Lync/Skype for Business Message Limit

Maximum frustration alert! Lync (Skype for Business) has a maximum message size limit for instant messages: The limit cannot be configuredĀ and has a bizarre maximum of 800 characters for the first message and 8000 characters for subsequent messages to the same recipient. What? Why? How? Confusion and frustration ensues. I actually enjoy using Lync but […]

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World’s Worst POODLE Scanner for HTTPS

Behold, the world’s worst POODLE scanner for HTTPS services: #!/bin/bash   subnets="192.168.0.0/16 10.0.0.0/8"   for subnet in $subnets; do echo -e "########## SCANNING $subnet ##########\n" https_servers=`nmap -sS -P0 -n -p 443 -oG – $subnet | grep open | awk ‘{print $2}’` echo "TCP/443 found open on:" echo -e "$https_servers\n" echo "Scanning for SSLv3…" for https_srv […]

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PowerShell 10961B Training – Top 5 Take Aways

I recently attended the Microsoft 10961B PowerShell training course. In the spirit of sharing, here are my top five take aways for those new to PowerShell: Take Away 1: Learning and using PowerShell is all about command and knowledge discovery. Three cmdlets that help us learn about PowerShell concepts, lookup commands and inspect objects: Get-Help […]

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RDP Inception and Password Changes

A common pain point that seems to come up regularly among technical folks is how to change a Windows account password over an RDP connection. The correct answer is Control+Alt+End, right? Of course. However, this doesn’t work as you might expect when you’re lost in RDP “Inception“. RDP inception is when you’re multiple levels deep […]

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NFSv4: Interop, ACLs & Automount

NFSv4 has been around for a long time but it still seems a bit foreign to me. The following is a quick rundown of things I recent learned related to NFSv4 from limited experience in implementing it. Interoperability Is it possible to setup NFSv4 along side NFSv3 on the same server, serving the same volumes? […]

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