CrashPlan on FreeNAS using Iohyve

The better way to run CrashPlan on your FreeNAS… With the 9.10 version of FreeNAS, comes a better way to virtualize functionality on your FreeNAS server. It also allows us to move away from the headaches we have seen with the Jails, particularly with the CrashPlan. The CrashPlan jail has required…

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Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) is the recommended security solution to mitigate PtH (Pass the Hash) attacks of a local administrator account on your network. Local administrator accounts are a bane to network administrators. Physical access can compromise the local account, and it is typically standardized across the domain as a secondary tool…

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LibreNMS on the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3


LibreNMS is a fork of Observium – per the LibreNMS Github: “We intend LibreNMS to be a viable project and community that: encourages contribution, focuses on the needs of its users, and offers a welcoming, friendly environment for everyone.” This project is going to utilize a Rapberry 2, Raspian Jesse…

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Installing the CrashPlan Jail on FreeNAS

Please note – I am recommending that users move away from using a jail to run CrashPlan on your FreeNAS server. Using Iohyve, which is available on FreeNAS version 9.10, allows you to host an Ubuntu server running CrashPlan. Please see my post at: CrashPlan on FreeNAS using Iohyve  …

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Deploying printers via Group Policy Preferences

Selecting GPP in User Settings

Deploying large numbers of printers to the correct individuals in a large environment is always a challenge. I personally am a fan of utilizing Group Policy Preferences, and the multiple filters available for the individual preferences. There are several obstacles that need to be addressed to guarantee the success of your…

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Observium on the Raspberry Pi 2

Observium on Raspberry Pi 2

Please note – I have also detailed the installation of LibreNMS on the Pi, which is a fork of Observium. Please take a look at my post at: LibreNMS on the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 I love Observium, an open source network monitoring platform. I monitor anything and everything with…

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Ubuntu on the $59 WinBook TW700 Windows 8.1 Tablet – Step 2


PLEASE NOTE: This is an attempt to explore the feasibility of running Ubuntu on a Bay Trail tablet. It will not be uncommon to experience kernel panics and unexpected behavior at this point in time with Linux and Intel’s Bay Trail hardware. The tablet can run a little hot during the…

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Portable FOG Server


Professionally, I am a “Network Engineer” for an IT Services provider, which leads me to be a jack of all trades, and a master of none. One of the tasks that our group occasionally runs across is the deployment of desktops and laptops. Most of our clients are not huge…

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