Systems Administration

Mobaxterm import session

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:41

Hi to all

at office, management decided to use mobaxterm That's good, it works well for ours needs

Now I have a problem we have like 3000 servers, save all of them one by one on sessions it's a little...time consuming. :-)))

There's a way to import session massively from a plain text, xls, ods, sql, whatever?


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Suggestions for a free or cheap way to poll PC's on a network?

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:36

We are trying to pull an inventory of all computers on our network. The more info the better, but pulling things IP, Name, OS, Serial, Model would be absolutely ideal. Last user to log in would be the cherry on top.

We unfortunately do not use SCCM. We only have Kaspersky which is extremely limited in what we can see in terms of this information.

Are there any open source, free, or relatively cheap solutions out there that might be able to accomplish this? Solarwinds maybe?

The end game would be to create a CSV export of this information to ingest into our CMDB.

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Cyberoam vs Other Firewall

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:34

So our organisation has approx 15-20 PCs backed up to NAS, connected via simple switch and 35-40 IP camera and a bunch of other things. Our company recently brought in a consultant and he suggested that we get Cyberoam CR15ing. I just wanted to know how good it is when compared to other options like Fortinet or Palo Alto or Cisco ASA.

I haven't used many firewalls except for the ones at our CCNA training centre and that too with very basic commands. Any and every input is welcome.

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Adding exclusions or disabling firefox popup blocker over GPO

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:30

I need to add exclusions to firefox pop up blocker over GPO or disable it completely and I need to do it on 250 computers, it’s blocking a pop up for very important site we’re using.

I have tried CCK2 and I have tried changing JS and CFG files from what I found googling but nothing worked so far.

Anyone got any idea?

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Putting the urgency in emergency: UK's delayed emergency services network review... delayed

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:06
These 'resets take time' says ex IBM head

A review of the government's delayed emergency services network intended to replace the national radio infrastructure with a 4G network has itself been delayed by more than half a year.…

Best tools to deploy Ubuntu Desktop on 200 computers

Hi, In my company, we are going to replace all our old Windows XP with LUbuntu (16.04) (yeah!!). After a couple of tests on 20 computers (deployed with CloneZilla), the setup will be relatively simple : Firefox, LibreOffice, FreeRDP and an authentication on Active Directory.

Although, since we are going to deploy this on 100-200 computers, I would like a tool (or a couple of tools) which could help me to install, configure, maintain and update Ubuntu Desktop. Something "à la SCCM".

I think the fastest way to deploy an image will be through a PXE server. So I found a couple of project which, I think, may fit my needs :

What are you thoughts on these tools ? Do you have any recommendations ?

A big thank you for your help.

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RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:27
Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance

One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.…

Windows 10 Hyper-V License

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:21

So I think i'm being dumb but does the Windows 10 Professional license cover you for Hyper-V if i'm just using it to test deployments and software deployments to a Windows 7 VM?

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Suggestions for what people might call a "communication server"?

I don't even know how I should category or call this really... but I would like to know if a platform/distro/server exists that reroutes data streams.

It shouldn't care what the data is, you just know port number and protocol of the incoming data stream (horrible example -> port# 650000, sftp) and you reroute the data stream to whatever ip with a different or same port number. Ideally you can also change the protocol when rerouting but that seems crazy complicated, maybe even unnecessary... I hope I'm making sense.

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How Kubernetes Became the Solution for Migrating Legacy Applications - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:00

You don't have to tear down your monolith to modernize it. You can evolve it into a beautiful microservice using cloud-native technologies.

SAP HANA: Concerns remain over tech skills, complexity, licensing - survey

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:59
Most deployments now complete on time and on budget… It only took 7 years

Customer confusion and a lack of technical skills are still dogging migration to SAP HANA, but the days of deployment horror stories are fading, according to a report penned by an integrator.…

SAP HANA: Concerns remain over tech skills, complexity, licensing - survey

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:59
Most deployments now complete on time and on budget… It only took 7 years

Customer confusion and a lack of technical skills are still dogging migration to SAP HANA, but the days of deployment horror stories are fading, according to a report penned by an integrator.…

BitLocker and pre-boot?

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:39

We're using a third party product to encrypt our Windows 7 machines because they're Pro so don't have BitLocker.

Now we're going Windows 10 we have BitLocker available so plan on using it as we see little benefit in using a third party product.

Pre-boot is something we're considering but we're cautious around balancing security and ease of use and BitLocker with TPM controlled encryption is pretty damned sweet as it's so transparent to the end user.

Do you use pre-boot?

If so why did you deem it necessary?

How much additional inconvenience has it cause your employees?

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Building a simplified and efficient storage operation

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:35
Layer by layer

Generations of change have produced layers of storage that are a challenge to manage.…

Blockchain nears peak hype: UK politicos to probe crypto-coin

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:12
Digi currencies falling under glare of Treasury committee

Hot on the heels of Bitcoin’s dramatic rise and fall - and rise, British parliamentarians have decided to launch an inquiry into digital currencies.…

What is the disadvantage of persistent network share mapping?

Sysadmin - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

Hi fellow admins,

in my career as client-support in 2 companys i experienced in both jobs a hugh hassle with the logon scripts to map network drives.

Sometimes it does work, sometimes not, doesnt work when not connected, etc.

My new company even uses a self programmed tool that lets user remap their drive manually.

My Question now is: Why not use the windows built in persistent network share mapping?

Are there any problems i am not seeing? I mean wouldnt it be better if the shares are always there and you know if they are reachable when you click on them? No hassel with logon scripts anymore.

Regards, Razeradmin

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The Next Generation of TinyFPGAs - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have come of age. Once viewed as exotic and scary there are a number of FPGA boards targeting the maker market and among them is a new range of open source TinyFPGA boards.

Tasker Notifications

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:50


Two questions about using notifications with Tasker:

First, I currently have the excellent Network Location project running on my phone and this creates it's own separate notifications for Network Data, Network Location etc. When I create my own notication using Notify, it not only merges my notification with the Network Location notification but also merges the two notifications together that were once separate. How do I stop this from happening?

Second, Is it possible to put line breaks in a notification so that variables appear in list like this:


Rather than like this %variable1 %variable2 %variable3


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Don't worry, Eugene Kaspersky. Acronis is just busting a security move...

The Register - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:31
Oh and a touch of HCI, says data protector as it waltzes into adjacent markets

Analysis Data protector Acronis is building hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit for release in 2019 and developing a security product slated for 2020 – markets in little danger of being under-served.…