Certificate Chain Incomplete
Jun23

Certificate Chain Incomplete

KB ID 0001570 Problem The certificate here at PNL expired over the weekend, I got a new one and installed it. All appeared to be fine until I did an online check to make sure it was OK.  The server’s certificate chain is incomplete Solution I had this problem once before, back then I was using Apache and CentOS7, and things were a little different, (now I’m using NGINX and Ubuntu 18.04). Essentially you see this error...

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Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’
Dec12

Domain Controller Wont Boot: Stop Code ‘0x00002e2’

KB ID 0001494 Problem I had this problem after a VMware host upgrade last night, this domain controller would not boot, I tried ‘Last Known Good Configuration’, I tried ‘Safe Mode’ it would not boot. More out of desperation than procedure, I tried to boot to ‘Directory Services Restore Mode’ and it booted up (hooray!) I tried all the client’s usual passwords, and could not log in, I messaged...

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FreeRDP Error: 0x2000D
Mar24

FreeRDP Error: 0x2000D

KB ID 0001416 Problem The day after I had deployed some RDP Web access servers, I got the call that all the Linux (Intel NUC Thin clients), could not connect to the RDP farm, all the windows machines were fine? Error [08:19:16:178] [21254:21255] [ERROR][com.freerdp.core.transport] – BIO_read returned a system error 14094438:SSL routines:ssl3_read_bytes:tlsv1 alert internal error [08:19:16:178] [21254:21255]...

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VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’
Jul23

VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’

KB ID 0001334 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem Last week while trying to create a Linux VM on a VMware ESX 6.5 server, I saw this; No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found Solution Normally the error indicates theres something wrong with the install media, so I deleted it and uploaded it again, same error. So I downloaded the setup iso file again and checked its checksum, to make sure it was OK, (it was, but the problem persisted). To fix...

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Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)
Jul21

Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)

KB ID 0001331 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem There are couple of good posts out there on setting up Rancid (Really Awesome New Cisco Config Differ). Some even show you how to set it up with ViewVC (Formally ViewVCS, basically a nice web based GUI front end, that does version control and highlights differences). It does this using a system called CVS (Concurrent Version System, hence the original name.) Then I had to do some more searching to...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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