Author Archives: James Rudd

About James Rudd

Network Administrator at Sydney Boys High School

Acrobat X – Bulk Printing and Custom Header

Every year we need to print off hundreds of enrolment forms to verify details of new students and current students. Each of these forms is pre-filled with students details and there is a separate PDF for each student. Previously I … Continue reading

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Bulk Converting Global Groups to Universal and Mail Enabling

We have started trying to better organise our groups into a more role based system, so that membership of one group is based on a role rather than a person. That way if the person holding a position changes (holiday, … Continue reading

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Encrypt Offline Files – Access Denied

On a Windows 7 laptop I was trying to set up Offline Files with encryption enabled. After syncing the files and going into Manage Offline Files -> Encryption -> Encrypt everything seemed to go OK, but it would then keep … Continue reading

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Fuji-Xerox Network Scanning: Error 027-516

As part of a test for removing legacy protocols from the network I disabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP to see if any system would be adversely affected. After disabling NetBIOS for the server used by our Fuji-Xeros ApeosPort-II 4000 Photocopier, the … Continue reading

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Papercut

I have received a few questions asking about Papercut so here are some of the details about it and what we use it for. Papercut can run on a Windows Server (2003, 2008 or 2008 R2) using windows print queues … Continue reading

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Pre-populate Users names and email address in Office and Acrobat

Often you would like some personal information filled in for the user before they start the application. E.g. Why have Office or Acrobat ask for the users name when it is already stored in active directory? Here are some simple … Continue reading

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Using BackupPC with DiskShadow to backup open files

This post is to assist in the setup of a BackupPC system able to backup in use files by using MS volume snapshots. It also has the benefit of only having the RSync daemon running during the backup which increases security. Continue reading

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