Has my email account been hacked?

If you ever suspect you have been hacked the below websites scan the internet for stolen password data posted by hackers.  The sites have a harvesting infrastructure looking for potential leaks and hold it in their database allowing you to […]

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How to use the tar command?

The tar command is used for bundling multiple files and folders.  It is similar to the zip command although the files don’t have to be compressed. The ‘.gz’ extension highlights if the tar file is compressed. Many of the packages […]

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Checking md5sum on Linux

Open Terminal Run # md5sum packagename.tar.gz

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nmap Host Discovery

nmap can useful command line tool to check what hosts are alive on a particular network. I often use the the nmap with the -sn switch. This option tells Nmap not to do a port scan after host discovery, and […]

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Installing SharePoint 2010 Central Admin using Powershell

After installing SharePoint I cancel the final setup wizard and configure Central Admin using Powershell.  The advantage of this is a guid free database name.  Its also a handy way to setup SharePoint if you are doing multiple installs as […]

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Gather events from ULS log for specific correlation ID

Lately I have been working with SharePoint 2010 and often find myself having to troubleshoot problems using the ULS Log viewer tool.   I’m sure anyone that has done this before would agree that it can be time consuming and at […]

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Stopping a Hyper-V Virtual Machine that hangs after trying to stop

Earlier this week I had a troublesome Virtual Machine which kept going into a Not Responding state .  To try and combat the issue I wanted to Shutdown the server as I realized I hadn’t installed the Guest Additions which […]

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How copy Powershell syntax Colouring

The other day I was trying to document some Powershell scripts for a SharePoint installation and wanted to keep the syntax highlighting in word.  After some googling I found the solution. The PowerShellPack, after installing you get extra copy options in […]

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Failed to download the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD image from..

After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 I was unable to get the Guest Additions CD image from the programmed location:- http://dlc.sun.com.edgesuite.net/virtualbox/4.1.2_Ubuntu/VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.2_Ubuntu.iso To fix the issue I had to run sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso and mount the ISO in virtualbox before running the VM. […]

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Ubuntu 11.10 Failed to parse existing X config file ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’!

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop the second display was disabled by default.  I enabled it in the nVidia Xserver settings page but couldn’t save the configuration file.  I was getting the message Failed to parse existing X config […]

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