Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dav Nads & USB protection

The Windows operating system has a Registry setting that can add USB write protection to a computer system. It is like a switch that can be enabled to make use of the write protection or disabled to allow write processes. Check it out:

ON!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]

"WriteProtect"=dword:00000001

OFF!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]

"WriteProtect"=dword:00000000

Always write-blocking, never cock-blocking,

Dav Nads

Monday, February 8, 2010

GroupWise .. Who the F#$% knew this...??!!

I was out and about doing some "Live" GroupWise E-mail collections. For the living sake of me, I could not figure out how the #$% to "log out" of one users mailbox and log into another, from the client application.

It ends up GroupWise has commands that you can use when you start the client. Quoted from Novell itself,

"Some of them are for your convenience, while others are necessary to run GroupWise on your particular hardware." 

Well if it was for my #$%#$% convince, why the hell wouldn't you just make a button somewhere or put this in the options box??? I didn't know you needed to be a freaking rocket scientist to administer the system.

Well anyways, if you have the pleasure of logging into GroupWise this may come in handy. The switch you will need to use to re-activate the login dialog box is: /@u-?

A list of the other switches can be found in Novell's Documentation.

Using a GroupWise Startup Switch

  1. Right-click the GroupWise icon on the desktop > click Properties.
  2. Click the Shortcut tab.
  3. In the Target text box, after the GroupWise executable, type a space, type the startup switch(es), then click OK.


    1. Separate multiple startup switches with a space, like this:

      J:\GRPWISE.EXE /ph-pathname /@u-?
      In this example, /ph- is the startup switch to specify the path to the post office. The pathname is the path to the post office. The /@u-? switch is used to display a login dialog box a user can supply with login information whenever he or she opens GroupWise. This switch is useful when two or more users share a workstation but have separate GroupWise Mailboxes.

    2. Restart GroupWise.


      Holla, DNAds