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How-To: Configuring Squid Caching Server (CentOS 7)


I had an interest in setting up a Squid caching server to see if I could save any bandwidth in my home environment. I found that the information online was lacking in this area so I decided to do a quick write up on the matter. This post is not to configure an intercepting proxy…

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Powershell: Get-RemoteUsers


Below is a Powershell function that I wrote to solve an issue of resolving remote/local users before a software application was deployed. So many times do I need to know if an user is logged in before I make any changes. There are few easy ways to retrieve the ‘remote’ users on a remote system….

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Powershell: Random String Generator


The script below will generate a random string using the character set and length that you specify. Right now the character sets are pretty limited, but can be easily adjusted. I plan on adding the ability to pass a character set to the function from the pipeline. Right now though, it is sufficient. It’s also…

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Powershell: Typist


[CmdletBinding()] <# .SYNOPSIS Replaces key input with sections from a file. .DESCRIPTION Will read from a text file of your choosing and replaces your keystrokes with random sections of the file. Just a novelty script. .EXAMPLE This param is required. Powershell.exe -file Typist.ps1 -FilePath CodeFile.cs .EXAMPLE The maximum parameter will determine the the ceiling of…

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ASUS Laptop: Recovery is unavailable.


Since I do a lot of work for different clients for their personal computers I have the pleasure of seeing a lot of strange issues. This one was particularly easy after a little bit of Googling. I was about to attempt things the hard way before I found a solution. ISSUE: The computer (Asus x53e…

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SCCM 2012 R2: Detected faulty configuration. Repair will be started in 5 minutes.


SCCM 2012 R2

Since I work in education there is always at least a 3 month downtime for some systems in our district. This can cause issues when they haven’t been turned on in quite a while and thus not contacted our servers. We had an issue today to where we came across several computers that were not…

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Home: Home NAS with DD-WRT


I have setup a home media server in my living room. I can play all media content I have through XBMC. I have an older computer I installed Lubuntu on. I install XBMC on top of that and it runs quite well for what it is. My issue was since it is an old machine…

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PowerShell: Move Computers in Active Directory based on CSV file


Since I work in education we have to deal with new students coming in every year. At the high school level, in particular, we have to deal with internet permission slips. Since every student has an Active Directory user account we have to move the students from the ‘blocked’ OU to the ‘unblocked OU. With…

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Powershell: Add Active Directory computers to a group in bulk.


I had a need to add a lot of computers that were spread throughout my Active Directory structure to a computer group. I didn’t want to manually go though AD and right click computers to add them to this group. So I came up with a very simple script to do just that. You can…

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Introduction


This blog’s sole purpose will be to help out someone else out there that has had the same issues that I have had in the past. There will be some tutorials, FYIs, and just vent sessions. I plan to use this for my own reference as well. Think of it of somewhat of a knowledge…

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