FortiGate: SSL Inspection (HTTPS Inspection)
Jan15

FortiGate: SSL Inspection (HTTPS Inspection)

KB ID 0001729 Problem Do you inspect the traffic on your network? You have a firewall? Maybe an IDS appliance? That’s good news, do you inspect HTTPS traffic? In most cases the answer is no. Because either you do not have the capability, or enabling SSL Inspection will degrade the firewall’s performance so much that you accept the risk. At time of writing (Early 2021) it’s estimated that 85% of all web traffic is now...

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The Web Site for the CA Must be Configured to use HTTPS
Jan13

The Web Site for the CA Must be Configured to use HTTPS

KB ID 0000838  Problem When attempting to contact a server running the Certification Authority Web Enrolment role, you may see the following error. In order to complete certificate enrolment, the Web site for the CA must be configured to use HTTPS authentication Solution The correct fix is to set the web server (IIS) to serve the certificate website securely using https, though you can just set Internet explorer to ‘work’...

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EVE-NG: Create Windows Server 2019 VM
Jan13

EVE-NG: Create Windows Server 2019 VM

KB ID Article  Problem I’ve had a Windows 2012R2 server image that I’ve ben using in EVE-NG for ever. This week it bit the dust so I thought, can I deploy a shiny new 2019 server? EVE-NG Windows Virtual Machines Yes! In fact the deployment procedure is the same for 2019 as it was for earlier versions of Windows server. First log onto your EVE-NG host and create the folder; mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/winserver-2019/...

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Microsoft Teams:  Suppress Annoying Message Pop-ups
Dec17

Microsoft Teams: Suppress Annoying Message Pop-ups

KB ID 0001722 Problem Wow! Who at Microsoft Teams thought that enabling that by default was a good idea? I was on a large conference call this morning, (about 150 people). Every message to the message feed was spewing onto my screen and making a noise during the meeting! Thought: Why do ALL developers think it’s a good idea to have pop-up banner massages appear top right of the screen, (where your windows control buttons and...

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Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov13

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 file up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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OVA / OVF  Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’
Nov06

OVA / OVF Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’

KB ID 0001664 Problem I had this problem (on sphere 6.7) the other day when trying to deploy some OVA files on my test network. Solution Well as stated elsewhere I tried reconnecting to my vCenter using its FQDN, this didn’t solve the problem, using Flash or HTML5 didn’t cure the problem either. What did cure the problem was using a different browser! I switched from IE to Chrome and it worked fine. Update: I Also cured...

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