Combining Windows Deployment Services & PXELinux for the ultimate network boot

In a previous article, Installing Linux via PXE using Windows Deployment Services (WDS), I talked about using PXELinux to enable deployment of WDS images, Linux distros and a multitude of tools. It got a bit heavy when trying to make this all work but the system is now up & running and we have already benefitted from it on many occasions. So here is my guide for Microsoft admins wanting to enhance their existing Windows Deployment Services server. Read more »

How To Create A Simple Google Chrome App In Less Than 5 Minutes

If you take a look at Google’s “Web Store” a lot of these apps listed there are basically just quick ways to access web-pages.

For example, the official Google Docs app does what? It opens docs.google.com.

The Hootsuite app? It opens hootsuite.com/dashboard

Etc.

While that may defeat the purpose of an app (shouldn’t it be more than just a bookmark?) there’s an interesting way we can exploit this. Read more »

Apple Remote Desktop 3.3: Installing in OS X Lion

Products Affected

Apple Remote Desktop 3.X, OS X Lion

Symptoms

The Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 installer may report that it requires Mac OS X v10.6 when used with OS X Lion. Read more »

SCCM report to count hardware models

I needed an SCCM report to count how many of each type of hardware model we had in the environment. I created a new report with the following query:

select
GSCS.Manufacturer0 as [Manufacturer],
GSCS.Model0 as [Model],
count(*) as [Count]
from v_R_System RS
left join v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM GSCS on RS.ResourceID = GSCS.ResourceID
Group by GSCS.Model0, GSCS.Manufacturer0
Order by GSCS.Model0

Report to pull Name, Serial, Model and Object Creation in SCCM for Specific OU

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GNOME Display Manager Reference Manual

GDM has a number of configuration interfaces. These include scripting integration points, daemon configuration, greeter configuration, general session settings, integration with gnome-settings-daemon configuration, and session configuration. These types of integration are described in detail below.

  • 5.1.?Scripting Integration Points
  • 5.2.?Autostart Configuration
  • 5.3.?Xsession Script
  • 5.4.?Daemon Configuration
  • 5.5.?Simple Greeter Configuration
  • 5.6.?Accessibility Configuration
  • 5.7.?General Session Settings
  • 5.8.?GNOME Settings Daemon
  • 5.9.?GDM Session Configuration
  • 5.10.?GDM User Session and Language Configuration Read more »

How To Configure InterVLAN Routing on Layer 3 Switches

Document ID: 41860

Introduction

VLANs divide broadcast domains in a LAN environment. Whenever hosts in one VLAN need to communicate with hosts in another VLAN, the traffic must be routed between them. This is known as inter-VLAN routing. On Catalyst switches it is accomplished by creating Layer 3 interfaces (Switch virtual interfaces (SVI) ). This document provides the configuration and troubleshooting steps applicable to this capability. Read more »

Use a SMB share as a Time Machine disk

Time Machine-networkA lot of people moan that this functionality should’ve been included by Apple and be fully supported. Anybody else who had excluded this would’ve been ridiculed, but being Apple, they get away with it. Was it a business decision so that they can market their own Time Machine backup appliance? Or was it lack of programming time/talent? Read more »

8 Useful server variables available in PHP

You guys must have know about server variables in PHP. Server Variables are those variables which are inside the super global array named $_SERVER available in PHP. There are many server variables in PHP and some of them are very useful for fore developing PHP projects. I’m going to post here some of the very useful server variables available in PHP development. Read more »

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows

I recently had to create an SFTP server on our work development system, and after doing a fair bit of Googling on the topic found a good solution. The solution is a combination of research done at differnt sites. It is this solution that I am sharing in hopes that it will help someone else. Read more »