Set up a Monit monitoring service for your websites and services. Monit is a free and open source service monitoring application which can perform various event-based actions. Monit can send email notifications, restart a service or application, or take other responsive actions. We set Monit up on a Ubuntu 14.04 VM, built on Hyper-V. And we use Monit to monitor several websites, and send out notifications on downtime.
How to play old games on Windows with DOSBox
PC retrogaming how-to for 64-bit Windows – and Linux! We all love old games. It’s a nostalgia thing from when we played those really old games on our 286 (or older, like an MSX) computer, either using floppy disks or cassettes/cartridges. There is nothing much sysadmin about this, it’s all about FUN! You all remember Airborne Ranger, Operation Wolf, Blues Brothers, Gunboat and The Lost Vikings, right?
Test SMTP Authentication and StartTLS
When investigating SMTP authentication issues, particular over TLS encrypted SMTP connections, it’s always handy if you are able to test the SMTP authentication and StartTLS connection. Preferably from your command line. This post shows you how to test SMTP servers, create base64 encoded logon information, verify SMTP authentication over an opportunistic TLS connection, all from the Linux and Windows command line using telnet and OpenSS.
Forfiles: How to delete files recursively on Windows Server
The Forfiles command on Windows selects and executes a command on a file or set of files. Forfiles is ideal for batch processing through scripts: you can run a command on or pass arguments to multiple files. For example, you delete files recursive if files are older than ‘n’ days.
Windows Live Mail error 0x80041161 (Fix)
After not using Windows Live Mail for quite some time, it gave me an error code 0x80041161. This Windows Live Mail error can have several different reasons, like corrupt files or services that aren’t started, not easing the task of identifying the cause. Read on to learn how to fix this Windows Live Mail error 0x80041161…
Microsoft Deployment Workbench: silent installation of various applications
Install and depoly applications using Deployment Toolkit. Here’s a small list of applications and their silent installation command line parameters, to use with Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or Deployment Toolkit.
Failed Request Tracing error LOG FILE MAX SIZE TRUNCATE
Failed Request Tracing error LOG FILE MAX SIZE TRUNCATE. The maximum size of an FREB log file, in IIS 7+, is 512 KB per default. Once that size is reached, the log file is cut off (truncated) and a message LOG_FILE_MAX_SIZE_TRUNCATE is logged.