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  • Understanding Men, author unknown

    Posted on January 26th, 2010 HandyAndy No comments

      One day, there was a catastrophic event which caused all living creatures on earth to die. To sort things out, everyone went to heaven. God approaches and says, ‘I want the men to make two lines. One line for the men who ruled their women on earth and the other line for the men who were ruled by their women.

     Also, I want all the women to go with St. Peter.’ With that said and done, the next time God looked, the women were gone and there were two lines. The line of men who were ruled by their women was 1000 miles long, and in the line of men who ruled their women, there was only one man.

     God became angry and said, ‘You men should be ashamed of yourselves. I created you in my image and you were all whipped by your mates. Look at the only one of my sons who stood up and made me proud. Learn from him! Tell them, my son, how did you manage to be the only one in this line?’

     The man replied, ‘I don’t know, my wife told me to stand here.’

  • GFIMAX can tell you when the server reboots

    Posted on January 3rd, 2010 HandyAndy No comments

    Remember that notification that SBS 2003 sent you whenever the server rebooted
    Do you miss it on your SBS 2008 and Windows HomeServers?

    GFIMAX can give it back to you and I will show you how easy it is to add.

    First open up your GFI MAX Dashboard and select the server you wish to know about

    GFIMAX Dashboard

    Click the Checks button
    Next click Add 247 Check
    Now click Event Log Check (note all the other options for future reference)

    Select Type of Check

    An empty form will appear to let us set our criteria
    Note all of the options available just for this one type of check, this is a very powerful tool

    Blank Event Log Form

    Lets name it ” – Server Rebooted” without the quotes.
    That is a blank space a hyphen and another blank space before the Server Rebooted
    It will make sense later when you see it in the console, it just makes it a bit clearer to read 

    Set the event log to query to System
    Set Alert when to Log Contains
    Set Event ID to 6005
    Select Information for the Event Type
    Set event source to EventLog
    Check the message contains string and set it to started
    Click OK

    Filled in Event Log Form

    Now we have to give it a little time to sync the changes to the server
    Note currently it says Awaiting Synchronization in the status view

    Finished Awaiting Synchronization

    Once the server syncs to MAX the next time the server should reboot
    you will get a message in you inbox like this 

    E-Mail Notification Message

    And if you go back to the GFIMAX Dashboard you will also see it shows up there as well

    Reboot Message Status showing last occurance

    Well that is all there is to it .
    I hope you realize this is just one of the hundreds of things MAX can tell you about on you servers and workstations

    If you would like more info about MAX simply click on him below!