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If you purchased Enterprise Remote Control, or are running the trial – you will want to get this update. A new vulnerability has been found in SSL used for secure web communications. It is called the POODLE attack It can be mitigated by upgrading your browser, but the best solution is to fix it on […]

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Many years ago we released a free utility to shutdown, or reboot a system remotely. Eventually that got rolled into our Network Administrator application. Many times it would be great to have this type of functionality built into Windows (Nothing to install). Sure there is the command line ‘shutdown’ command, but what about a simple […]


This week the new version of Windows was announced – Windows 10. I just finished installing the preview, and so far things are looking nice. The start menu is back, front and center: As you can see it is a shrunk version of the Windows 8 start screen mixed with the previous start menu. After […]


By now you should have heard about Shellshock. It is a huge vulnerability in the Bash shell – which is used in many unix based systems. Most of you are running all Windows systems, but I would like you to think for a moment about those black boxes that are running on your network. The […]


Power up computers remotely

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by Steve Wiseman on September 19, 2014 · 3 comments

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This week I received a question from Andrew: “Hi Steve, I just finished going through our network and making sure ‘wake on lan’ is enabled in the BIOS. Do you have any suggestions for a simple and easy to use app for sending out WOL requests?” If you are not familiar with Wake On Lan, […]


Since Microsoft purchased SysInternals, there has not been much activity out of them over the last few years. A few weeks ago that changed and they released SysMon. It is an interesting tool that I think primarily would be used for research and investigations of malware. At the same time, you might find it useful […]

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If you purchased Enterprise Remote Control, or are running the trial – you will want to get this update. It uses OpenSSL to provide HTTPS support, and some new vulnerabilities have been disclosed in this library Here are the two major issues: CVE-2014-0224 And: CVE-2014-3512 This update addresses all known OpenSSL vulnerabilities as of August […]

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A while back I wrote about Veeam – a backup utility for VMWare and Hyper-V. The drawback is in this free version of Veeam, you can’t schedule backups. I have found an alternative. It is called Altaro Hyper-V Backup. The main limitation in the free version is you can only backup two VMs. Also, Altaro […]


Last weekend I was browsing the Internet and I came across this guy on YouTube. He calls himself “Eli the Computer Guy” He has posted a tremendous number of videos about understanding networking, computers, windows servers, and anything remotely connected to computers, tablets, phones, and tech. What is nice about these videos is that no […]


I got a question from Andrea this week: “Hi Steve, We have some VMs under HyperV that are used for training during the day and we would like to setup a vbscript that could be called from windows scheduler that could start them up in the morning, and shut them down at the end of […]


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