wired connection is preferred since Wireless won’t work while booting with Ubuntu CD). Here’s how:

i. Use Mac command line to disable journaling on the affected partition. For this, type sudo diskutil disableJournal /dev/disk0s2 on Mac command line, where disk0s2 is the affected partition’s name. If you’re unaware of the partition’s name, use the ‘dfcommand to find it; it should be mounted on ‘/’.

ii. Insert the Ubuntu CD and hold down the C key while your Mac starts up

iii. Once Mac boots from the CD, connect it to the Internet. Thereafter, enable Universe packages using ‘Software Sources’ and then install hfsprogs package through the command sudo apt-get install hfs progs. This will enable you to check and repair the HFS+ partitions.

iv. Now you’ll need to perform an fsck check on your Mac partition. For this, first find the Mac device through fdisk command and then perform fsck on it.

v. Once the Mac partition or volume is repaired, re-enable journaling on it through the sudo diskutil enableJournal /dev/disk0s2 command.
If this doesn’t work too, then go for the next fix.

(3) Repair Mac drive with FSCK command

To use the fsck command, you’ll need to pull up the Mac shell. Also, you will need the name of the partition or drive on which the command needs to be executed. Follow the steps listed below:

i. Power on Mac and hold down the Apple key + s on its keyboard; this should open the text-based Mac shell we need

ii. Type the command fsck_hfs -fy /dev/disk0s2 in the shell where disk0s2 is the affected disk / partition

iii. Press ‘Enter’ key. After a few minutes, the command should complete its task and end with the message “disk modified

iv. Issue ‘reboot’ command to restart the Mac If it still doesn’t work, try the same procedure with the command fsck_hfs -fry /dev/disk0s2.

(4) Mount Broken Partitions

If the disk utility and fsck command are unable to fix a broken Mac partition, try to force mount the partition manually. Thereafter, use Finder to access it and copy all data from it to a safe location. Once you have all your data safe, erase it and restore from Time Machine backup. 
Here’s how you can manually mount the corrupt volume / partition:

i. Type ‘df’ in the terminal to know the name of the damaged partition
ii. Then type the following in the terminal:
  • sudo mkdir /Volumes/broken
  • sudo mount -t hfs /dev/disk0s2 /Volumes/broken
where disk0s2 is the affected partition

The first command line above creates the mount point for the drive and the second line mounts the drive manually. It is advisable to mount the drive in read-only mode. For this, insert an -o rdonly into the mount command line.

Note: This method should only be used as a last resort. 

Conclusion

We hope that at least one of the above-mentioned tips will help you fix your broken Mac HFS partitions. However, if none of them work, then stop using the hard drive immediately, and take it to the nearest Apple service center for an expert opinion.
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K1000 as a Service

Your organization needs to monitor its network and make sure all devices are in compliance as for security patches, updates and for running licensed software to meet all the standards. The K1000 appliance is a vital support to accomplish this task however not all companies have the infrastructure, budget, manpower or space needed to implement this solution. With this in mind the K1000 as a service was designed. K1aaS is a cloud based solution that provides all the features of a K1000 appliance in a hosted cloud virtual appliance.

With the K1aaS you can do all of the inventory of your network devices, manage all your windows/Linux/Mac devices on your network including patching, install applications, run scripts, manage a complete service desk and much more without investing in infrastructure or the cost of additional hardware.

You may download a free trial and find out more information at https://www.quest.com/products/k1000-as-a-service 


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