IIS “failed to remove certificate”

After downloading a new certificate from our SSL provider, I found I was unable to install this new certificate. Windows returned the error “Failed to Remove Certificate”. Using OpenSSL on a Linux box, I did the following: openssl pkcs12 -export -in my.crt -inkey my.key -certfile my.bundle -out my.pfx I was then able to import my…

Installing ClamAV on Windows Server 2012

This documents how I got ClamAV (clamd) working on Windows Server 2012 I downloaded the 64 bit package <clamav-0.99-x64.msi> from sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamav/files/clamav/win32/ I then created folders, as I wanted everything in the root of c:\ I have: c:\ClamAV-Conf\ c:\ClamAV-x64 |-\db |-\log Created config files: clamd.conf TCPAddr 192.168.1.251 TCPSocket 3310 MaxThreads 2 LogTime true LogFile c:\ClamAV-x64\log\clamd.log…

HP Smart array CLI commands

HP Smart array CLI commands (these should apply to any system with the CLI installed) Show configuration /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show config Controller status /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show status Show detailed controller information for all controllers /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show detail Show detailed controller information for controller in slot 0 /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 show detail…

Windows 7 Environment variables

Windows 7 Environment variables Variable name Value %ALLUSERSPROFILE% (%PROGRAMDATA%) C:\ProgramData %APPDATA% C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming %COMPUTERNAME% {computername} %COMMONPROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files\Common Files %COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)% C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files %COMSPEC% C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe %HOMEDRIVE% C: %HOMEPATH% \Users\{username} %LOCALAPPDATA% C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local %LOGONSERVER% \\{domain_logon_server} %PATH% C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;{plus program paths} %PATHEXT% .com;.exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs;.vbe;.js;.jse;.wsf;.wsh;.msc %PROGRAMFILES% C:\Program Files %PROGRAMFILES(X86)% C:\Program Files (x86) (only in 64-bit version) %PROMPT% Code for current command…

Get Windows server uptime

To find server uptime: (this works on server 2008 / Vista / Windows 7 & 8 / server 2012) systeminfo | findstr “Boot” Output: System Boot Time: 13/01/2016, 10:59:27 Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1 The command “net statistics server” will also provide the server uptime, as well as many other related statistics.

Update a VMWare Host with Individual VIBs

Determine which VIBs are installed on the host. esxcli –server=server_name software vib list Install from a URL esxcli –server=server_name software sources vib list –depot=http://web_server/depot_name Install from a local zip file esxcli –server=server_name software sources vib list –depot=path_to_depot_zip_file/depot_ZIP_file Update VIBs from a depot accessible by URL esxcli –server=server_name software vib update –depot=http://web_server/depot_name Update VIBs from a…