Monthly Archives: August 2012

Windows Server 2012 is coming!

A week from today Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012. For ordinary computer users this release may not mean a lot, but for us working with running large server systems it will be a game changer. Fundamental parts of the Windows … Continue reading

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High Risk Java vulnerability

There is currently an extremely high risk Java vulnerability out in the wild that can potentially cause havoc for a lot of users and systems. All someone has to do is get you to visit a site with the bad … Continue reading

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High Risk Java Vulnerability

There is an extremely high risk exploit out that can potentially cause havoc for a lot of users/systems. All someone has to do is get you to visit a site with the bad code, which will then run an exploit … Continue reading

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Generate passwords using PowerShell

The other day I needed to generate some 1400+ new user passwords. Being a lazy person I figured that PowerShell could rescue me. This is what I did to check that my idea worked: PS C:\> Add-Type -AssemblyName “System.Web” PS … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

At Basefarm we frequently need to ensure that many Windows servers are identical in terms of the roles and features they have installed. Adding features can be done in a number of ways. Mostly the graphical userinterface (Server Manager) is … Continue reading

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Defcon 20

Wednesday This year, my colleague Jens and I were given the opportunity to visit Defcon 20 (https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-20/dc-20-index.html) in Las Vegas. It was my first time visiting the US, so I was obviously very excited about it! We started off around … Continue reading

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