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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
How to change/update key pair for ec2 instance – AWS
NEW and Easy way: Login to AWS Console. Go to the Network and Security >> Keypair.Give the name of your keypair (mykeypair) and keytype (RSA) and Private keyformat (.pem). and click on the create keypair. It will ask you to download .pem file in your local machine. Save it at and remember the location.Login to…Read more
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…Read more
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*…Read more
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…Read more
Use Active Directory to retrieve computer last logon date
If you need to see when a computer last logged onto your domain, here is a quick command to achieve that using PowerShell Active Directory shell: Get-ADComputer -identity [COMPUTER NAME] -Properties * | FT Name, LastLogonDate To look at all computers in your network. Change the -Identity switch for the -Filter switch: Get-ADComputer -Filter *…Read more
Partition Assistant – Manage your Space
If you are in need of increasing space on any drive (mainly in regards to servers), I highly recommend this tool: AOMEI Partition Assistant (PA) A great tool that is easy to use and works! Just a few notes: MAKE A BACKUP OF ALL DRIVES BEFORE STARTING! - DO THIS, don't be lazy and regret…Read more
Microsoft Office 2016, crashing, freezing issues
If you have Microsoft Office 2016 and are having crashing, freezing issues (mainly with Word or Outlook), 99% of the time it's due to not getting Office updates. Especially if you bought the office suite with your computer. UPDATE: If you have ANY other version of Office installed (Ex: Office 2010, 2013, etc.) this is…Read more