VMware ESXi Syslog Errors – ‘System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage.’
Sep01

VMware ESXi Syslog Errors – ‘System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage.’

KB ID 0000456  Problem Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 6.0 and 6.5 System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 5.1 Error Configuration Issues System logs on host {host-name} are stored on non-persistent storage. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 5 Error Configuration Issues System logging is not configured on host {host-name}. Syslog Error Seen on ESXi 4 Error Configuration Issues Issue detected...

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Windows – Open a Firewall Port with Group Policy
Jan17

Windows – Open a Firewall Port with Group Policy

Define Inbound Port Exceptions KB ID 0000979  Problem For everyone who simply does not disable the Windows firewall, then you need to be able to manage what ports are open on your machines. The simplest way to do this is via group policy. This week I had to open TCP port 9503 on the local firewall of my McAfee Move Offload Servers. Below I will open that port on all my machines, but in production I will only apply the GPO to the OU...

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Install the Office 2016 & 2013 GPO Templates
Jan17

Install the Office 2016 & 2013 GPO Templates

KB ID 0001095 Problem I deployed a Remote Desktop Services server today, and when I logged on with my test users I fired up Office, and got the welcome movie. Thats going to annoy my client so I need to stop that happening. Yes I know its pretty straight forward but I’m not a 64 year old typist called Marjorie. Solution Note: This ia a ‘User’ Policy so you may need to enable ‘loopback processing’. 1....

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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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