Unified Networking Lab – Connecting ESX VM to the Internet
Jan16

Unified Networking Lab – Connecting ESX VM to the Internet

KB ID 0001276 Dtd 16/01/17 Problem UNL is by far the coolest bit of kit I've got my hands on this year. I can run it in ESX, and connect to it from anywhere, so I don't have to keep my labs on my laptop. But what if you want to connect your labs to a live network? Theres a great article here for the smaller versions of VMWare. If you're lucky enough to have your own vSphere environment there's a few more hoops to jump through....

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Unable to Find a Default Server With Active Directory Web Services Running
Jan15

Unable to Find a Default Server With Active Directory Web Services Running

KB ID 0001275 Dtd 14/01/17 Problem I was trying to get a list of all users on a client’s domain that had either a logon script, profile, or a mapped drive that was being set on their AD user object. But when I ran the command I got this error; Get-ADUser : Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running. Solution Active Directory Web services was introduced in Server 2008 R2, but I was running the...

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VMware ESXi 6.5 – Setting up ESX Time Sync via Web Client
Jan15

VMware ESXi 6.5 – Setting up ESX Time Sync via Web Client

KB ID 0001274 Dtd 15/01/17 Another guest post from Daniel Newton Problem Now that we have the web console instead of the VI client, and don’t have a windows machine anymore, it would be better to use the web console. Also, having your ESXi Server running the correct time/date is very important, before you follow this article I should suggest that by making sure the time is set in the ESX Servers BIOS, e.g. the internal clock is set...

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Cisco AnyConnect – Allow Domain Password Change via LDAP
Jan14

Cisco AnyConnect – Allow Domain Password Change via LDAP

KB ID 0001273 Dtd 14/01/17 Problem   If you have remote users who connect via VPN, and a policy that forces them to change their password periodically, this can result in them getting locked out without the ability to change their password (externally). If your Cisco ASA is using LDAP to authenticate your users, then you can use your remote AnyConnect VPN solution to let them reset their passwords remotely. Solution Standard LDAP runs...

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Reset an AD Users Password Expiry Date
Jan12

Reset an AD Users Password Expiry Date

KB ID 0001272 Dtd 12/01/17 Problem I was setting up a Cisco ASA this week and needed to enable the ability for users to reset their domain passwords when they are about to expire. To actually test that, I needed a test user that had their password either about to expire, or actually expired. As I dint want to wait 42 days, or setup a password policy just for one user, I needed to find a ‘quick and dirty’ fix for one user....

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