Change Owner in Windows

How Do I Change the Registered Owner and Organization Name of Windows Scenario:  Either you have purchased a pre-owned PC or you have a PC which has exchanged hands somehow and Windows reports it is registered to a person and/or an organization which is not longer...

Get Service Tag from Command Prompt in Windows

The Problem: You need a service tag quick, fast, and in a hurry. You’re armed with nothing but a command prompt.   The Solution: Open up that command prompt, and type in “wmic systemenclosure get serialnumber” — that’s the magic spell...

Untangle – Track Updates without doing update

Using the Untangle firewall, you may want to know of updates available but not have them automatically applied.  I wrote a quick script to do just that which daily, emails you the result.  It gets the latest version of the of the script from the server and updates...

Bad garbled GSM Sounds on Asterisk after upgrade

Turns out there’s a bug in the optimizations on the GCC compiler.  Previously, was running 4.1; an ubuntu upgrade took it to 4.2 however, the audio on any gsm messages (voicemail, intros, etc) all sounded garbled.  Anything wave played fine. A bit of googling...

Add SSH to Untangle

To add SSH to Untangle, simply enter the following at the console: update-rc.d ssh defaults/etc/init.d/ssh restart You’re good to go now remotely.  Ensure you enable the local network if that’s what you wish via limiting statement in the /etc/ssh/sshd_conf...

Two Useful Tricks in Windows for Network

You’re working on a network and trying to find a device, but can’t remember the IP address and you don’t have NMAP handy…This is particularly significant when dealing with network printers, etc.  The two useful sequences are: 1. You may try...

Hack Bell Speedstream 5200 E242

Since I need to find this once a month or so…I’ve replicated it here… Original located at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,11490618~mode=flat Well, I’ve managed to actually get Port Forwarding and other features working with the...

Disable SIP / IAX Helpers in Untangle

rmmod nf_nat_siprmmod nf_conntrack_sipsed -i -e "s/nf_nat_sip//" /etc/untangle-net-alpaca/scripts/modulessed -i -e "s/nf_conntrack_sip//" /etc/untangle-net-alpaca/scripts/modules Copied here to find it easier since many threads on untangle forums...

DLink DES1228P Noisy

Update: 2008-12-18 Back it went…too noisy and vlan doesn’t work as promisied.  Internally, vlan is fine.  Can’t get any tagged data from outside in it visible though.  Going to put another HP ProCurve in…the 1800-24G now, after loving the...

Fujitsu Toughbook

Panasonic have long touted the durability of their Toughbook series and having a couple of them across my client base, I can attest they do stand up to their claim.  That said, yesterday, my Fujitsu tablet T4210 got a durability test. Holding the laptop in front...