Posts Tagged: Guides

Messing around with bootable USB sticks can sometimes leave the drive with partitions that Windows cannot seem to work with. Like this example, where we have a 43 MB flash drive: Disk Management shows that we definitively have more space, however the option to grow the partition is grayed out, and we cannot delete the… Read Article →

I found out about Trello (trello.com) probably about a year ago, and started using it briefly to get household tasks organized. This mainly meant creating a quick shopping list, or a list of items to pack before a trip. It wasn’t until recently that I found the usefulness of this free tool while at work…. Read Article →

I recently got asked to configure a Wiki that can easily handle MS Word documents, where you can simply upload or display an existing document without having to convert it into a new Wiki page. After some research I found MediaWiki, for which there is a Office plugin that can convert your documents into Wiki articles. This… Read Article →

With Part I and Part II out of the way we should now have a running Foreman setup, as well as Puppet Agent installed on all our clients. Because we named the puppet master “puppet”, our agents will try to connect to this by default. This means that when we go to the Foreman dashboard… Read Article →

We now continue the guide, as we are done installing Foreman (Part I can be found here). In this shorter part of the guide it is time to install the puppet agent on our three clients. As all my Linux clients are running Ubuntu I will use the Apt install method. For the most up to date… Read Article →

I recently tried to set up a puppet master server with two nodes to manage under Ubuntu 16.04. I used a guide by Digital Ocean that was written in 2014. While I was able to get Puppet installed and working properly I ran into some trouble when I then tried to install Foreman, something about… Read Article →

I came across the Open Source project File Pizza, which offers peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfers between people using just a browser. While they do offer a free service through the website https://file.pizza, I figured that I would try and set this up on my own site. The files are available on their Github Page. Since… Read Article →

I realized that I had only done Windows guides so far, so I figured I would show Linux some love. I had a guide laying around that shows how to setup a web server that runs DokuWiki, an Open Source Wiki that is easy to setup and maintain. The guide was originally created with the… Read Article →

Steve Gibson over at GRC has created a simple and easy tool for removing the prompts to update to Windows 10 on non-enterprise installations of Windows. This solution works well for single desktops. Here is the link: https://www.grc.com/never10.htm For a wider scale deployment of this fix you can use Group Policy Preferences. Here are the settings… Read Article →

I recently wrote about badlock, which is sure to cause problems once revealed on 4/12. In preparation it can be a good idea to get an idea of what machines you have on your network that are actually running SMB right now. While file servers are to be expected, there might be some random devices… Read Article →

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