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  1. Hi, Is there a cmd (shell/terminal) that I can run via a script within Pulseway to copy a folder with locked files within the same hard-drive? In this case I need to copy the Quickbooks folder. I do not want to use a 3rd party software. Thanks for the help.
  2. Hi Everyone, As everyone knows Windows Updates are not bullet proof and they cause problems periodically with examples being flashing screens on logins for touch screen machines, lost audio abilities, files going missing and so on. The goal of this Topic is to provide a way for all the members of this forum to report issues with KB's either that they've experienced or that have been reported elsewhere thus allowing all those participating to determine if they want to adjust their global policies to hold off on a KB or make other changes. Your participation is greatly appreciated and I'm sure other tech's will be thankful for the information provided. If you need to look up a KB this link is useful: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx Not confirmed, yet, but I believe this will show subsequent KB's related to a errant KB.
  3. BUMP: To clarify a bit further. When tracking of installing and uninstalling application is set it creates a load of alerts for what are, for the most part, expected upgrades of applications such as Browsers, PDF Readers, Flashplayer, Java for example. I do not need an alert for those but I do need history in case there is an issue and I need to see what changed recently. However, what I do need an alert for are not so common changes. So this request is the ability to exclude certain applications from the alert but log only.
  4. Hi, I'm not sure if this is a feature request or if there may be a solution already. Here's the specifics: A customer is using Filemaker Server and it relies on the httpd service which is Apache to connect the web form feed via PHP. It stops occasionally and it would be most helpful to get an alert when it does just like with Windows services. I looked at monitoring an Application in the Pulseway preferences but did not see one that I should select. The Filemaker consultant indicated that Filemaker installs it's own version of Apache and the restart command is: sudo /Library/Filemaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl graceful which differs from the standard sudo apachectl -k start So this is either a feature request or help to know how the existing version of Pulseway for Mac and provide this monitoring. Thanks.
  5. Hi, To avoid unnecessary interruptions would you please tweak the application installed/monitoring as follows: 1. Track a history of application changes: name and date installed/uninstalled. 2. Alert wildcard exclude (ex. Application Name: "Mozilla Firefox*") such that when Mozilla Firefox 51.0.1 (x64 en-US) or it latest version are installed and uninstalled no alert is sent. The history is useful to know what application changes occurred recently and I'm also looking for alerts on non-standard applications. The later I do want a notification. Last year an international version of Adobe caused a black screen when logging into the desktop and because of the alert when the client called I was able to resolve the issue right away. The goal would be to get notifications on applications not in the exclude list and the ability to see all application changes in case one does cause and issue. Thanks for your attention.
  6. The Pulseway Automation contains the Builtin "Cleanup Temporary Files" powershell. I thought it might be worth a conversation. Here's the current code: $folders = @("C:\Windows\Temp\*", "C:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\temp\*", "C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*", "C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\*", "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download", "C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT") foreach ($folder in $folders) {Remove-Item $folder -force -recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue} exit 0 I'm not sure it is worth removing the SoftwareDistribution\Download files? From what I understand in Windows 10 you have to run, net stop wuauserv AND net stop bits What are your preferences and experience with doing this? Is it worth adding these locations: C:\WINDOWS\tmp, C:\tmp, C:\temp, %temp%, %tmp%, C:\WINDOWS\ff*.tmp? Is deleting "C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT" the same as deleting "if exist C:\WINDOWS\ShellIconCache del /f /q "C:\WINDOWS\ShellI~1\*.*" ? Can anyone confirm this will work on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10?
  7. Also try going to the Pulseway Programs Folder and locating the service executable and checking the security permissions. I found adding full control for the user profile can resolve the issue.
  8. PaulWTech

    Decommission

    Hi, Here is how I recently "decommissioned" and uninstalled my service files from a machine: Beware: use the rd and del command at YOUR OWN RISK! run these from your remote service app or Pulseway terminal; 1. Check for your Support files and remove; dir c:\PathToSupportFolder\*.* rd <- remove directory, /s including sub-folders, /q just do it! rd /s /q C:\PathToSupportFolder\FolderAndSubFolderToRemove repeat with other sub-folders as needed. Check folders are removed dir c:\PathToSupportFolder\*.* Delete one file: del c:\PathToSupportFolder\filename.ext 2. If you have your own service files in the User Profile folder: Check the Username & paste into the "for editing section net user dir C:\Users\(User_Name)\Documents\Files\*.* <- list files rd /s /q C:\Users\(User_Name)\Documents\Files <- removes Files Folder and sub-folders dir C:\Users\(User_Name)\Documents\*.* <- verifies it is removed For editing: copy paste the User found running the net user command here for a quick copy and paste into the terminal, for example: dir C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Files\*.* rd /s /q C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Files dir C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\*.* The following I have not tested so if someone can confirm it works that would be wonderful! It would be interesting to know if you could run pathto/msiexec /x Pulseway_x64.msi from the Pulseway Terminal and have it complete but I'm not sure the config file would be removed? 3. Decommission Pulseway monitoring and remove app. Remove Pulseway Monitoring: Log into https://www.pulseway.com/account/login > locate system and click the x to remove. (deletes config file on that machine) To Remove Pulseway locate the msi: dir c:\Pulseway_x64.msi /s /p Of course you would need an alternative means to send the commands to the machine.
  9. Pulseway currently provides a way to send a test page to a printer but I don't see a way to set the default printer? Could you add the ability and as a reference: http://www.windows-commandline.com/set-default-printer-in-windows-7/ (run from the Pulseway command line box of course, easier if it can be built into Pulseway.
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