Archive for 2017



Jul 05 2017

Hardware Scanning and Auto Update in GLPI

Published by under GLPI

Having loads of physical sites, it is extremely difficult to keep track of device’s locations, and even if you do, you may not be aware some people moved computers or printers around to a new place without telling; It can also be useful to know where a device was last seen.More importantly, do you know […]

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May 29 2017

Determine Operating System within FTP Session

Published by under AS400,Linux,Networking

The “QUOTE” keyword is essential to allow a user to run system-specific commands on FTP servers (SITE or ALLO for example). These commands do not have to be understood by FTP clients. Most FTP clients send a NOOP – that actually is a dummy packet – to keep the connection up  QUOTE SYST returns the Operating […]

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Apr 22 2017

Managed Service Account Fails after Reboot

Published by under Windows

Windows services can be started with a Managed Service Account (MSA) for the sake of security and easy management. It is working just fine until I initiate a server reboot. The service would not start. Opening the service and wiping out the password field makes the service start again, until the next boot. What could […]

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Apr 06 2017

Windows Managed Service Accounts

Published by under Windows

Managed service accounts appeared with Windows 2008 R2 Server. MSA provide a dedicated account for each service without the hassle of managing password assignment or reset; less management, more security. However, an account can only be used on one server.   Setting up a service account is done in 2 steps: Create it on the […]

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Mar 21 2017

Powershell Count Returns Incorrect Values

Published by under Windows

Powershell provides a “count” method that comes first to mind when you have to count lines, files or objects. I was astonished to observe PowerShell would display nothing when it should count 0 or 1. Here’s a screenshot where I retrieve the number of Active Directory accounts and showing count is unreliable. Instead use the Measure-Object […]

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