Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1
May17

Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1

KB ID 0001675 What are these protocols? Both SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols designed to secure communications over a network (remember the internet is just a network). Originally we had SSL version 1 and version 2. But they were, (to be honest) ‘a bit bobbins’ and full of security holes, so never really took off. Version 3 however did and was widely supported. The problem with version 3 was, (again) that was also ‘bobbins’....

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Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number
Apr28

Cisco: Getting a SKU (Product ID) From a Serial Number

KB ID 0001674 Problem I had a situation a couple of weeks ago where I had the serial numbers for a bunch of Cisco switches, I needed to get some extended cover for them, but what I didn’t have were the Cisco SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) codes. Solution You will need to have a Cisco CCO login, once you have that go here > Add devices. Give the device a name, (it does not matter what) > Paste in the serial number > Add. Boom,...

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AnyConnect – ‘VPN establishment capability for a remote user..
Apr24

AnyConnect – ‘VPN establishment capability for a remote user..

KB ID 0000546  Problem If you connect to to a client via RDP then try and run the AnyConnect client, you will see one of these errors; VPN establishment capability for a remote user is disabled. A VPN connection will not be established   VPN establishment capability from a Remote Desktop is disabled. A VPN connection will not be established This, behaviour is default, and despite me trawling the internet to find a solution (most...

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Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing
Apr22

Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing

KB ID 0001672 Problem So we have unboxed and setup our Firepower 1010 device, simply logging into the ASDM fires off warnings that it’s only running DES and I need to register the unit go get any decent level of encryption, (seriously why is 3DES still an ‘add on’ licence, who is still doing 56bit encryption!)  So let’s get is registered and licenced. Solution The ‘Licence Envelope’ in the box is...

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macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?
Apr22

macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?

KB ID 0001671 Problem My firm are in the middle of moving from Skype to Teams, so more and more online meetings are being done with Teams. I have had some problems trying to get my camera to work? Solution Firstly you need to ‘Allow’ Teams to use the camera; Click the ‘Apple’ icon > System preferences > Security and privacy > Privacy > Camera > Tick to enable ‘Microsoft Teams’ (Note:...

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vSphere: Get ESX Server Serial Numbers
Apr20

vSphere: Get ESX Server Serial Numbers

KB ID 0001670 Problem A few weeks ago I needed to sort out some extended warranty for a customers servers. To do that  I needed the serial numbers of those servers, (a mixture of IBM/Lenovo and Dell Servers). As I didn’t fancy a drive to two different datacenters, I wanted to try and get them programatically. Solution After some searching I came across a post by one of my old EE buddies LucD with exactly what I needed. I’m...

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