Author Archives: VirtuallyAware

HP Gen10/Skylake-SP Servers now have a new System ROM available for Spectre Vulnerability.

HP has released key System ROMs for their Proliant Gen10 servers to mitigate Variant 2 vulnerabilities for Spectre.  See the release notes HERE Explanation of different Variants of the Spectre/Meltdown Vulnerabilities from HP’s article (Release Microcode pertains to Variant 2): … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Disable and Move Users Who Have Not Logged on In 180 Days

In my last post I showed a simple script to identify users that have not logged on in the last 180 days and export basic information to a CSV file.  This allowed you to look through the list and determine … Continue reading

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Active Directory Script Highlight: Identify User Not Logged in in 180 days

Domain migrations are in full swing so I thought I would start to share some of the scripts used in the process.  This one identifies users that have not logged on in over 180 days.  The thought behind this is … Continue reading

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Hyper-V/RHEL7.4: Hang When Thaw on Microsoft Hyper-V

I came across this bug report from RedHat when researching and issue where our newly deployed RHEL 7.4 VMs on Hyper-V would go into a hang state at times during the host backup process.  Lots to good work done here … Continue reading

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Latest Article – Preserve Hyper-V security from Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

A complementary article to my last blog post here, but this time focusing on how to protect Hyper-V VMs from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have admins scrambling for safety, and virtualization presents a particular … Continue reading

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Hyper-V and Spectre/Meltdown: Protecting Your Hosts – Do This!

There is a lot of information swirling around out there on what to do with the latest Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. Whereas I can’t tell you how to solve the vulnerabilities for for every Hardware and Operating System combination, I can tell … Continue reading

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Computer Account Domain Migration Oddities – No Access to ADMIN$ share

When attempting to run the Security Translation Wizard to ensure resources like Local Profiles, Printers, Mapped Drives, Desktop, etc… are migrated over when users start to logon with their migrated user accounts, I ran into an odd error within ADMT. … Continue reading

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