Category: System Administration

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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 ...
SSL Labs – Securing Apache

SSL Labs – Securing Apache

Today we will show you several things you can do to help secure apache web servers, we proudly provide TheCodeAsylum SSL Labs report as an example. ...
Deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

Deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1

There have been many discussions about TLS, what to enable and what to disable. Here is the bottom line, you only need to disable TLS 1.0, both TLS 1. ...
How To Pass The CISSP Exam!

How To Pass The CISSP Exam!

BIBA NO WURD! Soon those words will be seared into your brain! It was early morning on October the 13th 2018, I found myself standing outside a lar ...
Fix Blue Screen of Death BSOD

Fix Blue Screen of Death BSOD

I have seen this many times, you are doing a Microsoft Windows Update and something goes terribly wrong. After reboot you get the dreaded Blue Screen ...
Use PowerShell to Check .NET version and update

Use PowerShell to Check .NET version and update

This function will check the currently installed .NET version, if it is not at a minimum 4.6.1 then depending on if the Windows Server is 2008/2012 or ...
IIS with ASP.NET support check

IIS with ASP.NET support check

I have in the past had an occasion to check if IIS is installed with support for ASP.NET applications. This function will do all you need: function ...
WMI and CIM with PowerShell – The Basics

WMI and CIM with PowerShell – The Basics

If you've been working with computers for any length of time you have heard the terms WMI and CIM. CIM (Common Information Model) is a database that h ...
Windows Updates Failed – FIXED

Windows Updates Failed – FIXED

The dreaded cannot install Windows Update! Unfortunately this happens a lot more than it should, but this trick usually does it for me: CMD Pro ...
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