Archive for September 2015

Linux & User Account Password

RESET ROOT If you have forgotten your root password on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x based server or a CentOS 6.x based server, you can reset your root password in several different ways providing you have access to the server. The process of changing/resetting the root password involves either booting into single user mode…

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No! Clear Linux history

History on any Linux box is handy to recall old command and you can see what happened on the server over a time frame. Some times things that we deemed as handy could become an security risk to us all. My personal advise would be is to check your history on your personal account and…

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Activating Exchange License – 2013

When adding an exchange license it will only register the activation once the Information Store Service has been restarted. To restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service On the Start menu, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. In the Results pane, find the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. Right-click the service, and then click Restart.

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Microsoft Training Tips

To stay up to date with your Microsoft training. The best place to start is There is 2154 Courses to choose from as of the date of this post. Target your key Skills      

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iSCSI with MPIO on Windows 2012 R2

Installing MPIO 1.Log in as Domain Administrator. 2. Launch “Server Manager“. 3. On “Server Manager” window, click “Add roles and features“. 4. On “Before You Begin” window, click “Next“. 5. On “Installation Type” window, select “Roles-based or feature-based installation“. 6. Click “Next“. 7. On “Server Selection” window, click “Next” twice. 8. On “Features” window, check…

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Windows – MSTSC or RDP

I can never remember the server the easy command hence the reason why this is on this blog. log in to the console. From cmd line : mstsc /v:servername /admin mstsc /v:servername /console From Microsoft TechNet: To open Remote Desktops, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Remote Desktops. Using the…

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Copy data on a Windows Environment

Xcopy pre 2008 R2 will sill work on 2008 R2   xcopy E:\ J:\ /E/I/F/K/O/X/J   OR Robocopy for 2008 R2 and onwards  ——————————————————————————- ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows ——————————————————————————- Started : Wed Sep 09 14:03:09 2015 Simple Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination /MIR source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or \\server\share\path). destination :: Destination Dir …

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System Info and Uptime

Windows 2008 R2 Method #1: By using the Task Manager In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the Task Manager has been beefed up to show additional information about the system. One of these pieces of info is the server’s running time. Right-click on the Taskbar, and click Task Manager. You can also click CTRL+SHIFT+ESC…

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Windows – Kerberos Token Max

Who don’t love Kerberos? It is a computer network authentication protocol which works on the basis of ‘tickets’ to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. Remember if you have a web based application you might need to set the MAX token size to…

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File Permissions on Linux

I add this to my blog as these I found handy on file permission. Simply because I cannot remember it from the grey matter call my brain.   CHMOD Here is a list of some common settings, numerical values and their meanings: Setting Numerical Meaning -rw——- (600) Only the owner has read and write permissions.…

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