Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing
May06

Cisco Catalyst 9200 / 9300 DNA Licensing

KB ID 0001750 Problem I get asked this at least once a month, “What’s the score with this DNA Licensing?” It took long enough for everyone to get used to Lan Base, IP Base, and IP Services! The cynic in me would say, Cisco have learned from Meraki that selling subscription licences is much better than selling products that you don’t get any recurring revenue from. But I’ll try an give you the short answer...

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Exchange Stopped Working?
Apr26

Exchange Stopped Working?

KB ID 0001749 Problem I see various posts in online forums, and the process is held up because a lot of techs can’t do basic troubleshooting on their Exchange deployments. So I thought I’d put together some basic ‘first steps’ for you to do when your  ‘Exchange Stopped Working’ This way you can at least get an error code to search for or a better idea of what’s going on. Exchange Stopped...

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How Many Users in AD? (User Count)
Apr16

How Many Users in AD? (User Count)

KB ID 0001748 Problem I had to get some stats from a number of customers earlier today, one of the stats I needed was the  user count from within their respective Active Directories. If you have a tedious job to do, there’s usually a PowerShell command to help! Getting Object Numbers From Active Directory User Count (Get-ADUser -Filter *).Count Computer Count (Get-ADComputer -Filter *).Count Group Count (Get-ADGroup -Filter...

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Enable Remote Desktop (Remotely)
Apr13

Enable Remote Desktop (Remotely)

KB ID 0001747 Problem Let’s say you want to RDP to a remote server (imagine such a thing!) But some doofus didn’t enable RDP? Well you can enable Remote Desktop via group policy and wait a while. I used to connect to the registry remotely and change the key that enabled RDP, but now you can do it with a simple PowerShell command. Not only will it enable Remote Desktop, it will also allow RDP on the Windows firewall (if...

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Adsense Alternative?
Apr08

Adsense Alternative?

KB ID 0001746 Way back in 2004 when PeteNetLive started, I didn’t even consider monetisation of the site, it was simply a place for me to store my personal scribblings about problems I’d faced in support. But as it grew and it had to move from a second hand PC under my desk, to a dedicated server, then a rented VPS. The cost began to raise.  Back then there were a few ‘ad agencies’ but unless you were getting a...

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