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Re: Host Process for Windows services

4 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

For Windows 7 disabling the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) may help. Click Start - Run - services.msc, locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and set its state to Disabled in the properties.

Re: Host Process for Windows services

5 days ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Usually it's sufficient to change your network connection status to Metered. When a connection is configured as a metered connection, Windows will assume that your bandwidth is limited and download much less data. Here is a Microsoft guide on how to configure a connection as metered.

Re: Feature suggestion: Log data usage by remote server

5 days ago, by Andrew in NetMaster Forum

We might be able to add this as an option, but you are right - the database will be huge. We had similar functionality in NetWorx where we kept data on a per application - per IP address - per day/hour basis. That is, how much data an application sent to a specific IP address on a certain hour of a certain day. For those who used P2P applications like BitTorrent the database grew to multiple g

Re: Enumerate user accounts

10 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

We use the NetUserEnum WinAPI function at level 0 to enumerate user accounts. If the function returned an error, nothing will be displayed. This function should return a result similar to this WMI query: SELECT Name FROM Win32_UserAccount Here is what both retrieve on a local PC:

Re: Remote scripting authentication

16 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It's not really possible to authenticate for Remote Services, I am afraid. As you can see, the sc command also offers no authentication options. Instead you can use WMI, as it allows you to authenticate as a different user and run something like this: SELECT StartMode FROM Win32_Service WHERE NAME = 'seclogon' It will display the desired result.

Re: Remote scripting authentication

16 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

My best guess would be that your current user is not properly authenticated within the remote network. You can see what error code is returned by running something like this in a command prompt: sc \\server-name-or-ip query seclogon It'll probably be 'Access is denied'. So you will need to configure your PC to join the domain over VPN, enabling you to log in as domain admin remotely.

Re: Remote scripting authentication

16 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The thing is, scripts cannot authenticate as such: they are just short programs running on your computer. They can however use the WMI system to make connections to remote computers. The string passed to GetObject() defines the authentication parameters that will be used. You can set impersonationLevel, authenticationLevel and authority. It's a rather complex topic, so here are some MS docs on

Re: Where to find my licences key?

16 days ago, by Andrew in NetMaster Forum

The licence code is sent in a separate e-mail. In case you have not received or lost it, I have just re-sent you the e-mail with the code. In the future, if you don't receive your licence key or happen to lose it, you can use the order lookup page to retrieve your licence key.

Re: Optimizing RAM disk for a lot of small files

17 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It may be that the CPU is indeed the bottleneck, not the disk speed. We generally do not recommend placing applications or games on RAM disk as there is little to no benefit. Please see this forum thread for detailed discussion.

Re: Shared folder permissions

18 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

This feature works by reading NTFS permissions, reading shared folder permissions, and then combining them to compute the effective permissions. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work well, say if reading NTFS permissions fails for some reason, there would be no result shown. I recommend trying ShareEnum free utility from Sysinternals/Microsoft to see if it shows better details for those shares

Re: Information feedback after a scan

25 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

If you mean that no information was retrieved in a particular scan, the most common reasons are firewalls or intrusion prevention systems, insufficient privileges or system settings. For more detailed advice, please mention what specific scan yields no results. If your SEP refuses to accept connections to port 445, that would be the reason. The fact that you can do ping only means that there

Re: Switch name is missing in CSV file export

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Thank you, that's a good point - we have just fixed it. Now, when multiple switches are scanned at once, their names will also be present in CSV/HTML/JSON output next to port IDs. You can download the new builds here and see if you are happy with the outcome.

Re: VMware installer fails if tmp/temp is on a ramdisk

5 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Is there a chance you have run out of disk space? We have tested the latest VMware player installer (15.5.2) and it worked fine, even with the user's TEMP and TMP environment variables assigned to a RAM Disk:

Re: Quota setup for CPE radio

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The quota will apply to whatever MAC addresses you list a in rule, provided connections are made from that MAC address. So if your CPE radio connects directly to the PC with Bandwidth Manager, meaning there are only switches between (not routers or access points), then it should work. However, if there are any routers or access points between the CPE radio and the PC with Bandwidth Manager, it

Re: Quota setup for CPE radio

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

As far as I remember, Bandwidth Manager is capable of handling VLAN-tagged frames, but I am not sure this will work with bridging. I guess you could try to see if it works as expected. Then if bridging works, you could just set a rule that applies to the specific VLAN IP address range. For example, all traffic from and to 10.0.0.x could be handled by rule #1, all traffic from and to 10.0.1.x

Re: Quota setup for CPE radio

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

We don't really have a step-by-step guide due to the huge range of possible scenarios and their complexity in BWM setup and use. If you want to use a mini-PC as a bridge to setup data quota for devices connected to it, the first step would be to decide how you are going to route traffic through the box. Assuming you have NIC1 plugged into your router and NIC2 plugged to a switch feeding the r

Re: System tray segment that cannot be removed

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

That's just how taskbar extensions work. They are implemented as a separate DLL file that is loaded and managed by Windows Explorer. Running or not running NetWorx has no effect on its presence; but when NetWorx is not running, it does not receive the data and stays blank.

Re: System tray segment that cannot be removed

6 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

This segment is a taskbar extension that is supposed to look like this: The reason it shows incorrectly for you is that NetWorx is not running and its size is too small. To turn the taskbar extension off, right-click an empty space on the task bar and choose Toolbars - NetWorx Desk Band. If you want to resize it instead, untick Lock the taskbar menu item, resize the taskbar extension

Re: How to use Cisco switch MIBs

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Sorry it's not quite clear what you are trying to do. The Network Scanner can retrieve a SNMP value by its OID, but it's not designed for reading log files or any tabular data. Perhaps you are looking for an SNMP browser? If so, try SnmpB, it is not made by us, but it's free software.

Re: Transferring device information to a new installation

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

The data is kept in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\WiFi Guard. You can simply copy everything from that folder to the equivalent folder on your new drive, and WiFi Guard should pick it up.

Re: Inprocomm device in my WiFi network

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

As already explained above, it is hard to tell what this device might be. The company names shown in WiFi Guard are network card manufacturers resolved from the first three octets of the MAC address. In some cases, they may match the device brand, e.g. Apple, but in other cases it may be less obvious. In particular, because Inprocomm supplies network adapters to many other companies, it is oft

Re: Dynamic memory management

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It is unlikely we will be able to implement this any time soon. While it's very simple from the user perspective, like a "Dynamic allocation" check box, there is a number of challenges involved, especially since we want our RAM Disk to be always stable and reliable.

Re: Can installing some programs on a RAM disk be beneficial?

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

In that case placing frequently used programs on a RAM Disk may be beneficial, though I am not sure how much improvement you will exactly. For that you would need to create a so-called persistent RAM disk, which preserves data between sessions. Then install your programs on the RAM disk and see if that improves performance. Bear in mind: your computer must have enough RAM to hold multi-gigaby

Re: Concurrent read and write performance

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It does actually: there are a few profiles and a "mix" mode where it reads and writes concurrently. It is also possible to adjust the ratio between reads and writes. In the screen shot below I tested a RAM disk with 70% reading, 30% writing. It only gets a little slower than reading and writing separately.

Re: How move temp files to RAMdisk

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I am afraid there is nothing RAM Disk can do: it is just how Windows operates and lets other programs to operate. There is no sure way to point the system temp variables to a RAM disk. Depending on your hardware, drivers, OS and other software installed, and how/when they load on boot, moving system temp to a RAM disk may work perfectly well, or may cause errors, even BSOD. We have seen both scen

Re: Concurrent read and write performance

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Sorry it's hard to predict what rates can be achieved on your hardware, so it's best to try it out. Please download a trial copy of RAM Disk and a tool called DiskMark. Then simply create a RAM disk and run DiskMark against it. To simulate parallel I/O it might be worth running two DiskMark tests at the same time. You may also see better results with exFAT (less overhead than NTFS) and a large

Re: How to measure speed connexion between computer and UpNp Wifi device

7 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Unfortunately NetWorx is not able to measure speed between a computer and another device. The reason is that speed measurements require two components that send and receive data: a client and a server. Since there is no server component on the TV, it is not possible to test the speed between your PC and your TV. Instead you could try using a different WiFi channel or frequency to improve the p

Re: How move temp files to RAMdisk

8 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

We don't recommend changing the system variables to a RAM disk. The system temp variable is used by services and kernel drivers. It's likely to be used before the RAM disk is initialised and ready, and can cause the programs that use it to fail because the temp location would be invalid. They may fall back to using a different location, like %SystemRoot%\Temp, which is probably what you are s

Re: Using continuous backup program with a RAM disk

8 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

There is no point in installing continuous backup programs on the actual RAM disk, as explained in this topic. However, you can use them to back up the contents of a RAM disk whenever it changes. Regarding the data loss in a power outage, there is always a chance of loss, even with continuous backups. For example, you have saved a file to a RAM disk. Your continuous backup program picked that

Re: Can installing some programs on a RAM disk be beneficial?

8 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It is generally advisable not to place/install applications on a RAM disk. There will be little benefit and a range potential issues. By design, Windows executes program's code in RAM and is smart enough to cache frequently used programs. Say, you have launched some APP.EXE for the first time. Here is what happens: Windows loads APP.EXE file from the hard disk into RAM. Windows loads its assoc