SC’enario: The Kitchen Cupboard Server

Link: Server Core installations can be specifically targeted at situations where single server roles are needed. Combining some of these roles on one server might also be very powerful, as I will show you in this post of my Easter SC’enarios series, where I’ll try to construct the ultimate Branch Office server using Server Core roles. […]

Managing user accounts from windows command line

We can rename a local user group from windows command line using  wmic group command. Syntax for the rename operation is given below. wmic group where name=’groupname’ rename newname Example: To rename local group ‘Users1′ as ‘Users2′ we can run the below command. C:\>wmic group where name=’users1′ rename users2 Executing (\\WINCMD-PC\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_Group.Domain=”WINCMD-PC”,Name=”users2″)->rename() Method execution successful. Out Parameters: instance […]

What happens to a file when it gets deleted? A lot of people don’t known, but when we delete a file from a computer in fact it isn’t really deleted. The operating system simply remove it from the file list and makes the space the file was using available for new data to be written. In other words, the operating system doesn’t  ”zero” […]

How to install and configure vsftpd

Thanks This tutorial focuses on how to setup vsftpd server on your linux based VPS or a dedicated server. The vsftpd stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon”. It is not just secure as the name suggests but also delivers excellent performance by consuming less memory. The tutorial also teaches you how to configure by adding ftp users and locking the […]

Thanks to Summary This plugin is reads a user’s Kerberos ticket and uses it to log the user into Jenkins. It consists of a filter that filters all the incoming requests to Jenkins. It is using the SPNEGO library to authenticate these requests from users. It is designed to work really well with the Active Directory plugin. It can […]


Thank to To use the full_audit module in Samba on Ubuntu 12.04 I did the following. Add the vfs objects section in /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] … other stuff … # Full audit vfs object = full_audit full_audit:prefix = %u|%I|%m|%S full_audit:success = mkdir rmdir read pread write pwrite rename unlink full_audit:failure = connect full_audit:facility = local7 full_audit:priority = notice Take a look […]

Samba Audit logging

Thanks to File server auditing is a must have process for all companies that rely on file servers to store their critical data and applications. Malicious and accidental modifications to files, permissions, file sharing settings can severely impact your organization. (C) Somewhere on the Internet. I can not disagree with it  I have no such goals, file audit is […]

Ubuntu SAMBA Active Directory Member Server

Thanks This guide details the steps necessary to configure a SAMBA member server on Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10 or 11.04 in an existing Windows Active Directory domain. It is assumed that you have already installed a basic, functional server and configured details such as hostname, IP, DNS, timezone, etc. If you are performing […]

Using Virtualbox images with Hyper-V

Thanks to In 2008 i wrote about using vmware images with virtualbox. To migrate a host from virutalbox to Hyper-V, you have to do nearly the same, but you have to convert the hdd: Convert your Virtualbox-hdd with VBoxManage.exe clonehd: (from vdi to vhd) C:\Users\schroff>”\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe” clonehd “c:\Users\schroff\VirtualBox VMs\Debian64-DS\Debian64-DS.vdi” “c:\Users\schroff\VirtualBox VMs\Debian64-DS-Hyper-V”\Debian-DS.vhd -format vhd 0%…10%…20%…30%…40%…50%…60%…70%…80%…90%…100% Clone hard disk […]

Add domain user to local group by command line

Question I try the following command to add a domain user into local Administrators group of my Windows 7 computer and my computer has already joined domain. net localgroup administrators mydomain.local\user1 /add /domain It returns successful added, but I don’t find it in the local Administrators group. How can I do it? Thanks, Joe. Answers […]