Wednesday, November 14, 2012

HP600 Configuring Email Alerts

 

Access the printers web interface http://x.x.x.x

Configure SMTP first:

Go to” General”>”Alerts”> Select “Add” Outgoing E-mail Servers as shown below:

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Enter in your SMTP servers address x.x.x.x as shown below:

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Confirm Port and SSL required and select “Next” as shown below:

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Select whether the server requires authentication or not as shown below:

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Currently your Exchange server is set to not require authentication from this IP address

Uncheck AutoSend to HP and Next as shown below:

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Enter in a test email address and click test to confirm connectivity as shown below:

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You will then hopefully receive confirmation that it successfully sent:

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Configure the Alerts:

Go to “General”>”Alerts” >”New Subscription” as shown below:

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Name the Alert Subscription

Enter in the alert destination users or groups for example alerts@domain.org you can add multiples on this printer model

Select the alerts and scroll down to add any attachments such as “supplies status page” and select “OK” to apply, as shown in the example below:

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You can now test your alerts by selecting the alert and clicking test as shown below:

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You can select which test users you want to send to and add a Reply Address such as donotreply@domain.org

Enter in any Notes such as TEST and select “OK” as shown below:

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HP4015 Configuring Email Alerts

 

Access the printers web interface http://x.x.x.x

Configure SMTP first:

Go to” Settings”>”E-mail Server”

Enter in your SMTP servers IP address x.x.x.x

Enter in a return address such as donotreply@domain.org as shown below:

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If SMTP requires authentication then enter that info in and select “Apply”

Currently your Exchange server is set to not require authentication from this IP address

Configure the Alerts:

Go to “Settings”>”Alerts” >”New Alert Destination” as shown below:

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Enter in the SINGLE alert destination user or group for example alerts@domain.org

Note: you cannot enter in multiple destinations in this field

Select the alerts and scroll down to add any attachments such as “supplies status page” and select “OK” to apply, as shown in the example below:

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You then have the option to click “Test” to test your alert:

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Note: you can setup only up to 4 separate Alert Destination Notifications

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SBS2011–No Logon Server Available

 

Since this is typically your only domain controller this can be very disconcerting.

The SBS server will not allow domain admin logon

At boot up black screen you see a warning similar to:

Safe Mode: booting in directory services restore mode

Multiple restarts do not make the server boot normally

At the logon screen change user to:

Administrator

Enter in your directory services restore password.

Note: If you have a local domain administrator with a logon of “administrator” it may not be the same password.

With the correct directory services restore password entered you should be able to logon to safe mode

go to Start> Run and type in MSConfig

Select the boot tab and change the startup from “safe mode” to “normal” save and exit.

Perform a system restart

The boot and logon process may take longer than normal but be patient your logon troubles may be behind you.

After a successful normal logon process I would recommend checking all services and make sure all it good then restart again just to make sure the issue does not return.

Credit- Charles Mix

Thursday, November 1, 2012

How to configure HP LaserJet Printer IPsec Encryption

 

I always recommend using a static IP for network printers. Once you have that configured use the printers web interface by going to that IP address using internet explorer.

Select the” Networking” Tab > “IPsec/Firewall” as shown below:

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First we will add a rule to allow unencrypted traffic from all connections we will later define IPsec rules specific to the print server. You can set encrypted for all but keep in mind if it fails you will have a harder time remotely repairing it.

Select “Add Rules” > “All IP Addresses” as shown below:

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Select “All Services” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “Allow traffic…” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “Finish” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “OK” as shown below:

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It should take you back to the ” Networking” Tab > “IPsec/Firewall” as shown below:

Note: “Enable IPsec/Firewall” is unchecked

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Now we will add an Encrypted Rule:

Select “Add Rules” > “New” as shown below:

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Name the Rule, Specify the local and remote IP Addresses or Ranges and Select “OK” as shown below:

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Select your new Custom Address Template > “Next” as shown below:

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Select “All Services” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “Require traffic…” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “New” as shown below:

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Name the Template, Specify the encryption type > “Next”

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Review any alerts and click “OK”

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Specify the Authentication Method in this case I am using a pre-shared key> “Next” as shown below:

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Select your new Custom IPsec Template > “Next” as shown below:

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Select “Finish” >”Next” as shown below:

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Select “OK” as shown below:

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It should take you back to the ” Networking” Tab > “IPsec/Firewall” you now need to put your Rules in order by changing the number in the “Rule” field keeping the higher security rules first and select “Apply” as shown below:

Note: “Enable IPsec/Firewall” is still unchecked

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Warning: You break it your bought it. If it goes south you will have to factory reset your printer to gain access again.

To enable the rule select “Enable IPsec/Firewall” and select “Apply” as shown below:

Note: You will be prompted with a warning and an option to enable the failsafe.

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Setting up PC IPsec policy to communicate to the HP printer (rough draft)

Edit IP Security Policies on Local Computer and create a new IP Filter:

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Source: MY IP Address

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Protocol: ANY

Authentication Method:

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Filter Actions:

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You can view the policy to confirm communications are working by:

pinging the printer IP after both are enabled

access the printer console with the printer IP in your webbrowser

and using the IP Security Monitor to View Main or Quick Security Associations

Note: if you did not select “All Services” above on the HP printer policy you will have intermittent communications issues. I would recommend all or nothing…