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Sysadmin, Gamer, ex-lawyer, admirer of humanity... in a strange kinda way

Nov
20
comment Telnet without passwords
Off the top of my head 1) There are levels of dumb terminals; some can understand ssh some can't 2) more encrypted traffic flying around the network rarely hurts. 3) what in the nines are you doing on a LAN that the overhead of an SSH session would actually impact them? (thats a serious question I want to know) 4) The overhead of deployment of SSH-Keys isn't usually much of a hassle and the benefits almost always outweigh the drawbacks. 5) SSH brings a lot more to the table than just security; there are controls in it that are not available to telnet and 6) you don't have a hole in your server
Nov
16
comment Why not block ICMP?
levels and levels of this, your answer was rightly voted up, well put. Mostly I know when it's blocked you never can quite tell whats going wrong with intermittent things, especially when there are multiple ICMP blocks along the way.
Nov
15
comment Why not block ICMP?
it just seems odd to me to kill off diagnostic tools essentially for the sake of it; as the information that an attacker would be interested in could likely be derived assuming you have any other service at all running on the machine. Your right; it does seem very "cult"y, don't question just do.
Nov
15
answered Telnet without passwords
Nov
15
answered How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server
Nov
15
answered Why not block ICMP?
Nov
14
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
files.think.io/random/svchost.reg is the registry file I ran at their direction which solved my issues.
Nov
14
accepted Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Nov
14
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Given Microsoft solved this one and they haven't posted a comment :P I'll tag this one as the answer and add info as i found out what it was...
Nov
13
answered Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Nov
13
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
It looks like one of the patches knocked DCOM from out underneath the server; dcomcnfg has no objects in the computers folder; thats probably not good...
Nov
13
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
I've uninstalled the patches; first KB969947 then the other two; after both reboots I experienced the exact same issues with configuring patches and the underlying problem still exists.
Nov
12
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
updated the question with some more info and patches that were run
Nov
12
revised Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
IE wont run
Nov
12
revised Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
adding KB
Nov
12
revised Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
added KDC error
Nov
11
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
i've just got the server down for a backup at the moment; but thats the thing; where normally there would be those logs regarding service start fails; there is literally nothing. With the exception of Group Policy (likely failing due to prerequisites) and KDC all service starts fail silently. I'll be searching the patches as soon as I can find the logs for them.
Nov
11
asked Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Nov
2
comment Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 RDP Disconnection
sorry; should have been clearer. MSTSC == RDP client, and unfortunately the comments regarding me been unable to stop endpoint at this point are still true.
Oct
30
comment Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 RDP Disconnection
unfortunately not something I can try at the moment but will asap