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Config snippets : Cisco : Enable SSH

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Configuration snippet I use to enable SSH on Cisco 2811 ISR and Catalyst 3560, but it will work on all Cisco IOS devices with appropriate IOS image which allows SSH to be enabled (IOS which has k9 in image name contains crypto compnents which allow to enable SSH).

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Tips&Tricks : How to skip Autologon in Windows XP

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As I had to fight with WIndows XP Autologon (we have it on many computers which are used for example for CCTV), I think can write down one more quick tips how to skip Autologon feature and use different account to access computer (for example to install Windows Updates).

So, situation I was dealing with was computer with Windows XP, connected to Active Directory domain with Autologn feature enabled. After computer started I’ve seen welcome dialog and after pressed ctrl-alt-del autologn procedure kick in and login to computer with restricted account. How to skip autologon process and be able to enter different username and password?

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Config snippets : Cisco : Configuring SNMPv3

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Create Read Only SNMPv3 user – IOS

snmp-server group viewers v3 auth
snmp-server user snmpView viewers v3 auth md5 uHNKmuLP0lXOp8ODFkmJ
snmp-server group viewers v3 auth read viewConfig
snmp-server view viewConfig system included
snmp-server view viewConfig internet included
snmp-server view viewConfig mib-2 included
snmp-server view viewConfig cisco included
snmp-server view viewConfig ciscoConfig included
snmp-server view viewConfig ciscoImageMIB included
snmp-server view viewConfig snmpMIB included

Create Read Write SNMPv3 user – IOS

snmp-server group writers v3 auth
snmp-server user snmpWrite writers v3 auth md5 jB7HCiNBoGsk5qgfasHQ
snmp-server group writers v3 auth write writeConfig
snmp-server view writeConfig system included
snmp-server view writeConfig internet included
snmp-server view writeConfig mib-2 included
snmp-server view writeConfig cisco included
snmp-server view writeConfig ciscoConfig included
snmp-server view writeConfig ciscoImageMIB included
snmp-server view writeConfig snmpMIB included

Create Read Only SNMPv3 user – ASA

snmp-server group viewers v3 auth
snmp-server user snmpView viewers v3 auth md5 uHNKmuLP0lXOp8ODFkmJ
snmp-server host inside 0.0.0.0 version 3 snmpView

NOTE: Please keep in mind that certain ACLs might require modification in order to allow SNMP protocol access.

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Tips & Tricks : Remove Event Log Source

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To remove Event Log Source use this:

Remove-EventLog -Source "Desktop Window Manager"
Replace Desktop Window Manager with Event Log Source you want to remove.
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Apple iOS 6 Released

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Finally Apple released iOS 6. After months of spreading news how great new iOS will be we can install it. So, was it really worth waiting and is it really that great as Apple tried to tell us past few months?

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How-to : Connect to Amazon EC2 Linux AMI using SecureCRT

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Recently I decided to use Amazon AWS EC2 platform to host systems in the Cloud. As operating system I needed is Linux I quickly deployed Amazon Linux AMI, which is quick and simple to do.

Once instance was created I downloaded key pair. Now it came down to connecting to my virtual machine in the cloud.My SSH client of choice is SecureCRT. Let’s see how to configure session parameters in SecureCRT in order to connect to Amazon Linux AMI instance hosted on EC2 platform.

I’m using SecureCRT 7.0.1 to connect to server hosted on Amazon EC2 platform.

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Code snippets : SQL : Backup and FTP transfer SQL Server database

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Some time ago I had to transfer SQL Server databases from remote retail locations to central system. At that time whol einfrastructure was operating on Microsoft SQL server 2000 and link in remote locations was 128kb/s ISDN. At that time I thought that the best idea will be backup database to local hard disk on SQL server, RAR it and FTP compressed backup of SQL database to headquater. It did work quite well. So, below is a script I scheduled to be run as part of scheduled job defined on SQL Server Agent.

Before script will be used few things have to be customized:

  • location for database backups – @archive_path – default: F:\Backup
  • location of WinRAR application – @archive_cmd – default: C:\Program Files\WinRAR
  • IP address of FTP server – default: 192.168.10.120
  • Username and password for FTP user – default: dbupload/password
  • Folder on FTP server for backup upload – default: Site_Backup

As there might ba many remote sites uploading backups, each site can have different folder for data transfer.

Here is script to backup SQL Server database and trasfer backup to FTP server:

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Tips & Tricks : Hyperlinks are not working in Outlook

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When you get a message “Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk.” it means that you might want to apply this fix to be able to open links in emails:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310049

Same fix applies also to other Office applications (they all might be affected along with Outlook).

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Games : Codes : Skyrim – finding Lydia

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I’m a big fan of Skyrim 🙂 so, sometimes I will put some codes and clues for that game.

If for some reason you have to leave Lydia and take another person with you and then you want to bring Lydia back you can speed up that process using codes.

  • player.moveto a2c94 – will bring you to current Lydia location
  • a2c94.moveto player – will bring Lydia to your current location

You might have to split up with Lydia if you need to hire someone else temporarily like in Boethiah quest.

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Tips & Tricks : HP TouchSmart tm2t, Windows 8 and Switchable Graphics

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Recently I came up with idea to upgrade operating system on my HP TouchSmart tm2t to Windows 8. In general there was no major issues except one. As this computer has two graphics adapters (Intel for low performance when operate on battery, AMD/ATI for better performance when operate on mains) there was small issue with configuring Switchable Graphics option.

After installation computer was operating only on low performance Intel card and thre was no possibility to switch to AMD/ATI. Here is what I’ve done ot make it work:

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