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All of Windows Cipher Suites

Working on a security project and I needed a reference guide as to what cipher suites are supported on what OS. So I have documented a list of the default cipher suites and their preferred order for every Windows Server version. These were gathered from fully patched operating systems.  

What version of SQL Server do I have?

Working with so many versions of SQL a quick reference list is always helpful that shows the versions numbers and service packs. A downloadable version of an Excel workbook that contains all the build versions together with their current support lifecycle stage for 2005 through the current version is available. Click to download this Excel file […]

Active Directory and Kerberos SPNs Made Easy!

What Is an SPN? An SPN is a reference to a specific service, for example, an instance of SQL or a web application run by IIS. Since SPNs are specific, they reference not only what the service is (such as an SQL server), but also which hostname runs the instance and on which port it’s […]

Guide to migrate FRS to DFSR

For most users this article only applies if you have Window 2003/ 2003 R2 Domain Controller in your enviornment that you are planning to get rid off. Pretty soon I hope! 😉 SYSVOL is a folder shared by domain controller to hold its logon scripts, group policies and other items related to AD. All the […]

Check Proxy settings from Powershell

To check the proxy settings like ProxyOveride or if it is enabled or not:

To disable proxy from PowerShell:

To enable proxy from PowerShell:

 

Disable IPv6 on Windows Core Server 2008 R2 – 2012 R2

GUI Version: Open Control Panel > Network & Internet > Network & Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Choose the Adapter Right Click – Select Properties Networking Tab DeSelect IPv6 Close No GUI… No problem (Core): After doing the above procedure you might have to use the registry editor aswell to completely disable the […]

Quick and Simple Way to Export DHCP Scope Settings From One Server to Another

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2016 From the command prompt on the source DHCP server run the following command:

2.  Copy the “dhcp.dat” file to the new, or destination, DHCP server and run the following command:

While running the export command, the DHCP service will be temporarily […]

Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer