Check Windows Services statuses using Powershell

PowerShell is a great and essential “scripting” (the scripting is just one of the many things this language can do) tool. It not only helps save you time, it also provides greater flexibility to execute repeated tasks manually or via scheduled tasks. Almost all Windows roles and features ship with PowerShell cmdlets. Once of the most common tasks, specially on server machines, is to check regularly the status of a specific service. Read More …

Securing RDP Connections using TLS certificates

Remote Desktop has been the must as remote administration tool for many IT professionals and sadly many even expose it to the internet leading to brutefoce attacks and Man in the Middle attacks in the past (and even during this period). Using TLS certificates can improve the security and the default access method to critical systems, even if those systems are reached only on internal business LAN environments. Read More …

413 Request Entity Too Large and PHP Execution Time

It can be found on standalone Apache/Nginx/IIS web server or while proxy-based solutions when Nginx acts as a front end server for Apache at back end server. In this guide, we will see how to fix this error “413 request entity is too large” in Apache as well as in Nginx, Microsoft IIS , and definitely in PHP as well. Read More …

Powershell – Get Permissions on folders and/or files

Sometimes it is useful to get permissions (NTFS and/or Share) on Windows systems (Server and/or Client). The following Powershell code will generate, in the same folder in which is saved the ps1 file (once the below code is copied and saved on the system as ps1 file), a CSV file which will include all the permissions (subfolders included) set in that moment. Read More …

Sharepoint – Unlock and Delete a locked Library

Sometimes, some of the libraries and lists in SharePoint, both online and on-premises, might get locked for deletion, meaning you cannot delete them by any means, this is particularly through for Record libraries. Let’s see how to unlock and/or delete a locked library on a Sharepoint site. Read More …