Archives February 2016

Using VLANs on Fortigate 30D

While setting up a new Fortigate 30D for a client, I wanted to add a new VLAN for the guest Wi-Fi network. Usually, you just go into NetworkInterfaces and add a new Interface there.

On the 30D however, this option wasn’t there. After changing the device from switch mode to interface mode and back, I figured you can’t do it in the GUI. The only way to do it on a 30D is by using the CLI.

To add a new VLAN, go to the dashboard, open up the CLI and enter these commands:

After running these commands, you’ll also see the VLAN show up in the Network – Interfaces page.

Word 2013 High CPU usage

Late last week I had a client call me about Word acting slow. After a quick checkup, I noticed that Word was using 25 – 40% CPU. I hadn’t received any other reports so I assumed it was a one-off and recreated the document. This sorted the issue for that particular computer.

Today I got the same report from a dozen more people. I started digging around in the documents that were having issues and noticed a drop in CPU usage when removing the header and footer. More specifically, removing images or objects in the header and footer.

Since I didn’t have the issue on a freshly installed computer, I began suspecting updates were the cause. Sure enough, after removing KB3114717 everything went back to normal.

Microsoft has pulled the update already and advises people to uninstall it.