Brocade ISL Configuration Step by Step Guide

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Hello everyone! I have recently received the task to connect a Brocade SN6000B switch to an existing switch fabric, so I thought I would write a article on how to do this since there are a lot of contradicting articles and not so clear articles online. So let’s do this, step by step style! So […]

Upgrade Windows Server from Evaluation to Full

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Hello and welcome to another article on Windows Server. This time we’ll upgrade from the evaluation license to the full license so we won’t be limited after 180 days of usage and get rid of that pesky little message in our right corner of the screen. First of all, this is the annoying message. In […]

Automatically Pass WinSCP Passwords to PuTTY (SSH)

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WinSCP has been one of the most effective and lightweight secure file-transferring clients on the Internet for nearly 20 years. It supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, SCP, and SSH. If you’re a web developer or just someone who manages websites and servers as a hobby, you’ve probably heard of this tool before. One of […]

Attach a USB Device to a Virtual Machine in VMware

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Hello and welcome to another article on VMware. This time we’ll talk about a simple task, of attaching a USB device to a VM in VMware. This article is intended for the beginner audience in the virtualization world and I hope it will add a little more knowledge here and there. Ok so let’s start. […]

Fix Active Directory 1818 Error during DCPromo

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Hello guys, here is an annoying issue that has again a very simple fix. I’ve noticed that most fixes are very simple, haven’t you? I was doing a project for this client where he wanted two Domain Controllers in Azure to replicate with their onsite DCs over a site-to-site link. Everything was nice and dandy. […]

Download Microsoft Software using HeiDoc ISO Download Tool

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HeiDoc.net has a free tool called HeiDoc.net Windows ISO Downloader that, as the name suggests, lets you download ISO files of Windows software. Specifically, it gives you download links to Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs. The program is completely portable, meaning you don’t have to install anything to your computer. Just open the […]

How to Fix “Trust relationship has failed” Error

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Hello and welcome to a new article on fixing stuff that’s not supposed to break in the first place! This time we are looking at a very old issue, since the dawn of sysadmin time as we know it: the issue where our domain member server or computer loses its trust relationship to the domain. […]

How to Run Linux on Windows 10

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Linux users celebrated when it was reported that Bash shell was coming to Windows. And while it was not readily available to all users at first, the Windows 10 Creators Update made Linux on Windows more accessible. Want to join in on the fun? Here’s how you can have Linux on Windows operating system without […]

How to Enable Virtualization in Windows 10

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A virtual machine emulates a computer system so anyone can run different operating systems and programs. It works great for testing out new features without risking your current ecosystem. You will also be able to test software compatibility in an isolated environment. Running a virtual machine can be demanding and not all computers are capable […]

Defending Against Remote Desktop Protocol Attacks

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As of Feb 5, 2019, shodan.io shows a total of 2,430,941 computers connected to the internet by way of remote desktop. Out of these, 507,957 belong to computers in the United States. This voluminous number of servers and workstations, depicted in the figure below, are increasingly subject to cyber-attacks. Since 2016, attacks against the remote […]