Archive for January, 2012

The following site on vmware explains and demonstrates this step.
Extending partitions in Windows using DiskPart


To enable netflow on a Cisco router type the following from the console enable screen.

config t
ip flow-export source fastethernet0/0
ip flow-export version 5
ip flow-export destination 2055
interface fastethernet0/0
ip flow egress
ip flow ingress
ip route-cache flow

These commands will enable netflow both Inbound, (ingress = traffic coming to the device or interface) and Outbound, (egress = traffic leaving the device) on a Cisco router and send the traffic to a device on the ip address  Please note that the device on is listening for netflow traffic on udp port 2055

To see netflow traffic from the console type “show ip cache flow”

See a video here.

This tool analyzes a computer and provides a summary of how secure or insecure it is. Some of the things it checks for are security updates that have not yet been installed, settings that are not recommended (such as weak passwords, disabled firewall, etc), running services that may not be necessary, network shares, and more. This program can be a valuable tool for IT professionals, but it can also help average users who want to make sure their computers are as secure as possible.

Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

This may be the best free product ever from Microsoft.  Download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.

Download Microsoft SyncToy 2.1

SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

FreeNAS™ is an Open Source Storage Platform based on FreeBSD and supports sharing across Windows.

1. Download the HP Flash Utility hpflash1 and also download the Windows 98 MS-DOS System Files win98boot. Extract hpflash1 to a location readily accessible.

2. Run the installer and follow the simple on-screen instructions.

3. Extract the contents of “win98boot” to a location that is readily accessible.

4. Run the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool that was just installed. Choose your flash drive from the drop down list at the top. Also make sure that the file system is set to FAT32.

5. Under Format Options tick the “Create a DOS startup disk” option. Click the “…” button near the empty text box to browse to the location of where you extracted the Windows 98 MS-DOS System Files.

6. Click the “Start” button.

This is a good link to a step by step instruction on installing the Exchange Server 2010 Management Tools.

Openfiler converts an industry standard x86/64 architecture system into a full-fledged NAS/SAN appliance or IP storage gateway and provides storage administrators with a powerful tool to cope with burgeoning storage needs. Building upon the popularity of server virtualization technologies such as VMware, Virtual Iron, and Xen, Openfiler can also be deployed as a virtual machine instance.