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Howto: fix CLR20r3 error in SyncToy.exe on Windows Vista

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I was trying to use Microsoft’s SyncToy utility to backup some of my data on my Windows Vista 64-bit pc, but the program kept crashing with the following error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: CLR20r3 Problem Signature 01: synctoy.exe Problem Signature 02: 1.4.0.0 Problem Signature 03: 453f990b Problem Signature 04: SqmManagedWrapper Problem Signature 05: 1.4.0.0 […]

Howto: repair eDirectory on a SLES server

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ndsrepair allows you to maintain and repair the eDirectory database of a Novell eDirectory tree.  ndsrepair is the linux equivalent of Netware’s dsrepair tool. To run ndsrepair on a SLES 10 SP1 server,  from a terminal window type: ndsrepair You can find the entire list of command line options applicable to ndsrepair here at the Novell eDirectory […]

Howto: Determine the version of eDirectory in SLES 10 SP1

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To determine the version of eDirectory running on a SLES 10 SP1 server,  from a terminal window type: ndsd –version or ndsrepair -T or ndsstat The ndsstat utility displays information related to Novell eDirectory servers. The utility displays the eDirectory tree name, the fully distinguished server name, the eDirectory version, and the RootMostEntryDepth. The RootMostEntryDepth […]

Howto: Thwart Internet Browser Third Party Cookies

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According to Wikipedia, “HTTP cookies, sometimes known as web cookies or just cookies, are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site […]

Howto: automatically remove files older than ‘x’ days, Part II

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Earlier I had posted my .vbs script for deleting files that were more than ‘x’ days old. I just ran across this script that accomplishes the same thing, using Windows 2003’s native forfiles comand (scroll down to step 4). echo on rem First Delete old SQL Backup Files FORFILES /p C:\filename /s /m *.* /d […]

Howto: Remove eDirectory from a SLES 9 SP3 server

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I’ve decided to format our SLES 9 SP3 server and put a nice, fresh installation of SLES 10.1/OES2 onto it. Before I can do that though, I need to remove the SLES server and it’s replicas from eDirectory. From a console session on the SLES server, run the following command (logged in as root): ndsconfig […]

Howto: Log Connections to Specific Ports and Processes on Windows Machines

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A client asked me for a report that showed who connected to his server on port 3389 via RDP, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol . Apparently some of his techs had been connecting to his servers through the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to perform maintenance, and he wanted to know when they connected to the […]

Howto: Create a bootable Backtrack 2.0 USB flash drive

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The Backtrack 2.0 final distribution is probably the finest collection of open source network penetration, security, and auditing tools currently available. I use this software for some network penetration testing and security auditing work I perform. I suggest only using these tools on networks you own or have permission to audit because of potential legal […]

Howto: Deploy F-Prot Antivirus 6.x with subscription key

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F-Prot Antivirus software comes in two flavors, one version that updates via the Internet, and one that updates over a LAN for corporate installations.  Over the LAN updates do not require a subscription key, while Internet updating machines do. We have many users that never again connect to the corporate network once their laptops are initially […]

Howto: mount an .iso image on a Netware server

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I’m installing Zenworks 7SP1R2 today, and the customer did not provide the installation media.  I’m downloading the .iso’s from Novell as we speak, but don’t have access to any blank CDs to burn the image files.  I decided copying the .iso files to the server and acessing them directly would be the best solution. TID 10095903 [via […]