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SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
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Prevention is always better than cure... due to this we are looking for something to provide extra web security to SMB clients....We have looked at SAAS providers but they seem expensive & noone…Continue

Tags: filtering, web, SAAS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Johnson Mar 19, 2012.

SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
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Hi, Does any one know a quick / simple way or script to rename a PC / multiple PCs? Whenever we take on clients the machine names are a mess. Want a way to standardise quickly. Thanks, HarryContinue

Tags: machines, renaming, scripts

Started this discussion. Last reply by LabTechRob Apr 27, 2012.

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LabTechRob replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"FWIW, its been my experience this is, at best a temporary fix.  Roles change, desktops retire, new employees come in, old ones go out - your environments are always in flux so I usually advise against managing against computer names.  As…"
Apr 27, 2012
Ben Johnson replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"We are in market trials on the new Cisco SMB UTM.  It's targeted date is late summer.It is looking good and the price point good and the ability to provide value added services around it good. Rather than leveraging all 3rd party stuff…"
Mar 19, 2012
Craig Eberly replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"I'd like to keep this thread active.  I currently use Sonicwall UTM appliances.  I've always wanted to find something different for web filter/reporting because their Viewpoint and GMS software is horribly bloated. Now that…"
Mar 19, 2012
Ben Johnson replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"In talks with Cisco's ScanSafe.  They will sell you a block of users for you to do as you will. But: They are not currently setup with a true MSP pay per month per user model, but they do seem friendly to the idea. If enough people are…"
Mar 3, 2012
Farzon Almaneih replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"The only problem with that is the possibility of there being a computer name conflict in AD.  This is where VBscripting prevails."
Feb 29, 2012
John Chapman replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"I have written a script to use wsname and XDF's for Domain, User, NewPC Name, and Domain Admin user.  The engineers must fill out the XDF to include a ":" because i can't figure out how to use a ":" in a shell…"
Feb 28, 2012
Ben Johnson replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"We've had mixed results with openDNS, though if they could get it to where it was truly effective that's the easiest implementation. And you are right, most of the other SAAS web security vendors don't get the MSP approach.…"
Feb 15, 2012
Farzon Almaneih replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"VBScript works quite well for this.  We have even automated removing over a hundred computers from one AD domain and joining another.  All the while renaming the computers.  Took about 30 minutes."
Jan 30, 2012
Jeffrey Brock replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"Harry, we utilize OpenDNS.  Open DNS allows us to create networks for each client and apply a set of filters that are unique to each client as well as bypass codes for those that need authorization to sites that get blocked.  When we began…"
Jan 20, 2012
Harry Edwards replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"Hi,   Fundamentally to filter spyware etc. web content filtering as an option but we dont want to put a UTM appliaance on site. I know the barracuda web filter 610 will allow us to do this for about 500 concurrent users. If anyone knows of any…"
Jan 19, 2012
Justin Best replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?
"Not sure if I entirely understand what you're after. Are you just trying to filter junk from your client sites' web browsing, to prevent spyware and etc.? There are numerous devices that can do this. We have been using Netgear…"
Jan 19, 2012
Harry Edwards posted a discussion

SAAS or managed web security via an appliance?

Prevention is always better than cure... due to this we are looking for something to provide extra web security to SMB clients....We have looked at SAAS providers but they seem expensive & noone will sell you a "block of users". You seem to have to have an individual agreement for each client you want to add. Has anyone come across a provider that is different in this respect? Due to the above we are considering other options such as a barracuda box which we can split & link to multiple…See More
Jan 19, 2012
Jeffrey Brock replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"We use the wsname utilty.  Works like a champ.  I have renamed several hundred systems using this process without any issues.  http://mystuff.clarke.co.nz/MyStuff/wsname.asp   Hope this helps."
Jan 16, 2012
Philip Fuesser replied to Harry Edwards's discussion SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH
"i see scripts online utilizing the "netdom" utility from microsoft..    i was going to try and use this myself: http://mystuff.clarke.co.nz/MyStuff/wsname.asp"
Jan 11, 2012
Harry Edwards posted a discussion

SCRIPT / QUICK WAY OF RENAMING PCS IN LABTECH

Hi, Does any one know a quick / simple way or script to rename a PC / multiple PCs? Whenever we take on clients the machine names are a mess. Want a way to standardise quickly. Thanks, HarrySee More
Jan 11, 2012
Harry Edwards replied to Bert Haver's discussion Re-using Acronis Licenses from former Kaseya installation
"Hi Bert,   Sounds about right, how long have you been with Labtech now?"
Jan 11, 2012

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