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Real Name: Chris Francy

I work as a Senior Network Analyst at Northwest Educational Service District #189 in the Technology Services department.

The Technology Service department, in addition to supporting the staff at NWESD, provides network support services to 35 K-12 school districts in Northwest Washington region.

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Nov
26
comment How to stop server sending spam out. Centos server with exim
@Halfgaar My experience with most people who ask this type of question is that they don't have good logging, backups or the ability to actually discover the full impact of a compromise. So the safe generalized approach is often the best.
Nov
26
answered How to stop server sending spam out. Centos server with exim
Nov
26
comment How to stop server sending spam out. Centos server with exim
server that appears to have been compromised - Turn it off. Reinstall. See: serverfault.com/questions/218005/…
Nov
26
comment Cant RDP if VPN IPv4 uses default gateway on remote network flag
Take some time, create a layer 3 network diagram showing which networks are used where. Past that routing issues are most often resolved by the proper use of traceroute, and packet captures.
Nov
26
comment Debian Secure Network
You really need to spend some time describing the what you want, and the problems you are facing in more detail. We need a network diagram here or something describing what you are trying to do. We need network addressing, and routing tables.
Nov
25
answered Automatically Use PowerShell on Server Core
Nov
24
comment Powershell script not returning user last logon time
Now when I run it I get no output in this column at all. - Are you running it in the same security context? Did you perhaps forget to start your powershell session as a Domain Admin or something?
Nov
24
comment How to use ssh without knowing remote user's password?
@MaanitMadan do you own that machine, or are you responsible for it? Go to the machine physically boot it off the installer media. There is a password reset tool.
Nov
24
comment Converting VMware VMs to Hyper-V
@joeqwerty MVMC includes the 'mvdc.exe' command line utility that will transform a VMDK into a VHD. The VHD can then be used on A Hyper-V server, Windows 8.1 or whatever. You don't actually need a running server for the translation at all.
Nov
24
comment Converting VMware VMs to Hyper-V
What Vmware Hypervisor are you running? Do you have a full vSphere setup, just the free ESXi
Nov
21
answered How to clone a RAID5 system
Nov
20
comment Unable to change root's password (Ubuntu)
You haven't really made it clear how you know that the password changes are failing. I am not a gnome user, but it seems to me that the gnome keyring error wouldn't matter unless you are using the gnome keyring for storing keys/certs/passwords. You say attempts fail, please tell us how they are failing, it might give us some insight into the problem.
Nov
20
comment Unable to change root's password (Ubuntu)
How are you trying to login as root? At the console, over ssh, or what? Are you certain the method you are trying to login with hasn't blocked the root account from authenticating?
Nov
19
revised Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?
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Nov
19
comment Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?
Basically a dup of serverfault.com/questions/336705/…
Nov
19
answered Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?
Nov
19
comment sshd log file entries from the past mixed in with currently occurring entries
Is your syslog setup to log data from remote servers? Are you sure your time is set properly everywhere?
Nov
19
reviewed Reviewed IIS7: can't set host name on site with SSL cert and port 443
Nov
19
comment attach existing vmdk to windows server without formatting
No idea what happened, but I have a bad feeling your data is gone. Do you have backups? If you look at that 'Disk 2' devices directly with a hex dump tool does it actually have any data in it or is it just full of zeros? You should probably try making a copy of the VMDK, and using something like testdisk on the copy to see if that finds anything that can be recovered.
Nov
18
comment OpenVPN ERROR: could not insert 'tun': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
Have you seen this? bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=767836 It appears like you must take some steps on Digital Oceans when updating a kernel.