Convert ASA 5500-X To FirePOWER Threat Defence
Nov08

Convert ASA 5500-X To FirePOWER Threat Defence

KB ID 0001490 Problem I’m seeing more and more people asking questions in forums about FTD, so I thought it was about time I looked at it. Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls can now be re-imaged to run the FTD software. The thinking is that the FTD will merge the Cisco ASA product and the FirePOWER product into one unified operating system. Then that is managed by FDM (FirePOWER Device Manager), basically a web management GUI. Solution...

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Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov08

Running Dropbox On Windows Server

KB ID 0001489 Problem If you are here, you have probably already found out that Dropbox is not supported on Windows Server platforms. You can install it and set it up happily but it stops working and needs to be relaunched all the time (manually). I love dropbox! So much I actually pay for it! I run it on my management server and its handy for copying files up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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Windows Server DHCP Failover
Nov08

Windows Server DHCP Failover

KB ID 0001488 Problem Applicable to: Server 2008/2012/2016/2019 Even though we have had this functionality for a while, I’m still seeing people deploy DHCP scopes (split 80/20) across two servers? You can deploy multiple DHCP servers to serve the SAME DHCP scopes, in either load balanced, or hot standby deployment. Solution I’m assuming you already have one DHCP server setup and, with a working DHCP scope. Here...

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IIS: Move WWWRoot Folder
Nov06

IIS: Move WWWRoot Folder

KB ID 0001487 Problem I migrated an IIS website I use for hosting files this week, and realised I’d forgotten how to relocate the wwwroot directory from it’s default install location on C:\inetpub\wwwroot. Solution Firstly, I’m assuming you have instilled the IIS role and you already have a wwwroot folder on your C: Drive, (in the above location). If so you can simply copy this folder to your new partition/drive (in...

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OSX: Backup ‘Sparsebundle’ is Already In Use
Nov06

OSX: Backup ‘Sparsebundle’ is Already In Use

KB ID 0001486 Problem Thankfully I’ve never had to rely on my Mac backup, but it runs to an EMC Iomega NAS drive that I have in my house, (which also has all my media on it). Backup Failed The backup on “target-name” is already in use. If I expand ‘details’; Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “target-name”. The backup disk image...

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Windows USB Install Error 0x80070026
Nov02

Windows USB Install Error 0x80070026

KB ID 0001485 Problem Now physical servers don’t really come with DVD drives any more, Im forever deploying Windows, ESX, or some other Linux OS via a bootable USB drive. I generally use Unerbootin, and just point it at the .iso file and away we go, which I did this week when trying to deploy Window Server 2016. However when I did that, this happened; Windows cannot open the required file {Drive}:\Sources\install.wim. Make sure...

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