Using WMI Filters in Group Policy

When setting up WMI filters in Group policy it’s important to be able to test them correctly before applying them to the policy. There are a few ways of doing this with CMD, a powershell console or wbemtest…

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Signature Algorithm error in Firefox with a Windows Server deployed Certificate

Recently after deploying a new PKI environment I found that some clients using certificates for https protocol transport layer encryption on their internally hosted sites were receiving Error code: SEC_ERROR_CERT_SIGNATURE_ALGORITHM_DISABLED in firefox. Important note: Because Firefox only support…

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Starting with Django

Over the last year the team has been working on making custom web portal solutions to solve a variety of automation challenges. The cornerstone of these web applications is Django. We’ve been able to use Django to provide…

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Automating RDS Reports for Windows 2016 and 2019

Any windows server administrator running a Remote Desktop Services Server or farm in their environment at some point has wonder if there is an easy way to create RDS usage reports. The standard manual way of creating this…

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The end of round robin DNS on Windows Servers

In previous of Windows Server DNS round robin has been the method of choice for application load balancing in situations where your needed a single record to point to any of a series of servers. Round robin is…

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Configuring Windows Server core with Powershell DSC

When working with Server core in large corporate environments you quickly find that setting up servers manually is both very time consuming and unnecessary when great features like Powershell DSC exist. Here is a short guide on getting…

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Configuring Windows server core 2016

Once the OS has been installed and password set you are then left with a with a command prompt slightly reminiscent of a Linux server with only a terminal to use. This is often where the GUI friendly…

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Randomize your MAC address in Ubuntu

Windows 10 users would have probably seen the option on there Wifi settings to enable a random hardware address for networks. This is useful when wanting to keep anonymous on public wifi connections or even to get more…

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Creating CSR and KEY files in Windows using Openssl

It’s often necessary to create csr files to be used as certificate requests for certificate authorities such as Comodo. For Linux sysadmins this is common practice but for many Windows administrators used primarily to using built in tools…

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Keeping time accurate on your Windows Domain

A simple but common problem I have seen on Windows domains is time drift. Normally it’s a user that logs a ticket pointing out that the clock on their workstation or sometimes application server is wrong. Although this…

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