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    ‎10-11-2019 12:02 PM
    This article provides you with information related to the Windows Firewall, how to access, configure and adjust it.   Firewall A firewall is a program installed on your machine or a piece of hardware in your network, that uses a rule-set to block or allow access to a computer, server or network. It seperatres dedicated network segments, likly your LAN from the Internet. Firewalls can permit traffic to be routed through a specific port to a program or destination, while blocking all other traffic.   Windows Firewall The Windows Firewall interface can be accessed multiple ways. The  way we will look during this TB is via the Windows search function. Click the Windows icon and type in “firewall“.  Then, click on the “Windows  Firewall with Advanced Security” icon.   The GUI provides you a general overview, about the basic function of the software. Displaying the current status of the firewall also which profiles are currently set up. By default the firewall should be enabled. We strongly recommend that the Windows Firewall is enabled on all your Bosch devices featuring a Windows Operating System.   Firewall profiles There are 3 different profiles within your Windows Firewall, which are simply groups of different firewall rule-sets, depending where your machine is currently connected. Public Profile: This profile is used when the computer is connected directly to a public network like a restaurant, library or airport. This profile should be the most restrictive because security is usually not well controlled in public places. Private Profile: This profile is used if your are only connected to  a private network, not directly to the Internet. In these cases, your device is located behind a router or hardware firewall. Which allows to set this profil less restrictive. Domain Profile: This profile is used when the machine is connected to a domain controller, which in turn is controlling a windows domain. This profile should be the least restrictive of the other  profiles because security is usually very well controlled within a domain.   Standdard rule-set by default the Windows Firewall behavior is the following:  Windows Firewall never blocks outgoing traffic. Any requests sent out from the server will not be hindered in any way. Windows Firewall blocks all incoming traffic, except for traffic that is in responses to a request. This means that if you make a request to Google, Google’s inbound reply to your outbound request will not be blocked. Windows Firewall blocks all other traffic. This means that any traffic that is not explicitly allowed is blocked in the firewall. In the Windows Firewall we can filter connection in two different kinds: port exceptions (rule assigned to a dedicated port number)  and program exception (rule assigned to a dedicated program)   In general we need to distinguish between the inbound (frome somewhere to your machine) and outbound (from your machine to somewhere) rule-set.   Open a port in the firewall (inbound rule) In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window, right-click "Inbound Rules", and then click "New Rule..." in the action pane. "Rule Type" dialog box, select "Port" depending on your need and then click "Next". In the "Protocol and Ports" dialog box, select "TCP". Then select "Specific local Ports", and then type the port number and then click "Next". In the "Action" dialog box, select "Allow the connection" and then click "Next". In the "Profile" dialog box, select any profiles that apply and then click "Next". (We have allowed all three for demonstration purposes, your selection may vary.) In the "Name" dialog box, type a name and description for this rule, and then click "Finish". At this point, you will now see a new rule in the main firewall rules in the center section, as well as a new listing in the right window panel.   Open a program in the firewall (inbound rule) Click on the "Inbound Rules" option on the top left of the firewall interface. Then, click on the "New rule…" Under "Rule Type" dialog box, select the option "Program" and then click "Next". Select the option "This Program path" browse to the path/location of the program  and click "Next". Next, we select the option “Allow the connection” and then click “Next”. Select the "Profile" the rule will be applied to and click "Next". (We have allowed all three for demonstration purposes, your selection may vary.) Select a "Name" and "Description" for this rule and then Click “Finish”. At this point, you will be dropped back to the main firewall screen. You will now see a new rule in the main firewall rules in the center section, as well as a new listing in the right window pane   Edit a port / program in the firewall Right-click on the rule which will open a context menu. Then click  "Properties" and adjust the rule according your needs .   Close a port / program in the firewall Right-click on the rule which will open a context menu. Then click  " Delete".       Adjust program rule after BVMS upgrade In case you upgraded your current BVMS up to BVMS10, refering to the article TSG-Upgrading-VRM-from-32bit-to-64bit you need to adjust the inbound + outbound rule "Bosch VRM Server" and  "USB Transcoder". Therefore right-click on the rule which will open a context menu. Then click "Properties" and adjust the programs path to: Bosch VRM Server: "C:\Program Files\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\VRM Server\bin\rms.exe" USB Transcoder: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bosch\Video Recording Manager\VRM Server\bin\usbsvc.exe" Keep in mind, that you need to perform this action on all four rules (inbound and outbound) Alternatively download the attachment set_fw_rules.zip (1 KB) locally to your device, extract the archive and run the PowerShell script "set_fw_rule_trancoder.ps1" as administrator. The script will adjust all necessary rules.
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    2 weeks ago
    Introduction: Bosch has been providing 2 types of VRM packages: a 32bit and a 64bit version. Since VRM 3.82 we are only offering the 64bit version. As all of our released DIVAP IP units started off as 32bit VRM which includes a Transcoder service. Problem If you do not use the Start.exe included in the VRM Master Installer, you will not be offered the oppertunity to also upgarde the Transcoder. Just running the Setup_VRM_Service_<version>.exe found in the <Install\Bosch> folder, will cause the Transcoder service to stop functioning! This includes if the upgarde is done via BVMS installer. Since BVMS 10.0, VRM 3.82 "64bit" was implemented. Due to the fact that BVMS does not manage the transcoder, it was not installed. Also see Firewall settings: HowTo Configure Windows Firewall Rules, includes PS script to adjust the VRM 64bit and Transcoder rules. Solution Download the appropriate VRM version from our Downloadstore Run the Start.exe Deselect all components and choose only the Transcoder Service   Click on "Install" To confirm that the Transcoder is fully functional, open your browser and navigate to the VRM Monitor: https://<VRM_IP_Address>/ Log in with you Credentials    
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    3 weeks ago
    BVMS Mobile Video Service - Creating a Self-Signed Certificate to establish a trusted connection Some sites may request or require that the connection to the Mobile Video Service is a trusted connection.  The following procedure will allow you to create a self signed certificate to allow a trusted connection between a web browser and MVS. -Navigate to the Microsoft Management Console Run command mmc.exe Go to File ---> Add/Remove Snap-in… Highlight Certificates and Add for Computer Account You should see certificates listed for Local Computer Save a copy of this console to the Desktop -Run Windows PowerShell ‘as administrator’ on the MVS Server Run the following commands in Windows Power Shell to create the self-signed certificate including the IP address of the MVS and the DNS name so both will work when accessing from a web browser. $todaydt = Get-Date $20years = $todaydt.AddYears(20) New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName "mvsIPaddress",”DNSname” -notafter $20years If creation was successful, you will see a thumbprint with a hash as well as the subject CN=ipaddress -Navigate back to your saved MMC console Find the newly created certificate under the Personal  ---> Certificates directory Copy the Certificate to Trusted Root Certification Authorities ---> Certificates directory -Navigate to the IIS Manager Highlight the server machine name on the top-left and then double-click Server Certificates Double-click the created certificate and verify that a private key corresponds to the certificate and that the certificate is OK under the Certification Path Expand the server machine name on the left to reveal the Sites Highlight BoschIVS Select Bindings… on the far right-hand side Edit the Binding for 443 Select the newly created certificate under the SSL certificate dropdown Select OK Click Yes that you want to change the binding Add… new binding Type: https Port: 444 Choose BoschVms in the SSL certificate dropdown Click OK -Navigate to the BVMS Config Client to edit the MVS URL Change the MVS URL to reflect port 444 Example:  https://mvsIPaddress:444/mvs Red X should go away Save/Activate  (BVMS will be bound on the new port and still be able to communicate with the MVS server -Open Internet Explorer (as administrator) and navigate to the MVS URL using the IP address or the DNS Name Continue to the site with the certificate error Click on the certificate error in the navigation bar Click View Certificates and then Install Certificate Install for the Local Machine Place certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store Click Finish and close out the browser Open IE again and navigate back to the MVS.  There should be no more error.   *The reason behind changing the port to 444 is to make browser access for basic users easier.  This way basic users only have to enter the IP address or DNS name and do not have to enter a special port in the URL.    
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    ‎09-19-2019 08:32 AM
    The attached document aims to provide concerned parties, such as customers, users, operators or consultants, with an overview of data privacy and protection related features of BVMS Person Identification. Moreover, this document describes how data, as processed during the Person Identification steps, can be classified. Finally, this document lists technical measures for data protection in the context of BVMS Person Identification.
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    ‎09-24-2019 09:39 AM
    Question What's new in version 1.3.1? Answer Dear users, thank you for working with the Bosch Project Assistant. Based on your feedback, we have introduced the following improvements and features to make its use even more effective and enjoyable: • Sorting option on project overview page • Easier and faster removal of cameras from a project • Time server support • Re-commissioning support for VRM-managed cameras (focus on Flexidome IP 8000i) • Configuration mismatch (between project/app and camera) resolution dialog • Integration of Bosch Portable camera installation tool (NPD-3001-WAP), i.e. automatic detection of its wireless access point, management of multiple tools, and configuration of the tool’s network settings within the app Please check out the updated article " How-to: connect to and configure the portable camera installation tool ". Here we have added new videos that help you to get started and which explain the sepcifics of the different platforms - iOS, Android and Windows. Enjoy! Your Bosch Security App Team PS: For details, please have a look at the latest release letter in our Bosch Security Download Area.
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    ‎09-18-2019 09:17 AM
    As video surveillance use grows in commercial, government and private use cases, the need for low-cost storage at scale is growing rapidly. BVMS, Bosch cameras, HPE hardware and SUSE Enterprise Storage provide a platform that is an ideal target for recording these streams. There are numerous difficulties around storing unstructured video surveillance data at massive scale. Video surveillance data tends to be written only once or become stagnant over time. This stale data takes up valuable space on expensive block and file storage, and yet needs to be available in seconds. With this massive scale, the difficulty of keeping all the data safe and available is also growing. Many existing storage solutions are a challenge to manage and control at such scale. Management silos and user interface limitations make it harder to deploy new storage into business infrastructure. The solution is software-defined storage (SDS). This is a storage system that delivers a full suite of persistent storage services via an autonomous software stack that can run on an industry standard, commodity hardware platform. Bosch, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and SUSE have partnered to deliver the benefits of SDS to the video surveillance industry. Using SUSE Enterprise Storage™ on HPE ProLiant DL and Apollo servers in a Bosch video surveillance environment simplifies the management of today’s volume of data, and provides the flexibility to scale for all enterprise storage needs. The full description can be found in the attached whitepaper.
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    ‎09-03-2019 01:41 PM
    Dear users, have you ever wondered how to best transition from the Project Assistant to (B)VMS? This article aims at providing you a recommendation and the answer is quite simple: Use the Project Assistant to its full extent and once the cameras are connected to the target network, perform a network scan using the BVMS Configuration Client, to add the respective cameras to the system. The remaining fine-grained settings can then be tackled within BVMS.  For details, please check out the attached presentation. Let us know, if you have further questions and share your comments below. Best regards, Your Bosch Security App Team    
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    ‎09-06-2019 09:38 AM
    This troubleshooting guide, will guide you through the recovery steps of an DIP, without video data loss   General note:  Using a Bosch DIP system without video data disks is a non supported use case, its mandatory to equip the system with data disks to recover the system.     Step 1 - Preperation Download the attachment repair.zip and unzip the content Prepare an USB-stick, rename it to SCRIPT Copy the repair.txt extracted of the attachment on the USB-stick Insert the USB-stick into an USB-slot of your machine Insert the BOSCH r ecovery DVD into the DVD-drive   Step 2 - Create RAiD1  Boot the machine and enter the Intel RAiD MENU pressing  CTRL  +  I Navigate to CREATE RAiD VOLUME and hit enter Set RAiD level to RAiD1(Mirror), navigate to CREATE VOLUME and hit enter Exit the RAiD controller, navigate to EXIT and hit enter Reboot the machine (e.g. press CTRL + ALT + DEL)   Step 3 - System Recovery During the reboot, boot from DVD, press ENTER as the line will displayed In the System Management  Utility, click on CONSOLE Type into command line "diskpart.exe" hit enter Type into command line "list volume" hit enter and search for your USB-stick called SCRIPT, note down the assigned drive letter (LTR) End diskpart.exe by typing on the command line "exit" hit enter Type into the command line "diskpart.exe /s [YOUR_USB_DRIVE_LETTER]:\repair.txt" hit enter Wait until the script has been finished and CLOSE the console   Step 4 - System Recovery On the System Management Utililty click on  SYSTEM RECOVERY (back to factory default) NOTE: Do not select Initial Factory Setup, this will wipe all existing data! As  the recovery has been completed, click on OK to confirm and reboot Do not eject the DVD and follow the instructions on your screen to initialize the system. 
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    ‎08-09-2019 08:24 AM
    Question BVMS Lite is a BVMS edition which can be downloaded and activated free-of-charge. How can I set-up a basic (live and recorded video) BVMS Lite system? Answer First, you need to download the software package, active the BVMS Lite license and install the software. This is described in this article: BVMS - Activating a license. Second, you need to prepare an iSCSI environment which is suitable for recording video. Any Windows Server based operating system will do. This is described in this article: BVMS - Configuring a Microsoft iSCSI target. Last, you need to add cameras to the system and start the recording. This is described in this youtube video: How to add a new camera using Configuration Client (BVMS). Now, have a look at the Operator Client quick guide and you're ready to go! Where can I get more information on advanced functionality? Once the software (configuration client or operator client) is running you can press F1 at any time to open the embedded software help! All of the advanced functionality BVMS offers is explained in the help files.
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    ‎05-16-2018 09:22 PM
    Related Products DHR 700 series DNR 700 series H.264 SD IP cameras   Question How can I record SD H.264 cameras in Main Profile (MP)?   Answer For the IP cameras disable the setting "SD display on local monitor required" - then the camera is disabled for live viewing but it is recorded in MP and can been seen via the BVC.
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    ‎05-16-2018 09:24 PM
    Related Products Bosch Recording Station Video Jet X Series BRS   Question Is it possible to control an AutoDome connected to VideoJet X Series via Bilinx?   Answer In BRS 8.8.1 Bilinx over Encoder only works for devices connected via VSDKPluginModule. Current supported devices are VIP-X1600-XFM4B and VIP-X1XF. VideoJet X series are connected per default via VCSModule, which does not support Bilinx communication. To be able to control Bilinx devices on VideoJet X series please configure the following work around: 1. In BRS Configuration > IP Cameras and encoders > Scan network (VideoJetX is found) and add VideoJetX device to BRS 2. Click VideoJetX and click Edit 3. In tab General settings select Device Type BVIP H.264 4. In tab Dome settings mark Activate and select Connection Bilinx/IP Dome Now the AutoDome can be controlled via Bilinx. Note: Due to performance reasons do not change the encoder stream from MPEG-4 SH++ to H.264 streaming! Only change the device type in BRS.
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    ‎08-02-2019 03:47 PM
    Question Does BVMS meet the requirements specified in IEC62676-1? Answer The attached document describes how a BVMS system meets the requirements specified by IEC62676-1.
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    ‎08-26-2019 01:03 PM
    Question How can I combine a ISS SecureOS Auto system (providing ANPR functionality) with a BVMS system? Answer The attached document describes the steps how to configure BVMS and the ISS SecureOS Auto system for achieving watchlist ANPR alarms and recorded ANPR detections into the BVMS logbook.  
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    ‎05-14-2018 06:27 PM
    This article guides you through the process of activating Bosch VMS Audio Intercom functionality on Windows 7.
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    ‎07-31-2019 11:38 AM
    Related Products Workstations, Z4G4, Microsoft License Question Is it possible to Activate Windows 10 by phone for Bosch Workstations? Answer With introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft disable the phone license activation for Bosch Workstations. Please perform online activation over internet.
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    ‎07-30-2019 08:54 PM
    Problem: Configuration Manager does not display all camera configuration menus for cameras with fimware v7.10+     Resolution: Upgrade Configuration Manager to v6.20 or higher.  It is available on the  Download Store        
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    ‎05-16-2018 09:36 PM
    Related Products Bosch Video Management System   Issue When opening a new Image pane in Live Mode, the camera image is discolored, i.e. there is a green cast or the image is displayed in black and white. When viewing the same camera image with the webbrowser, the live image is properly colored.   Solution Update the graphics card driver. Refer to BVMS release notes: they list the recommended graphics card driver versions to be used. 
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    ‎07-30-2019 07:37 PM
    Problem: When installing Configuration Manager v6.20.0102 on Windows 10 and error message is received during installation of .NET Framework v4.7.2 that states: Blocking Issues: The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this operating system.     Cause:   Windows 10 requires frequent updates that must be installed to keep the system compatible with new software installations.   Windows 10 periodically releases a features update package that provides new features and compatibility.  These are required for version of .NET framework installation.    Windows 10 release Information Feature updates for Windows 10 are released twice a year, around March and September, via the Semi-Annual Channel and will be serviced with monthly quality updates for 18 months from the date of the release. We recommend that you begin deployment of each Semi-Annual Channel release immediately as a targeted deployment to devices selected for early adoption and ramp up to full deployment at your discretion. This will enable you to gain access to new features, experiences, and integrated security as soon as possible. Above except from Microsoft's Windows 10 Release information document:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/     Resolution: Option 1 - This option  will require an active internet connection.   Using the windows search function (Windows key+S), search for "Windows Update Setting" Click "Check for Updates" Install all available updates Option 2 - This option will not require an internet connection.  It will require multiple steps be performed per the Microsoft websites guidelines to create and burn a windows update DVD using a downloadable .ISO file provided directly from Microsoft.  You can find these instructions and links on Microsoft's website here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10
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    ‎05-13-2018 02:30 PM
    Standard Service Documents The calculation of the storage capacity is done in different way in Configuration Client and VRM Monitor: - In BVMS Configuration Client Capacity (GB) stands for the available physical capacity of the storage, as calculated and provided by the storage vendor (for example NetApp). -In VRM Monitor – under Target Overview – Total is listed the number of all available blocks multiplied by the size of the blocks that is by default 1GB. This calculation concerns the logical storage and depends on the way the storage is used (for example how many Luns are imported in the system).
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    ‎05-18-2018 07:48 PM
    Related Products Bosch Video Client (BVC) Question Where can I find my stored recordings?   Answer Default path of the recordings is set as: C:\Documents and Setting\Admin\My Documents\Bosch\Video Client\Recordings This path can be changed in the configuration manager under the tab System > Applications > Video Client > Application > Manual Recording
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