Month: March 2017

LastPass Security Failures and Successes

Over the past few days, I have been reading Twitter with interest from a particularly well known security expert called Tavis Ormandy (whom works on the Google Project Zero initiative) about some interesting LastPass vulnerabilities that could potentially expose user passwords in Chrome by just using a few lines of Javascript: Oops, new LastPass bug…



How to create symbolic links on Windows

You might be asking: “What the heck is a symbolic link?!”.  Well… It is kind of like an advanced shortcut.  With a traditional shortcut, it simply redirects you to the end location.  So if you have on your C:\ drive a shortcut called “Tools” to D:\Data\Tools, then Windows Explorer will launch a new explorer window to…



How to install Hyper-V role on Nano Server

Installing the Hyper-V role using remote PowerShell is not as easy as remotely connecting to a full fat Windows Server 2016 Server, in that you cannot just issue the PowerShell command of Install-WindowsFeature.  A bit of research pointed me in the right direction, and this is the method I used to install the Hyper-V role…



Enable Nested Virtualisation on Windows 10

I have been playing with Nano Server again today, and I wanted to enable the Hyper-V role to do some testing with it and I knew that Windows 10 supported nested virtualisation (at last…!).  A quick Google, and it is a quick one-liner in PowerShell (just make sure that the VM is turned off, as…



Nano Server Remote Administration

I have finally managed to get around to setting up a Nano Server VM, which to be honest is a lot easier than I initially anticipated thankfully!  So after getting the Nano Server networking all sorted, and routing through my Laptop NAT network in Hyper-V I was attempting to connect to the Nano Server via…



How to update Ubuntu via CLI

I run a small Ubuntu Server VM on Azure which I mainly use for test & dev, but I always seem to forget how to update Ubuntu from the CLI.  This might be really easy stuff for the hardcore Linux users, but for Linux newbies like me whom are used to the Microsoft world I…



PowerShell: Get all AD users last logon time

If you like me sometimes get asked to clean up some stale AD accounts, then on of the easiest ways to do this is by finding out when people last logged and authenticated against a Domain Controller.  Usually I take a stance of if the last logon date is more than a year ago, then…



Cisco UCS Mini Networking Best Practices – Hyper-V

I would just like to say, that this is my own best practice – make sure you do some research elsewhere before you take this as gospel 🙂 . After recently setting up my only second new Cisco UCS, I thought I would share some of my experiences with the networking side of the Cisco UCS….