Thursday, February 1, 2018

Back up CUCM and UNITY to SFTP server on Windows Server

I'm replacing an old Window 2003 server hosting freeFTPd app for Cisco Call Manager and Unity backup files with a Windows 2008 R2 server.

I got the freeFTPd downloaded to the new server but had very hard time to get it to work. CUCM could not communicate with it. WinSCP could not connect to it either. After messing around the firewall settings, I gave it up on freeFTPd.

Then I decided to try the free version of SolarWinds SFTP/SCP server, WOW it only took me few minutes to get the backup to work.

On SFTP server, create the root directory, I also created two sub-folders to separate backup files between CUCM and UNITY.

 Create a new user. The credential will be used in CUCM and UNITY.

 Make sure the SFTP server is running.

On CUCM, go to Disaster Recovery System, create a new backup device.
Host name/IP address: enter the IP of the Windows server running SFTP
Path name: /CUCM (the sub-folder created in the root directory)
Username and password: same credential created in SFTP


It worked much better than the setup with FreeFTPd server based on my experience.


Monday, January 8, 2018

Prevent users accidentally move the top level folders

All top-level folders are shown in the file server share below. To prevent users from accidentally moving or deleting any of the top-level folders, the "Delete" permission needs to be removed.

Steps:
  1. Right click a top-level folder, Security tab, Advanced, select the user/group and click Change Permissions button, click Edit and un-check allow Delete.







Monday, September 25, 2017

Scan to email using gmail as SMTP on HP printer

Provided by HP Expert, "ShlomiL" on https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/LaserJet-Printing/Scan-to-email-using-gmail-as-SMTP/td-p/5388877

First, Gmail settings should be made as following:

SMTP: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 465
SSL: Checked.

User and password should be checked, you should use yoru full gmail address as the user and its password.


Additionally, Gmail had recently changed several security options which may block the printer from connecting to their servers.

First open the following link and ensure you are logged on to the same account as you are setting for the printer.
https://myaccount.google.com/

Within the Sign-in & security section click on Signing in to Google and ensure that "2-Step Verification" is set as "Off".

Within the left pane click on Connected apps & sites and ensure that "Access for less secure apps" is set as "ON", otherwise the verification will fail.

Within the left pane click on Device activity & notifications, witin the 'Recent security events' section click the Review events link and ensure there are no blocked connection attempt (it will be highlighted in red) , if there is any alert follow the steps on screen to ensure there is no block for that device.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Acrobat Error: Unable to access registry

If you received this error message when trying to open a PDF file in IE. THERE IS NO FXXKING FIX. Don't bother to edit the registry or restore the Windows. The only way to fix this problem is to create a new user profile.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Reset WORD


  1. Close Word application
  2. Delete Normal.DOTM and BuildingBlocks.DOTX: these files are rebuilt automatically next time Word is started. Normal.DOTM and BuildingBlocks.DOTX usually reside in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates (Username is your Windows profile name);The default NORMAL.DOTM file used for new profiles can be stored in C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates.
  3. Use regedit to delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Data key: it will be rebuilt automatically next time Word is started.
Source: http://www.nullalo.com/en/how-to-reset-word-settings-without-reinstalling/

Back up CUCM and UNITY to SFTP server on Windows Server

I'm replacing an old Window 2003 server hosting freeFTPd app for Cisco Call Manager and Unity backup files with a Windows 2008 R2 server...