Category: HowTo

HowTo: Install MediaWiki on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS

References MediaWiki Manual:Installation Guide Install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.1 Support How to Install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MariaDB Repositories Prerequisites A working installation of Ubuntu Server LAN access to Ubuntu Server Install Apache2 sudo apt install apache2 -y Disable directory listing sudo sed -i “s/Options Indexes FollowSymLinks/Options…


HowTo: Add Syntax Highlighting for Cisco IOS to Notepad++

Notes If you have existing user-defined languages in Notepad++, simply append the file instead of replacing it entirely Config Download this style definition file userDefineLang.xml Close Notepad++ if open Save to %APPDATA%Notepad++userDefineLang.xml Start Notepad++ and open an ASA config file Choose Language → Cisco IOS Your config file should now look similar to this


HowTo: Install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Notes There are several tutorials that will tell you to add Gnome PPAs, these are no longer supported in 16.04 LTS as of 04/2017. This post assumes you’ll be using only Gnome, if you want to run both Unity and Gnome, choose “lightdm” as the display manager. Unity will be replaced by Gnome in 18.04…


HowTo: Seize FSMO roles

Log on to a working DC Open Powershell with Admin privileges Enter the following command to seize all roles Move-ADDirectoryServerOperationMasterRole -Identity “Target-DC” -OperationMasterRole 0,1,2,3,4 Run the following command to confirm all roles have been seized. You should see the “Target-DC” as now holding all roles. netdom query fsmo


HowTo: Remove a dead DC from the domain

**Warning** ntdsutil is a powerful and unforgiving tool. Be sure you know exactly what operations it will be performing before you proceed. You will also want to confirm that the DC you’re removing no longer holds any FSMO roles before proceeding. Overview This guide will show you how to manually remove a Domain Controller (DC) that…


HowTo: Set up an Ubuntu workstation on an ESXi server

Overview This guide will show you how to install a Ubuntu workstation on ESXi, and connect to it via RDP. Initial Setup Download ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop Build VM w/16GB & 100GB drives, 2 vCPUs and 4GBs of RAM Attach ISO, boot, install Ubuntu (installation guide) VMware tools installation Initiate the VMware tools installation through vsphere client Extract the…


HowTo: Log On To Office 365 Using PowerShell

Overview Run this PowerShell script to log on to Office 365 Exchange Management Shell and MSOL. When run, the script will prompt you to enter your Office 365 credentials, then connect to both services. Prerequisites Download and install Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals BETA http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39267 Download and install Windows Azure Active Directory…


HowTo: License a single VMware ESXi host

Overview ESXi registration is free, although the steps to getting a license key are not necessarily straight-forward. You will need to register a free account with VMware in order to get a license key. Get a license key 1. Log on to VMware.com and register and account. The current link is:https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/registration2. Log in using your…


HowTo: Jailbreak an iPhone running iOS 5.1.1

Caution: Jailbreaking your iPhone can be risky. If you use software to jailbreak, you are implicitly trusting the software developers. Be careful not to unplug your iPhone during the jailbreak process. Be sure to backup your iPhone & transfer purchases to iTunes prior to any and all jailbreak attempts. If you are using a laptop,…


HowTo: install an rpm package in Ubuntu

  Overview Packages in Linux are pre-compiled binaries that can be used to easily install software. Debian and Debian derivative (Ubuntu, Mint) distributions use .deb packages. Redhat and Redhat derivative (Fedora, CentOS) distributions use .rpm packages. Sometimes you need to install a package in Ubuntu, but an rpm package is all that is available. You…