Saturday, April 14, 2018

Increase Keyboard Backlight Timeout on Ubuntu Dell XPS


Modify
/sys/devices/platform/dell-laptop/leds/dell\:\:kbd_backlight/stop_timeout

Default = 10s (seconds); Set to 20m (minutes)

Unsure how to disable timeout completely, but setting to a large value could work too.


Source:http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln308123/how-to-configure-the-keyboard-backlight-time-out-interval-in-ubuntu-linux

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In-Production Active Directory Password Expiration Notification


It's been about a year now that we have used this powershell script in-production to email-notify users of their soon-to-expire or already-expired Active Directory passwords.

Maybe it's not perfect, but it works very well! (You have to schedule it to run daily.) Enjoy.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Installing PowerCLI 10 in Debian 9

Installing PowerCLI 10 in Debian 9
 

The PowerCLI compatibility matrix states PowerShell 6.0.1 is supported. 6.0.2 and 6.1.0-Preview is not. (reference)

Firstly, install PowerShell [almost] as per documentation: (reference) or (reference)
sudo apt remove --purge powershell
sudo apt install libc6 libgcc1 libgssapi-krb5-2 liblttng-ust0 libstdc++6 libcurl3 libunwind8 libuuid1 zlib1g libssl1.0.2 libicu57 libssl1.0.0 libssl1.0.2 libssl1.1 libicu52 libicu57 curl gnupg apt-transport-https
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/microsoft-debian-stretch-prod stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y powershell=6.0.1-1.debian.9
sudo apt-mark hold powershell        #Pin this version... 'unhold' for non-recommended versions
pwsh

If you get a Segmentation fault you must sudo apt remove --purge libssl1.0.0!

Install PowerCLI inside PowerShell: (reference)
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore   #Accept self-signed certificates
You may later update with
Update-Module VMware.PowerCLI
Update-Help

If you want a scope of AllUsers, then you will have to install with sudo pwsh and perform subsequent update with sudo pwsh as well.

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Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PROOF that LogMeIn, Inc. STILL SUCKS


 PROOF that LogMeIn, Inc. STILL SUCKS




This isn't the first time LMI, Inc SUCKED:

First they Made free LMI not free: https://blog.logmein.com/it-management/logmein-changes

Then they made Hamachi SUCK more and more.

They bought Lastpass/XMarks: https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/10/lastpass-joins-logmein.html/

"LogMeIn is retiring Xmarks from its line of products as of May 1, 2018. After this date, you will no longer have access to Xmarks."

There are no "good" alternatives! (None of the alternatives have profiles and background syncing.)


LMI JUST SUCKS

Will they destroy the best password manager LastPass too?

Export your data || All your data are belong to LMI SUCKS.