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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FortiClient: Unlicensed VPN access is available until..
Apr06

FortiClient: Unlicensed VPN access is available until..

KB ID 0001745 Problem I got an email from a client I deployed SSL VPN for, (a couple of weeks ago), one of his users was seeing this;   Unlicensed VPN access is available until {Date} {Time} Solution: Unlicensed VPN access is available until… At first I was confused, unlike other vendors SSL VPN is not a licensed requirement? As it turns out in my instructions, I’d written ‘Download the Forticliet” when I...

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A Pub? In the Garden?
Apr01

A Pub? In the Garden?

KB ID 0001744 Garden Pub During lockdown in 2020 I decided that seeing as I could not go to the pub, it would be a better idea to have one of my own. I’m not a builder, but being an ex Royal Engineer I’ve got enough know how to turn my hands to most things. (Disclaimer: If you’re going to do you own electrics, get it checked by an electrician!) Laminate and Skirting (update 19th Apr 2021 How Do I Get Internet to My...

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FortiGate Certificates Missing?
Apr01

FortiGate Certificates Missing?

KB ID 0001743 Problem Nice quick easy one today, while setting up SSL VPNs for a client I needed to import their Root CA certificate, and found  the Fortigate Certificates Missing? Usually they are under System > Certificates. But the tab was simply not there? Solution: Fortigate Certificates Missing Fortunately it was simple to fix, it’s a ‘feature’ you simply need to ‘enable’. Go to System >...

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FortiGate Port Forwarding
Mar30

FortiGate Port Forwarding

KB ID 0001742 Problem I was back on the tools again today setting up FortiGate Port Forwarding! This was for one of our partners that I have to do some remote work for, so I temporarily needed to get onto their servers. Normally I’d just SSL VPN in, (but that’s what I’m setting up!) So to get onto their servers I had to setup a port forward for RDP. WARNING: Port forwarding RDP from ALL / Any is a BAD IDEA...

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