MacOS X – Managing Gatekeeper (Terminal)

Gatekeeper is a feature available on MacOS X systems to block, by default, any application that is not installed from the Apple Store, for security reasons (all apps on Apple Store are validated and certified by the original developers). Let’s see how to manage this feature on MacOS X systems by accessing to it using command line (using Terminal). Read More …

Ubuntu – What is netplan?

Since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has switched to Netplan for configuring network interfaces. Netplan is based on YAML based configuration system that makes configuration process very simple. Using netplan gives a central location to describe simple to complex networking configurations that function from Desktop to Server and from Cloud to IoT environments. Read More …

Active Directory – Check if a DC is a Global Catalog

There are several ways to find out if a Domain Controller has the Global Catalog role enabled. In this article, Read More …

Powershell – Check and find the product GUID of an installed MSI setup

The product code is the unique GUID of identifying an application or product release; In other words, different versions and languages of Product must have different product codes. Also, ProductCode can be used to query feature state, and product state. For example, installer API “MsiQueryFeatureStateEx()” and “MsiQueryProductState()”, etc. Read More …

Linux – scp transfer files (passwordless) between systems

SSH (Secure SHELL) is a network protocol that is used to login into remote servers for execution of commands and programs. It is also used to transfer files from one computer to another computer over the network using secure copy (SCP) Protocol. Let’s see how to automate, passwordless, using Public/Private keys, file transfers between systems. Read More …