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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…

How to install MegaCli on ESXi 5.x

Enable ssh service (you can use Vsphere client for that purpose, or directly on the VM Host with F2 -> Troubleshooting Options) Download MegaCli 08.07.07 Copy attached VIB to ESXi host using SFTP / SCP (I use FileZilla) to /tmp/ Install VIB with PUTTY using following command: esxcli software vib install -v=/tmp/vmware-esx-MegaCli-8.07.06.vib –force –maintenance-mode –no-sig-check…

Windows command line for various control panel options

Control panel tool Command —————————————————————– Accessibility Options control access.cpl Add New Hardware control sysdm.cpl add new hardware Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl Display Properties control desk.cpl FindFast control findfast.cpl Fonts Folder control fonts Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl Joystick Properties control joy.cpl Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard Microsoft Exchange control mlcfg32.cpl (or Windows…