sqlcmd – Avail on MS Windows

Background Trying to a DOS Command batch on an MS Windows Box. Ran into an easy to correct error. Error Error Image Error Text   Remediation Outline Identify sqlcmd Download sqlcmd Install sqlcmd   Identify sqlcmd artifacts sqlcmd is available here. Images   Download sqlcmd Depending on the bitness of your OS, please choose (x64) … Continue reading sqlcmd – Avail on MS Windows

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Background Patching the DNS Vulnerability via application code. Lineage Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry Link Remediation Microsoft Advisory Documentation The advisory for the Security vulnerability is available @ Security Update Guide > Details CVE-2020-1350 | Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

Background In the last week or so, Microsoft released an advisory relating to a security vulnerability within its DNS Server.   Security Vulnerability Remote Code Execution Vulnerability What is What is a "Remote Code Execution Vulnerability"? Most applications have an interface that accepts input ( command and data ) from the end-user. If the end-user … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

gcc/MinGW – Utilities – ldd and objdump

Background Let us cover a couple of utilities that are bundled with gcc/minGW toolset. Lineage NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation Link Netcat on MS Windows – Sample Usage Link MinGW – Error – “undefined reference to `__imp_WSAStartup'” LinkLink Need When troubleshooting an application one sometimes wants to gain familiarity with the dependant … Continue reading gcc/MinGW – Utilities – ldd and objdump

Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Background Launched the Cisco AnyConnect Client on my laptop and noticed I did not have pre-configured VPN servers listed. It quickly dawned on me that this was due to the fact the computer I currently was using as a self install version of the software. On my work computer our Tech Support group performs the … Continue reading Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed

Background There is really not much need to keep a laptop's lid opened when connected to an external monitor. OS Linux Outline Launch terminal sudo to root edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf Change folder to /etc/systemd Backup current logind.conf Launch editor ( vi) and pass along file name ( logind.conf ) Keep current HandleLidSwitch=suspend commented out Add HandleLidSwitch=lock Save … Continue reading Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed

Raimund Andrée – NTFSSecurity – Usage Scenario – Day 1

Background Now that we have downloaded and installed Raimund Andrée's NTFSSecurity in one of the standard PowerShell Module's folder, we are ready to write a little test code and see how well it works. Code Script getNTFSPermissions.ps1   Sample Get Permissions for Excel files Code Output Get Permissions for Scheduled Tasks ( Local to machine) Code … Continue reading Raimund Andrée – NTFSSecurity – Usage Scenario – Day 1

MS Windows – Scheduler – Error – “An account failed to log on” – NULL SID

Preface On a MS Window box, a scheduled Task is failing with the error messages stated in the Error Messages section. Scheduled Task Here is the scheduled task Command File Output   Explanation Btw, Robocopy is coming back with the error message stating "You do not have the Backup and Restore Files user rights".   … Continue reading MS Windows – Scheduler – Error – “An account failed to log on” – NULL SID

Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry

Background This has been going on since Memory Day weekend.  My cousin called me to see about adding some memory to his Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A6025 Notebook PC. Problem Whenever he boots the computer with the new memory sticks installed, the computer boots up and goes through the BIOS, but Microsoft Vista is in Neverland. Memory Here … Continue reading Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry