Get Your Site A Certificate Now

If you didn’t already know Google Chrome (release: Chrome 68) in July 2018 will start to make all HTTP sites as ‘Not Secure’ – think on that for a moment. From day one my blog has been running on HTTPS – it might seem silly to run a blog over HTTPS, especially when Let’s Encrypt … Read moreGet Your Site A Certificate Now

Regular Expression Creation Tool

Regular expressions are very powerful and often useful in a variety of situations. If like me you find it difficult to remember the syntax and parameters when creating regEx this website will be a fantastic aid – https://regexr.com/ Here we have a screenshot of the initial page with some sample text and a basic expression. Of … Read moreRegular Expression Creation Tool

Sysinternals TCPView

This is the first post in a series covering various Sysinternals tools – today we will look at TCPView. What is TCPView? If you are familiar with the netstat command you can consider TCPView as a graphical version TCPView displays both IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/UDP connections on your system alongside the process which owns them. … Read moreSysinternals TCPView

Sysinternals Tools Blog Series

I’ve found the Sysinternals tools to be some of the best for every day use in my job, some of them however are less well known and used than others. Having suggested some to colleagues recently I decided it might be worth doing a series of posts on various Sysinternals tools to shed some light … Read moreSysinternals Tools Blog Series

BCDEDIT – Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

I recently had to troubleshoot an interesting problem which required me to reboot a server into safe mode a number of times. While I was hammering away on the F8 key during the boot phase I wondered if there was a different way to change the boot menu to avoid the key spamming. That’s what brought … Read moreBCDEDIT – Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

Kali Linux Update Fails – Key Outdated

If like me you have Kali Linux installations you may have come across a slight problem recently whereby the public key had expired resulting in an error when attempting to update. You likely received something similar to the example below when attempting an apt update –

I must admit I don’t update Kali as … Read moreKali Linux Update Fails – Key Outdated

HPE iLO 5 TLS SSL Settings

People who work with me or have done in the past will know I’m really keen on ensuring TLS/SSL settings and certificates are properly implemented wherever possible. In this post I’m going to cover some of the nice features in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) latest iLO. If you’re not familiar, HPE provide IPMI functionality via … Read moreHPE iLO 5 TLS SSL Settings

Patching Is Not Always Easy

I don’t go a day without a company e-mailing me about a product that will help with patch management, or claim it will somehow resolve all my GDPR issues that may come in the near future. Social media is awash with vendors and people telling us that we should deploy a patch immediately – that … Read morePatching Is Not Always Easy

Microsoft Exchange 2016 RAM Sizing Update

We’re currently in the process of planning to migrate our existing Microsoft Exchange servers to new hardware running Exchange 2016. Up until the past few weeks the Microsoft recommendation with regard to RAM sizing was to avoid going above 96GB total memory per server. I won’t go into the whole history of why this came … Read moreMicrosoft Exchange 2016 RAM Sizing Update

VMware VMUG

Well I finally took the plunge and invested my cash into the VMware VMUG Advantage subscription for a year. If you are unsure what that is let me provide you with some links and short descriptions below. https://www.vmug.com/ As per their own ‘About’ section – Officially launched in August of 2010, the VMware User Group … Read moreVMware VMUG