Saturday, 4 February 2017

When somethings go wrong?

When we work with computers and portals we sometimes wonder why? Like when you sign into a portal and get access then you get a page that says.

I guess you wonder why it does not say :

"sorry you are on the wrong page! You are logged into our system but have no access to this section"

You would be happy with that, as nothing really has gone wrong you have just entered the portal from the wrong web address.

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Steven Jarvie
Jarvie Computing 

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

SMTP server for reports

As the NBN rolls out in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, service providers do not provide a free SMTP server for sending errors and reports. While it may be possible to use G mail or Microsoft for SMTP settings you may find that it does not always work.
So we need to find and alternative. Yes you can setup your own in house SMTP server but that takes time and then you have to monitor it to make sure it is running.  We at Jarvie Computing use a  SMTP server: which requires no authentication. 
We only use it to send server or network issues and reports. If we use nslookup to resolve IP address to host-name you will see that it is provided by Microsoft.

Server:  UnKnown


Jarvie Computing provide email and collaboration solutions to small business.

Steven Jarvie

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Ubiquiti Networking

Jarvie Computing has been using the Ubiquiti UniFi wireless data, video and security for over 12 months now. We have found them a great solutions to many wireless quality problems.
If you find that your wireless device build into your router just not deliver the performance it should you should consider using Ubiquiti enterprise products.

Jarvie Computing can guide you through the process to select the correct products that suit your requirements. From planning to designing then implementing, finally the testing phase then completion. 

The UniFi AC features the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology in a refined industrial design and is ideal for cost-effective deployment of high‑performance wireless networks.

Dual-Radio Performance, Gigabit Speeds

The UniFi AC Lite AP delivers 5x the performance of the first-generation UniFi AP while still maintaining Ubiquiti’s disruptive pricing strategy.

Designed for Optimal RF Performance

The newly redesigned UniFi Controller optimizes RF performance:

Scalable Enterprise Wi-Fi Management

The UniFi Controller v4 software is a powerful, enterprise wireless software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. With its software-based capabilities, the UniFi virtual control plane allows for unlimited scalability under one centralized controller. Remotely access the UniFi Controller to upgrade deployed UniFi APs while in the field.

Steven Jarvie


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Allow users of Office 365 to reset their own passwords.

This article is for office365 paid subscriptions managed by account administrator. Enabling your users to manage their own cloud Azure Active Directory passwords takes just a few simple steps. After ensuring that you've met a few simple prerequisites, you'll have password change and reset enabled for your entire organization before you know it. This article will walk you through the following concept.

Active directory on premise required extra steps.

Step 1. First login

 Step 2. Next click on link for the Azure AD portal

Note: You may need to active your subscription if not already done.
In the Azure Management Portal, find the Active Directory extension on the navigation bar on the left hand side.

Step 3. Under the Directory tab, click the directory in which you want to configure the user password reset policy,
Step 4. Click the Configure tab.

Step 5. Under the Configure tab, scroll down to the user password reset policy section. This is where you configure every aspect of user password reset policy for a given directory.
This policy applies only to end users in your organization, not administrators. For security reasons, Microsoft controls the password reset policy for administrators. If you do not see this section, make sure that you have signed up for the Azure Active Directory Premium or Basic and assigned a license to the administrator account that is configuring this feature.

To configure the user password reset policy, slide the users enabled for password reset toggle to the yes setting. This reveals several more controls which enable you to configure how this feature works in your directory. Feel free to customize password reset as you see fit. If you’d like to learn more about what each of the password reset policy controls does, please see Customize: Azure AD Password Management.

Step 6.After configuring user password reset policy as desired for your tenant, click the Save button at the bottom of the screen.

A two challenge user password reset policy is recommended so that you can see how the functionality works in the most complex case.

Step 7. Set Number of Authentication Methods Required. To 2

Step 8. Make sure to click the save at the bottom.

Step 9. Now we now need to go back to the office 365 portal and add the users that are allowed to the SSPRSecurityGroupUsers

Now when a user logins into office 365 it should request that the user enter a phone number and email address and then they will need to be verified.

Follow the steps for verification. Make sure that you have your phone and email address handy.

Steven Jarvie
Jarvie Computing

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Google Hangouts

If you are a Google Apps business user you should look at Hangouts, formally know as Google talk. 

Google Hangout is a great communication tool for small business, with feature of instant messaging, voice and video calls.
Whether you want to message a friend or a group it is easy, with up to 100 people in chat groups it is sure to suit most businesses. Turn any voice conversation into a video cal for up to 10 people at once.

If you are always on the move then it work on Android iOS and the web.
It's simple to use and navigate

 It can also be used with google chrome and Firefox with a simple install of the plugin. 
Get Google Hangout Plugin from here...

Let me know if you have used Google Hangouts and what you think!

Steven Jarvie
Jarvie Computing

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Outlook 2013 not sending emails - Windows 10 and Outlook 2013

A new computer with outlook 2013 installed, we found that after a few days our emails would not send. The affected users receive error 0x800CCC13.

After changing SMTP server settings and smtp providers the issue was still present.

The only solution that we could work out was to run " sfc /scannow " from and administrative command prompt. Tap windows key and then type " cmd " - then right click and run as administrator.
This task will take about 10 minutes (depending on computer speed)
Then a system reboot may be required.

Steven Jarvie
Jarvie Computing