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 […]

Configure NGINX Reverse Proxy – Step by Step

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Hello and welcome to an article that focuses on installing and configuring NGINX as a reverse proxy. This is a technical oriented document so we won’t discuss the design and reason behind using a reverse proxy. Instead, we will dive straight into the configuration and set up our NGINX reverse proxy. First of all we […]

Configure CentOS to Sync with NTP Time Servers

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Welcome fellow admins. Over the years, I’ve encountered many questions on how to correctly configure our Linux hosts to sync time to our enterprise NTP Servers. So, I thought why not create an article that outlines in the simplest form possible the correct way to configure the NTP Client to synchronize with NTP Servers. So, […]

Setting Up A Microsoft Azure Files File Share

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In a previous post, we taught you how to set up an AWS S3 bucket for storing files. As it’s not the only enterprise-class cloud-based storage solution out there, we thought it would be a good idea to do similar posts for other similar solutions like Azure Files and Google Storage. We bet there are […]

How to Configure NIC Teaming on Windows Server

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Hello and welcome to another useful article about Windows Server. In this article we will talk about NIC Teaming and how it has improved over time, especially with the new versions of Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2. So without further ado, let us dive right in and see what NIC Teaming is all about. […]

How to Connect to a Windows EC2 Instance from Mac

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Previously, I wrote an article on how you can connect to a Linux EC2 instance using SSH via Terminal. In this article, we’re going to talk about connecting to a Windows Server EC2 instance and remotely managing it from your Mac. The first thing you’ll need is a running installation of Microsoft Remote Desktop. That […]

How to SSH to a Linux EC2 Instance from Mac

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For quite some time now, Linux and its derivatives or distros have been the most widely used platform in the cloud. Since many of these Linux instances are headless, i.e. having no graphical user interface (GUI), you need to access them through the command line. In this post, we’re going to show you how to […]

How to Create an Amazon S3 Bucket and Folder

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Consumer cloud storage solutions like Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive are great for personal or perhaps even SMB (small-to-medium-sized business) use. But if you’re a large enterprise, you’d do better with enterprise-grade solutions like Amazon S3. Amazon S3 provides several features that can help you meet more stringent corporate security policies as well as regulatory […]

How to Use Azure VM Scale Sets

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In this article we’re going to talk about Microsoft Azure again, and specifically, about what Azure VM Scale Sets are. Azure VM Scale Sets is an Azure service that allows us to scale up and scale out. What does scale up and scale out mean? What is the difference between the two? I am glad […]