Friday, August 11, 2017

DNS Made Easy how to use DynSite Dynamic DNS application


Log onto your DNS Made easy to the proper domain and start adding your record

Enter in the name and an IP. You can use any IP to confirm it is really working such as 8.8.8.8 or 70.70.70.70 the most important part is to put in your DNS password (whatever) and enable Dynamic DNS as shown below:

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NOTE: If you need it online “NOW” and can’t wait for the default “1800 TTL” for the record to change from 8.8.8.8 or any other incorrect address then use the real IP address. If you use a fake IP you probably want to browse to it first to make sure you don’t redirect people to a questionable or malicious site Winking smile

Once you hit submit it create a DNS ID. You will need that DNS ID and Password later for dynsite setup:

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Download DynSite DNS app from the link below.

http://noeld.com/dynsite.asp

Please note: This is not the most modern looking GUI or application, but it works and is endorsed by DNSMadeEasy and the cost is minimal.

Install the program on the server that needs dynamic DNS or another server in that network that is almost always online, if all systems have the same outgoing IP.

Once you complete the base OS installation it will begin the Account Assistant as shown below:

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Select “Dynamic DNS services” as shown below:

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Next and select “DNS Made Easy” and shown below:

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Next and now enter in the name of your DNS record it can be named anything but to make it easier for someone to follow in my example for dyndnsexample.mydomain.com I used “dyndbnsexample” below:

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Here is where you will input the code that DNS Made Easy created for you and enter in the password you assigned. In my example below “whatever” is the password that is starred out:
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Check mark “I want to configure a host for this account” and select Next

Now put in your Screen name, Host name, and domain such as mydomain.com and confirm the FQDN:

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Select Next and you will receive the following warning and select “OK”

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Now you need to put in your Record ID. This is that same code that DNS Made Easy generated for you and select OK as shown below:

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Click “Next” and “Finish to completed the Account Assistant

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You can than open the DynSite console and view the status:

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If you do a refresh on your DNS Made Easy DNS page you will see it update the IP from 70.70.70.70 to the current External IP address to confirm all is correct and running.

Note: You will need to activate DynSite within 30 DAYS it is not freeware!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mitel 5000 reboot procedure

Mitel main phone system reboot

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Middle Button once

Down arrow to “System Menu”

Middle button to select “System Menu”

Down arrow to “Reboot”

Middle button to select “Reboot”

Down arrow to “Yes”

Middle button to select “Yes”

Reboot usually takes less than 5 minutes

If you accidently power it off instead of reboot to power it back on select the middle button

Office 365 Change default save from OneDrive in Word and Excel

Open Word or Excel

Open a blank document

Click on “File”, “Options”, “Save”, and check “Save to Computer by default” as shown below and click “OK” at the bottom of that window to save the setting:

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If you have an alternate location you may want to change the “Default local file location as well” such as a network my documents redirected path mapping.

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Now the next time you click “save as” you will notice it now goes to “This PC” rather than OneDrive:

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enabling Macs on Trend Worry Free Console 9.5

Here is the article from Trend on the original process some settings are not the same such as the after installation check of the registry to make sure it installed correctly:

https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/1056560

Here is the most important parts left out you need to know.

The Trend Micro Worry Free for Macs console “Plug in” is a completely different console NO settings are shared between the original console and the Plug. So you will have to set up all of the settings for Mac from scratch.

Install the latest Java on your Trend Micro management server before attempting to install the Plug In:

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Once you install Java and enable the Plug in you will download the “Trend Micro Security (for Mac)” Plug in:

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Once the Plug in completes the download you install the Plug in on the server. (this is not the workstation installer)

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After installation you manage the Macs exclusively using an alternate console by clicking on “Manage Program” under the “Preferences” and “Plug-Ins”:

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You will see the following this is your separate Mac Management Console with completely separate settings:

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Note the License error above you many have to open the license console and select “Update Information” for it to sync as shown below:

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The installation paths for the Mac Agents are under the Mac “Administration” “Agent Setup Files”

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Reminder this Mac console is completely separate from the main console so you will have to modify and maintain the Mac console “Plug in” and settings as necessary.

I would strongly recommend you review the Administration guides found here:

http://docs.trendmicro.com/en-us/enterprise/trend-micro-security-(for-mac).aspx

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trend Micro Worry Free client systems are unresponsive after Windows 10 defender update on 5/2017 - KB890830

Since this is a Windows Defender update it cannot be easily rolled back. User experience slowness that makes the PC appear to be not working as even the simplest tasks take significant amounts of time to complete. It is like your PC is working but at 1% of its speed.

The problem is that Windows Defender update severely conflicts with Trend Micro Worry Free Agents using a local management server. The Worry Free Saas product appears unaffected by the issue. Trend Micro support is aware of the problem and working on a fix to Microsoft’s update. In the meantime the temporary fix is to disable Windows Defender active scanning following the steps below.

Note: You can uninstall Trend Worry Free Agent however then you are leaving your systems vulnerable. Using the server console to remove the Trend agent will not work effectively and you will have to manually remove the agent on each system which could take 30 minutes or more per system due to the performance issues.

Caution: it’s the registry you break it you bought it…  

On the impacted Windows 10 workstations open regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

New, click DWORD (32-bit) value and then name it as DisableAntiSpyware.

Set Value at 1 and restart the system

That will disable Windows defender and should keep it from restarting itself and stop the conflict with Trend Agent.

Reboot the system and test

Note: this can be done as well via GPO to stop further deployment issues. however it will take a significant amount of time on systems already effected.

Trend Micro Agents should work fine in normal mode with real time scanning enabled once this fix is deployed. If you have not already I would recommend installing Trend Worry Free 9 Service Pack 3 as well.