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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Linux log tail

A very handy command to use when debugging apache issues is the “tail -f” command. This will display continually output the last lines of each specified log file.   i.e. “tail -f /var/log/https/access_log”


A very handy tool to run commands on a remote system i.e. want to run ipconfig on a server but not go through the hassle of logging on??? Then PsExec is the answer. It can be found….here…

Black logon screen Windows Server 2003

The windows login screen may appear black if the registry entry responsible for the colors becomes corrupted. In this case it has values of ( 0 0 0)… or black…..   This is simpley fixed by making the appropriate changes … Continue reading

Exchange 2003 mailstore limit

the Mailstore on Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). is limited by default to 18gb but this is easily changed by adding/changing a reg entry and then restarting the Information Store Taken from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912375 Important Before you increase the … Continue reading

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Fortigate dubug SSL VPN

#dia debug en #dia debug reset #dia debug application sslvpn -1

Cisco Warranty CD links to malware site

Documents on the cd may contain links to content from a malacious website http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20110803-cd.shtml

Interface Statistics

diag hardware deviceinfo nic “interface name”

Reset Fortigate Admin Password

Connect a console cable then reboot the unit. As soon as th login promt appears use the username “maintainer” and bcpbFGTxxxxxxxxxxxxx as the password where the “xxxxxxxxxxxxx” is the case sensitive serial number of the unit

Remotely view and disconnect RDP sessions

When encountering error ““You exceeded the allowed connection count”” when trying to login to a server use the following commands to view the active sessions and also to end them To view : qwinsta /server:yourservername   To end : rwinsta ID … Continue reading

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