Author Archives: LazyNetworkAdmin

Enable Strong Passwords for Office 365 Users

By | December 21, 2016

Recently my company has been going through security auditing and it was discovered many of the first user accounts created on Office 365 had been grandfathered into a low security password model. By connecting to the office 365 Powershell interface, I was able run a query to find out who had the StrongPasswordRequired flag to false.… Read More »

Monitor PHP database connectivity using SAM

By | December 12, 2014

When setting up custom application monitors I wanted to be able to monitor any and every connection point the application made in the same way the application made it. Since I didn’t have permission to modify the codebase and catch errors, I simply wrote some custom Server Application Monitor scripts to monitor the connection for… Read More »

Malwarebytes-Free Auto-Update

By | July 26, 2011

  Like most tech people I use Malwarebytes “free-edition” to remove stubborn malware. Wouldn’t it be nice if it would update auto-magically? Well you can schedule an update!   Try this: Create a scheduled task. With the path of: “C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\mbam.exe” Add the /update switch on the end Under the settings tab Check the… Read More »

ESMTP TLS and Cisco ASA don’t play nice

By | February 26, 2010

We had a nice little problem the other day. We had already gone through our Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration a couple weeks ago, last weekend was the firewall upgrade from Pix 515 to ASA5510. For the most part, all went well. On Tuesday I overheard someone mention that external email was coming in… Read More »

Export SSL Certificate from IIS and Import into Tomcat

By | February 18, 2010

Recently we encountered a need to export our wild card certificate from a Windows IIS server and use it in a Tomcat Server. The internet turned up very few results, many of which were incomplete. Here’s how I did it. Note: This assumes IIS6.1(Server 2003) but will similarly work with IIS5 and 7+ 1) Export… Read More »

Exchange 2010 – Configure Anonymous Relay to External Domains

By | February 4, 2010

One thing that caught me by surprise in Exchange 2010 was the new ways it handled relaying to external domains. Well Microsoft is moving closer and closer to lockdown by default type of methodology for their systems; making you open the holes you want to open. Well what this did was made me troubleshooting why… Read More »