Windows Server 2012: Deactivating UAC

Deactivating UAC in Windows 2008 R2 was possible via running msconfig (for example winkey+r -> msconfig), going to the Tools tab and launching “Change UAC settings”. There, you select “Never notify” to disable UAC. The same approach is still available in Windows Server 2012, although UAC is still active after you selected “Never notify”. You […]


Server 2012 – taking ownership of files

I recently had issues where taking ownership of files through the GUI simply failed every time, despite indicating that it had been successful. A bit of ‘Googling’ led me to an article on Microsoft’s website. Launch Powershell as Administrator (if not logged in as Administrator) Change the the drive containing the files / folders you […]

iptables Linux

Blocking bogons with iptables

ipsets is a fairly recent addition to the netfilter family. It is possible to define networks / addresses and then use them in iptables. ipset –create bogons nethash ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons ipset –add bogons […]

Linux MySQL

MySQL initial run

This serves to remind me how to initialise a new MySQL installation, if it doesn’t happen automatically. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER ! To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password ‘new-password’ /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h password ‘new-password’ Alternatively you can run: […]