Setting up Observium

What is Observium? Observium is an autodiscovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Dell, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more.  Observium has grown out of a lack of network monitoring platforms which are… Read more »

Read Ext2 or Ext3 on Windows

If you want to read ext2 or ext3 filesystems on Microsoft Windows then you will need to download DiskInternals Linux Reader     Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you like what you have read, please share it on your favourite social media medium.

Secure Administrator account in Active Directory

Securing the Administrator account in Active Directory You may be thinking this should be common knowledge but time and time again I see directories with the Administrator account still in the “Domain Admins” group and active! Before you do this, ensure you are not using the domain administrator account for authenticating! I always follow a… Read more »

Tracking Website Activity on IIS

There are heaps of ways to track website traffic hits depending on your requirements, platform and of course budget. One of the most popular methods of tracking statistics is through services such as Google Analytics however log file analysis remains the most reliable way to track your visitors as they are immune to script blockers…. Read more »

Microsoft 2008 R2 Server (Core) Inital Setup Commands

SCONFIG Some options can be set using the “sconfig” command Install VM Tools (if virtualised) Initiate installing VMTools from vSphere console Run through installation instructions Configure Network netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces (take note of Idx number) netsh interface ipv4 set address name=”Idx” source=static address=10.54.10.%% mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=10.54.10.254 netsh interace ipv4 add dnsserver name=”Idx” address=10.54.10.12 index=1… Read more »

Remove Protection Against Accidental Organizational Unit Deletion

Open “Active Directory Users and Computers” Click “View” and then click “Advanced Features” Right click the OU and click “Properties” In the OU properties, Click on the “Security” tab and then click “Advanced” In “Permission Entries”, select the “Deny” entry for “Everyone” group, and click “Remove” Click “OK” to the close the “Advanced Security Settings”,… Read more »

Install WordPress on Microsoft IIS with Microsoft SQL 2008 Database Backend

Okay, so I struggled to get this going so I thought my very first blog post should attempt to help other people trying to host their own WordPress blog on IIS with a Microsoft SQL backend database server. The problem came trying to get IIS to talk to the database server, the rest of the… Read more »