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System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.

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I saw this link in one of the topics involving QIC file problems ("problem restoring .qic backup file catalog empty").  Does someone have the zip file or is there another updated link available for it?

http://members.ping.at/mlubich/peek11.zip
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Hi Experts,

Suddenly I am having trouble browsing my pc, when i click on my My Computer icon (Win7) It takes forever and nothing shows up, see attached.
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LDAP sync not working. We have two systems, one for Assets and one for Trend Micro. All users from the LDAP were syncing fine, but since two weeks the LDAP says sync is successful but, no data is coming through. no new users which we created in AD are coming through.

Can someone advise what can be done to fix this?
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Currently I am setting up a Configuration Management System via Ansible.
My playbook site.yml is built with tags so I can start the different parts of the configuration individually.
The first part of the playbook works almost fine - I can run this part via the command "ansible-playbook site.yml --tags initial_config". All machines in my host group (hosts: dmzservers:!raspberrypi) are configured as expected. However, with the exception that a machine outside the host group is also attempted to configure:
PLAY RECAP
auth.dmz.tuxme.dk          : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0
backend.dmz.tuxme.dk       : ok=43   changed=1    unreachable=0    failed=0   
db.dmz.tuxme.dk            : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
develop.dmz.tuxme.dk       : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
gateproxy.dmz.tuxme.dk     : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
intra.dmz.tuxme.dk         : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
ispconf.dmz.tuxme.dk       : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
kolab.dmz.tuxme.dk         : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
mail.dmz.tuxme.dk          : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
mailproxy.dmz.tuxme.dk     : ok=42   changed=1    unreachable=0    failed=0   
master.lan.tuxme.dk        : ok=0    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1   
mastodon.dmz.tuxme.dk      : ok=42   changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0   
proxy.dmz.tuxme.dk       

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Hi Experts,
Is there a way to use a single keyboard key to perform the following?
Shift-F8      Step over the line by running the procedure on the current line without going into it and stepping through each line
Thanks
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Hi Experts,
I have a linked table to CSV file, and after finally finishing defining all field types and linking (hundreds of fields all different types, dont ask why...), I realized file was not named correctly.
Now just trying to change the name of file and getting the attached error.
Can someone please help me out here, so I dont have to redo the entire process...
Thanks
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hello
I have a file name info.txt under /etc/
this file contain four lines the fourth line have expiration:data
I want to check this data if it's today+10Days then create a new file name:done.txt and contain done.
else do noting.
thanks.
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Looking for a freeware screenshot capture program for W7 / W10 to:
  • Capture entire screen upon Print Screen button
  • Automatically Prompt the user for a comment, such that they don't have to bring up an image editing program in a UI
  • Then save to disk (jpg, png, etc.)  upon completion of the comment.

I'm attempting to collect feedback from a large number of employees about issues they have with a particular program.
All the machines are cloned and set up identically.
I anticipate writing some light code to then FTP (or maybe programatically email) the file once created.

The old ScreenPrint32 did the comment capture part perfectly for prints (but wouldn't capture this for saved files).  It just popped up a fill in the blank box upon the trigger (Prt Scr button) and as soon as the user hit the OK button on the comments, everything was done.  No more interaction.  Unfortunately, ScreenPrint32 is a little flaky under W10 even when run in compatibility mode for XP sp2.

Something like Greenshot (my fav) saves it nicely, but you have to interact with an image editing program to add a comment.  No bueno.
Thanks.
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Canon ImageRunner C5250 with Fiery unit.
All of a sudden, the printer crashed MS Office apps on many computers and I had to remove and reinstall the printer driver.
More details
- When printing in Excel, Excel crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.  Word and other apps did the same thing. If printing a self-test page, Windows Explorer crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.
- To fix the problem, i removed the printer and reinstalled the driver.
- All computers were configured to print to this printer directly. A print server was not used as we found it had more problem with this printer.
- The driver was the one downloaded from the printer itself. (Go to the printer's IP, then go to Download tab)
This printer has a Fiery unit. We were told we should use the driver downloaded from the printer itself
- This happened on Monday

More More Details
- This printer has been a trouble.
At the very beginning, we used a print server (Win2K8) for this printer. People had problems with it all the time. It looked like the problem happened in the early morning for the first user who printed, usually Monday morning. To fix the problem, we asked the user to remove and re-add the printer back.
- Then we were fed up with this and took the advise from the company we leased this printer from - configured this printer directly on computers via the printer's IP address. This has seemed to give us less problems. But what happened on this past Monday was the first time that the problem …
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Recommendation for free drive cloning software. Need to replace / upgrade to larger hard drive. Thanks
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Sometime Customer askinh for valid authorized tools with Free usage
Rvtools
PowerGui
above are authorised to be used? any std shared by Vmware?
any other tool/scriptingl to use with Vmware For Inventory,Reporting,Snapahot, Orphaned data,San Utilization Monitoring
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I would like to resurrect an old question since it is about four years old. I am looking for a good network system inventory tool that doesn't break the bank. I really like the PDQ inventory tool however the $500 /year price mark makes it difficult for a small 20 user firm like us. I could probably swallow half that.
I have looked into the original post at: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28570579/Best-and-Free-tool-for-Network-PC's-hardware-software-inventory.html
and the Spiceworks doesn't seem to work for us for some reason.
Are there any other suggestions that are newer products?
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Hi EE,

I have a peculiar problem, to say the least. Let me describe the environment:

- Windows IoT devices connect to SQL server to sync their date/time which is done by query
- When the IoT devices can't connect to the network, they revert to their BIOS date/time

We have series of Windows IOT devices running Windows 10 Embedded when they lose wireless network connectivity which infrequently happens they revert to the bios date/time.
However, the bios date/time is always out of sync and from prior analysis points seems to be set to last time the Windows ICD shell was disabled when configuration changes were made to the system.

Any ideas what could be causing this any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Hi Experts,

I have the script below do download all new files from my FTP server into my local PC.
However after running it for a while I get the attached error.

# Load WinSCP .NET assembly
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCPnet.dll"

# Set up session options
$sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
    Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
    HostName = "sftp.MySite.com"
    UserName = "MyUserName"
    Password = "MyPWD"
    SshHostKeyFingerprint = "1234567890="
}

$session = New-Object WinSCP.Session

try
{
    # Connect
    $session.Open($sessionOptions)

    # Transfer files
    $sourcePath = "/Outbox/" # don't add *, will be added where necessary
    $destPath = "H:\FTP\"
    $destPathNew = "H:\FTP\Caspio\"

    $transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions

    while($True)
    {
        try {
            # Get list of matching files in the directory
            $remoteFiles = $session.EnumerateRemoteFiles($sourcePath, "*.*", [WinSCP.EnumerationOptions]::None)

            # Any file matched?
            if ($remoteFiles.Count -gt 0) {
                foreach ($fileInfo in $remoteFiles) {
                    try {
                        Write-Host "Checking rules for the file " $fileInfo.Name
                        # check the filename for matching the mask
                        if ($fileInfo.Name -like "*PAT*.*" -or $fileInfo.Name -like "*Sch*.*" -or $fileInfo.Name -like "*Full*.*") {
                       

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Hi Experts,

I have the following script that

1- downloads from a FTP site all new files to a local folder
2- Copy all downloaded files to another local folder.

However I see that 2nd step is not working properly, it downloads/copies all files again to the 2nd folder, not only the new files.
Can someone help me fix that?

# Load WinSCP .NET assembly
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCPnet.dll"

# Set up session options
$sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
    Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
    HostName = "sftp.MySite.com"
    UserName = "MyUserName"
    Password = "MyPWD"
    SshHostKeyFingerprint = "1234567890="
}

$session = New-Object WinSCP.Session

try
{
    # Connect
    $session.Open($sessionOptions)

    # Transfer files
    $remotePath = "H:\FTP\*"
    
    $sourcePath = "/Outbox/*"
    $destPath = "H:\FTP\"
    $destPathNew = "H:\FTP\Caspio\"

    $transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions

    $transferOptions.FileMask = "*PAT*.*;*Sch*.*|*Full*.*"

    while($True)
    {
         try
        {
            $transferResult = $session.GetFiles($sourcePath, $destPath, $False, $transferOptions)
            $transferResult.Check()
        }
        finally
        {
 	        foreach ($transfer in $transferResult.Transfers)
                {
                   $session.GetFiles($transfer.FileName, $destPathNew, $False, $transferOptions)
                    Write-Host "Download of 

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While tryint to install software I am getting the below err message.
Kindly advice the steps to resolve


A Digitally signed driver is required .

windows blocked the installation of a digitally unsigned driver
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Hi Experts,

The script below connects to a FTP site and downloads all newest files to a local folder in my pc.

How can I change this script to include only files  either with wording "PAT" or "Sched"?
However if file name contains word "Full" it should not be included.

# Load WinSCP .NET assembly
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCPnet.dll"

# Set up session options
$sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
    Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
    HostName = "sftp.MySite.com"
    UserName = "MyUserName"
    Password = "MyPWD"
    SshHostKeyFingerprint = "1234567890="
}

$session = New-Object WinSCP.Session

try
{
    # Connect
    $session.Open($sessionOptions)

    # Transfer files
    $remotePath = "H:\FTP\*"
    
    $sourcePath = "/Outbox/*"
    $destPath = "H:\FTP\"
    $destPathNew = "H:\FTP\Caspio\"


    $transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions
    while($True)
    {
 
        try
        {
     
            $transferResult = $session.GetFiles($sourcePath, $destPath, $False, $transferOptions)
            $transferResult.Check()
        }
        finally
        {
 	        foreach ($transfer in $transferResult.Transfers)
                {
                   $session.GetFiles($transfer.FileName, $destPathNew, $False, $transferOptions)
          
                    Write-Host "Download of $($transfer.FileName) succeeded"
                }
                $destPathNew1
        }
    }
    Write-Host 

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Hi Experts,
I have a script (.ps1) that would like to run it every 15 minutes.
When I right click and select run with powershell it runs.
However when trying to run this thru the windows task scheduler it says running, but nothing actually happens.
Perhaps I need a way to indicate it should run with PowerShell?
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I need a program or utility (free preferrably, paid if it's easy to setup and use) that will print PDFs automatically.

Every night, a client receives dozens to hundreds of PDFs via SFTP from one of their clients.  These documents need to be printed (unfortunately).  They want a system that can either be scripted or set to check folders (and sub folders) for new files and print them automatically throughout the night.

I've done some research and found an AutoIT compiled script but it doesn't work well because some of these pages are being (incorrectly) identified as 8.5x13 when the utility attempts to print them (printing them with Acrobat (and reviewing the print options) indicates they are 8.5x11).  And of course, when the page size changes, the job hangs and stops all other jobs until you fix it...

So I need something that can do this intelligently... shrink the page to fit, ignore the page size and just print to whatever paper is present (cutting off excess - which will almost never actually happen), etc.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm willing to script a utility that WORKS so it doesn't have to do everything... but if someone has a product designed to monitor (a) folder(s) and print the contents, including PDFs, that's great too.

I don't think I can use Acrobat because it wants to leave the program open after printing... 900 instances of acrobat would be a problem in the morning...

And using a script to subsequently kill acrobat isn't practical... …
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Hi Experts,

Can someone recommend a good software dealing with email to text functions.

should have

A- Carrier lookup.
B- Email/cell validation.
C- Mass text/email option.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello  Experts,

could you please give an advice about where and how to find free online training  about ISO 17025  acrediation labarotuary standards , as free or by low fee?

thnx,
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Dear Experts,

I am using Windows 10 Pro.

My hard disk crashed.

Now using new hard disk, but how do I restore back my Sticky Notes from the *.snt file?
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Hi Experts,
I am looking for an Access file that was used about a month ago, however cant remember the name and since there were more recent files used, I cannot get to see them from under Access recent files list..
Is there any way I can get a list of all my Access files used in past month, along with date last opened?
Files can be either on the server or on local C drive.
Thanks in advance
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There are many "always on top" utilities that can be used to make certain programs always stay on top of other windows.

However, I'm looking for an "always on top" utility that will make it so that whenever a certain application (such as snippingtool.exe) will always appear on top of other windows whenever it is launched.

I launch the snippintool.exe utility by pressing the Windows-R keyboard combination (to launch the "Run" dialog box and then type in "snippingtool" and press enter. Or on systems that I use all the time I have a keyboard combination set up that makes it so that when I press the predefined keys the snippingtool utility will launch.

The problem is that the snippingtool programs sometimes opens behind other applications (such as LogMeIn). I often need to take screenshots of remote systems I am connected to. Furthermore, I need to be sure that the snippingtool will always appear on top of all other program windows. I don't leave the snippingtool utility launched all the time but when I do run or launch it I need to make sure it will always appear on top of all other program windows.

What sort of more advanced "Always on top" utilities will allow this to be done?
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Hi Experts,
I created today a new task from task scheduler wizard and its not working.
Dont even see that listed under all other tasks!!
However under C:\Windows\System32\Tasks I see it.
How can I troubleshoot this?
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System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.