About Us

Lansalot Limited is a dynamic company, coupling old-fashioned ideas about customer service with modern ways to deliver it. Our customers are our first priority and their delight is our goal (we will settle for satisfaction only when we have to!). Read our testimonials if you don’t believe us. Based in Reddtich (Worcestershire) we provide the […]

Knights in Shining Armour

Lansalot provides IT computer services to the small business and residential sectors, with free unbiased advice for all types of issues from BIG to small. By continuing to click on and visit other parts of this site you are agreeing to our cookie policy – click here for full details, or if you are not […]

ESET – Internet Security @ it’s Best

ESET Smart Security – STAY SAFE The ONLY anti-virus / Security Suite we recommend. With perfect solutions for PCs running Windows or Linux MAC computers – yes they CAN get viruses too Smartphones Servers and business environment, including Microsoft Exchange email server Why we recommend Eset (in no particular order): Fastest system we have found […]

Beware Bogus Text Message (not) from Apple

Just a quick post to mention about a new(ish) type of phishing scam. I received this text message just now: Being the curious type, I opened the bit.ly link (Hint – I doubt Apple would use Bit.ly, which is a perfectly acceptable and reputable company by the way) and was greeted with this: Yep that’s […]

Office 365 New Pricing 2017

Microsoft have made a couple of announcements around their Office 365 cloud product suites, and around how they see the business model going. In essence they have put the prices up from 2016 by around 20%, and have decided they no longer want to deal directly with end-users so are pushing for partners to deal […]

Office 365 is best

We think Office 365 is best for several of the solutions it offers when compared to various other solutions. Of course this is just our opinion and is based on our experiences of software, companies and customers. History Email started with basic POP and then IMAP type mailboxes. Moving from ‘just email’ to ‘groupware’ is […]

Is cloud computing for me?

Is cloud computing for me? A question I am being asked more often. My answer is always the same – it depends. There is a lot to know about cloud and navigating can be a minefield. Here is the vital information you need to consider before making a decision: 1. What sort of cloud solution […]

Yealink EXP38 – Which button is Which?

If you own a Yealink EXP38 expansion module, you may ask ‘Which button is which’? The EXP38 offers 38 programmable buttons for the T26 and T28 model phones, including dual-colour LEDs which can be lit or flash in green or red. As you look at the unit the buttons are split into 2-column-pairs, and are […]

Windows 2003 FRS Replication DFS+NTFRS

Windows 2003 FRS Replication DFS+NTFRS Windows Server 2003 DFS uses the FRS File Replication Service aka NTFRS replicatoin service to replicate data between servers. Typically only the Sysvol is replicated (by default it is between AD domain controllers) but if you are using DFS to create a redundant or diversified infrastructure you may come into […]

Server Rebuild and Disaster Recovery

This week’s topic is “What I learned during a recent Server Rebuild and Disaster Recovery” session, in which a RAID system failed catastrophically on a Windows SBS 2003 server. Anyone who knows about SBS knows that most people who have it have only 1 server, and so for this company the business was largely offline […]

Why-fi – which wifi router is best for me?

Wireless Networks are a very common thing nowadays and there is an expectation of connection everywhere you go. Large networks, in terms of either number of users or the physical scope of the network, can become quite complex to satisfy everyone’s needs – users as well as administrators. If you are need to deploy or […]