Cisco FirePOWER User Agent – Use With the FirePOWER Management Console
Aug14

Cisco FirePOWER User Agent – Use With the FirePOWER Management Console

KB ID 0001179 Dtd 14/08/17 Problem FirePOWER Management Center, will give you a wealth of information on traffic/threats etc. Usually it will tell you what IP the offenders are on, but if you want to know what a USER is doing, then that means you have to look though logs see who had what IP, at what time etc. So you can install the FirePOWER User Agent on a machine, (this can be a client machine, though I usually put it on a member...

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Server 2012 – Fails Installing .Net 3.5
Aug04

Server 2012 – Fails Installing .Net 3.5

KB ID 0000924 Dtd¬†04/08/17 Problem I needed to add .Net 3.5 to a Windows Server for an application install, but when I added it as a ‘feature’ it failed. Installation¬†of¬†one¬†or¬†more¬†roles,¬†role¬†services, or features failed. The source files cannot be found. Try installing the roles, role services, or features again in a new Add Roles and Features Wizard session, and on the Confirmation page of the wizard, click...

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Setup up a Central ‘PolicyDefinitions’ Store (for ADMX files)
Aug03

Setup up a Central ‘PolicyDefinitions’ Store (for ADMX files)

KB ID 0001339 Dtd 03/08/17 Problem We have had ADMX files for group policies for ages now, they are the successor to the older ADM files. They only really trip you up if you have something unusual to do, (like roll out LAPS, or Forefront, or Customising Office Deployments.) In most cases you will want to have a central store in your Windows domain, so the clients can see the ADMX files, (and ultimately enforce the policies within...

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Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part Two) Adding Cisco Devices
Jul28

Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part Two) Adding Cisco Devices

KB ID 0001332 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem Before on Part One we setup our RANCID and ViewVC server ready to start backing up our devices, now we will look at adding the devices, and automating the backup process. Solution To add a Cisco device you need to do TWO things*. Firstly you need to add and entry in the ‘router.db‘ file that lives in the ‘Group’ folder you created back in part one. Secondly you need to add the...

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An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed
Jul28

An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed

KB ID 0001338 Dtd 28/07/17 Problem While attempting to delegate administration of an OU, I got this error; Delegation of Control Wizard The wizard cannot retrieve security information from the Active Directory. An invalid directory pathname was passed. Solution Took a while to figure out! The OU in question has a ‘slash’ in the name of it; Once I changed this to a hyphen, the error ceased. Related Articles, References,...

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Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory
Jul27

Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory

KB ID 0001337¬†Dtd 27/07/17 Problem There are a few occasions when you need to know an objects ‘Distinguished Name’ (DN). For me it’s usually when I’ve got a device that needs to do LDAP/LDAPS lookups, (RSA Appliance, Netscaler, Cisco FirePOWER, etc). Today someone needed to ‘bind’ a Checkpoint firewall to Active Directory, and asked me to create user, and give them the DN and password. I’ve...

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