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IT Support | Managed IT Services Following the merger between Screwloose IT and Host One, all domains previously registered with […]

IT Support | Managed IT Services Global outages reported Customers worldwide have reported a number of delays, sign-in and other […]

IT Support | Managed IT Major issues with recent updates Connectivity issues are arising for VPN and RDP on servers […]

Cyber Security | IT Support Thousands of customers targeted Australia Post customers have been warned to be on the lookout […]

Website Design | Cyber Security | IT Support WordPress websites targeted Researchers recently discovered a monster campaign of attacks against […]

Cyber Security | IT Support | Managed IT Services Cyber threats continue to rise Business email compromises are a major […]

IT Support | Managed IT Services A Microsoft mistake A recent update, released on the 25th of April, is causing […]

IT Support | Managed IT Services Microsoft Office 2013 to be retired Microsoft is about to cease support for its […]

IT Support | Managed IT Services What is Server Message Block Protocol? The SMB protocol (Server Message Block protocol) is […]

Digital Marketing | Website Design Google Universal Analytics is set to disappear on 1, July 2023 Google Analytics has long […]

Telco Solutions | Why Choose us? A $500M cost cutting strategy Telstra’s new CEO Vicky Brady faces significant challenges, but […]

IT Support | Cyber Security | Managed IT Services Updating your router to WPA3 Updating your Wi-Fi router can be anything from […]

Digital Marketing | Website Design How Rejuva capitalised on their customers needs online. Located in South Perth, Rejuva are a […]

Are you turning over less than $50M? The government has just announced a major tax break for small to medium […]

NBN have recently brought its HFC (Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial) under the same standard as the FTTN (Fibre-to-the-node). This change in […]

Description Troubleshooting for RDP issues on azure ad machine. How can I RDP to an Azure AD joined Windows 10 […]

The discovery was first made on WordFence, a website security and monitoring system used by hosting providers. Recently, the team […]

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is warning over potential security risks Russian antivirus Kaspersky AV. With the […]

A major ingredient for the production of any computer chip is neon, with lasers requiring this critical component during the […]

New reports are finding malware (a form of virus) is being spread through website contact forms, the same attacks typically […]

A publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, Roquefort Therapeutics develop pharmaceutical products in the pre-clinical phase. With some […]

Wendy Binks is well known artist and author based in Fremantle, Western Australia. She creates incredible Australian artwork, which has […]

Invictis Insurance Services handle insurance claims right across Western Australia. Having started their operations only a couple of years ago, […]

WooCommerce  Is the best ecommerce software available to transform your WordPress website into a fully functional online selling machine. It […]

Shorter and simpler domain names are coming to Australia March 24th 2022, with the introduction of the .au namespace. The […]

On January 1st 2022, Screwloose IT acquired web design, IT and digital marketing agency Host One. The acquisition adds new […]

Dandenong Community Family Day Care are an early learning and education provider in Melbourne. Established in 1976 they’ve supported local […]

Digital Marketing | Why Choose Us Maximise your brand presence Think about how many emails you send in a day, […]

Does your mailbox ever overwhelm you? It’s no surprise when there are nearly 500 billion emails sent every month. You’re […]

Prevention is better than the cure A 2019 study by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) found over 62% of […]

Strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents There were over 67,000 cybercrime reports in the 2020-21 financial year in Australia. The […]

Windows 11 Update

Don’t hit update (just yet) That’s right, we’re urging people NOT to update to Windows 11 just yet. As with […]

Copy is any text appearing on your website. It has one job, to get people to fulfil a meaningful action. […]

Visual search on Google

Google lens is a new tool arriving to the search engine in the coming months. The feature will allow users […]

If you’ve ever received one of these, then you’ve encountered an ‘unsecure’ website with a missing SSL certificate. You might […]

A website redesign realigns your business goals and objectives online. At the end of the day, your website is just […]

How good is free search ranking, advertising and branding? To be exact, the average Google My Business listing appears in […]

From November 1st, Microsoft will be cutting access to its key Office 365 suite for anyone on an older version […]

What is responsive website design? Websites appear on laptops, desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Furthermore, browsers (Google, Yahoo etc.) also […]

A highly controversial piece of legislation, the bill was passed on the morning of the 25th of August 2021. The […]

Warlows Legal are a growing law firm with offices in Australia and Israel. As such, they needed a website to […]

Rejuva’s website hadn’t been updated or maintained for well over 3 years. As a result, their site was outdated and […]

Structured data helps your website communicate with search engines. Together, Google, Bing and Yahoo have been developing this vocabulary of […]

Security researchers at Eclysium uncovered a major security flaw with one of Dell’s software features earlier this week. BIOSConnect is […]

So you’re building a website, but you’re unsure of the best system. Wix and WordPress are both extremely popular content […]

Email is a direct connection to past, present and future customers. It’s also one of the only marketing audiences your […]

A brand is a set of perceptions people have about your business. While branding is the collective marketing effort involved […]

Remarketing explained Data collected by your digital marketing system creates the basis of remarketing campaigns. This data, is used to […]

Collect powerful data through your website The centre point of digital marketing, your website has extraordinary capabilities for collecting incredibly […]

Social media marketing enables your business to reach new customers and build your brand exponentially. Connecting directly with your audience, […]

Your website needs to be found to deliver a return on investment (ROI). SEO content marketing ensures your website is […]

Analysis on two fronts showed that: it lacked a clean and professional design geared towards user-friendliness the structure severely lacked […]

Google announced the page experience update in late 2020. A highly unusual avenue for deployment of their updates given previously, […]

What is private cloud hosting? Secure your organisations valuable data, information and applications in a virtual cloud dedicated to your […]

Search Engine Optimisation or SEO for short, are processes and strategies that boost your organic ranking in search engines. An […]

What You Need To Know!   It’s often confusing for businesses to know the different kinds of services and what best suits […]

Working With WordPress If your site is built with WordPress, there can be many reasons why your website is slow. […]

Is your business Disaster Recovery Proof? Every business should have a documented structured approach for Disaster Recovery. Describing what to […]

Sorry, your password is too weak! Password protection is something which most people are guilty of ignoring or not taking […]

WordPress 5.7 Update

The Reason WordPress is a content management system (CMS) used to build and maintain content for the majority of websites […]

What is cloud backup? The Cloud backup refers to the on-demand delivery of computing resources and services over the internet […]

Why are routine IT audits important? IT audits are something which for most businesses are not done often enough. However, […]

This month we want to raise awareness of the fact that Host One provides a one stop IT shop for […]

With us living in an era which has gone technology crazy it is safe to say that in todays day […]

When you regularly visit your WordPress site, it probably doesn’t seem slow because your web browser knows to utilise local […]

Why Choose WordPress?

WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasising accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. The basic WordPress software is simple […]

Do you need to get closer to your clients with Email Marketing? Newsletter or MailerLite email marketing is a direct […]

Fanvil C600 Firmware Upgrade 1. Download the firmware here to your computer. 2. Unplug the power on your phone. […]

Telstra ISDN Shutdown

We have been getting a lot of calls form customers lately about the Telstra ISDN shutdown that has started in […]

CWP Backup Comands

We had a issue for a customer where their CWP server wasn’t backing up.   to test it from the […]

Initiate a modem firmware upgrade using the microcode reload command. Ex : Router# microcode reload cellular 0 lte modem-provision flash:<directory>? […]

So i looked a a trial for Syncro RMS and it looks cool. I signed up for a trial and […]

Yes there is my modifications : Create a Public user, give access to servers you want Memorize the ID it […]

Error: “WARNING: Interbase component has been detected on the computer” Ensure ALL previous versions of Interbase Client have been COMPLETELY […]

1. Power on your MyPBX U520 device, with Putty connected to console (baud rate 57600) 2. As soon your device got power, […]

Log on to your SSH server, navigate to the root of your Magento shop and use the following command: php […]

I had a customer update their Magento install and after got reports that chrome users couldn’t log in some times. […]

This is a handy Script for Testing the Full Xen Orchestra Program. Run this on a Fresh Centos 7 Box […]

You can add a service from the Services menu or you can go to devices and choose a device. We […]

  I have a customer that got listed on CBL using Mailcleaner. I found this. If you have mailservers relaying […]

If your having issues sending email to outlook / hotmail you can use the below form to submit a support […]

Port forwarding on Cisco IOS devices can be a bit tricky but here is a easy way to do it. […]

After plugging in USB drives on a Xenserver sometimes the drive goes missing. 1.) modprobe -r usb_storage 2.) modprobe usb_storage and […]

iPECS eMG80 web admin password reset To reset the user, admin or maintenance level password to the default values. This […]

If you replace toner cartridges, image drums or other consumables with any non-genuine ones, “Unknown Consumable detected” appears and the […]

I have been playing around with this for a while and i have managed to get this going. This is […]

Xerox Service Mode

Press and hold the 0 key for 10 seconds then simultaneously press START. You will then be asked to enter […]

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 To enable Basic authentication on the client computer, follow these steps: In Windows […]

Go to the install directory, i.e.” C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroApp\ENU”. Create a new subfolder (I used “Disabled”). Move 3 […]

Fanvil Click to Dial

I have been playing around with this for a while and i have managed to get this going. This is […]

Outlook 2010 has this cool feature that auto maps the mailboxes that you have full access to. But some times […]

I had a few issues getting the freeswitch agent-local to work. In the end the fix was simple. The FSCLI path […]

Cisco router NBN HFC

HI   I had a issue when a customer was moved over to a HFC NBN connection. It seems that […]

find /home/path -maxdepth 9 -type f -name “*.bck” -delete

Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. Locate and then click the following registry […]

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It seems with some modems when running NAT and VOIP the need rPORT to be enabled or disabled to fix […]

sudo nano /etc/auto_master Add to the end /mnt/NAS auto_nas sudo nano /etc/auto_nas Shared -fstype=afp afp://username:password@nasname/Shared sudo automount -vc Open Finder […]

TO Fix the Error The attachment file was created successfully, but there was an error writing it in MYOB   Close […]

I was working on a FusionPBX and it wouldn’t upload a voicemail greeting. When i checked in the /var/log/httd/error_log there […]

I spent a few days trying to figure this out, and apparently all modern versions of Windows suffer from it, […]

If you need to register a lof of dll’s all at once this command will help you out. for %x […]

Reset Xerox Spooler

Unplug the machine from power for five minutes. Plug it back in, but dont turn it on. Press and hold […]

To allow ports like webmin firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-port=10000/tcp firewall-cmd –reload Also to block firewall-cmd –permanent –add-rich-rule=”rule family=’ipv4′ source address=’′ […]

TCP Offload

IF your having slow network on your Centos box best you check for TCP offloading issues. tcpdump -i eth1 -v […]

Centos password sniffer

Some time you need to see what customers are typing in as their password on the server to find typos. […]

Round cube missing date.

If your “Date” column is blank, or if it’s showing incorrect values, then check your php.ini file, and set the […]

These codes are used for land lines or mobiles  that use Telstra as a provider. Turn on Call Forward: **code*(phone […]

Edit /etc/csf/ and add: Code: Select all # wordpress if (($globlogs{CUSTOM4_LOG}{$lgfile}) and ($line =~ /(\S+).*] “POST \/wp-login\.php.*” 200/)) { return […]

WhatsApp Firewall Ports

If you need WhatsApp Voice Calling to work behind a firewall you will need to open the following ports. TCP: […]

Reset AP in 887VAW

If you need to get access to the AP in a 887VAW but don’t know the password you can always […]

If you have forgotten a password on a Xerox Workcentre 5225 you won’t find any documentation on Xerox’s website on […]

How to replace failed hard drive on NetApp FAS What: NetApp FAS270, FAS2020, FAS2040, FAS2240, FAS2050 Problem: Hard drive has […]

These are just notes for myself. I will rewrite this article when i get to the bottom of the issue […]

Fanvil Park Slots BLF

I installed some new Fanvil X5 Phones at a customer and i needed to have some BLF keys as Park […]

Moving some customers mail boxes around i kept getting a error about dumpster size exceeding the target quota.I couldn’t find […]

After cloning a SSD for a customer it wouldn’t boot after running the normal Bootrec /fixmbr Bootrec /fixboot Bootrec /scanos […]

If you need to clean out the incoming que from the mail cleaner que try the command below in the […]

After updating to Web Site Panel 2.1 i had a error creating exchange mail boxes on some customers. I got […]

Recently I had reason to reset the toner count on a Brother MFC device – here are the steps:   […]

I had this error on a customers freeswitch. Turns out i forgot to install memcache   yum install memcached chkconfig […]

Some times its handy not to use the adobe down loader. Just go here and select what you would like. […]

    Installing SP3 on Exchange 2010 today i ran across this error “error the simple mail transfer protocol is […]

Escene Click to dial

I have been playing around with this for a while and i have managed to get this going. This is […]

Running MYOB with Administrator rights. If you are running as a Windows user with administrator privileges, MYOB triggers a UAC […]

If your getting the error Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci‘ Its probally becuase you trying to inport a 5.5 export to a […]

Hi I have a important message for you. If you receive any emails claiming to be from Auspost NSW Roads […]

While cleaning up a customers laptop i found a old Kaseya Antivirus that was out of date and when i […]

I was looking for a way to get a client to run a chkdsk /r/f with our pressing y. (throught […]

In your URL bar, enter: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option. Click the Relaunch button […]

This was referenced after finding a MS hotfix article. To make the list for pass through authentication Click Start, type […]

Cisco Router Secuirty

Cisco Routers are cool but i have been finding a few issues with DDOS attacks of late. Mainly DNS and […]

Hi After upgrading a few of our Xenservers to 6.5 i moved a few hard drives from some troublesome servers. […]

I was updating our servers to Xenserver 6.5 the other night and i was trying to work out the fastest […]

I can never remember how to setup the relay connector on the exchange 2010 or sbs 2011 (same thing) but […]

Xerox error code 124-315

The serial no., product no., and billing count are stored at three locations; the MCU NVM PWB (IOT), the SEEP […]

I was working on some server today and noticed that the time was off. I resynced the time to the […]

I had a issue with the Cisco ASA ASDM gui not loading. Turns out the new java is causing the […]

One of the most common par tin a computer to cause problems and slow the computer down is the hard […]

I had this problem with a customer the other day and found this on the myob site. I don’t find […]

Xerox Mac OSX driver

If you have a Xerox Printer that doesn’t not have a Post Script card in it you normally can not […]

Xerox Fault Codes

Below is the list of Xerox printer fault codes. For some reason some Xerox printers come without the list of […]

If your getting this error “Access to this link has been disabled. Please ask the owner of the shared link […]

I was having a issue with a wordpress plugin for a customer and was getting a “unable to get local […]

SCHED_S_TASK_READY 0x00041300 The task is ready to run at its next scheduled time. SCHED_S_TASK_RUNNING 0x00041301 The task is currently running. […]

Running the vssadmin utility and using the “vssadmin list writers empty” parameters returns nothing. The syntax “vssadmin list writers”. Usually […]

Logging to to a customers server today i find these errors while opening the Task Scheduler. After doing some digging […]

Varnish Cache Commands

How to reload Varnish config while varnish running. # varnishadm 200 —————————– Varnish Cache CLI 1.0 —————————– -sfile,-smalloc,-hcritbit Type ‘help’ […]

If your getting the a error 0x8007005 when trying to activate Office 2013 just right click the icon and run as […]

Need to change the product key that office 2013 was installed with? Open a command prompt And type the following […]

I had a few customers call up about icons on their desktop disappearing. At first i just thought it was […]

We had Adobe Reader X on a Windows Server 2012 Terminal server all of a sudden coming up with ‘An […]

Here is how to set the GFI Max service to restart on failure. SC failure “Advanced Monitoring Agent” reset=86400 actions= […]

Please note that the Adobe PDF Printer functionality to create PDF files is only available with Adobe Acrobat (paid version), […]

Howto brand MAV 6.2

Hey Guys, Since the introduction of MAV 6.2 they have taken away the ability for us to brand MAV. Here […]

Here is a little tip on how to get .tvc files associated with TeamViewer under Linux (Debian/Ubuntu). So install TeamViewer […]

After some .NET updates you may find mscorsvw.exe using up a lot of your CPU. David goes into more detail […]

# /usr/bin/varnishlog Cannot open /usr/local/var/varnish/test-varnish/_.vsm: No such file or directory If you get this error chances are you have both […]

Just finished setting up our cluster of varnish servers and its working nicely. Using lsyncd to replicate the varnish configs, […]


Here again with another script, this time to clean-up what runs on a computer. Can kill off start-up entries, services […]

Hey Guys, I’ve had a number of site concentrators not clearing the cache properly. According to, The Site Concentrator […]

I found this link the other day that is very handy for fixing issues with SBS 2003 Outlook Anywhere.

Minicom is a serial communication program. It is a Unix clone of the well-known MS-DOS Telix program. It has ANSI […]

XCP is Open Source Xenserver. There are some security update for it so you should run yum –enablerepo xcp –nogpgcheck […]

PatchMyPC Script

I wrote this a little while ago, but for some reason I forgot to post it. Here it is 🙂 […]

Problem: You are prompted to enter your user name and your password when you open a Microsoft Office document in […]

This is a little batch file that should aid in the cleanup of computers that have been locked out by […]

Every now and then I come across a computer that someones compressed the files on the HDD. This degrades the […]

The WHMCS addon for Website panel V1.2 seems to have a bug in it.   If you keep getting WHMCS Addon […]

Since the upgrade of Website panel v2.0 there have been all sorts or strange issues. Here is just another one. […]

By default IIS will listen for connections on port 80 for any IP bound to the server. This happens even […]

A lot of scripts out there only install windows updates, this one gets the lot. I’ve found that there are […]

Someone requested how to determine what version of IE (internet explorer) was installed on a machine. The version registry entry […]

This is a short how to create a local ISO storage on XenServer. You can use WinSCP to drop ISOs […]

Here is some useful info on outlook 2007 crashes i found when i was fixing a problem for a customer To […]

How to install mailcleaner on Citrix Xenserver Make a new VM use the Debian Squeeze 6.0 (64Bit) Set the Ram […]

This script will run Defraggler with the parameters of your choice. It will also deploy it if its not already […]

Heres a script to check the queue length in exchange. Just modify the $Threshold from 10 to whatever you desire. […]

Some times when USB drives have been plugged in for a long time they seems to disappear. Normally that’s not a problem […]

Update Managed Antivirus

Here is a script that Updates MAV and resends the DSC information if required. Dim WshShell, oExec, OsType, FSO, bResendDSC, […]

This script checks if there is any rename operations pending or updates pending and initiates a restart of the computer […]

Teamviewer Settings

Here is a script that will change TeamViewer settings to disable HTTP, Activates DirectIn to stop the dialog, prevents shutdown […]

Rename Computer

Here is a script to rename the computer Make sure you add /NewName:YourNewComputerName in the script parameters and obviously change […]

Force GroupPolicy Update

Simple script to force group policy updates gpupdate /force

Renew IP address

Simple script to renew the computers ip address ipconfig /release && ipconfig /renew

Simple script to reset the local administrator password. Net User Administrator NEWPASSWORD

Enable RDP Access

Quick script to enable RDP sessions on a computer Taken from Const ENABLE_CONNECTIONS = 1 strComputer = “.” Set objWMIService […]

Here is a handy script I found to uninstall software as an automated task. This will be a lot better […]

A common request in these threads is how to deploy software, so heres my take on it. Allows you to […]

WSUS Cleanup Script

Here is a handy little script that cleans up WSUS 3 Automatically [reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration”) | out-null $wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::GetUpdateServer(); $cleanupScope = […]

Change Pool Master via CLI First disable high availability: xe pool-ha-disable Now list your XenServer hosts: xe host-list Using the […]

Emails purportedly sent by the Google Accounts Team warning about a prevented “suspicious sign- in” have been spotted targeting Google […]

After using a great Map library over at I required to use a custom image instead of the default […]

Here is a little script to get the office keys. Should work for office 2000/XP/2003/2007/2010 Dim ScriptHelper Set ScriptHelper = […]

By request, here is a script to detect the installed edition of Office. Currently only supports 2007 and 2010 but […]

Do you monitor server health at the moment? Your server is one of your most important assets, so it makes […]

Q. I did a fresh install of Windows 2008 R2 and my DNS memory consumption is going through the roof. […]

More than half of IT administrators at small businesses would not bet their own money that all of the computers […]

The most important thing to remember about cyber security is that people using their touchpad or mouse are the last […]

It happens your systems are working away happily one min and the next they stop. On Linux most of the time it seems […]

I was using outlook locally on a Exchange server. (i know not a good idea)  Anyway if you are going […]

While doing a mass mailbox move from one exchange provider to us i found this handy tool. It allows you […]

We moved a customer from BPOS (Telstra Hosted Exchange) to our own managed exchange. After hours of backing up mail […]

Got a Xenserver guest that wont shutdown? give this ago 1 – “xe vm-list” to get the uuid of the […]

Xenserver Issues

Some times things go a bit astray like the local hard dive fills up with log files. Once you clean them out […]

Quick Launch Bar has been almost deprecated in Windows 7 as the whole Taskbar been replaced with greatly enhanced Superbar, which now allows […]

Just a quick post. Put in a SRP527W for a customer that is using the AT for cordless phones. To make the […]

The minimal install of Centos 6.2 is exactly that. Very minimal while this is good for appliances if you dont know your […]

I like using VB Script to automate tasks and use them on logon scripts. strComputer = “.” Set WshShell = […]

If you’ve cloned a machine that already has team viewer installed, the clone will have the same ID as the […]

SPausnet Meters

HI I found this useful info on whirlpool and thought i might share it. These are the display registers for […]