Windows 2016 – Windows Cannot Access…

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Accessing Network Status and other features as Administrator generates this error C:\windows\system32\control.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. How to solve the problem Run > gpedit.msc Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options Enable “User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the… Continue reading Windows 2016 – Windows Cannot Access…

Add additional SSH user to Amazon Lightsail

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Configuring Lightsail Network To make sure you can connect, make sure that Port 22 (default) is open. If you have a fixed IP address, make sure to check “Restrict to IP address” and add your address/es. Remotely Connecting Before we set up the server, let’s go over a couple key items: You’ve create the instance… Continue reading Add additional SSH user to Amazon Lightsail

How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

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Windows 2019 TLS 1.2

Update the Windows Registry Start > Run > regedit Registry path: HKLM SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols Open TLS 1.2 For both Client and Server, double click Enable and set the REG_DWORD to 1. Click Ok, then reboot (but see below first). Lockdown various protocols for IIS While you’re configuring TLS, you may as well lock down IIS. The… Continue reading How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

Windows 2019 Change Product Key Not Working

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After installing Windows 2019 you may not be able to activate it with the default product key. When you click “change product key” in the activation screen nothing happens. Solution: change it from the CMD line. You will get popups each time you run these commands. Open CMD > Shift + Right Click > Run… Continue reading Windows 2019 Change Product Key Not Working

How to fix AWS Lightsail CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]

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There are two main reasons why you might get “Log in failed. If this instance has just started up, try again in a minute or two. CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]” in Amazon Lightsail browser based SSH login. You will need SSH login from Putty, etc. Your machine’s clock is wrong Check time with https://time.is/UTC (AWS is in… Continue reading How to fix AWS Lightsail CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]

Chrome Remote Desktop Lock Screen

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Don’t want someone looking at your screen that you are remoted into using Chrome Remote Desktop? Here’s the link to Google’s support page for it. Here are the shortcuts to Mac only. Why not Windows 10? Because you have to set RDP to allow connections from any security level. You should only have it set… Continue reading Chrome Remote Desktop Lock Screen

How to install PHP 5.6 on CentOS 6.10

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I just did a fresh install of CentOS 6.10 today and needed to install PHP. It had been a while, so I needed a refresher. Note: PHP 5.6 is pretty much End Of Life, so you should be installing PHP 7.2, or higher at this point in time. That said, sometimes you have to support… Continue reading How to install PHP 5.6 on CentOS 6.10

Vagrant status is “running” but VirtualBox shows “Powered Off” Windows 10

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You’ve installed Vagrant and run vagrant up and then vagrant ssh successfully. You then start VirtualBox Manager and it shows that it is powered off: In order to see the actual status, press SHIFT then right-click on the icon for Virtual Box, then click Run as Administrator You will see that it reports the VM… Continue reading Vagrant status is “running” but VirtualBox shows “Powered Off” Windows 10

How to install OpenVas 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

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This installation covers my experience with installing only OpenVas VERSION 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial only. There are a variety of resources out there that will help you install previous versions like these: https://launchpad.net/~mrazavi/+archive/ubuntu/openvas https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-install-openvas-vulnerability-scanner-on-ubuntu-16-04 https://hackertarget.com/openvas-9-install-ubuntu-1604/ Again, this works for Verion 9 only. Update Ubuntu sudo lsb_release -a sudo apt-get -y update && upgrade sudo reboot (if possible) Add… Continue reading How to install OpenVas 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial