Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Every now again we cant escape the old desktop keeps freezing and running a disk cleanup, now When you try to compress old files on a Windows XP-based computer, the Disk Cleanup tool may stop responding, and you may receive the following message: Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to … Continue reading Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series

The following method does not make you lose the configuration on the concentrator so far tested. The factory default passwords for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series are: username: admin password: admin Complete these steps in order to recover a password: Connect a PC to the VPN Concentrator with a straight-through RS-232 serial cable between the … Continue reading Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series

Invalid Fully Qualified Domain Names no longer accepted in Subject Alternative Names (SANS) in SSL certficates

After a recent legislation change, CA's will no longer accept invalid fully qualified Domain name such as .local, servername.local as Subject Alternative Names for SSL's expiring after 1 November 2015. If you already have got such an SSL certificate it will be revoked post this date. I noticed this when renewing a 5 yr SSL … Continue reading Invalid Fully Qualified Domain Names no longer accepted in Subject Alternative Names (SANS) in SSL certficates

Recover deleted Active directory user account and restore Mailbox in Server 2008 and Exchange 2010

Scenario:¬† Restore user account where the account was accidentally/ purposely deleted and the mailbox resides on an Exchange 2010 in a mixed 2003, 2008 environment. The deleted mailbox is now showing in disconnected mailboxes. The first step is to recover the deleted user account in AD. Hoping that you have left the tombstones on the … Continue reading Recover deleted Active directory user account and restore Mailbox in Server 2008 and Exchange 2010

Replacing a 1024 bit SSL certificate with a 2048 bit or higher without downtime

As most of the Certificate Authorities now only issue a ¬†minimum 2048 or greater one has issues when you are IIS is using a 1024 bits certificate and when you generate a CSR for renewal you end up with a 1024 CSR and to get around it you need to remove the production SSL certificate … Continue reading Replacing a 1024 bit SSL certificate with a 2048 bit or higher without downtime