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How to set up Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 R2

Ok...Microsoft threw Terminal Server under the bus and named it Remote Desktop Services and completely changed how your register the licenses! Here is the How-To so that it doesn't get on other people's nerves as much as it did me when trying to activate the licensing with Microsoft's Technical Support. Which was absolutely no help at all. Yes, after 4 transfers, I just went ahead and figured it out myself:

1. Open Server Manager. Install the Remote Desktop Services Role
2. Listen...Just follow the pictures below! It is 22 Steps!
3. Next are all of the steps...I am going to save you some Money $$$ on a support call! =)

Configure rsyslog on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) for Cisco Switches

One of the problems that you can face during configuration of cisco switches for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the correct formatting. I had to go through this and make sure it is working for Sonicwall and Cisco Switches so here you go! Also, if I were you, I would add a disclaimer to let someone else know about or not to change the configurations.

1. create your file under /var/log/
2. [username@servername log] touch cisco-example
3. Next you have to Edit rsyslog
4. [username@servername log] vi /etc/rsyslog.conf

#### RULES ####

# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.*                                                 /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none                /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.*                                              /var/log/secure

# Log all the mai…

Configure Debian Rsyslog for Cisco Switches and Routers

Quite often Network Administrators are obligated to keep logs from their cisco devices, either for troubleshooting or due to be compliant with IT Security Policy. In this article I will describe fast and easy way to setup saving logs from your Cisco devices to rsyslog server on Debian Linux.The first step is to edit rsyslog configuration file. Open /etc/rsyslogd.conf and add following line # # Logging for Cisco router # local7.* /var/log/ciscolocal7 is the default name under which cisco devices logs their messages. /var/log/cisco specifies the file to which messages will be written. You also have to uncomment / add below lines which will enable rsyslogd to listen on UDP port 514. # provides UDP syslog reception $ModLoad imudp $UDPServerRun 514The last change you have to make to rsyslog.conf is to allow your cisco device to write to it, that is done using below entry in rsyslog.conf $AllowedSender UDP,, we create the log file by utilizing the touch co…

CLI (CMD) - Command prompts for Windows

Command prompts for Windows

Some are for XP Only, Some are for Vista, Windows 7, Windows Servers, etc. Give them a try! A more structured list with examples are coming soon.

Control Panel CONTROL: opens the control panel windowCONTROL ADMINTOOLS: opens the administrative toolsCONTROL KEYBOARD: opens keyboard propertiesCONTROL COLOUR: opens display properties.Appearance tabCONTROL FOLDERS: opens folder optionsCONTROL FONTS: opens font policy managementCONTROL INTERNATIONAL or INTL.CPL: opens Regional and Language optionCONTROL MOUSE or MAIN.CPL: opens mouse propertiesCONTROL USERPASSWORDS: opens User Accounts editorCONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 or NETPLWIZ: User account access restrictionsCONTROL PRINTERS: opens faxes and printers availableAPPWIZ.CPL: opens Add or Remove programs utility toolOPTIONALFEATURES: opens Add or Remove Windows component utilityDESK.CPL: opens display properties. Themes tabHDWWIZ.CPL: opens add hardware wizardIRPROPS.CPL: infrared utility toolJOY.CP: opens game control…