Using Powershell To Get User Last Logon Date

As an Active Directory Administrator, determining the date that a user last logged onto the network could be important at some point. If you have access to the Attribute Editor in your Active Directory tools, you can look for the LastLogonDate attribute. The other option is to use Powershell, and there are two methods to [...]

By | 2017-08-17T11:47:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Dodocool Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The Dodocool Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker packs a serious punch for such a small size! While you won't get the deep sounds like you would from a larger bluetooth speaker, this mini speaker sounds good for its size and sounds better than the speakerphone on your phone. I've used it in the bathroom while showering, [...]

By | 2017-08-02T14:48:28+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fix Hyperlinks Not Working In Outlook

I recently ran into an issue where Outlook 2016 on Windows 10 was giving me one of these errors whenever I would try to click on a link: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" or "Your organization's policies are preventing us from completing [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:44:15+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Restore Missing or Invalid Root Certificates on Windows

Microsoft Windows comes pre-installed with Trusted Root Authority certificates. These certificates are used across Windows and browsers to verify the identity of trusted computers and websites. If for some reason these certificates get deleted, corrupted, or out-dated, you'll start to get certificate warnings with no real indication of where the problem is. The way to [...]

By | 2017-06-29T15:52:28+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Raynic Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio

This Raynic Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio functions as an 8-in-1 alarm clock, featuring AM/FM Radio, Dual Alarm Clocks, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Dual USB Charging Ports, Multi-Color LED Night Light, Snooze, Sleep Timer, AUX Input, and Hands Free Calling. It has a modern round design that sets it apart from traditional looking alarm clocks. While the [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:45:19+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 Access Denied to C$ Solution

As an IT security professional, you've hopefully applied some baseline Group Policy settings to your workstations. Recently, if you've upgraded any of those workstations to the Windows 10 Creators Update, your administrators might have noticed that they can no longer access the C$ Admin Share by going to \\ComputerName\c$, however, it might still be accessible [...]

By | 2017-06-26T14:26:44+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Allimity True Wireless Earbuds

With the recent fad of truly wireless bluetooth headphones, there's a few options you have when shopping around. Today, we're reviewing the Allimity True Wireless Earbuds. There's no cord connecting the two earbuds together, so the only time you need a cord is when you use the Y-adapter charging cable, which plugs into a USB [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:43:50+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tech Tip: Can’t Pair Bluetooth Headphones With An Apple Watch

As the owner of an Apple Watch, you probably know that you can pair bluetooth headphones with it and sync a music playlist so that you can enjoy music without being near your phone. This is particularly handy if you want to go for a walk or run without your iPhone since the newer Apple [...]

By | 2017-06-14T19:57:49+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets, Mobile, Tech Tips|Tags: , |1 Comment

Use GParted to increase disk size of a Linux native partition

If you have a Linux virtual machine in VMware, there might be a time when you need to increase the disk size of a Linux native partition. In this article, we'll guide you through the process using a GParted Live CD (available at gparted.org). Important Notes: During the time that the GParted ISO is mounted [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:25:14+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Linux, System Administration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

NMap NSE Script To Detect #WannaCry And #Petya MS17-010 SMBv1 Vulnerability

With the recent spread of the #WannaCry (Update 6/27/17: and #Petya) ransomware over the past week, the IT community has been in a frenzy to patch vulnerable systems that are missing the MS17-010 patch that Microsoft released back in March 2017. If you need to scan your network for possible vulnerable systems, you can use [...]