Jun 262013
 

Turning CSV-Files into “Databases” Let’s assume you have a CSV file with information that you need to frequently look up. For example, the CSV file may contain server names and certain configuration settings for them. To easily look up items in your CSV file, you can turn it into a hash table. Let’s first create […]

Jun 212013
 

Getting the following Error messages in the Application Event for both Windows 2003 and 2008 Servers Windows 2003 R2 EVENT LOG Application EVENT TYPE Error SOURCE AutoEnrollment EVENT ID 13 COMPUTERNAME PEFP DATE / TIME 6/21/2013 7:35:44 AM MESSAGE Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to enroll for one Domain Controller Authentication certificate (0x80070005). […]

Apr 052013
 

Microsoft Lync 2010 locking out Active Directory account Had a users Active Directory account keep locking out each time logging onto machine or opening up Microsoft Lync 2010 client. This was on a Windows 7 Professional OS. I ran the below procedure to resolve: Close all applications including Lync client Delete all files/folders from %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Communicator\ […]

Apr 012013
 
Cisco Packet Tracer 6

The new Cisco Packet Tracer 6 looks pretty much the same as previous release 5.3.3, also still geared towards CCNA learning. I do still highly recommend using GNS3 which provides emulation instead of simulation. Packet Tracer allows activity authoring for approximately 80% of the topics and skills required for CCNA Certification, and has relevance to […]

Feb 152013
 
Must have tool for VMWARE Administrators

Must have tool for VMWARE Administrators, and its free! RVTools is a windows application to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service […]

Jan 232013
 

Checking System Uptime In a previous tip we explained how you read date and time information from WMI and convert it into a regular date and time information. With this technique, you can then manipulate and calculate with the regular date and time functions. So, this piece of code returns the days a given system […]

Jan 092013
 

A variety of servers will need to get attention this month to correct vulnerabilities. Two are rated critical. MS13-001 corrects a print Spooler vulnerability. The remote attacker does not need to be authenticated. The workaround involves disabling the print spooler. Best practice is to disable all unnecessary services. Vulnerabilities have been noted in XML Core Services with […]

Jan 012013
 
Continental 185/60R15 84H Premium Contact 2

Continental 185/60R15 84H Premium Contact 2 Bought these to replace two front tyres of my Toyota Yaris Spirit 2006 I would definitely recommend these tyres as driving has been very smooth and responsive. The first three numbers in a typical size (225/45R17) are the tyre’s indicated section width in millimeters, measured from sidewall to sidewall. […]