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Create a unique identification string for a PC

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If you need to identify a PC in a unique way for security purposes, you can create a fingerprint consisting of various identification tags of the components in the PC. The Autoit script below returns an MD5 digest for the combination of computer name, chassis id, baseboard id and disk id of drive C:

 

 

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Deploying Exchange 2003 RPC over HTTP via OpenSSH tunnels

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The Exchange RPC over HTTP feature enables remote users to establish connections across the Internet by tunneling the remote procedure call (RPC) traffic over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).  That way, Your Outlook users will be able to connect directly to an Exchange server in your corporate environment from the Internet.

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Nagios authentication with Active Directory

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Many Nagios users have access to Active Directory as the main directory service provider. Therefore, it's a tempting idea to make an integration between those two systems for more simplified and centralized administration. The recipe below has been implemented successfully on a Fedora 6 system with Apache 2:

 

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Extracting e-mail addresses from Active Directory

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The script below can be used to create a text file containing e-mail addresses from Active directory. You can then pick up that file on your mail gateway and use it as a source for valid recipients (via http protocol for example). Sure, you can also contact AD directly every time you need a recipient check. However, this may be a resource intensive task for larger environments and firewall arrangements for AD access can be a security issue.

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Reset terminal services profile information in Active Directory

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If you have a widely distributed network environment and many centrally located terminal servers, it is often desirable to regulate users' terminal server profile information by using group policies. In that way, you can avoid unintended delays caused by access to remote directories.

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