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 …

VMware ESX – Shared Disk Between VMs

In VMware virtualization environments (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk (vmdk or RMD) between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs) on VMWare ESXi. The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally on the ESXi host and this can be done following some specific configurations to be able to access data between different VMs on the same storage. Read More …