Category Archives: network

FreeRadius.net service doesn’t work

The FreeRadius.net package built for windows uses the XYZservice.exe wrapper tool to start a normal application as a service. However on Windows 2008 and higher the service starts but RADIUS is not listening on the configured ports. You can check …

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RAS or NPS forward RADIUS request to same server different port

The address of the remote RADIUS server x.x.x.x in remote RADIUS server group yyyyy Resolves to local address x.x.x.x. The address will be ignored. Use case scenario: You want to forward RADIUS requests incoming on the server to some software, …

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Uninstall Exchange 2010 on crippled 2008 R2 DC (SBS2011)

FASTTRACK ARTICLE Exchange 2010 was installed on a domain controller, it actually was a Small Business Server 2011. Something happened to the AD database, backup not good. Server would only boot in AD restore mode. In AD restore mode, we …

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Virtual Private Server on SSD storage

Recently I read about the virtual private servers you can create on www.DigitalOcean.com. They call them Droplets, and they get created in less then a minute if you don’t enable back-ups, or just a couple of minutes with back-up service enabled. You can choose between different geographically located datacenters. You can choose between New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and Singapore. You get one public ip address (or ipv6 if you prefer, but who does anyway).

You can choose out of some preselected minimal OS installations such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora and CoreOS. Or you could even deploy your VPS complete with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or even with wordpress of Drupal setup. If I looked at the price (10$/month or 12$ with back-up) for a VPS, with 1CPU, 1GB RAM, 30GB DISK and 2TB data transfer, and compared that to what I was currently paying for 2 shared hosting plans, the math was clear.

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RDWeb shows no icons with Internet Explorer 10 TSWeb (server side fix)

RDWeb or TSWeb is the Microsoft Remote Desktop service web access page from Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2. When using Internet Explorer 10 to browse to an RDWeb (>=2008 R2) or TSWeb (=2008) the icons for the published apps …

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Exchange 2010: moved mailbox to new database Blackberry Enterprise won’t sync

When you create a new Database in Exchange 2010 you also need to add special rights to this database for the Blackberry Enterprise service account (standard: BESAdmin) to this database. Source: http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do?externalId=KB02276&sliceId=2&cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&noCount=true&ViewedDocsListHelper=com.kanisa.apps.common.BaseViewedDocsListHelperImpl Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server …

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Delete or show hidden no longer active or present network adapters Device Manager

Open a command prompt. Start: RUN -> CMD (OK) At the prompt type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 At the prompt type: start devmgmt.msc In the menu view, click on “Show hidden devices”. Now go to network adapters and uninstall the ones that …

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VPN tunnel between Netscreen and Cisco

Recently I had some troubles setting up a VPN between a Netscreen and a Cisco device from the remote party. We had agreed upon a Preshared Key and 3DES/SHA1 encryption/hash algorithms using main mode and DH group 2. The Cisco …

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FORTIGATE : Static routes must have lower distance then default GW

Had this problem on a Fortigate 60B & 60C. Static routes did not work as expected. The static route did not work until the distance was set to 1 which is lower than the 0.0.0.0 default route who has distance …

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