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Installing osTicket on Ubuntu 14.04

I had to install osTicket on a clients Ubuntu server this moring. The install was really simple and I was up an running within 10 minutes. I used THIS site for instalation instructions. Install osTicket on Ubuntu 14.04 64 VPS 07 AUGUST 2015 Posted to: Instructions, Videos, Ubuntu by HostingInstructions Support Your clients by Web or Email with osTicket. If your …

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Windows Server AD: Using Group Policy Preferences to Map Drives Based on Group Membership

Had to create a GPO today to map drives on users desktops, I used THIS site. Public drive mappings typically do not require membership to a particular group. However, sometimes public drive mappings do not provide enough granularity. Most organizations have data specific to business units such as accounting, marketing, or human resources.. Inclusive Group …

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Windows Server AD: Using Group Policy to configure Desktop Wallpaper

Had to configure a GPO at a client this morning that added a custom wallpaper to the users desktop. I used THIS site to do it. Group Policy is of course one of the best ways you can lockdown and configure your windows systems in your environment and one of the most commonly configured setting …

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Samba4 Setup and configure file shares with Windows ACLs

Found THIS article on the Samba site on how to configure WIndows ACLs for Samba4 shares: Preparatory work Filesystem support To use the advanced features of Samba, it has to be compiled with ACL support (e. g. RHEL requires the libacl-devel to be installed, when compiling). Also you need a filesystem that supports the “user” …

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Resetting Administrator Password in Windows 2008

Today I had to change the admin passwords of 2 Windows 2008 R2 servers as some-one changed them from the default password!!!! Luckily I stumbled onto THIS site which shows an excelent method of resetting the password using the windows 2008 cd: Boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2008 DVD From the Install Windows menu, click “Next”. …

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Ubuntu Installing Java 7 from apt-get

The Oracle JDK is the official JDK; however, it is no longer provided by Oracle as a default installation for Ubuntu. You can still install it using apt-get. To install any version, first execute the following commands: sudo apt-get install python-software-propertiessudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/javasudo apt-get update Oracle JDK 7 sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

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OwnCload User Authentication with LDAP

I used the documentation below from the OwnCload site to configure the AD authentication. User Authentication with LDAP¶ ownCloud ships with an LDAP application so that your existing LDAP users may have access to your ownCloud server without creating separate ownCloud user accounts. Note For performance reasons, we recommend using PHP 5.4 or greater to …

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Ubuntu 14.04: Adding a second hard drive/additional storage

Adding a second hard drive/additional storage Note: This is for an OS drive “sda” and a Data drive “sdb” ls /dev/sd* Because sdb has no partitions there should be no sdb1 or sdb2 (paritions) fdisk /dev/sdb n p Enter Enter w mkfs.ext4 -L /images /dev/sdb1 nano /etc/fstab Add the following line at the botton of …

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