Open gpedit.msc and browse to the location /Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication Settings and double click “turn off access to all windows update features” and set it to disabled.
Open regedit and back up the key
Remove reg key from regedit
and delete WindowsUpdate as it may contain your administrator settings for windows update which includes a WSUS server address, this entry prevents your windows update from contacting windows update directly.
Windows Server Time Sync Configuration
The following steps can be used to configure DCs the default Windows time service hierarchy in an AD forest. The procedure will also remove any errors in the Event Viewer, if any existed.
Do not use if you are using a third party stratum service and refer to the vendor’s documentation for further instructions
Check and Document the Current Time Configuration on the PDC Emulator
Download BGInfo from HERE
Extract and Open bginfo. On the Right side of the configuration window, you can edit the content to customize the fields to appear on your system wallpaper. Once edited, click file -> Save as -> Type the name as .bgi and select location C:\BGInfo folder BGInfo folder should
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
No longer need to login every time I boot up my test server
NRPE is called as ‘Nagios Remote Plugin Executor’. NRPE allows nagios server
to remotely execute nagios commands or plugins on other Linux/Unix machines. NRPE is also available windows servers.
Following document shows you how to install NRPE, I am installing it on CentOS 6.4
1] Install NRPE required packages.
All users configured on the ASA are assigned a privilege level. This privilege level is specified when configuring the username as follows:
hostname(config)# username name password password privilege priv_level
The privilege level can be any value from 0 (least permissive) to 15 (most permissive), with 2 being the default. Do note that if you want to grant the user access to privileged EXEC mode, you should use the range from 2 to 15. For the purpose of assigning read-only access to a user, we will use a privilege level of 5.
AAA refers to authentication, authorization and accounting. It allows us to authenticate who the user is, authorize what that user is allowed to do, and then keep an accounting record showing what that user has done. In order to create a read-only user account, we need to define which commands the user should be granted access to. This requires knowledge of who the user is, so we first need to ensure that user authentication is configured.
To enable AAA authentication, use the following command:
Cisco Devices are not effected as they are running OpenSSL version 0.9.8 on the newest 9.01 IOS Software. Most Cisco Firewalls have Older IOS versions and therefore have older versions of OpenSSL.
The heartbleed bug was introduced in OpenSSL 1.0.1 and is present in
The bug is not present in 1.0.1g, nor is it present in the 1.0.0 branch nor the 0.9.8 branch of OpenSSL.
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services / RDS website Errors from a Windows 8 machine or a pc with Internet Explorer 10 or 11. You get the below Error
Browser Not Supported - This Web browser is not supported by RD Web Access. RD Web Access requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer from the Windows Update Web site
This is caused by Microsoft not releasing an update to 2008 to allow it to be accessed in the later browsers. In order to get it to work we can implement a workaround that forces machines with newer browsers to access the site as IE9 compatability view.