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Re: Suggestion: Use seed routers to discover and import connected switches

2 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

We have just added SNMPv3 support in SNMP Device Discovery. You can now specify SNMPv3 credentials and these will be automatically assigned to detected devices. The new builds can be downloaded here. When both a community and SNMPv3 credentials are specified, the software will attempt to connect using the highest version first. That is SNMPv3 will be attempted first, followed by SNMPv2 and SNM

Re: How to see how long there has been no response from an inactive device

2 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Sure, that may be a way to do it. You can fully customise the font and background, even conditionally. Here is a sample of what it can look like:

Re: Possible bug: Deleting additional filter options results in an access violation

2 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

That is indeed a bug, which surfaced recently due to an improved memory manager. Thank you for reporting it. We have just fixed it in the latest builds - please update your installation. Regarding the filter in Port Mapper: at the moment only one filter is supported, i.e. only one condition can be specified. I'll check if we can implement multiple conditions support like in Network Scanner.

Re: Suggestion: Use seed routers to discover and import connected switches

3 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

That's actually a good idea to allow one to scan for SNMPv3 devices with known credentials. This way you indeed wouldn't need to assign them to each and every entry manually. We'll do our best to add it tomorrow, though it's more likely to take a couple of days. I will post an update here, please stay tuned.

Re: Suggestion: Port Mapper/Network Scanner hybrid app

3 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

I am afraid it's not really possible to combine these applications. Not only they serve different purposes, they are also written in different languages (Port Mapper is written in a cross-platform way, whereas Network Scanner is tied to Windows). Having said that, both Network Scanner and Port Mapper have extensive command-line support and can be configured to launch third-party applications.

Re: Suggestion: Use seed routers to discover and import connected switches

3 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Perhaps you could just use the SNMP Device Discovery feature located under Device Manager? It will scan a network range and send SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 probes with the specified community name. This way you can easily discover and import switches. It will find SNMPv3 devices as well, as far as I remember.

Re: Date or time since the last port state change

3 days ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

We do listen to feedback from our users and try adding useful features and fix bugs promptly

Re: How to see how long there has been no response from an inactive device

3 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

There no built-in fictionality for this, but I guess we could add some kind of Network History tool. It would list MAC addresses, IP addresses, how many times they were seen and when they were seen last. More statistics and details could be added later to this tool. Does this sound like what you are looking for?

Re: Norton Security false positive flagging

4 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

We do report false positives to antivirus vendors right away, and encourage all users to report such false detections as well. The more people send reports to antivirus vendors at fault, the faster they normally resolve the issue. Some detections like WS.Reputation.1 (like this one is from Norton) resolve by themselves over time. We also scan files with a large array of antivirus products aggr

Re: How to copy a file to multiple target PCs

11 days ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The Network Scanner itself cannot copy the file for you. However, if you have administrative shares enabled, you can scan the target computers to make them appear in the list. Then select them all and choose Actions - Create Batch File from the main menu. The command line template would be something like: xcopy C:\Source\*.* \\%0\C$\Destination This will enable you to generate a batch fi

Re: Using RAM disk for browser cache

11 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

We have a perfect app for you: Cache Relocator. It creates a permanent symbolic link to a RAM disk location. This works regardless of how Chrome was started.

Re: Suggestion: Remember the size of usage window

12 days ago, by Andrew in NetMaster Forum

Good idea! We have just implemented it. Simply download the new build, install it over, and NetMaster will remember the window size and tab width set by the user.

Re: Getting "Found an older version installed on your computer"

14 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Two things can trigger that message: 1) Either at least one of these keys is still present HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPVDPort HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPVVEngine 2) Or there is ramdiskws.exe file still left in the RAM Disk installation folder. Please double-check whether these have been removed.

Re: Set Windows Temp folders

20 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Some applications may not pick up the new values until they are restarted or until you log off and then log on again. But the newly set values will be reflected in RAM Disk GUI right away if you change either the TEMP or TMP variable with setx:

Re: Ways to set paths to Windows TEMP folders

22 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

There is a couple of ways of reading and changing these data, though not within the RAM Disk application. These are called environment variables, and Windows uses four of them to determine the location of temporary folder: System-wide %TEMP% System-wide %TMP% User-specific %TEMP% User-specific %TMP% When you change the Windows temporary folders location in the RAM Disk app, it updates

Re: Family pack license

24 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The reason we don't offer family licences for the RAM Disk is its target audience. Essentially, it is a product for experienced users, businesses and IT geeks running resource-consuming software and/or wishing to squeeze every bit of performance out of their systems for their work-related needs. RAM Disk is not normally installed on kids computers. However, if that's what you want to do, we do

Re: No mounted drives are shown in the list when a drive is actually mounted

24 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Perhaps you have mounted an image file and not a RAM Disk? Please check under Image - Unmount image in the main menu. If the R:\ drive is present there, that means you simply associated an image file with the drive letter. In that case you read and write data directly to that image, on the hard disk, not in RAM. If so, there is no RAM disk in use and there is no benefit. This function is only

Re: Lower speed on server board

29 days ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

We did observe similar behaviour on a new Xeon machine with ECC memory comparing to a regular mid-range laptop. Contrary to the expectations, RAM Disk performed better on the laptop rather than the hi-end Xeon system. Not sure about the reason; could be the ECC memory or something else. Would you be able to try a different product on your two systems (for example Imdisk) and let us know how it

Re: User access rights on RAM disk

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The file system is initialised with default security settings. Another possible way is to use an image file and discard any changes: Create an image file of the required size. In the latest version of RAM Disk is will be sparse and take very little physical space. Mount the image file and format is as NTFS. Then set the security permissions that allow full access for MSSQLSERVER. Unmount

Re: Feature suggestion: Dark mode

4 weeks ago, by Andrew in NetMaster Forum

Perhaps in the future. At the moment there is no built-in support for skins. However, NetMaster does respect system colours. So if you enable a dark Windows colour scheme (like High Contrast #1), it would look similar to a dark mode, like this:

Re: Host Process for Windows services

5 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

6 weeks 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

7 weeks 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

7 weeks 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

7 weeks 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?

7 weeks 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

7 weeks 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

7 weeks 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