In case you’ve been Folder Redirecting any User’s Home Folders and along the way you've decided it’s not you cake, to restore your User's profile to its original shape, there are some things you can do. Since Folder Redirection is a complex (and sometimes convoluted) topic, I don’t mean to be 100% exhaustive (but I'll… Read More

I successfully replaced a liquid-spilled Macbook Pro Logic Board, specifically an A1278, which is the Mid-2010 model. After replacing the Logic Board (and re-connecting all the connectors), I turned the laptop ON and it behaved perfectly. The problems appeared once I screwed the bottom cover to the case! After I turned the Macbook with the… Read More

Veggies. This post is a humble summary of Alan Burchill's brilliant post published at the following address in 2010: Alan is the überhero (& self-declared genius...), so please thank him for his precious time and effort. Alan's methods reconnects to one of my previous articles were I talked about granting Local Admins credentials to… Read More

MySQL Tools & Co. are very nice and smart toys, 'though sometimes DB Admins like to overcomplicate things that should be easy and simple. Over time and experience, I developed a specific taste for the following mysqldump options: mysqldump -u root -p - -add-drop-databases - -add-drop-table - -databases DB_NAME > filename.sql Beware of the dreaded… Read More

  If you are in the process of deploying a new CA, and you are thinking of issuing Certs that use SHA512 Hashes, think again! (From"If you currently use SHA512 certificates, and do not have this update installed, you may have problems in one or more of the following scenarios by using TLS 1.2:… Read More

  [UPDATE - 2016/Jul/30 - Windows 10 Support and Recommendations]:   Thanks to Microsoft's policy of backwards compatibility, Windows 10 supports Autologin, so the below "ORIGINAL ARTICLE" instructions still do work. 'Though, before setting up Password-less Autologin on Windows 10, you might wish to investigate if your device supports Windows Hello and (if not), perhaps… Read More

  As I said on my previous post titled "3 ways to grant “Local Admin” permissions to Domain Users": There are 2 ways to use Restricted Groups. The first way simply adds New Users along the pre-existing Local Administrators Users (within the (Local) "Administrators"-Group). The second way resets (ie. deletes/wipes) ALL the pre-existing Local Administrators Users… Read More

  There are three ways (that I know of..), to grant “Local Machine” Administrator credentials to a Windows Domain User: lusr-method (!). "Restricted Groups" / Secure Restricted Groups (convenient for that funny bunch). “Secure Local Administrators” (a-la Alan's way).   lusrmgr.msg. to grant “Local Machine” Administrator permissions to a Windows Domain User through lusrmgr.msc: Remotely… Read More