How to Search the Knowledgebase for Stone Product Codes
01 Sep, 2018
The Stone Knowledgebase uses a text index to enable you to search for content. The standard search allows you to search for keywords or article text, with an advanced search option available so that you can restrict search to just keywords, for example. Stone product codes are made up of numbers...
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Reports Error: Connection Error when trying to Perform Cleanup
Problem A previously working WSUS console reports Error: Connection error, when you try and run the WSUS Cleanup wizard, or when you try and decline or delete obselete / superceeded updates The message is displayed around 3 minutes from when you started the operation Example: ...
30 Jul, 2021 Views: 21136
How do I Get Into the RAID BIOS on my UEFI Server?
UEFI Server The UEFI server firmware differs from legacy BIOS systems. With the UEFI mode switched on, the option ROM setup programs for devices such as RAID cards are not accessible using the history CTRL + R / CTRL + G etc. methods that were used previously. Instead, accessing the RAID card...
14 Jul, 2021 Views: 48
What is the BMC Watchdog? How do I turn it off?
BMC Watchdog The BMC Watchdog is a function of the BMC to help ensure that servers boot into the operating system: When the system starts, the BMC Watchdog timer starts When the timer has expired, the BMC looks to see if an operating system has been booted successfully If the operating...
14 Jul, 2021 Views: 61
Applying, Setting or Enforcing Teams Policies and Other Settings for Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) Users - Stone STEPER
Stone STEPER STEPER is designed to ensure that Teams Policies and user licensing is automatically configured or deployed for new users in your M365 environment. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a manual or automatic data import via Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) v1. By default,...
23 Jun, 2021 Views: 415
How To Get A List of All Drives and Drive Health in Storage Spaces or Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Pool
How To Get A List of All Drives and Drive Health in Storage Spaces or Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Pool Existing Tools Windows Server already gives you a number of ways of looking at physical disk health: Server Manager Windows Admin Center Powershell However none of these tools...
02 Jun, 2021 Views: 85
How to fix: Realtek Audio Driver Wont Install - Error Code 0x000005b4 displayed, or driver update process times out
Problem Running the Realtek Audio Device Driver setup program appears to run normally, but then fails with the error code 0x000005b4 after a long delay. Or you attempt to update the driver manually in device manager, using the driver INF file, and this again fails to update or install,...
05 Oct, 2015 Views: 182025
What is the ACPI\PNP0A0A Device? Where is the Driver for this?
The Device The device is a BIOS component found on Asus motherboards to allow Asus utilities and software to communicate with BIOS components. For example, Asus USB 3.0 UASP boosting software may need this device to be working. Drivers and Software This device is not installed by using the...
13 Feb, 2016 Views: 154928
How to Access the EFI Shell to carry out Systems Diagnostics or Updates
The EFI Shell The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) shell is effectively a small operating system built into the system motherboard on modern servers. This provides an environment for troubleshooting and maintenance outside of the operating system. This article describes how to access the...
16 Sep, 2018 Views: 151539
How to Deploy a Computer Startup Script via Group Policy
Use the method below to push out a computer startup script via Group Policy. Computer startup scripts are a useful way of making changes that need to happen regardless of which user is logged on. This article is intended for system administrators who are new to using group policies. The...
06 May, 2014 Views: 98404
How to Clear the CMOS / BIOS Settings on an Intel Desktop Board
Clearing the CMOS The method used to clear the CMOS settings on an Intel Desktop motherboard is different to the method used on Asus or MSI motherboards. Use the instructions below to clear the settings. Intel Desktop Board CMOS Clear Instructions Method 1 Shut the system down. Find the...
12 Oct, 2013 Views: 96218