How to disable continuous scrolling on Kindle – turn on page flip

Problem:  Your Kindle Fire or Android Kindle App displayed a message about the new “continuous scrolling” (finger drag) feature and you turned it on. Now you can’t flip pages anymore and there is no option to turn it off!! Solution:  Follow the below steps to get your Kindle back to page swipe mode! Did you …Read More…

17hats how to export or convert to Excel CSV TAB XLS workbook

Problem:   You want to export 17hats data to Excel or .csv format.   17hats only allows exports to Quickbooks file format .iff BUT you need it in Excel .xls .xlsx .tab or .csv format because you don’t use Quickbooks.   Solution:  How to open .iff files in Excel 1. Use 17hats to export your bookeeping …Read More…

How to fix “Cannot apply changes to this Internet Shortcut” Windows

Symptoms: Windows Server 2016 , Windows Server 2019 , or Windows 10 Trying to change the URL shortcut path on a start menu item. Error: “Problem with Shortcut” “Cannot apply changes to this Internet Shortcut” The file is NOT read only You are logged on with an admin account For example, you want to change the shortcut …Read More…

Best Free Computer Incident Response Templates and Scenarios

Welcome! You are looking for a free Cybersecurity Incident Response Template and getting frustrated because all the other websites want you to register on an email spam list. Or their templates are in PDF format and you’d have to re-write them from scratch.  Annoying!  I think you will be happy with my template – no …Read More…

Firmware and complex systems patching and upgrades in Frederick, Baltimore, Gaithersburg MD, and DC region

In many organizations, the servers and especially the storage area network (SAN) are critical.   The thought of installing firmware on these systems or performing a major operating system upgrade is incredibly scary to the IT staff. I was working at a company recently which was having trouble with their backup system.  Their backup system did …Read More…

Network hardening near Baltimore MD, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg and DC

How to stop lateral movement through your networks Kieri Solutions implements deny-by-default firewalls and network segmentation for government, small, and medium businesses. This is a specialized skill which requires very strong knowledge of a broad range of platforms as well as network security. If you would like to chat about your network hardening and compliance …Read More…

VMware vSphere ESX and vCenter Upgrade 5.5 to 6.0 or 6.5 or 6.7 best practices

Tips, tricks, and missing steps for the VMWare upgrade Having done several small / medium business upgrades from vCenter and ESXi 5.5 to 6.0 and 6.5 and 6.7, I wanted to share some best practices and lessons learned with the IT community. Table of Contents Upgrade from 5.5 to 6.7 cannot be performed in one …Read More…

Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity in DC, Frederick, Baltimore, Rockville, and Columbia MD

“ “Two out of every five companies struck with a major disaster are unable to recover. Of the survivors, one third go out of business within the next two years. ” — Gartner Study – 1996 Availability and Integrity – why you need Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Did you know that Information Security …Read More…

VMWare and Netapp consultant in DC, Baltimore, Columbia, Frederick, and Rockville MD

We install and configure Netapp Disk Shelves and VMWare vCenter and ESXi for small and medium businesses in Maryland and DC. (more about VMWare and virtualization later in this article!) Netapp installation, integration, and maintenance Kieri Solutions endorses Netapp products because they are designed to be highly available and have several options for nearly instantaneous …Read More…

SBDC – Intro to GDPR training – Frederick MD

If your business deals with the personal information of EU citizens, or you are not sure if GDPR applies, you should come!     On May 25, 2018, new legislation aimed at giving individuals more control and protection over their personal data – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – went into effect. Is your …Read More…