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Linux/Puppet Master Commands

Posted by RICHARD BEI on February 22, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of helpfull Puppet commnds: run at root (sudo -i) or do sudo before each command (there is one space between commands and switches but its hard to see)

Killall puppet (Kills all puppet services)

pupet cert generate hosts cr -all --dns_alt_names=host1.com    (generates ssl certificates for specific hosts in the node)

puppet master --verbose --no-daeomonize  (--verbose switch will give on screen display of the process and --no-daemonize ...

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SERVER 2012 R2 GUI UNINSTALLED

Posted by RICHARD BEI on November 9, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok. So what to do when you uninstalled GUI AND DESKTOP EXPERIENCE? No GUI. Not to worry. Control+Alt+Delete-Task manager-File run once type "Powershell"

Enter command Get-WindowsFeature to see what is installed via server manager.

Enter command Install-WindowsFeature to under TFTP client check User Interfaces and Infrastructure/Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure/Desktop Exeperience and server graphical shell.

Reboot! Done!

 

 

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NESSUS

Posted by RICHARD BEI on August 6, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I am in cyber security amongst other things and had a very difficult time getting Nessus to enumerate the Windows 7 registry. Here is the fix:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OLE and then make sure DCOM is set to yes.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System add reg DWORD name is LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and set to "1"

Services: set the following to Automatic and started/Remote registry/DCOM/Computer browser/RPC/RPC locator/RPC...

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BLUE SCREEN/BLANK SCREEN?

Posted by Richard on March 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok. Blue screen of death? It seems that all the posts I see on the internet are way too complicated regarding this issue or over simplified. This post is meant to be a catch all. While the blue screen of death may have been caused by such a number of things, such as drivers, etc, there are a few simple tools to help you troubleshoot this. First, you can start your computer in safe mode.

This is the same for Windows Vista and Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit.

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, ...

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GOD MODE

Posted by Richard on March 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What is GOD MODE anyway? Well, quite simply it's a one stop utility for your computer that has all kinds of neat administrative tools. To enable GOD MODE, right click anywhere on your desktop and create a new blank folder. Then rename the folder with the following code: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. To do this simply copy and paste what I have here in its entirety as your new folder name.

WARNING! This is only for 32 bit systems. This works on 32 bit Windows VISTA and...

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CRASHED HARD DRIVE

Posted by Richard on March 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, so my daughter accidently spilled soda on my computer and then dropped it! What to do? Well, the hard drive sounded like an old motor. I persevered though and used a number of tools to recover as much as I could and installed a new hard drive. One tool I used was the vista reinstallation CD. I didn’t have this so I had to download it (check my Links area for this). That didn’t work. I tried EBCD. No luck. Tried UBCD. Still no luck! Sometimes you have to shell out some money. I...

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