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Renew a SSL on AWS Linux

You might have ran into the problem where you can still buy a 3 year (or 2) SSL certificate, but you have to renew it each year. It's pretty simple still (assuming you know your way around SSH commands to your AWS instance). Generate your private key: sudo openssl genrsa -out server.keyOr if you have…
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How to renew Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate.

If your Let's Encrypt SSL certificate is needing to be renewed, here is how to simply do it (assuming you are on a Linux or Ubuntu server). ***Make sure you have installed certbot, see this article for more info: Install and Secure UniFi Cloud Controller on Amazon Web Services - SimpliWiFi | Event Technology Services…
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Upgrade or Change Windows 10 Product Key

If you are trying to change (or upgrade) your Windows 10 edition, but are running into activation errors, here are the commands you can run in order to get activated: 1 - Open up your command prompt in elevated (Administrator) mode. Run these commands in this order, one at a time, WITHOUT the quotes! After…
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SSL – Let’s Encrypt with Unifi

We’re going to set up Let’s Encrypt for secure HTTPS communication with the server (and to get rid of those pesky security screens when we browse to UniFi).  We’re going to use Certbot to set up Let’s Encrypt – this well help to automate the entire process. Install Certbot (https://certbot.eff.org/instructions): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot Press ENTER…
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Wired desktop can’t connect to the internet.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7 Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.logand press enter Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack…
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How to change/update key pair for ec2 instance – AWS

Instruction from AWS EC2 support: Log into your AWS accountgo to your EC2 ConsoleUnder NETWORK & SECURITY, click on Key Pair Click on Create Key PairGive your new key pair a name, save the .pem file. The name of the key pair will be used to connect to your instanceCreate SSH connection to your instance…
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Changing the Time Zone on Amazon Linux

TIP: If you are using a Linux server with, Amazon Linux, RDS database and PHP, you also need to change the timezone settings on them! Amazon Linux instances are set to the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time zone by default, but you may wish to change the time on an instance to the local time…
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How to install PHP 7 and MySQL on EC2 Instance – Amazon

1. Install Apache 2.4 and PHP 7.0 on Amazon Linux AMI # Remove current apache & php (If you have installed a earlier version or you are having problems. Don't worry this WILL NOT remove any of your files, and it will make backup's of any config files you have). sudo yum remove httpd* php*…
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IE, Chrome, Firefox – Timeout errors

Just a quick tip, if you open up a browser (and ARE connected to the internet) but seem to be getting timeout or unreachable errors on any site you go to. Do a quick check and see if you have Malwarebytes installed. This program more than likely is causing that issue. Why? Well, it tries…
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KB4480970 blocks SMB shares. The FIX.

The patch KB4480970is a Monthly Rollup update for Windows 7. It addresses a number of issues in PowerShell, fixes a vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639) for AMD-based computers, and includes Security updates to Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine. Unfortunately, the update causes issues with networking. After…
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Installing Office 2019 – with MAK Key

Here are a few steps required to install Office 2019 with MAK license of Office. Download and run the Office Deployment ToolIt will create the configuration.xml (See example below for edits you will need to do).Open a Admin privileged command prompt and navigate to the location of the setup.exe and configuration.xml files (Both files should…
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Switching Domain Controller Computer Name

If you added a DC and accidentally (or simply forgot) to change the name of the computer.  Here is how to do it correctly, run these commands using PowerShell: netdom computername CURRENTNAME.mydomain.local /add:NEWNAME.mydomain.local netdom computername CURRENTNAME.mydomain.local /makeprimary:NEWNAME.mydomain.local Then after reboot: netdom computername server.ckmay.local /remove:CURRENTNAME.mydomain.local
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