GIMP: Post Upgrade Tools Missing?
Jan06

GIMP: Post Upgrade Tools Missing?

KB ID 0001726 Problem I’ve been running an older version of GIMP for a while, it’s been a bit ‘flaky’ since the Big Sur upgrade, so yesterday I took the plunge and updated it. As expected I had to recreate my custom arrow brushes and things. But the problem that hit me the most was ‘Where have all the tools gone!’ Solution I know it’s open source software and I’ve no right to complain,...

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Download Veeam
Jan04

Download Veeam

KB ID 0001724 Download Veeam At PNL we have always championed Veeam, below are our links to download Veeam, Theres no surprise it’s the market leader in backup and recovery, it came onto the market when backups were a major IT headache. I can remember having to change nearly 30 different server tapes (a day) and from 09:00 to probably lunch time every day I was fixing backup issues. (Simply Download Veeam and give it a trial!)...

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FortiGate: Change the HTTPS Management Port
Dec23

FortiGate: Change the HTTPS Management Port

KB ID 0001723 Problem Like all firewalls that have ‘web management’ the default ports are 80 and 443 for insecure and secure management. IF you have secure (https) management on the outside interface of your firewall on the normal TCP port of 443. Then you can’t use the same interface to terminal SSL-VPNs. You can set SSL-VPN to use a different port of course, but for your remote workers who may be in hotels, or in...

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Microsoft Teams:  Suppress Annoying Message Pop-ups
Dec17

Microsoft Teams: Suppress Annoying Message Pop-ups

KB ID 0001722 Problem Wow! Who at Microsoft Teams thought that enabling that by default was a good idea? I was on a large conference call this morning, (about 150 people). Every message to the message feed was spewing onto my screen and making a noise during the meeting! Thought: Why do ALL developers think it’s a good idea to have pop-up banner massages appear top right of the screen, (where your windows control buttons and...

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Cisco ASA to Fortigate VPN (Properly!)
Dec14

Cisco ASA to Fortigate VPN (Properly!)

KB ID 0001721 Problem A while ago I did a run through on site to site VPNs from Cisco ASA to Fortigate firewalls. Back then I said that the default settings were a bit ‘shoddy’ and that I’d revisit it once I had more time. What do you mean shoddy? Well, Cisco and Fortinet are both guilty of enabling ‘Everything’ to make the tunnel come up, so people can just use a wizard and not put to much thought into...

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