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How to Quickly Gather Hard Drive Health Information in Windows
Gathering SMART Information All modern hard drives keep SMART information which can be used to quickly tell if a hard drive has had any reliability events so far during its life. The attached utility will gather information from all SATA hard drives in a system and generate an output file...
rating 02 Nov, 2018 Views: 2334
Business Continuity
Business Continuity Managing unplanned events and minimising disruption to our customer base is the key focus of our Business Continuity Planning. A formal system aligned to ISO22301 has been implemented and is based on a comprehensive backup solution. Please find below the following...
rating 26 Oct, 2018 Views: 240
How Do I Configure my Server to use an Internet Time Service?
Using a Reliable Time Source A reliable time source is especially important if you use Windows Servers with Active Directory (AD). All servers and systems in an AD environment should be running on exactly the same time. We recommend that you use an internet time source on your first Domain...
rating 19 Oct, 2018 Views: 762
Information Security - Recycling Services
Information Security - Recycling Services Minimising risks to data held on internal systems, websites and customer assets collected for recycling is of paramount importance. Stone Computers provides secure data handling and processing through effective Information Security Management aligned to...
rating 24 Sep, 2018 Views: 300
Information Security - Internal IT Systems
Information Security - Internal IT Systems Minimising risks to data held on internal systems, websites and customer assets is of paramount importance. Stone Computers provides secure data handling and processing through effective Information Security Management aligned to various recognised...
rating 21 Sep, 2018 Views: 30
Environmental Management
Environmental Management Stone Computers effectively manages its impact on the Environment through the implementation of a management system aligned to ISO14001. The Senior Management Team actively progresses a programme of impact reductions annually. Please find below the following...
rating 19 Sep, 2018 Views: 502
Recycling Permits and Certificates
Recycling Permits and Certificates Stone Computers provides a range of in-house recycling services to enable the processing, recovery and re-use of materials under WEEE. Please find below the necessary permits and certificates. Please find below the following resources: Approved...
rating 19 Sep, 2018 Views: 188
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Strategic management of our business which actively engages with all its stakeholders and seeks to turn potential issues into opportunities will ensure the Sustainable development of the business. The business has aligned its approach to the requirement of BS8900 for...
rating 19 Sep, 2018 Views: 707
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...
rating 16 Sep, 2018 Views: 55889
INTNUC-10019 Product Specification and Manual - Intel Next Unit of Computing (NuC) NUC7i5BNH
INTNUC-10019 Product Specification, Layout and Manual Product highlights: Intel® Core™ i5-7260U processor, (2.2 GHz to 3.4GHz dual-core with hyper-threading, 4 MB cache, 15W TDP). Two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of 2133 MHz 1.2V DDR4 memory. Intel® Iris Plus 640 graphics,...
rating 31 Aug, 2018 Views: 146
INTNUC-10020 Product Manual - Intel Next Unit of Computing (NuC) NUC7i7BNH
INTNUC-10020 Product Specification, Layout and Manual Product highlights: Intel® Core™ i7-7567U processor, (3.5 GHz to 4.0GHz dual-core with hyper-threading, 4 MB cache, 28W TDP). Two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of 2133 MHz 1.2V DDR4 memory. Intel® Iris Plus 650 graphics,...
rating 31 Aug, 2018 Views: 44
Intel SA-00086 - Intel Management Engine Critical Firmware Update
Intel Management Engine (Intel ME 11.0.0-11.7.0), Intel Trusted Execution Engine (Intel TXE 3.0), and Intel Server Platform Services (Intel SPS 4.0) vulnerability (Intel-SA-00086) Summary On November 20th 2017, Intel published a security advisory regarding a firmware vulnerability in certain...
rating 30 Aug, 2018 Views: 72
What is Netintelligence?
Netintelligence is an internet parental control designed to help parents monitor and if required, restrict their children's Internet activity. It allows you to: Determine which types of web sites you do and do not want your family to visit. Keep an eye on the length of time spent on the...
rating 23 Aug, 2017 Views: 2801
Installing Windows Server for GPT Partitioning and Large (>2TB) Disks - Process, Common Problems and Answers
Article Purpose The aim of this article is to assist users that need to install Windows Server. It covers some of the common issues that are faced and shows you how to deploy Windows or Windows Server even on the most difficult of systems. Topics Process Flow For Installing Windows Server ...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 751
How to Install Servers with Volumes Larger than 2TB
Booting from and Using UEFI / GPT Partitions If your RAID or disk volume is larger than 2TB, you will need to use one of the following methods to use all of the capacity and to be able to boot from the volume: Use a standard MBR partitioning method, but create separate smaller volumes inside...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 1068
What is Secure Boot? What is UEFI Boot?
Secure Boot and UEFI Boot Secure Boot and UEFI boot are two technologies that go hand in hand to enhance the security and capabilities of a modern PC system. Secure Boot uses a signature to ensure that the operating system loader is trusted. In other words, if the operating system loader is...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 7043
BOAMOT-483 / BOAMOT-490 - Stone / Asus H110T - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is not expected to be impacted by this security issue. (For more details regarding the security issue present in some versions...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 697
BOAMOT-464 - Stone / MSI H81M-P33 - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is not expected to be impacted by this security issue. (For more details regarding the security issue present in some versions...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 3866
BOAMOT-476 - Stone / Asus H81M-P-SI - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is not expected to be impacted by this security issue. (For more details regarding the security issue present in some versions...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 622
BOAMOT-471 - Stone / Asus H81T - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is not expected to be impacted by this security issue. (For more details regarding the security issue present in some versions...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 2445
BOAMOT-481 - Stone / Asus H110M-A-DP - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is not expected to be impacted by this security issue. (For more details regarding the security issue present in some versions...
rating 22 Aug, 2017 Views: 822
UEFI PXE Boot Issue When IP Helpers Are Used to Reach a Remote Subnet PXE Server
Problem Stone / Asus Skylake and Kabylake systems with certain BIOS revisions may not be able to be reimaged using a PXE server when the PXE server is on a remote subnet. Typically in this situation your infrastructure uses IP Helpers so that the client PC can reach the PXE server, and does...
rating 21 Aug, 2017 Views: 176
BOAMOT-482 - Stone / Asus Q170M-C - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is impacted by this security issue. The Intel Management Engine (ME) patch below contains a fix for this issue. This patch...
rating 18 Aug, 2017 Views: 845
Intel SA-00075 Security Bulletin - Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM) and Intel Small Business Technology
On May 1st 2017, Intel published a security advisory regarding a firmware vulnerability in certain systems that utilize Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM) or Intel® Small Business Technology (SBT). The vulnerability could enable a network attacker to...
rating 17 Aug, 2017 Views: 863
BOAMOT-488 - Stone / Asus B250M-A - Latest Stone Production BIOS
Security Advisory: In May 2017, Intel released details regarding a critical security issue present in some Intel business chipsets. The product referenced on this page is impacted by this security issue. The Intel Management Engine (ME) patch below contains a fix for this issue. This patch...
rating 17 Aug, 2017 Views: 143