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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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Hi Experts,
Looking for a script that gives me all large files created on the server in the past 10 days..
should return file name, date created, size of file, user created.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,
2 strange things suddenly happening to my PC's
1- The task manager got disabled
2- when I type in something then right click to select that work for spelling, it loses the selection.
Any reason behind these..?
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Hi Experts,

I have a .bat file that is used to backup data.  I want to include all folders / files on a drive but exclude one folder.  I can't seem to get it to do the exclusion.

Here is the WinZip Command Line.

"C:\Program Files\WINZIP\WZZIP.EXE"  -xd\\PL1\PL1-G-Data\Photos\*.*   "Z:\PATLAPTOP1\PL1-G-Data\%date%\PL1-G PatData All.ZIP" "\\PL1\PL1-G-PatData\*.*"  -r -p

Explanation
- Job is run on the PC where the 'Z:' Drive is located.
- Drive to be zipped is on PC \\PL1.
-  The Drive to be zipped is PL1-G-PatData.
- Folder (with sub folders) that needs to be excluded is PL1-G-Data\Photos

What needs to be done to get it exclude the PL1-G-Data\Photos folder.  Right now there are no errors but it is including the Photos folder?

Note: If using an 'Exclusion Parameter File' is a better way them I ok with it.

Thanks,
Bob C.
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Is it possible to detect when a user inserted an USB storage device and get notified by email or SMS?

I'm not looking for a solution which is blocking the usage of this device, just get notified.

Note: We are using PC's with Windows 10 mostly, and maybe some Windows 7.  All Home Edition, not pro and not on domain either.

The solution can be a software that we buy, or even C# code... anything useful and afordable.

Thanks you
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On one of the computers we support, the Windows Wait Cursor (AKA the spinning halo) is there all the time to the right of the mouse pointer. Is there a utility I can install that will show the name of whatever process is running that is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to appear? This is Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1. I have tried running Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor but am not able to see which process is associated with the current activity which is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to be displayed.

Ideally it should just display the process name next to the cursor.

Thanks,
Don
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Hi Experts,
Wondering why are my programs not always listed under start/my programs?!
I was looking for a program installed there about a month ago, and was listed there under my programs as well..
Today when I was looking for it, it was nowhere to be found!!
And I had forgotten the name of it..
Luckily I had this program installed in another pc where it was still being listed..
Once I got the name, I was able to type in and it opened.
But why all this hide and seek?!
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I have written before about various tools that can help one troubleshoot certain issues.  This time I ran into an issue with an old USB 2 thumb drive.  I thought it was a goner and I would need to buy a new one.  It is only a 4gb stick and USB 2.0, so not a big loss.  I tried several things and then put a question here.  The upshot of the question was that I ended up trying a low-level format tool.  


The tool, from HDDGuru.com, is called HDD Low-Level Format Tool.  After doing a low-level format on my USB drive (be careful this deletes all information), I regained use of the drive and, in fact, am using it right now with another security tool I use, Predator (more on that in another article).  It should be noted that there are a few fairly good tools on the HDDGuru website at http://hddguru.com/software/.


You can also use this tool to see information about your drives.  When you run the tool you will see this dialogue unless you upgrade.



After you upgrade, if you decide to, enter the code you receive after clicking the "Enter code" button (I suggest copy and pasting the code).  If you decide not to upgrade click the "Continue for free" button.


Whenever you use the Hard Disk Low-Level Format Tool (the name is deceiving since it does more than low-level formats), it should be run as Administrator.  If you don't run it as the Administrator you may end up seeing a screen similar to the featured image, where no drives are shown even though at least one drive is certainly present. If you do run it as Administrator (on the same machine in this case), your drives will be listed



If I choose the Edge drive (Highlighted), I see the following information



Since the selected device has no details, Let's see what another device looks like, the second choice is a Crucial SSD in the computer.



The basic device details are listed in the first tab.  The second tab is where you would start a low-level format, but clicking on it first gives you a warning (if you click on the tab and don't wish to format, this gives you an out):



Clicking on the S.M.A.R.T. tab (on a device that has SMART Data) initially gives this blank screen



When you click the "Get SMART Data" button, the resulting screen would look similar to this



So this is more than just a low-level format tool.  With that said, doing a low-level format will reclaim drives that you may have given up on.


I highly recommend upgrading for $3.30 (USD), the speed of the tool is severely compromised otherwise (it took a day and a half to do a low-level format on the Edge USB 4gb stick in free mode!).


If you liked this article don't forget to click the thumbs up below.  This helps me to know what types of content users are most interested.


Disclaimer: I am not in any way associated with the software mentioned in this article, other than being a satisfied user.



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We have watchdog devices in every server room/closet every location in our company.  Every device have an IP/hostname with cname.  So I can go by the name of the room.
Issue is I still have to go to individual every IP to monitor.  Is there an easy way to consolidate into one single page with links, that doesn't require a lot of html coding.  
Any advice?   Solution using Watchdog15 devices with temp, and flood probe attachments.
http://www.itwatchdogs.com/temperature-humidity-climate-monitor-watchdog-15-p71

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,
How do I check which program is consuming the most memory?
See attached many columns I have to choose from..
Thanks
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System Utilities

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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.