Sometimes you need to convert a Windows SID (security identifier) to an username, or vice versa (an username to an SID). In this post I show you a couple of methods to translate the one into the other. One is using VBScript and one is using PowerShell.
Use PowerShell to install SSL certificate in Windows Server and change its FriendlyName property. As a bonus, I show you how to verify a certificate’s Common Name (Subject) and Subject Alternative Name (SAN) using certutil.exe and PowerShell Get-PfxCertificate.
Monitor Microsoft SQL Server, databases and performance with Zabbix, PowerShell, Performance Counters and WMI. Keep SQL Server and databases in top shape and performance up! In this post I show you how you can use Zabbix to monitor those important aspects for database administrators (DBA).
Before you can properly debug crash and memory dumps in Windows (Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server), you need to install WinDbg -Windows Debugger- and its debugging symbols. In this article I explain how to set up these debugging symbols for WinDbg in Windows. Debug BSOD like a boss!
Connect virt-manager to a KVM host over ssh (qemu+ssh://) in Windows using Windows 11 and WSL 2. This setup allows you to connect to virt-manager through an ssh tunnel and an arbitray port through a bastion host and ssh key authentication.
In this post I showed you how you can turn Windows 11 and Windows 10 with WSL into a fully fledged development environment. Here are the settings and tools I use for DevOps/SysOps on Windows. It may take some getting used to, but if you’re as shortcut-Ninja as I’m (I alt-tab, ctrl-c/ctrl-v a lot), you can work pretty fast in this set up.
Configure and use YubiKey security keys with Microsoft OpenSSH in Windows Server, Windows 11 and Windows 10 to support FIDO/U2F devices.
Use Zabbix to monitor your web application and application pool’s .NET CLR Garbage Collected heap by utilizing WMI and PowerShell.
Find out fast if your IIS webservers have EnableTrailerSupport enabled for https.sys. Here is a small PowerShell method to check the Windows registry.