Windows 10 Creators Update – Re-Enable Command Prompt Instead Of Powershell

If you’re recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update and you’ve used the Command Prompt shortcuts when you right-click on the Start Menu, you might be surprised to see that Command Prompt has been replaced by Windows PowerShell (resembling the left screenshot above). While Powershell has its place, I tend to use Command Prompt more [...]

By | 2017-02-14T14:48:13+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Lumsing Glory P2 Plus 15000 mAh Power Bank

Over the past couple of weeks I've had the opportunity to review the Glory P2 Plus 15000 mAh Power Bank by Lumsing. I've been very pleased with the device and how well it can charge multiple devices, multiple times before needing to be recharged itself. If you're a commuter or traveler that uses multiple devices [...]

By | 2017-02-14T09:49:44+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Cisco ASDM Font Size Too Small Or Overlap

You manage a Cisco ASA Firewall or any other Cisco appliance that is managed using the Cisco ASDM launcher, you might run into an issue were your font sizes are too small or the fonts overlap making it difficult to read and navigate. This is especially true on newer hardware with high DPI settings like [...]

By | 2017-02-09T12:21:12+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Cisco, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Update Site Certificate For ADFS Windows Server 2012

If you run a Microsoft ADFS Server on Windows Server 2012, there will probably be a time when you'll need to update your site certificate on the server. In my case, I use a wildcard certificate for my domain, for example *.tecklyfe.com so that all subdomains can use the same certificate. When you update the [...]

By | 2017-02-09T07:35:12+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: System Administration, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds

The Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds are individual wireless earbuds that don't need a cord connecting them and are Bluetooth 4.1 compatible. They are built to stay in your ears and the main unit pairs to your phone, then they pair with each other. You can currently find the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds on [...]

By | 2017-02-06T10:16:50+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Failed to open the runspace pool. The Server manager WinRM plug-in might be corrupted or missing

I recently ran into the error message "Failed to open the runspace pool. The Server manager WinRM plug-in might be corrupted or missing." shortly after deploying a new Windows 2012 server. I was trying to add new features through the Server Manager wizard, and on the deployment scree, I would get this error. Luckily, the [...]

By | 2017-04-27T09:00:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: System Administration, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Apple Releases Security Updates iOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.1.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.3, tvOS 10.1.1 and other Products

It's that time again! Time to update all of your Apple products to patch some critical security updates and vulnerabilities. Today, Apple released critical security updates for iOS, watchOS, tvOS, MacOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows. Apple has patched 56 vulnerabilities, and of the 56, 29 could allow attackers to perform remote code execution [...]

By | 2017-01-23T14:25:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix MySQL Table mysql.plugin Doesn’t Exist

I recently had an issue on a MySQL Database Server where running apt-get upgrade to upgrade the MySQL package on the server would result in an error about the table 'mysql.plugin' doesn't exist. I believe the issue started on this server after I changed the datadir in my.cnf and I moved the database directory to [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:47:52+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

How To Harden MongoDB Server

MongoDB is "a document database that provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability". In this chapter of our InfoSec System Hardening series, we'll walk you through some of the steps you can take to harden your MongoDB database server. You can refer to the MongoDB Server Documentation for more details about the commands and [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:37:37+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Security, Server Hardening, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Harden An NGINX Web Server

The next segment in our InfoSec System Hardening series is how to harden an NGINX Web Server. NGINX is an alternative to the popular Apache Web Server on Linux. In this article, we'll show you some of the basics you'll want to take to secure your NGINX Web Server. To get started, you can follow [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:38:13+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Security, Server Hardening, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments