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2 Replies and 6817 Views How to get Priority Manager & Email Manager to start automatically    6817  2 Started by  Dennis Odri We've experienced, and had reports of clients experiencing, difficulties getting the HelpMaster Pro services to start automatically after a system reboot. We finally managed to acheive reboots of our server where every single service that we want running successfully starts automatically. We did this by adding service dependencies to the following services; HelpMaster Pro 8 Email Manager Service (HMP8EmailManagerService) HelpMaster Pro 8 Priority Manager Service (HMP8PriorityManage...
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04/30/2012 8:21 PM
0 Replies and 4059 Views Understanding the HelpMaster version number    4059  0 Started by  Rod Weir HelpMaster by the numbers - what does the version number mean v11.0.1.234 What's in a number HelpMaster is written in Microsoft .net programming languages, which means when it's compiled, the file version ends up being a 4 digit number that corresponds to Major.Minor.Revision.Build Think of these 4 number as Major release .&160; Feature release &160; .&160; Maintenance release &160; . &160;Compile number The first number will always be the major version of the software.&160; ...
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07/18/2011 6:32 AM
0 Replies and 4540 Views Video - How to upgrade your HelpMaster database    4540  0 Started by  Rod Weir Sometimes it is necessary to upgrade your HelpMaster SQL&160;Server database.&160; This is usually only necessary during major product upgrades, although sometimes it is required for a maintenance release.&160; The version history and release notes will let you know when a database upgrade is necessary. When your database does require updating, you always use the HelpMaster Database and Reports Wizard to do the job.&160; The Database and Reports Wizard can be installed when you installed He...
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11/24/2010 8:14 PM
0 Replies and 4116 Views Remote installation and upgrade service now available    4116  0 Started by  Rod Weir Today PRD Software have implemented a new service that will help organizations to install, configure or upgrade their HelpMaster Pro installations. With our new remote installation/upgrade service, all of the upgrade work is performed by us, via a remote desktop connection into your organization.&160; This service has been designed for the busy helpdesk where you cannot afford helpdesk downtime while your perform an upgrade or installation. Read all about it here http://www.helpmasterpro.com...
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03/31/2009 8:18 PM
0 Replies and 4969 Views 32bit or 64bit version of HelpMaster?  4969  0 Started by  Rod Weir HelpMaster is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. If using Microsoft Outlook, you need to use the same bitness version that Outlook is using.  ie.  If you use the 32 bit version of Oulook, you&39;ll need the 32 bit version of HelpMaster. You can use a mixture of 32 and 64 installs throughout your business as per individual machine configuration.  Both 32 and 64 bit HelpMaster modules can connect to a 32 or 64 bit SQL Server. * 64 bit version can only be installed ...
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04/05/2013 12:01 AM
0 Replies and 3888 Views v12 Web Interface fails after installing on Windows Server 2008 RTM with IIS7.  3888  0 Started by  Dennis Odri The HelpMaster v12 Web Interface fails with  "Cannot display the webpage" after installing to Windows Server 2008 RTM (non R2) with IIS7. Full details inc. the cause and resolution of this issue are contained in our Knowledge Base article here... Please contact PRD Support if you have any difficulties resolving this issue.
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11/13/2012 5:10 PM
0 Replies and 3601 Views Citrix and Email Session Options  3601  0 Started by  Support Questas Hi, We are using Citrix XenApp 5 with Windows 2008 with HM v12.9.19.229 and Outlook 2003. Most of our users use the desktop version of HM with the the option "Default Email System" option set under "User preferences > Email" . With this option selected we are getting error reports from HM when we try and use the address book, if we type the email address in completely it works fine. I know we can use CDO but our users need the address book. I think the problem is because ...
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10/22/2012 7:48 PM
0 Replies and 9477 Views Screen flickering when using Citrix  9477  0 Started by  Rod Weir Here&39;s a link to a Microsoft knowledge base article that may be helpful if you are experiencing screen flickering whilst using Citrix. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955692/en-us    
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09/11/2012 9:03 PM
0 Replies and 3741 Views Testing HelpMaster before / after upgrading  3741  0 Started by  Rod Weir When testing HelpMaster either before or after an upgrade, remember that modules like Email Manager and Priority Manager have the ability to send lots of email depending on their configuration.  Please be aware that even though you may be testing these modules against a copy of your database, remember that the email addresses in this backup database are real email addresses.  If any of your HelpMaster processes for EM or PM send email, it will send email to a real address. For testi...
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05/20/2012 5:51 PM
0 Replies and 3934 Views Web Interface AD login always presents a challenge login scren.  3934  0 Started by  Dennis Odri When trying to login to the Web Interface using AD credentials a domain login screen repeatedly pops up and doesn&39;t accept credentials. This issue may occur after upgrading to any version greater than HelpMaster v10 which uses the Microsoft Dot.Net Framework v3.5 SP1. This is a security "enhancement" that Microsoft have put into place with .Net v3.5 SP1. The full nature of this issue and the resolution is outlined in our knowledge base article here...
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04/30/2012 8:48 PM
0 Replies and 4224 Views Deploying the HelpMaster MSI via Group Policy and a Transform file.  4224  0 Started by  Dennis Odri The HelpMaster MSI file can be used to automate deployment of the HelpMaster Desktop and any other HelpMaster modules for that matter. Unfortunately a limitation is that you cannot use the normal Windows Installer command line switches to choose which components will be deployed. This is where the transform file comes into play. What is a Transform A Transform (*.MST) file allows you to collect installation options for programs that use the Microsoft Windows Installer in a file. They can ...
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11/02/2011 7:30 PM
1 Replies and 6103 Views Automatically setting the database connection for computers  6103  1 Started by  Rod Weir When HelpMaster starts, one of the first things it will do is attempt to connect to the SQL&160;Server database.&160; It reads the connection information from an encrypted string that is stored in an XML file called 'Application Settings.xml' If this file does not exist, HelpMaster will prompt you to connect to a database. When setting up new users, sometimes it is desireable to have this settings already set, so they don't have to manually set it.&160; One way of achieving this would be to...
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07/23/2011 4:04 AM
4 Replies and 10015 Views MSI unattended installation / command line installation / msi switches  10015  4 Started by  Rod Weir From the v9.0.4 release of HelpMaster, the installation package has been updated to better support command line installation. Here's a page lifted from the helpfile that explains the settings.&160; For further information about this technology, please refer to the Microsoft website listed below. MSI switches The HelpMaster installation package uses Microsoft Windows Installer technology.&160; This means that it can be installed via a command line interface by using the Microsoft MSIEXEC t...
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07/11/2011 6:28 PM
1 Replies and 6114 Views Attachment Issue  6114  1 Started by  chrisl Hi, &160;&160; I'm fairly new to the Helpmaster software, so be gentle ! &160; I've helpmaster 10 up and running ok, its configured for web access which is also ok. &160;My problem is when i try to attach an attachment. &160; &160; Here's my scenario. &160; &160; Click on new job icon. Select template Enter details in the job details field So far so good &160; In the attachments field i click browse, which brings up an explorer box and i'm able to select a fi...
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04/06/2011 8:23 PM
1 Replies and 5087 Views Configuration/Customisation  5087  1 Started by  John Warner Hi All, Is anyone aware on how customisable HelpMaster is. Our site is set up so we receive calls from Clients wanting to book Video Conferencing but we do not have a sync with AD&160;so end users are not actually in the system. I am wanting to set the system up so that you have a master/parent site and then have the opportunity to select a site location from a drop down box, say select ----->-----> , be we also need to add a custom field so I can add details of staff member booking the ser...
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02/09/2011 11:22 PM
0 Replies and 4522 Views Bulk updating user preference settings  4522  0 Started by  Rod Weir Sometimes its desireable to bulk-update user settings.&160; These are are settings found under the 'Settings > User preferences' menu.&160; Most of the settings here are stored in the HelpMaster database in the 'tblUserSettings' table and follow a simple 'settingname=value;settingname1=value;settingname2=value' format.&160; You can see the individual settings on the 'User settings'&160;tab of the User preferences screen. For example, you might have just changed email systems from CDO Sys an...
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10/06/2010 12:14 AM
0 Replies and 6129 Views v10 Upgrade and Registration FAQ now available  6129  0 Started by  Rod Weir Hi HelpMasters, A new frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on upgrading and registration is now available.&160; Check it out here http://www.helpmasterpro.com/Suppor...tions.aspx &160; &160; Let me know if we've missed something. Rod
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09/08/2010 9:50 PM
2 Replies and 8033 Views .NET Framework 4 Problems  8033  2 Started by  Jesse Harvey Hi, We currently have Helpmaster version 9.1.5.212 packaged up&160;for deployment to our Windows 7 environment. At the start the deployment was working fine. However since it was first deployed we have recieved an update via our WSUS server for 'Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile' which we have applied to our Windows 7 workstations. Since putting this patch on Help Master has stopped working. When you try to launch it we get a .NET Framework Initialzation Error stating 'Unable to find a...
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07/09/2010 12:47 AM
2 Replies and 6658 Views 9.1.3 MSI Download Corrupt?  6658  2 Started by  Anzacspo Is it just me or is the MSI download of 9.1.3 from Mediafire corrupt The MSI install fails out stating the internal setup.cab file is corrupt. - Nathan
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02/02/2010 9:19 PM
3 Replies and 6154 Views Helpmaster V9.Web Interface AD Auto Logons / Timeout Settings  6154  3 Started by  Nathan Hood Hi Guys, I see you've updated the web application in V9 so that it prompts the user to kick the current user off if there is already an active session that hasn't timed out when using automatic logon facilitated by AD Integration. This is a step in the right direction I think. I'm thinking that I set the timeout period to something like 30 minutes so that: Scenario 1) If a user leaves a session open, it will be ended within 30 minutes so that they aren't prompted to kick their old session off...
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05/04/2009 10:24 PM
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Quick Re-assign from an "Unassigned" skillgroup queue by Rod Weir in Using HelpMaster with 0 replies The upcoming November release of HelpMaster contains a small, but very handy new feature. When a job is assigned to the "Unassigned" queu...

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RE: Job Templates get a new config option for web-based jobs by Rod Weir in Web interface, client self-service and remote access Just further to this topic....if using workflow to log a new job from a job that already contains control sets, and you are using the option to transf...

November 2018 release now available by Rod Weir in Announcements A new release of HelpMaster is now available.  This release contains lots of fixes, performance tweaks, improved workflow capabilities, improved ...

Quick Re-assign from an "Unassigned" skillgroup queue by Rod Weir in Using HelpMaster The upcoming November release of HelpMaster contains a small, but very handy new feature. When a job is assigned to the "Unassigned" queu...

Job Templates get a new config option for web-based jobs by Rod Weir in Web interface, client self-service and remote access For the up-coming November release of HelpMaster, we've updated the Job Templates so that they can be configured as "Web Forms".  ...

Maintenance release of HelpMaster, v17.22.5 is now available by Rod Weir in Announcements A new release of HelpMaster is now available.  This release delivers some exciting new workflow improvements, along with improved staff web porta...

New employee on-boarding workflow using new workflow objects by Rod Weir in Using HelpMaster As the workflow capabilities of HelpMaster continue to improve, one of the things that we've been seeing from users of HelpMaster is building proc...

Maintenance release of HelpMaster, v17.20.14 is now available by Rod Weir in Announcements A new release for v17 is now available.   This release fixes a number of issues for version 17 as well as new and enhanced features. &...

Video settings on 4K monitors and/or high DPI settings by Rod Weir in Bugs!!! We've recently been getting bug reports of not being able to select items from drop-down boxes on the job screen (and others) when using high-res ...

Faster entity search screens coming by Rod Weir in Using HelpMaster Next release of HelpMaster will feature faster entity search screens (clients, sites, assets, all templates etc).  We've re-factored a lot of...

RE: Email Manager and Priority Manager services by Rod Weir in Bugs!!! Hi Josh, Thanks for reporting this and for assisting the dev team off-line to diagnose this issue. We've been working on the code and have foun...