Follow this basic first steps to troubleshoot a slow Windows computer.

  • Start by shutting down your computer. Time with a stopwatch the time that is needed from pressing the power button until the option to login. Also quickly check the time that is needed after login until you can start working. Define start working, for example when all icons appear in the menubar. When checking the time again use this as your reference.
  • Identify what is slow, is the internet connection slow? Are the web pages appearing slow? Check and troubleshoot your internet connection. Clear Web browser cache.
  • Check if your hard disk is full. A full hard disk slows down your computer. Cleanup your disk.
  • Cleanup unwanted applications. Also cleanup unwanted web browsers plugins.
  • Decide if you need Oracle Java or Adobe Flash plugin.
  • Close system tray programs.
  • Check for Windows updates. Run those updates.
  • Check for updated hardware drivers.
  • Check and decide to update all applications to the newest versions. Also update Web browser plugins.
  • Start task manager and check all processes with high utilisation and not dropping. Also check memory usage and disk utilisation. When you identify the software causing the problem. Stop it and check normal behaviour again. Search for an update for this software.
  • Check task manager for startup items. Delete not wanted items from startup.
  • Check your antimalware software for correct behaviour. Check for updates available and check correct settings. It is possible you have to exclude files from on access scanning or choose a better antimalware program. Run a full scan and check for malware.
  • Try running less applications at the same time and check normal behaviour.
  • Clean up your desktop. To many items will slow down.
  • Defragment your disk. (don't defrag SSD)
  • Check the hardware if your system can have more memory and the possibility for a SSD.

Follow this basic first steps to troubleshoot a slow Mac.

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Steps you could try yourself to troubleshoot a slow Mac:

  • Start by shutting down your computer. Time with a stopwatch the time that is needed from pressing the power button until the option to login. Also quickly check the time that is needed after login until you can start working. Define start working, for example when all icons appear in the menubar. When checking the time again use this as your reference.
  • Identify what is slow, is the internet connection slow? Are the web pages appearing slow? Check and troubleshoot your internet connection. Clear Web browser cache.
  • Check if your hard disk is full. A full hard disk slows down your computer. Cleanup your disk.
  • Cleanup unwanted applications. Also cleanup unwanted web browsers plugins.
  • Check for Mac OS X updates. Run those updates.
  • Check and decide to update all applications to the newest versions. Also update Web browser plugins.
  • Start Activity Monitor and check all processes with high utilisation and not dropping. Also check memory usage and availability . When you identify the software causing the problem. Stop it and check normal behaviour again. Search for an update for this software.
  • Check if spotlight indexing is running. This could be the issue for slowing down the computer. When spotlight indexing stops check normal behaviour again.
  • Check your antimalware software for correct behaviour. Check for updates available and check correct settings. It is possible you have to exclude files from on access scanning or choose a better antimalware program. Run a full scan and check for malware.
  • Decide if you need Oracle Java or Adobe Flash plugin.
  • Try running less applications at the same time and check normal behaviour.
  • Check you Dock applications, options, open at login. Do they need to start  when you login?
  • Start system preferences, Users & Groups, check login items. Decide if you want to automatically want to open when you log in. This setting also influences your login time.
  • Clean up your desktop. To many items will slow down.
  • Reduce transparency.  Go to system preferences, accessibility, display, choose reduce transparency. Check performance.
  • Check the performance of FileVault Disk Encryption.
  • Run Disk Utility and check for disk errors and volume errors.Beginning with OS X El Capitan, system file permissions are automatically protected. It's no longer necessary to verify or repair permissions with Disk Utility.
  • Reset your System Management Controller (SMC). Check the Apple Support for the correct way.
  • Check the hardware if your system can have more memory and the possibility for a SSD.

 

How to make an agenda with Synology

Create as many agendas as you like. For example, a private agenda or a work agenda. You can also give permissions to your agenda. So another person can edit or have read-only access.

Start control panel on your Synology NAS, go to File Services, Shared Folder

create a shared folder and give standard read write permissions on this shared folder  to calendar users.

Go to File Services, WebDAV.

Enable WebDAV HTTPS connection and note port 5006

Enable CalDAV and view calendar list.

Add the agenda’s on the newly created shared folder.

Now all the users with permissions on this shared folder have rights.

Change this rights accordingly in File Station. For example right only permissions.

The server side is ready now.

To connect via Mac OS X start Calendar and go the preferences.

Add an account

Fill in all the details.

server address: synology  address

server path: /”synology shared”/”calendar folder”/

port: port used, usually 5006

select: use SSL

Monitor your Apache webserver running on your Synology DSM

DSM 5:

Login as root via a terminal session on your Synology NAS.

vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf-user

add the following lines and fill allow from:

#Apache server status
<Location /server-status>
SetHandler server-status
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from <fill in the ip address of your server running your Anturis agent>
</Location>

#Apache server status
#To obtain a full report with current status information
ExtendedStatus On

Restart httpd-user daemon:

synoservicectl –restart httpd-user

Within Anturis fill in the monitoring settings:

Apache server connection:

Apache statistics web-page URL (requires mod_status): <servername/server-status>

You can now monitor your Apache webserver running on your Synology NAS.

 

DSM 6:

Login as admin via a terminal session on your Synology NAS.

sudo -i

create file for example status.conf under /usr/local/etc/httpd/sites-enabled/

#Apache server status
<Location /server-status>
SetHandler server-status
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from <fill in the ip address of your server running your Anturis agent>
</Location>

#Apache server status
#To obtain a full report with current status information
ExtendedStatus On

Reload Apache server:

reload pkg-apache22

 

 

 

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