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Monday, 2 March 2015

Java Client 8 Update 31 MSI Installers Released

As you may have seen from previous posts, we make available the latest Java MSI files for you to be able to easily distribute and update clients using Group Policy, WSUS and Configuration Manager.

As Java have recently released version 8 update 31, you can now find the MSI files on our SourceForge Project site.

You can get this by clicking the download button below:

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

PuTTy MSI Installer

We have had a number of requests to create a PuTTy MSI installer, so we have!

You can now download the PuTTy MSI installer from our SourceForge project page by clicking the download button below:

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This puts the putty.exe file into your Program Files location and then creates a Desktop shortcut on the users machine. As it is an MSI file, it allows you to distribute the utility to a number of machines using Group Policy or Configuration Manager.

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.4 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 2.4.

This release now has 10 different configuration tabs including Windows 8 and a total of 224 configuration items.

You can download the new version by clicking the download button below:

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VIDEO DEMO (version 2.1)



UPDATE LOG

In this version we the following changes have been made:
  • General+ Tab Added
    • Event Viewer
    • GPResult
    • Presentation Settings
    • System Restore
    • DiskPart
    • DiskRAID
  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Code Optimisation
SCREENSHOTS





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Friday, 27 February 2015

How to boot into Windows 8 Safe Mode

We have had a number of people asking us about how to boot Windows 8 into Safe Mode, mostly so that they can carry out the Windows Update fix as detailed in our guide here:

Windows Updates Stuck on Shut Down

We were going to put together our own guide but there is an excellent guide that has already been written by How To Geeks so there is no point in trying to re-invent the wheel!

You should take a look at their guide which gives you all the various ways there are of rebooting into Windows 8 Safe Mode:

How to Reboot Into Windows 8 Safe Mode

This should allow any Windows 8 users with the windows update issue to carry out the fixes that they need to on their machines.

If you still are have any problems with getting into Windows 8 Safe Mode, then please feel free to leave a comment below and we will try and help out if we can.
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Adobe Shockwave 12.1.6.156 Released - MSI Download

Adobe have now released version 12.1.6.156 of their Shockwave Player software and if you would like to either add this to your Configuration Manager Software Catalog or even have it available through WDS or Group Policy, then you will want to download the MSI file for it.

Adobe do provide a direct download link for its various software including Shockwave Player and the installer is packaged as an MSI file. This means that it can be easily used by IT and System Center Administrators for distribution.

The direct download link for Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1.6.156 is below:

DOWNLOAD


If you want to distribute Shockwave Player as a silent install, then you can use the code as below:

WDS or Group Policy

 sw_lic_full_installer.msi /q /norestart  

Configuration Manager

 msiexec /i "sw_lic_full_installer.msi" /q /norestart
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Filezilla Client 3.10.1.1 Released

FileZilla Client 3.10.1.1 has been released and you can now download the latest version from the download button below.

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NEW FEATURES
  • Fixed wording of some error messages when using FTP over TLS
  • Display subject alternative names in certificate verification dialog
  • If re-editing multiple files already being edited, add a checkbox to apply action to all selected file
Bugfixes and minor changes:
  • Editing the same local file multiple times no longer results in an error message
  • Display SHA-256 fingerprints in certificate verification dialog, no longer display MD5 fingerprints.
  • Disable insecure RC4 algorithm in FTP over TLS
  • *nix: Fix assertion when opening the file exists dialog on some multi-display systems
  • Deleting items in the Site Manager now correctly upates the right-hand side of the dialog
  • Dragging items in the Site Manager no longer makes the default port appear in the port input box
  • OS X: Multi-line text edit controls no longer act like rich-text edit controls and no longer perform quote substitution
  • Fix a crash if a keyfile has been configured for SFTP and this file has become missing or corrupted
  • *nix, OS X: Fix permissions on files uploaded via SFTP
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Saturday, 14 February 2015

KB3023607 - Microsoft Update Breaks Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Microsoft have done it again!! They have released another Windows Update which has obviously not been fully tested and this one has caused Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to stop working.

So if you are trying to figure out why your VPN will not connect all of a sudden - this is probably why. The update that is causing this issue is:

KB3023607

The update itself is designed to change the way TLS in Internet Explorer works, but this has also caused "Failed to initialize connection subsystem" errors when trying to start Cisco AnyConnect VPN sessions.

So, what can you do to fix it?

The simple solution is that you have to uninstall it, but you should also ensure that you have declined it in your WSUS or SCCM or other popular Windows Update system and if you are using SCCM, you could create a task sequence to remove it en masse.

If you need to know the command line for removing this update, you should try this:

 C:\Windows\System32\wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3023607 /quiet /norestart  

If you want a workaround, Cisco have given this advice which may work for you:
  • Exit the Cisco AnyConnect software
  • Ensure you close the taskbar icon in the bottom right
  • Right-click vpnui.exe in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installation folder
  • Run Compatibility Troubleshooter button
  • Try Recommended Settings
  • Run Windows 8 compatibility
If you then run the program again, it should run in Windows 8 compatibility mode and work.

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Java 7 Update 75 Released - MSI and Offline Installer

Java have now released update 75 of version 7 of their Java Client software.

The update is available as an offline installer and using our guide below, you can extract the MSI from it and use it for deployment by using Windows Updates to update current machines or add to your Configuration Manager Application Catalog or even deploy using Group Policy.

You can download the Offline Installer from the Java website using the link below:

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INSTRUCTIONS

By following the guide below, you can extract the MSI installer to use in deployment and Windows Updates to automatically update machines using WSUS.

How to extract Java MSI File from the Offline Installer

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

KB3001652 - Another Faulty Windows Update Released by Microsoft

Microsoft have yet again released another Windows Update which has caused corruption and crashing on Windows computers.

So, having spent a few hours searching for todays culprit, we found that the update causing the issue is this one:

KB3001652

It turns out that its an update for Visual Studio 2010 so it may not affect the huge amount of machines that other corrupt updates have in the past.

So, what can you do to fix it?

The simple solution is that you have to uninstall it, but you should also ensure that you have declined it in your WSUS or SCCM or other popular Windows Update system and if you are using SCCM, you could create a task sequence to remove it en masse.

If you need to know the command line for removing this update, you should try this:

 C:\Windows\System32\wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3001652 /quiet /norestart  

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mimecast Outlook Client Version 5.3.1122.13000 Released

Mimecast have now released version 5.3.1122.13000 of their Outlook Client.

This version of the MSO client now supports the following:
  • Large File Sent
  • Large File Receive
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Other Microsoft Office 2013 Products (like Project and Visio 2013 no longer conflict with it)
  • Windows 8.1/8/7
  • Mimecast Client Exchange Folder Replication
  • Active Directory Integration
There seems to be a slight redesign of the Mimecast tab making it smaller in Outlook but nothing too substantial and as always, some of the new features will only be available to you if you have them as part of your subscription package with Mimecast.

The single most frustrating thing with the new release though is that you have to uninstall version 3 or 4 before you can install version 5. Well if you have 5000+ installations like some of our customers, that is an almost impossible job - especially more so that you have to have Outlook closed to do this entire process. This latest installer will upgrade version 5 clients though.

We have been working on ways of making this easier and the best way we can find so far is that if you are using SCCM, you can use the supersedence method to uninstall the version 3 or 4 of the client and then install this latest client. For the Outlook issue, if you use the correct MSI switches, if Outlook is open it will tell the user to close it to be able to continue the installation. The recommended MSI command you should use in SCCM is this:

 msiexec.exe /i "MSOInstall.msi" /qb /norestart  

What this will do is to firstly run the installer, then the /qb will show a basic user interface without user interaction, but will stop and show the error if, for example, Outlook is still open. The /norestart is fairly simple - this will ensure that your client machine does not automatically restart itself.

To download the latest version 5.3.1122.13000 of the MSO client, you can click the link below:

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Skype 7.1 Released - MSI Download Link & Silent Install Instructions

Skype version 7.1 has now been released and if you would like to either add this to your Configuration Manager Software Catalog or even have it available through WDS or Group Policy, then you will want to download the MSI file for it.

Skype do provide a direct download link for its Skype software and the installer is packaged as an MSI file. This means that it can be easily used by IT and System Center Administrators for distribution.

The direct download link for Skype MSI 7.1 is below:

DOWNLOAD


If you want to distribute Skype as a silent install, then you can use the code as below:

WDS or Group Policy

 SkypeSetup.msi /q /norestart  

Configuration Manager

 msiexec /i "SkypeSetup.msi" /q /norestart

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.305 Released - MSI Download

Adobe have released another update to their Adobe Flash Player software, this time taking it up to version 16.0.0.305.

As always, you can download the executable file or get the MSI file so that you can load it into your Configuration Manager Software Catalog.

The update is also now available to import through System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) so you can inject it into your WSUS or Configuration Manager systems.

You can the download in all formats for all browsers for Windows and Mac directly from Adobe by clicking the download button below.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Twitter Follower Campaign

We use social networking sites to push out updates on our latest posts so that our visitors can keep up to date and not miss any information that they may want to see.

We have a huge following on Facebook and Google+ however for some reason we hardly have any Twitter followers at all!

So, we are starting a short campaign to raise our Twitter follower count so if you are on Twitter, please use the follow widget before to join us and keep up to date with our latest guides, utilities and news.



If you are interested in our latest social media stats then they are below and up to date as of 1st February 2015.

Facebook = 1249 Likes
Google+ = 4,532,014 views / 32 Followers
Twitter = 70 Followers
Feedburner = 121 Readers

If you wish to follow us on any of our other social media networks, you can by looking at the right hand side of our site for all our links.
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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 Released - MSI Download

Adobe have released another update to their Adobe Flash Player software, this time taking it up to version 16.0.0.296.

As always, you can download the executable file or get the MSI file so that you can load it into your Configuration Manager Software Catalog.

The update is also now available to import through System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) so you can inject it into your WSUS or Configuration Manager systems.

You can the download in all formats for all browsers for Windows and Mac directly from Adobe by clicking the download button below.

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Epic GTA V Car Jumps

Collection of epic car jumps from Grand Theft Auto V.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Windows Movie Maker - Silent Unattended Installation

If you want to install Windows Movie Maker silently, maybe for distribution using a system like Configuration Manager, then you can follow the guide below to do this.

First of all you will need to download the offline installer from the download location below:

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Then you can create to distribution package in Configuration Manager and the silent command line that you need to use is:

 wlsetup-all.exe /AppSelect:MovieMaker /NOToolbarCEIP /NOhomepage /Nolaunch /NOMU /nosearch /q  

These command parameters each mean the following:
  • /AppSelect:MovieMaker - install just the movie maker app from the installer
  • NOToolbarCEIP - do not install the toolbar
  • NOhomepage - do not change my homepage
  • Nolaunch - do not launch the program on completion
  • NOMU - do not run Windows Updates 
  • nosearch - do not change my default search engine
  • q - run the installer silently
If you need a detection method for this, you can use the root executable file for Movie Maker which should sit in the %programfiles% location under the Photo Gallery folder.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Filezilla Client 3.10.0.2 Released

Filezilla Client 3.10.0.2 has been released and you can now download the latest version from the download button below.

DOWNLOAD


NEW FEATURES
  • Fixed wording of some error messages when using FTP over TLS
  • Display subject alternative names in certificate verification dialog
  • If re-editing multiple files already being edited, add a checkbox to apply action to all selected file
Bugfixes and minor changes:
  • Editing the same local file multiple times no longer results in an error message
  • Display SHA-256 fingerprints in certificate verification dialog, no longer display MD5 fingerprints.
  • Disable insecure RC4 algorithm in FTP over TLS
  • *nix: Fix assertion when opening the file exists dialog on some multi-display systems
  • Deleting items in the Site Manager now correctly upates the right-hand side of the dialog
  • Dragging items in the Site Manager no longer makes the default port appear in the port input box
  • OS X: Multi-line text edit controls no longer act like rich-text edit controls and no longer perform quote substitution
  • Fix a crash if a keyfile has been configured for SFTP and this file has become missing or corrupted
  • *nix, OS X: Fix permissions on files uploaded via SFTP
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Football Manager 2015 - Attacking Tactic

If you want to score an absolute shed load of goals on Football Manager 2015 then this is the tactic for you...

This is a very attacking tactic and we have been testing it for a few weeks now and yes, you do score a lot of goals but if you are not careful, you also concede just as many (we have had quite a few 5-5 draws!). So, if you are going to use this tactic, then we would advise that you have three quality central defenders and a world class goal keeper or else you will let in more than you will score.

The tactic looks like this:


As you can see, our defenders are hardly world class which is probably why we have leaked so many goals! But even with the misfiring Aston Villa, we scored over 90 goals in the last season. 

On a side note, if you can sign up Vagner Love - he is brilliant in the English Premiership! Also do not forgot that Victor Valdes is available on a free until the next transfer update comes out. Denis Suarez (its not Luis!) is also world class as is Odegaard.

If you really want to go for it, you can also push up your two wide men in to Attacking Midfielder positions like this:


But this is leaving you very short at the back so do not use this against the bigger teams or else it will be game over before you even get a chance to score!

So, if you want to download this tactic you can grab it using the link below:

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