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Anthony D'Amico

Sysadmin\Netadmin Related - OS Agnostic Discussions  - 
 
Need some help guys. After installing windows 8 computer restarted and this screen pops up. What did I mess up and how could I fix this?


If u can't read the screen it says: no boot device available
Strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to run the setup utility
SATA 0: installed
SATA 1: installed
SATA 2: none
SATA 3: none
Msata1: none
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Mario Darnadi

Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade  - 
 
Hi guys,
Iam new to NAS, but i was thinking, is there a way to do ssd raid 0 buffer ? With freenas.
Not cache, buffer. When i open my nas i would see all foldiers and everything but when i drag from pc to nas something. It would go to ssd and then on pc via 10gb port of course. Is it possible or not. Or is there something like that? I want super fast drag and drop. But not something huge in size 
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Personally I don't think it's worth it for home use yet. If you were caching maybe, but then move those files off the nas to local ssd
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Luis Sanchez

Hardware\Software Discussion, Recommendations  - 
 
So I was planning to buy a Cisco Switch SG300-52 with POE because I'm familiar with Cisco learning CCNA. Someone recommended me a Ubiquiti Edge Switch ES which has a great price and good reviews. Anyone own a Ubiquiti product?
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Many - and I am very happy with all their gear.They're very good for the price. 
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Paul Rodgers

Hardware\Software Discussion, Recommendations  - 
 
So it's been a long time since I've done a build and I'm kinda thinking about doing a htpc that I can load up with movies and tv shows since my internet is kinda crap. Would like to use a streacom fc10 alpha case which supports mini itx - micro atx - atx motherboards.

Want to go with an intel processor (I'm thinking i5 skylake). Probably a smallish SSD for booting and I'll setup a NAS for my storage needs. Other than that idk where to start anymore. I'm guessing that I really don't want to screw around with a full atx board and that I should probably stick with onboard video.

Who should I look at for motherboards these days? I want nvidia graphics. I'll have 240 watts to play with.
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Andrew M (AORUS)

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I have heard a lot of these cases 😲 😱. Is this the right thing to do 👿 or not to do 😇? 🤔
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Carrie Smith

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Security researcher Tijme Gommers has discovered and publicly disclosed an issue in the McDonald's official website that allows an attacker to gain access to a user's password in cleartext.
The issue, a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug described in finer detail on his blog, allows an attacker to craft a malicious link, which when clicked by a target, escapes a local sandbox, captures a local cookie, extracts password data from that file, decrypts it and then sends it to the attacker.

By abusing an insecure cryptographic storage vulnerability and a reflected server cross-site-scripting vulnerability it is possible to steal and decrypt the password from a McDonald's user.
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Chris Lichowicz

Employment Opportunities (NO RECRUITER SPAM ALLOWED)  - 
 
An acquaintance works for this company, said they're hiring! Multiple locations
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HotHardware

Hardware\Software Discussion, Recommendations  - 
 
Cheap SATA #SSD storage from WD on the test track today. Not bad and definitely priced competitively.
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+Sturla Hansen Yep, they acquired them not long ago. I think you'll see WD coming up big time in this space eventually, once the technologies are all assimilated.
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Greg Merideth

Industry Vents, Rants, & General Discussions  - 
 
I know nothing of the Java Glassfish (web server) so can anyone tell me if this is normal? I just powered on the VM and see 30+ threads for glassfish.jar but it seems each thread is asking for 4GB RAM.
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+William L. DeRieux IV I don't have access to it, it's a machine setup for a developer to use but reports are taking 15-16 minutes to run when they "should" take about 1-2 minutes. 4 vCPU's and 8GB RAM didn't make much of a dent so I'm thinking a config problem in glassfish given the amount of threads running.
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darnell roebuck

IT Training\Education IT Related  - 
 
ok im thinking of taking my Aplus certification test can any who hat took the test tell what the performance test consist of thanks
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Owais Hyder

Sysadmin\Netadmin Related - OS Agnostic Discussions  - 
 
Any body know how to disable msconfig in windows 10, without limiting the user.

Actually I need to disable the safe mode for security reasons, as kasper /Symantec services are not running in safe mode, and the data can be stolen without even a log entry with Symantec or Kasper.

If I just disabled the safemode from msconfig, our user has still access to msconfig on their laptops any time to re-enable safemode. 
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Josh Frye

Industry Vents, Rants, & General Discussions  - 
 
From a Google blog, some of the changes they are rolling out to G+ here in the next couple of days, if you don't already see them now.

https://blog.google/products/google-plus/making-googleplus-work-better-for-you/
From better commenting, to showing you more of what matters, to bringing back Events, we’re making a bunch of improvements to Google+ based on your feedback.
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Hey, they might be into it.
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Rodney Fletcher

Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade  - 
 
Hi everyone. Some of you may know me from some of the (quite frequent) posts I make to this group. What you probably don't know about me is I've been working with a group of people for some time now on a better way to manage an IT environment, team and company and we're now looking for beta testers for the software we've created (I have squared this off with the owners of this group).

First up: we're looking for beta testers only: not money or sales. Just genuine people to give some fresh eyes over what we've done. If you make it through the very long post below and like the look of the screen shots I've attached, let me know if you're interested in more information. We'll do a Q&A to explain how we do all this securely and how it all works. We are a security auditing company, as well as a public cloud so we have put security as priority #1 at every step of development. Really.

Please excuse me - this is going to be a long post because I need to explain what the software does and a tiny bit about how it does it.

Firstly, round one of beta testing is focused (almost) entirely on Microsoft based shops / environments. Linux will come soon. So if that's not you, this doesn't apply.

Next up - what is the software? Well, frankly, it's everything you need to run an IT business. It's a ticketing system, a CRM, a server management system, a project management system, reporting system HR, payments, accounting - everything. All in one place.

I'm sure I'm not the only IT pro who's had to work with terrible ticketing systems or frankly awful IDS or notification systems and eventually - I just had enough of working with systems that didn't work for me. So I made my own (with some help from my co-workers).

I didn't want a ticketing system that takes multiple steps to enter data or register time and I don't see the point in putting data into a ticketing system that doesn't talk to the accounting system or doesn't manage staff KPI metrics and bonus hours / overtime, etc. I don't want a project management system that is blind to the hours someone is doing in support and I don't want to have to log in to one place to find passwords, another place to enter time, a third place to record opportunities and CRM - that's a joke. I want a customer portal that is a pleasure to use and a treat on the eyes, that's responsive and works on mobile or desktop just as well.

If you're willing to look at it and help us make a system that is actually a genuine pleasure for IT folk to use, instead of the god awful nightmare than almost every off the shelf system actually is, then please let us know.

So here's "*ServNT*" (and yes, I know there's a Windows .exe with that name :P). See the bottom of this (sorry long) post for some of the things it can manage, in summary.

There's a lot of pictures so bear with me (and I apologise for the way Chrome has slightly munted the screenshots). As you can see, it's a dashboard that immediately tells you how you're tracking for KPIs, what you have on, and what you need to know.

You can see images in here showing CRM stuff like people, accounts, people, etc. You can see cases, tickets and all the normal things you would see in a ticketing system - but you'll also see that ServNT can see what's going on servers, in real time. We can also see any device managed by SNMP (such as routers) so we can give you realtime information about network usage at edgerouter or on switches, etc.

From a staff perspective, I can see who is overdue / late on cases, who is meeting their KPIs each month and I can bill clients directly for services and resources from ServNT (via Braintree, Stripe, Credit Card, Invoice, etc.). I can assign resources on a Hyper-V server or Exchange or anything that can be managed by Powershell.

If you've read this far, you'll also see at the end a green set of pages - this is where the customer logs in to manage their cases, etc. They have a different set of capabilities, obviously, but they can create, update, close, etc. their own cases and they can also (if they have permission) see information about their environment, too, such as internet usage and server details.

We can do things such as have a customer log in, make a request for a quote (perhaps for a new laptop), then we provide the quote, they can accept or reject it and even pay for it within the system. This can then be automatically reconciled against Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, etc. All without a human having to do anything (other than provide the price for the laptop).

As I mentioned above, security is a serious part of this. All communication from servers to ServNT are over HTTPS, with all payloads encrypted with a private / public key. All data is stored hashed with 2 different salts, stored in 2 places, each not visible to the other. We've audited the hell out of the code. Powershell commands executed by Window Servers can only contain whitelisted commands (controlled by you and on the server, where they can only be change by someone who is already an admin) - greylisted commands require administrator approval and blacklisted (i.e. delete-vm) cannot be run by the server. All commands to servers are pull based, not pushed and the SSL communication is again encrypted, to prevent man in the middle attacks. At no point can we or someone else see or work out your passwords or details.

Here's a bit of a summary of what it can do, now.

Hyper-V
ServNT can control Hyper-V (2012 R2 / 2016) virtual machines and ServNT manages Hyper-V in a proper multi-tenant mode: so you can run your own cloud. It understands SDN, VLANs, etc. for Hyper-V and SMB3 storage. It can make VMs, start, stop, assign SDN or VLAN as required.

DPM
ServNT can control DPM 2012R2 environments to backup Hyper-V hosts, Windows Servers, etc.

Exchange
ServNT can control multi tenant Exchange environments. In fact, it's so smart, it can create one for you on a blank (Hyper-V) VM. So you can start selling Managed Exchange to clients if you can't do this right now. Your own Office 365.

AD
ServNT can manage users, passwords, etc. All the day to day stuff of AD - which also means you can outsource password resets back to your client's themselves. It can also enforce truly strong passwords. :)

Servers
ServNT will report back on things like patches waiting, patches installed, flag if software is added to a host, if a backup fails, etc. Low disk space - all the normal things. But you can also trigger update installs, retry etc. All from within ServNT.

Routers
If you can see the details by SNMP, so can ServNT. So we can get your flow metrics, etc. and track daily usage or whatever you need (and we do).

Billing
You can bill clients directly from ServNT - so if it sees you have 42 Exchange users and you charge $10 a mailbox - it will handle the invoicing and billing for you (and payment, via Braintree, who is essentially PayPal).

Staff KPI
Manage your team's KPIs, metrics, etc. Report on overtime or targets, etc.

Security
ServNT even provides some IDS features - such a triggering an alert when files execute from temp or when certain extensions appear (like those used by Locky Ransomware, etc.).

Anyway, have a look at the images and let me know if you're interested in trying it out. It's in Beta so this means we're open to new ideas and development to help it fit your business, as well as ours.

I understand this has been a really long post for Google+ and I apologise, once again.

Thanks for reading and I do hope to see some of you expressing interest. 
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+Wessam Ehab that's honestly the biggest hold up right now from me taking beta users immediately. We really have very little documentation yet.

It's been ready easy for us to manage how to use it internally but for beta testers we need something more than me just showing people.

Currently we can automate anything powershell can contol. What are you interested in automating?
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James Clayton

Infosec\Cybersecurity Related  - 
 
Has anyone made a network Tap with a Raspberry Pi?
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Use the onboard for one and a USB adapter for the other two

Otherwise you need a span port on a managed switch
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Chris Ell

Technical Issues - (Not for free user tech support)  - 
 
Have you ran into any of these problems using #Hadoop for your #bigdata? http://bit.ly/2j68S5G
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eric peacock

Industry Vents, Rants, & General Discussions  - 
 
How much time would be saved, on average, let's say monthly, if everyone would READ THE ORIGINAL TICKET NOTES before reassigning the ticket, assigning actions, commenting, etc?
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A LOT of time would be saved
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Read the full ticket notes first please
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READ THE TICKET NOTES!!
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FFS, did you even READ the ticket notes?
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+Owain Jones or the tickets that say the internet is down. my computer doesn't work.
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Aaron Stevenson

Hardware\Software Discussion, Recommendations  - 
 
Any Office365 Licensing experts out there?

Office 365 Enterprise E3 costs $20/mo for exchange online, onedrive, and office proplus.

Office365 Essentials costs $5/mo for exchange online and onedrive.
Office365 ProPlus costs $12/mo for office proplus.

Why would I not just use Essentials and ProPlus to save $3/user? What am I missing? (Other than the 300 user cap of Office365 Essentials)
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Michael Boyle

Industry Vents, Rants, & General Discussions  - 
 
I got another weird issue with my computer. I was double booting with Windows and BSD. I got rid of bsd but now I can't boot into any USB stick. I know it is bootable. I have no idea what to try.
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First!
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Rodney Fletcher

Infosec\Cybersecurity Related  - 
 
Surely it can't be too hard to earn a few spare bucks, on this bug bounty?
Bugcrowd's bug bounty platform connects the global security researcher community with Netgear to help keep their customers secure.
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Anuj Tomar

Industry Vents, Rants, & General Discussions  - 
 
Is it worth and will be helpful ??-

aws certified solutions architect

I am mainly in middleware administration (Weblogic/Websphere/JBOSS/apache etc)
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