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They decide the "computer" is "frozen" and call in to have it restarted, which my other staff just does. Here is your problem. This is not a technical fault, so don't try and implement a technical solution. Instead, you should implement a process whereby every call or ticket for this type of problem actually gets troubleshooted before any action is ...


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Your problem is step 5, where your other staff restarts the computer without doing even the most basic troubleshooting. I assume you're referring to IT staff, who should frankly know better, and not make the problem worse, which is what they do when they just reboot the computer without doing even basic troubleshooting. Rectify this problem first, and ...


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This is sometimes due to a design limitation in x64 Windows with regards to interaction between 32-bit applications and 64-bit drivers. In addition to print dialogs, another common scenario where this occurs is when using 32-bit Internet Explorer and dialogs for smart cards. Microsoft provides some background information on the cause here: The Save As ...


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Even when you've encountered this problem before, it can be a real PITA to go hunt for a hidden modal dialog box. Ultimately, it's a UI problem shared between platform and application. If users get confused by my product, it's a bug in the product. The application could show an indicator in the main window saying [pending print dialog (Click here to ...


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This is a UI/Windows design problem. Hitting the users over the heads is unfair to them. Since it's happening enough times, you might consider an automation solution. Use something like autohotkey to put a macro in their autostart. The macro periodically checks for a windows type (i.e. save as dialog specific to PDF printer) and issues a "bring to front" ...


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Configure an auto-pdf printer? Not sure if this might be an option worth looking into, but I wanted something vaguely similar: Auto PDF printing without prompts or popups. I have a program that prints stuff that I'm upgrading and for testing purposes I want to print to PDF, auto-name it and not have to think about that part of the process. I setup Pdf24 ...


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It is possible to position the dialog wherever you like using dialog's --begin switch (http://linux.die.net/man/1/dialog). However, to create dynamically sized dialogs, that work no matter what size your terminal window is, you will need to access the terminal window dimensions using tput. Then you can do the following in your bash script: x=$(tput cols) ...


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I ended up writing the following VBScript and set it to run on Logon in the GPO ' Display an input dialog asking the reason for a login and writes it to the event viewer with information of the user. Const EVENT_TYPE = "Information" 'Available Values: Success, Error, Warning, Information Const EVENT_SOURCE = "LoginAudit" 'Setting the event source requires ...


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You can use screen program. Executing screen manually After installing screen, execute it by typing screen in your console. Split your screen by pressing ctrla then S (uppercase S, with shift Enter your first command After having the fist command executed, press ctrla then tab to switch to the another window. Press ctrla then c Enter the second ...


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Another way to follow multiple files is to use multitail. multitail /var/log/proccess1.log /var/log/proccess2.log Among its features: filtering highlighting automatic and manual mark lines


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You can display multiple dialogs with --and-widget. Try something like: dialog --begin 1 1 --tailboxbg FILE1 10 100 --and-widget --begin 20 1 --tailbox FILE2 10 100


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You might get some mileage out of a product I used to use (before I had the opportunity and good sense to stop developing in a Windows environment.) It was called "Push the Freakin' Button" and it was a rock-solid bit of freeware. I just looked and it seems to still be available here. It will still take a little ingenuity to solve your problem, but I ...


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I was looking to see if there's any integrated way in Windows before I start writing it. No, there isn't. You're going to have to write it yourself I'm afraid. There might be a third party application that does what you want, but I'm afraid product/service recommendations are off topic here on Server Fault.


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Run dialog like this: dialog --checklist text 50 20 10 0 append 0 1 user1 0 2 root 0 2> checklist.txt The 2> pipes stderr to its own file - which is where --checklist's output ends up. Then read the conents of checklist.txt like this: APPEND=0 for a in $(cat checklist.txt); do if [ "$a" = "\"0\"" ]; then APPEND=1 continue ...


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When Outlook is using Word as the email editor, it enevitably needs access to the printer parameters of the default printer. To be exact: Word needs it to calculate page margins, which are of course useless for an email. So you might try setting a local printer (like the Microsoft Document Image writer or a PDF printer) which is always available at low ...


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If you installed PHP via package (like yum -y install php), then you should have an /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf that specifies the needed entries. If apache was running when you installed php, then you have to restart apache for it to pick up the configuration changes. If you installed from source, you need to make sure the following directives are included ...


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Is there any mapped network drives? I belive that the slow in the first time, is because the system is checking the permissions (user/password) to open this mapped drivers..


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The file open/save dialog is handled by Windows Explorer, that's why you see the issue in different applications. This behavior is very often caused by a bad shell exstension. They're often installed by programs like Adobe Photoshop, codec packs and other applications. There is a good tool from sysinternals called autoruns which you can find here ...



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