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What's the best tool to use to get a list of all the devices on a network?
What's the best tool to use to do a thorough report on an individual machine?  

In the past, I've used Belarc Advisor.  I still think it's great, but I'm wondering what other techs use.

Which UPS??

I'm looking at ordering around 16 UPSs and about 16 PDU's, managed/metered and I've narrowed down either APC or Eaton.

I know the hardware is the hardware, but in regards to the software, between Eaton's IPM and APC's Struxureware software, which is better?

I have looked at both, and both have +/-'s, so I'll have a total of 36 managed IP devices, and just wondering which is easier to use, easier to manage, etc...
Looks like with APC, I have to install the network powerchute software on every physical server, not with Eaton, so there's a plus for Eaton.
I'm open to suggestions.
I am working on a project that tracks multiple vehicle, golf carts, bikes and people at the same time ... I know I can buy system but I have to build this myself .... Im designing the REST API to accept the data and put it in the database ... every 10 sec I iterate through the database using the latest timestamp.... The question I don't want to built GPS trackers(Ardrino) ... does anyone know of a fully programable tracker for sale on the market that I can program to send data to my site (gps data) ...thanks in advance
I am sure that you all are aware of Open Hardware Monitor (https://openhardwaremonitor.org/) or something similar.  

Do you know if there is a similar program (to read temperatures, fan speeds, et cetera) that logs data so we can see it over say an hour, a day, a week, or even a month rather than just the real time data?
How important is a 2.9kW Single-Phase ATS / Metered (Switched PDU) PDU, 120V Outlets (24 5-15/20R, 1 L5-30R), 2 L5-30P, 2 10ft Cords, 2U Rack-Mount, TAA from some company like Tripplite in a small server enviornment?  We are talk 2 - 3 servers plus some routers and switches.  It looks like a fancy device that does not deliver UPS features.    I think this is more what I need but this fancy PDU was offered in a quote so I figured I get acquainted with it before shutting it down...  

  • Tripp Lite PDU Basic 120V 2.9kW 30A 5-15R 24 Outlet L5-30P Horizontal 1URM - horizontal rackmount - power distribution unit - 2.9 kW
  • SmartPro LCD 120V 1500VA 900W Line-Interactive UPS, AVR, 2U Rack/Tower, LCD, USB, DB9 Serial, 8 Outlets
VSS and permission problemsI'm trying to clean a machine that randomly freezes.

I'm seeing lots of errors in the Event Viewer, some related to Permissions and VSS problems.

Can somebody please take a look at the screen snaps in the attached pdf file and try to make sense of them?  Thanks
Are there any features/group policy options for WIndows 7/10 devices that could disable DVD drives from being used to write data to them, and only allow access based on exception/approval. I have seen some pricey DLP options but wondered if there is the same options as you can use for USB controls (e.g.bitlocker to go policies) on DVD drives for our desktop machines. Or any alternative solutions you deploy to prevent users burning sensitive data to a DVD, above and beyond disabling the drive itself?
From a security/management perspective, how do you handle devices that have not connected to your network/domain in a set period of time, and therefore would be behind on AV updates OS updates App updates etc, posing somewhat of a security risk? Are they simply allowed to reconnect at will, e.g. 3-6 months after their last connection, or do you do anything in AD or elsewhere in your network management process to deny them access to the network, and how do you go about updating them before they can reconnect, e.g. an 'offline' process? Or is it acceptable to let them reconnect and allow the update servers apply the updates in due course.
I have a apple laptop running their MAC OS X 10.13.6. For some reason neither shift keys nor caps log is working. Everything else works fine, except that I can't get any form of capitalizing of letters. I'm about to say that I need to take it to an apple store. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steps I've taken thus far:
1. Rebooted
2. Powered off and left off with battery out for 30 sec.
3. Verified the "Speak selected text when key is pressed" was deselected
4. Verified "Enable Slow Keys" was off
5. Verified "Enable Mouse Keys" was off
6. Verified the correct US keyboard layout was selected
7. Deleted com.apple.keyboardtype.plist

I have usb device which I don’t know if it’s memory or what it is.  I have placed a picture below see if anyone can say or how can I identify what is it? What should I look for? Thank you.

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           I wish to add a third HDMI device to my VIZIO television, but, it only has 2 HDMI ports.  That said, I am wondering if there is a device which can be hooked up to my television which would extend or add HDMI ports.  In concept, it would be similar to a USB hub.  But, I am unsure if such a device exists for HDMI interfaces.  

           Any shared thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

           I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.

          Thank you



Is AMD 2200u laptop with Vega 3 graphics, 32 GB RAM, 2 tb ssd and 1 tb M2 drive good enough for every day use with office productivity, watching movies, and watching streaming content from the Internet, VPN, etc.?

I am not looking at gaming and is Is AMD  2200u laptop with Vega 3 graphics, 32 GB RAM, 2 tb ssd and 1 tb M2 drive good enough for my requirements?

Please respond to my post asap.

Reach out to me for any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards
Mr. Sriram
Does anyone make a left handed laptop? I bought a wireless mouse but still my left hand (which holds the mouse) gets burnt from being right next to the fan exhaust.

Could I simply reverse the fan direction so the hot air went out the other side?
Logitech Keyboard K350 I have been to the site and looked up solutions tried them all. The board is only 5 years old. THE ONLY thing I did unusual is disconnect the cables took my computer outside and with an air compressor blew out the dust and cat fur...! Put it back the unit came back up and unfortunately the keyboard and my Logitech M570 stopped working. So I went to the closet pulled out the old PS2 keyboard and fortunately was able to type this message spent about 2 hours on it last night following all the rules and nothing so far. Does anyone here know what I can try. Again nothing changed but the dust cleanout........frustrated.....!ARRRR!
I have been here to downloads at Logitech the drivers and update software. Restarted No Change.
And here with many other pages too long to list here.


Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I have an Intel processor DQ965CO motherboard with the following specs and slots available. My goal is to identify the limitations of motherboard and figure out exactly how much more usage I can get out of this machine. Wanting to find out the best memory for it the best brands of memory if anyone has an Opinion. Finally what is the most powerful most performing memory I can put on the board for the best performance.
Motherboard Summary from SIWOn this question about the Intel Legacy Board DQ 965 CO The machine has Vista for Biz but will soon have a new license of Win 7 Pro. I did study the compatibility documents on the link above.
Memory Summary from SIW
  1. This machine only shows a possible 8 GB of memory I wonder if it can take more and actually use it?
  2. Under Compatibility/ Memory - I did pick up one thing about “low-profile DIMMs” So I looked it up and it says something about the speed of “low-profile DIMMs” So I can assume that I need to avoid those. However. How would I ever know if I was buyng a “low-profile DIMMs” vs how to know to get a High or Medium DIMM. sounds like Gasoline Octane..?
  3. Wondering what is the best performing memory I can install for the board.
  4. I have always like Crucial and Kingston. Are their any as good as but reasonalble costs. New or used?

I am including the images of some of the specs currently on the machine.
We have four new Deco M5 that are updated to the latest firmware version (1.3.0 Build 20190419 Rel. 70702).

My iPhone always says I have a connection (the three "WiFi bars" top right of the phone) but no connection when pinged.

See picture below.  

I have reset everything and have solved a few times by changing the "main deco".

It's an every day thing that can take up to an hour to "trick" it into working.

What is going on?
We have a client that the logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. When it doesn't respond nor by pressing ESC we have to restart the computer by using the power switch.

Even so, pressing ESC, all monitors go black and the mouse starts spinning and lasts until we power cycle.

Is this a sign of a failed/failing HDD?
I have a Dell Optiplex 3020 (SFF) Small Form Factor running Windows 7 professional.

The back of the computer has a connection or a DP monitor and a connection for a VGA monitor.

The computer has Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600/ HD Graphics 4400/ HD Graphics

The CPU is Intel Pentium G3220 (Dual Core, 3MB Cache, 3.0 GHz, w/HD Graphics)

Serial - support Serial / PS/2 Add-in Bracket or Serial / Parallel Port PCIe Add-in Card
Parallel - Serial / Parallel Port PCIe Add-in Card

I currently have a monitor with a VGA connection to the computer.

I would like to replace the VGA monitor with two 24" monitors for a dual display (extended desktop).

Question:  Can I attach a device to the computer's Display Port, that will allow me to attach two DP monitors and extend the display?

or Purchase a graphics video card and insert it into one of the motherboard's slots below, that supports dual monitors?

Dell Optiplex 3020 motherboard slots
or if you have another suggestion, I am open to it.
Wanted to get verification on these so if you do not know please do not answer else other members that do will assume the question is answered.
This motherboard and memory question. What is the absolute max Memory with all specifications maxed (speed throughput that "BUS pipe  thing"out I can use on this machine. I hope to get more use out of it. Since memory is so inexpensive. This Mother board
2019-05-29CS_MotherBoard.pngI can see it says DDR2, 8192 and 4 slots I have 4 chips with 1024 in each so I figure I can double it? Here are the slots...minus one that got cut off in screen capture.
2019-05-29_CSSlotsMemory.pngIn addition I thought that these two were good candidates but i am not sure how to spec these out with MGHz and Speed. DO they need to match all the specs seen here or are there things I can improve on and purchase something faster in the specs not shown here.
I thought this one from Crucial

or this one from Samsung

Your  thoughts and opinions appreciated. Thank you!
Say, what can I do to speed up the Blackberry Q20 ? It's got much slower now with all the Apps installed on it. I have tried uninstalling as many Apps as I can. There is still plenty of free storage space on the phone and the SD card. Memory usage fluctuates between normal and moderate. Please advise.
Is there a list of supported SFP or SFP+ transceivers for the Dell / Compellent SC4020i
This is a new hard drive that is only about a month old.  

I know that no SMART error is a good error but is this something I should be worried about long term?  

(Note that this drive was used an an external USB hard drive on this machine out of the manufacturer box until we just plugged it in to board.)
Hp mediasmart server health issue
Looking at console, it is showing failing though it has least 100gb free.  It was also indicating files not in sync possible file open, though none are.  Others at random time not able to connect.  One computer think the first one, was running extreamly slow. Rebooted and it started running upadtes, finally started responding quicker.  Could this slow computer be causing this error by not syncing?  But could 1 affect others with this server?
I have around 5 external drives locked away in an oak desk drawer and at least 1 a week I lent them out for their use.  The office in in air conditioning most of the day, but 1 or 2 days no AC (and is not hot there).   Since the drawer is wood, should I buy some sort of moisture absorbing packs or is it ok as is?  My boss if going to purchase a metal file cabinet next week, I will place them there.
Parsing plotter.ini failed. Gerber Infinity 45 plotter user interface can not get a response from the plotter. The reason I feel that the physical serial connection to the plotter has no problems is because it was working just before I reset Windows 10. According to device manager the "Perle SPEED LE Serial Port" is working properly. It is a duel Serial Port card and both are working properly. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you  --  Joe






Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.