Cisco ASA VPN service caches the old password after a password change

We noticed that the Cisco ASA firewall caches passwords after a password change and the old password is working a few times before expiring and that the new one can be used without problem. This documentation found on the Cisco Continue reading Cisco ASA VPN service caches the old password after a password change

Remote Desktop Connection on Mac OS X refuses to connect because of problems during the licensing protocol

Today, we were blocked by a stupid message from Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2 on a user workstation’s. RDC was showing this message : You were disconnected from the Windows-based computer because of problems during the licensing protocol. The problem was that Continue reading Remote Desktop Connection on Mac OS X refuses to connect because of problems during the licensing protocol

Convert Active Directory pwdLastSet attribute to readable time

This Active Directory attribute pwdLastSet uses a timestamp that is stored as a large integer that represents the number of 100 nanosecond intervals since 1 January 1601. When we’re familiar with working with Unix epoch time, it is not really handy. Epoch is Continue reading Convert Active Directory pwdLastSet attribute to readable time

phpMyAdmin can’t access remote MySQL databases

After installing some updates on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux that used only for phpMyAdmin tool, we noticed that we’re unable to access our remote MySQL databases. phpMyAdmin returns an “Error 2003 : The server is not responding”. After some investigations I Continue reading phpMyAdmin can’t access remote MySQL databases

Configure Absolute Manage package before deployment

Before the release of Absolute Manage 6.1.2 it was possible to export a full packaged agent that includes a pre-configured preference file directly from the Agent Deployment Center. The problem was that Absolute Manage 6.1.2 introduces a certificate-signed package that use Continue reading Configure Absolute Manage package before deployment

vSphere/Veeam : “Unable to access file since it is locked”

Sometimes the backup infrastructure can make me crazy. Two virtual machines that run on our vCenter/ESXi infrastructure was showing me this nice error this morning: “Virtual machine disks consolidation is needed.”. This is a nice information and VMware has a Continue reading vSphere/Veeam : “Unable to access file since it is locked”

Apple Software Update CLI and preferences

Here, you can find some tips/notes to manage Apple Software Updates from the Terminal/Script. Disable Apple Software Update automatic check: /usr/sbin/softwareupdate –schedule off Disable the download of new update in the background: /usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticDownload -bool false Disable system Continue reading Apple Software Update CLI and preferences

Show the last PresSTORE Backup2Go’s backup date in Absolute Manage

Archiware PresSTORE and Absolute Manage are two great softwares that help us to manage and back up our users. PresSTORE integrates some CLI commands that can be used with Absolute Manage to retrieve some information directly in the asset management Continue reading Show the last PresSTORE Backup2Go’s backup date in Absolute Manage

Disabling the password change/reminder for Active Directory accounts

When you’re asking your users to change their passwords from a website, it will be interesting to disable the ability to modify the password directly from the Mac OS X login window. The login window checks the expiration date of Continue reading Disabling the password change/reminder for Active Directory accounts

Install Reposado with Margarita on CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Index – Introduction (this page) – CentOS / Red Hat installation – Setup network on CentOS / Red Hat – Reposado installation – Margarita installation – Getting Started with Margarita – Configure clients Introduction Apple provides a way to host its own update server‘s for Continue reading Install Reposado with Margarita on CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux