1. Log onto your Active Directory server that holds the accounts for the required users.
2. Click Start.
3. Click Run.
4. Enter mmc.
5. Click Enter.
6. Click File.
7. Click Add/Remove Snapin…
8. Click Add.
9. Click Group Policy Manager.
10. Click Add.
11. Click Ok.
12. Expand the Forest.
13. Expand the Domain Name.
14. There will be several Group Policies listed, (possibly only one with all the policies in it.)
15. Right-click on the appropriate Group policy and click edit.
16. Group policy object editor will open.
17. Browse through the settings and enable or disable as required.
Logon scripts are very useful. Below is a simple script that can be modified to suit your needs.
echo Welcome %USERNAME% to Platinum Computer Solutions!!!
echo Main Office information system network.
Rem Logon script
REM Drive Mappings**********************
echo J: drive mapped to the Data Directory
NET USE J: thorDATA /yes
echo P: drive mapped to the Public Directory
NET USE P: thorPUBLIC /yes
echo S: drive mapped to the User Directory
NET USE S: thorPROFILES%USERNAME%
echo U: drive mapped to the Utility Directory
NET USE U: thorUtil /yes
NET TIME thor /SET /YES
It doesn’t happen too often but when a message is stuck in the Outbox it can be a real pain. Below you’ll find three methods to get the message out of the Outbox.
Open the message from the Outbox and close it again. Now select the message and press DELETE
Put Outlook in offline mode. To do this go to File-> Work Offline. Now restart Outlook and see if you can delete it (you can try this in combination with method 1). Don’t forget to put Outlook back On-line again.
1. Create a new pst-file; File-> New-> Outlook Data File…
2. Set this pst-file as your default delivery location in your Account settings; Tools-> E-mail Accounts-> button Next
3. When you now restart Outlook your original pst-file will show up as the secondary set of folders where should easily be able to remove the file from or even the complete Outbox folder
4. Set the original pst-file as the default delivery location again and restart Outlook; the Outbox folder will be recreated and will be empty.
Use the Microsoft MDBVU32.EXE tool to forcefully clear the Outbox. The instructions for this are the same for when removing a stuck read receipt but instead of choosing “MDB-> Open Root Folder” choose “MDB-> Open IPM Outbox”.
Besides hardware damages that can be caused by power fluctuations, there are software damages that can occur when the electricity goes off suddenly. The typical problem is the loss of documents that you are working on when the power goes off. You should save your work frequently. Never be caught with an hours work lost because you did not save it. Saving your work every 10-15 minutes is good practice. Another perfect time to save your work is just after you have performed a task which you do not wish to recreate.
HURRICANE SEASON IS JUNE 1 – NOVEMBER 30
Hurricane Preparation – These steps should be completed before employees are dismissed from work due to a threatening hurricane. Please follow the guidelines in the plan in addition to the steps listed below.
Backup Data Files – Although backups should be part of regular procedures, a separate full backup of your critical data should be performed before the office is closed in response to a hurricane threat. For users who store data files on a network server, your office administrator should perform the backup. It is crucial at this time that a copy of this backup be moved to a secure location an appropriate distance away in order to avoid the possibility that a hurricane would affect both locations.
Computer Storage – As a last step, your computer should be shut down properly and unplugged from the wall outlet. Do the same for the monitor and all peripherals such as printers, scanners, and speakers. Move the computer and peripherals away from windows and doors towards the center of the room. The equipment should be securely supported at least two feet from the floor and covered with plastic sheeting (i.e. trash bag). REMOVE YOUR MAIN SERVER FROM THE BUILDING AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.
Supervisor Action–To Be Done Routinely
1. Keep the Individual Unit Plan available in appropriate locations. Distribute the Unit Plan to all personnel (especially new hires) and periodically review it to ensure that the staff is familiar with its contents.
2. Appoint an alternate who will be responsible in your absence or if people cannot contact you.
3. Review the Individual Unit Plan annually, updating as necessary any of the following:
4. Make arrangements for appropriate remote storage of critical computer disks, back-up files, and archival records.
5. Plastic and tape to protect electronic equipment.
6. REMOVE YOUR MAIN SERVER FROM THE BUILDING AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.
Individual Unit Plan
Individual Action steps are only to be taken when authorized by the department or supervisor. Upon notification of a HURRICANE WARNING status, all personnel should attempt to accomplish the following on an individual basis:
Platinum Computer Solutions Contact Information
Office Number- 504-712-9330
This number will automatically rollover to my cell phone in the event my office line goes down. Remember if the phones are not working, text me.
– info@platinumpc . com
I will try to have updated information on my website about were I am and what is happening.