Category Archives: System Administration

Set Windows Firewall Zone to Domain

The Windows native host-based firewall is zone-based. This would be fine if you could set the zone for a given interface, but Microsoft has designed it to automatically determine the zone for a network interface using their Network Location Awareness … Continue reading

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Windows Tomcat Manager GUI non-Admin

To workaround UAC limitations, the Apache Tomcat Monitor GUI app (tomcat8w/tomcatNw) has an embedded manifest to force elevation (requestedExecutionLevel = requireAdministrator). You can view the manifest settings in the Apache Commons Daemon Procrun prunmgr source code. Because the manifest is … Continue reading

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PowerShell Foreach-Object Modify Pipeline Objects

You can modify pipeline objects on-the-fly using Foreach-Object. The syntax is a little strange because you need to put the object back on the pipeline if desired for additional processing. WordPress.com code-sanitization is eating my $_ so trying Gist, BLAH. … Continue reading

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JIRA Export Import Project Issues

This is a topic that seems to be poorly documented – exporting and importing projects between JIRA instances. There is an entire system backup, but the documentation makes it clear that restoring individual projects from the system backup is not … Continue reading

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Exchange Offline Address Book Troubleshooting

The Exchange Offline Address Book (OAB) for Outlook clients can be a difficult beast to troubleshoot. When it’s not working correctly, Outlook clients may fail to report an error and continue to synchronize stale Global Address List records. Here are … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA Command Line Basics

This post is for people who are new to the Cisco ASA command line, or seasoned network administrators like myself who need to review or brush up on the command line basics for the ASA console. Instead of using my … Continue reading

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SSSD-AD TGT failed verification

Users of RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 on Windows Active Directory networks are likely enjoying the benefits of using the SSSD-AD domain-join client module along with the Realmd tool which facilitates proper management of SSSD client configuration (a very complex … Continue reading

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Get Rid of virbr0

In RHEL 7.x and CentOS 7.x you may see an odd extra network interface listed as “virbr0” (virtual bridge zero). This is provided as a default way to share the host physical network with private guest virtual machines. Unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Jetty Dropped AJP Support. Use Tomcat

Apache Tomcat ships with an optimized load balancing / reverse proxy protocol known as AJP or more formally as the Apache Tomcat Connector specification. This makes Tomcat a top choice among the many Java Servlet and JSP web app containers … Continue reading

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Tomcat Multiple Instances RHEL 7 CentOS 7

This is a follow-on to my earlier posts Apache Tomcat in RHEL 7 and RHEL 7 Administration Notes. This builds on the goal to use the system packaged Tomcat and Java software in order to receive security and bug fix … Continue reading

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