Windows Administrator “Lost Password” / “Password Reset”
Nov30

Windows Administrator “Lost Password” / “Password Reset”

KB ID 0000159 Problem You have forgotten your password, or the administrators password fo your Windows machine. Also See: Windows 8 – Lost / Forgotten Password? Note: You can also ‘Blank’ or reset the DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) password on a Domain Controller (Tested on 2012 R2, by blanking the password). Using this method. Solution Software Download Links Password Reset CD Image (3.5Mb) Note: This is a...

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Factory Reset a Cisco Firewall
Nov23

Factory Reset a Cisco Firewall

KB ID 0000007  Problem You want to wipe the firewall’s config and revert to the factory settings (passwords blank – management or inside set to 192.168.1.1 and DHCP enabled, with all other settings wiped). Solution 1. Connect to the ASA via the console Cable. CLICK HERE 2. log in and go to configure terminal mode. 3. Execute the following command “config factory-default” 4. Press the space bar a few times to execute the...

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Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?
Nov17

Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?

KB ID 0000755 Problem There are many reasons why you might want to do this, someone has managed to change a user password and that person is not available, you might simply have forgotten it. Or you might have been given a machine, or bought one from ebay that has come without a password. Also there have been a few times when a user has looked me in the eye and said “I’m typing my password in, but it’s not...

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Deploy Cisco ASA 55xx in Active / Standby Failover
Nov17

Deploy Cisco ASA 55xx in Active / Standby Failover

KB ID 0000048  Problem You want to deploy 2 Cisco ASA 55xx Series firewalls in an Active/Standby failover configuration. Solution Assumptions. Hardware on both ASA firewalls is identical. The correct license’s for failover are installed on both firewalls. The same software versions are installed on both firewalls. You have your PRIMARY firewall set up and running correctly (Everything works!). In this example the firewalls were...

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Cisco ASA – Password Recovery / Reset
Nov07

Cisco ASA – Password Recovery / Reset

KB ID 0000572 Problem Note: This procedure allows you to reset the password WITHOUT LOSING THE CONFIG You need to access a Cisco ASA device and do not have the passwords, there can be lots of reasons for this, lack of good documentation, bought a second hand firewall, the last firewall admin never told anyone etc. This method does require physical access to the ASA, a console cable, and a machine running some terminal emulation...

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