Script for detecting potentially vulnerable Log4j jars [CVE-2021-44228] on Windows Server

Update 2021-12-18 – This looks like a much more competent script for detecting this vulnerability and there is a python version for Linux: https://github.com/CERTCC/CVE-2021-44228_scanner Updated 2021-12-17 – Script is v1.4 and looks for .war files now too Original post below Inspired by the one-liner here: https://gist.github.com/Neo23x0/e4c8b03ff8cdf1fa63b7d15db6e3860b#find-vulnerable-software-windows I wrote a script to expand on the command, … Read more

Script to sync Domain Controller SSL Certificates to a specific host

We have an application that uses LDAP over SSL to authenticate users via Active Directory. The server running the application is a member of the domain and has the domains Root CA installed in it’s local certificate store. Technically the Root CA should be good enough for the server and any applications on it to … Read more

NetApp SnapManager for Exchange failing with VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE

Running into a problem with Exchange 2010, a FAS2240-4 and SnapManager for Exchange 7.1 where backups would randomly fail every now and then started failing consistently. Our DFM server would send us an e-mail when the failure occurred that looked like this: CLIENT APP ERROR Backup: SME Version 7.1: (111) on dora02 at Sun Sep … Read more

Error 1603 when upgrading vCenter 6.0u1 to 6.0u2

Recently ran across this one: 2016-06-22 10:23:19.878-07:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Other process terminated with 0, exiting 2016-06-22 10:23:19.878-07:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Process exited with a ‘0’ exit code; no status monitoring so assuming success 2016-06-22 10:23:19.878-07:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: called parse callback 0 times 2016-06-22 10:23:19.878-07:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: No need to wait for process … Read more

Previous version of the Active Directory Replication Status Tool

Who liked using the¬†Active Directory Replication Status Tool? I did. Who thought it was a great, simple, straight forward tool that was far easier than¬†interpreting the output of some command line tools and didn’t feel it needed to become a cloud service with a less intitive interface? I do. Digging through a few of my … Read more