Auto-decline “Preview of Monthly Updates”

In WSUS it isn’t very easy to clear on how to automatically decline updates based on more criteria than what you get out of the box.  Luckily with powershell we can get around this.  Using a scheduled task to execute powershell.exe with a -file parameter, I was able to decline the “Preview of Monthly Quality …

Zabbix 3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Percona

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I couldn’t get Zabbix to run and was receiving the following

To fix this I needed to symlink the perconaclient library to the mysql client libraries that Zabbix was expecting.

 

SMF 2.0 with PHP 7

SMF does not officially support running version 2.0.x with PHP 7.0.  This is due to PHP removing the mysql library in favor of more secure MySQLi library.  To get around this if you have root access to your server, you could manually build in the old mysql library functions.  Or you know, build compatibility functions.  I’m …

Fixing stuck Exchange delegated access

Recently ran into an issue where an admin account had stuck delegated access to user accounts.  Even after removing the access the admin would still see the user account showing in Outlook.  Force updating the Offline Address Book and others didn’t fix it.  PowerShell showed that the admin account was still there with deny permissions …

WordPress won’t update

I’ve had issues with WordPress failing to update.  After searching forever and manually updating myself for months, I found the problem.  Check the /wp-contents/upgrade folder for any files.  A previous failed upgrade to core, themes or plugins will stay there and silently cause WordPress to fail to update without any notices.  Further more WordPress doesn’t …

LetsEncrypt Nginx SSL Sites

I got my hands on the LetsEncrypt beta and already testing it out.  Incase it wasn’t obvious, if you have sites that are SSL only (I have a few subdomains which do not operate on http/port 80), you will need to set them up.  Here is a quick example of how I adjusted my Nginx …

Raspberry Pi NOOBS install without DHCP

Having got a Raspberry Pi and having never setup Raspberry Pi from scratch, I went ahead and proceeded to do the NOOBs install for myself. However since my Cisco switches have Spanning-Tree-Protocol enabled, it takes a while before DHCP addresses are handed out. Long enough that the NOOBS install would time out and give up without …

SlickGrid Autocomplete

I’ve been working with SlickGrid on a project recently and it has been fun to work with.  It isn’t the best documented setup, but after a while I have figured out how to work with it on most levels giving me exactly what I want to work with.  One of the things my users asked for is …