Category: System Administration

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Windows 2016 Server updates not working

Windows 2016 Server updates not working

This bug has plagued the community for a long time and it is time to put it to bed! There is an issue where Windows 2016 (1607) will not update proper ...
Sophos Anti-Virus Secrets

Sophos Anti-Virus Secrets

For those of you that use Sophos Anti-Virus and Sophos Central you will know that there are two scenarios that can be the most frustrating. I'm going ...
RoboCopy Excel List of Directories

RoboCopy Excel List of Directories

There are times that you want to take advantage of Robcopy's multi-threading capabilities and also have several different directories that you need to ...
Server Supports Weak Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Server Supports Weak Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

If you have been trying to secure your servers, especially those in the DMZ, then you will be familiar with SSL Labs. How many times can you just not ...
Security Incident Response and Data Acquisition

Security Incident Response and Data Acquisition

SIRDA (Security Incident Response and Data Acquisition) is a first line of investigation cyber incident response tool that pulls critical evidence fro ...
Domain Group Not Working In SQL

Domain Group Not Working In SQL

Don't let this one bite you! So you added your domain group to SQL permissions and you cannot login locally in SSMS but you can remotely? The pr ...
SSID Tracker

SSID Tracker

If you've never seen this site you will be amazed how easily you can find the exact location of almost every WiFi network in the United States, simply ...
Cleanup Windows

Cleanup Windows

There are several temp folders that Windows uses to store "temporary" files, that being said, Windows is not very good at keeping its house in order. ...
Create a Portable Encrypted Password

Create a Portable Encrypted Password

By portable, we mean you can generate the encrypted password and use it on other systems, not just the one it was created on. We do this by using a ke ...
WSUS Updates with PowerShell and PDQ

WSUS Updates with PowerShell and PDQ

As System Administrators we are all tasked with scheduled Windows patching maintenance, and if you've ever had to rely on Microsoft update manager or ...
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