Dan Yedinak

Dan Yedinak is founder and owner of ECLAT Tech. These days Dan finds himself focusing primarily in three areas. Small Business Consulting is his area of professional expertise. Whether it is managing a technology project, like site to site VPNs, router and firewall configuration and management, site wide wireless, servers, or websites and internet marketing, or installing and managing the systems of a small business, you can count on Dan to both get the job done, and work with you to document the work so that YOU have control over your Technology, whenever you need it. Dan also devotes a whole lot of time to Autism and to Gender and Socioeconomic Equity.

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Suspicions arise during search for Email to PDF solution

SysTools Manual Steps Shows India Email Address

The problem presented First, a little background on the problem itself. The task to convert a large number of emails to PDF as part of a legal discovery.¬† Converting individual emails to PDF is not a big deal – open, print to PDF. That’s pretty much a standard feature on most desktop operating systems today. …

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Hot Swap Raid 10 Drive with no Reboot on Dell Poweredge R530 with PERC H730P

Dell’s documentation on the R530 and the PERC H730P leaves a lot to be desired, especially when it comes to the contradictory nature of the information on hand. This Dell community post from 2019 shows just how confusing it can be as a result. In it, the OP laments that they are “Still in disbelief, …

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Quickbooks Printing error and the Windows Print Spooler

When opening QuickBooks you might receive an error about a missing component that affects PDFs. After acknowledging the error, you find you can’t set up printers or print anything at all, in fact. The error reads as follows : QuickBooks detected that a component required to create PDF files is missing. This may cause issues …

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A Brief Apple iPhone and iPad Exchange Settings How to

Account specific Settings iOS on Apple iPhone and iPad

Periodic problems synchronizing data between iPhones and iPads and Exchange servers, especially calendars make it necessary to stop synchronizing the calendar, which forces the calendar on the phone to be deleted, and then renew synchronization, which forces a refresh of all the data from the server. Note that this will cause any local changes made …

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Remove Microsoft OneDrive from Windows 10

As system administrators, we are commonly called upon to simplify the experience for our users. OneDrive is definitely a complication for everyone who doesn’t use it, or want it. It’s one of the first questions many Windows 10 users ask me about. When I first started running into the issue, I would just fix it …

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DoubleAgent Vulnerability poses a risk to Security Software – Steps You Can Take

DoubleAgent is a vulnerability in the Microsoft code checking software that allows an attacker to replace that code checker with an alternative version. Once the alternate version is in place¬†and the software using it checks for changes to its code based on the results, it reacts accordingly. This, in turn, allows an attacker to replace …

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 14 – Nightmare

the problems I encountered during this installation, which was a jump from Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 7 (which had completed without a hitch) on a Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2012, could have been entirely addressed by better error handling when Microsoft prepped the CU – which would have saved my customer – and a lot of other people’s, too – a ton of money, and me a few hours of sleep.

Security versus access – the balance between usability and security.

ECLAT Tech SBalancing Security and Usability

In the world of technology, there are basically two driving forces – usefulness, and safety.

We’re falling behind on system security updates and Google and Apple are to blame

We have updated your car, patching security problems, improving performance, and adding exciting new features we think you will like. Sedan Coupe blend

Security updates on personal devices are critical. But many people don’t do them. Now, limiting the blame to just two companies is understating the issue, and if all this sounds a little harsh, stick with me, and I’ll explain, beginning with an analogous scenario. We have updated your car You are driving to work, and …

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Network Attached Storage for Backups Reviews and Recommendations

An existing customer asked me to recommend a Network Attached Server (NAS) for use in backing up their primary computer and, rather than keep the recommendations to just them, I thought I’d share a few thoughts. The limitations of this review are that I haven’t physically handled most of them, and this not be a …

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