Turn off AutoConfiguration on a Network Interface

In Windows, you can turn off the autoconfiguration function on a network interface for troubleshooting.  It’s a registry that you need to add. First of all, open your regedit.exe program.  Then go to the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces Expand the key and find your network adapter.  Your network adapter is hashed,…

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Passmark OSForensics ImageUSB

https://www.osforensics.com/tools/write-usb-images.html     ImageUSB is a free utility which lets you write an image concurrently to multiple USB Flash Drives. Capable of creating exact bit-level copies of USB Flash Drive (UFDs), ImageUSB is an extremely effective tool for the mass duplication of UFDs. ImageUSB also supports writing of an ISO…

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HOWTO: How to make a Bootable USB from a Bootable DVD

1. Get a USB Thumbdrive between 4-32GB. If the drive is larger than 32GB, Windows cannot format it as FATS32, so an alternate utility must be used. Windows can still read FAT32 partitions larger than 32GB, though some devices cannot. However, we are going to use NTFS for the big…

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Cisco Unity Communication Database Queries

I was assigned a task to find out the mailbox size of an individual user.  Below are the queries that I successfully ran. Query the mailbox size of a specific user. GSumner is the mailbox username run cuc dbquery unitydirdb select alias as UserID,bytesize,send,receive, warning from vw_user,unitymbxdb1:vw_mailbox where vw_user.objectid in (select userobjectid…

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Internet Explorer cannot display Cisco Unified Call Manager Administration

  You may get the above message when you try to access Cisco Unified Call Manager Administration in Internet Explorer.  This happens to people using CUCM version 8.3 or 9.2.  The problem is caused by Microsoft security patch KB3061518.  They removed Diffie-Hellman 512-bit encryption from the supporting Windows OS. In order to…

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Exchange: Hide/UnHide Distribution Group Members

By default, this option is not set and it will be treated as false or hiding distribution group members.  You can unhide distribution group members following the below steps. Open Active Directory Users and Computers console Click View Menu and select Advanced Features (to show the Attribute Editor tab) Find your Distribution…

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Disable Firefox Auto Update

Method 1 In Firefox address bar, type about:config then click I accept the risk.   You can now search for app.update.auto and double-click on it to set to false. Method 2 Edit prefs.js file that can be found in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\randomstring.  If the line containing app.update.enabled is not found, then add user_pref(“app.update.enabled”, false); to disable the Firefox…

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Powershell: Sample for Download Files from an HTTP page

Import-Module BitsTransfer $emailFileList = “” $destinationFolder = “E:\DestTest\” $uri = “https://test.com/test/test/” $hrefs = (invoke-webrequest -Uri $uri).links.innerText $existingFolder = “E:\ExistingFolder” $existingFiles = Get-ChildItem -Path $existingFolder $download = $true foreach ($href in $hrefs) { $download = $true foreach ($existingFile in $existingFiles) { if ($href -eq $existingFile.Name) { $download = $false } }…

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