Encore Bandit II/III Connection Instructions
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

These steps will show you how to connect to the encore bandit devices. I recently configured both a bandit II and a bandit III device for using a VPN over satellite. The devices are configured through a 9-pin serial port they call the โ€œSupervisory Portโ€. I use a basic serial to USB adapter and putty to connect. All the white papers for this device are good, but the setup and login are not as clear as you would think, that said, below are the following steps I used to connect.


Move Website from Linux to IIS
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

This guide goes over how to Move Website from Linux to IIS. If youโ€™re in the tech field, you probably see moving from Linux to IIS on a WordPress platform and immediately cringed.


FTP Credentials Required for WordPress Update to Plugins/Themes
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

If you are getting errors on a WordPress update that say you need FTP credentials, your apache install doesnโ€™t have rights to do the changes. You could install vsftpd, but it is MUCH easier to just grant apache access to your WordPress.


Check External IP in Linux Server
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

All these commands check external IP in Linux Terminal for any Linux system.


Exchange Online Archive Requirements
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

This articleย goes over Exchange Online Archive Requirements and the headache of licensing for it. I recently completed a staged migration from exchange 2007 to exchange online. If you have any users over 50 GB you need the exchange online archive.


SFC scannow error and Windows 10 corruption
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

If you run into SFC scannow error which cannot be repaired chances are you have some corrupt system components. The fastest way to fix this is by following these steps to repair your system.


iDrac Dell Server (Off-Band Remote Access)
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

I recently had a server freeze up when I wasnโ€™t on-site and needed to power cycle it. I had configured iDrac before but it was not responsive. Here are some useful commands that can configure, reboot, and reset the iDrac function on Dell Servers. The commands below are run from a command prompt on the server (unless otherwise stated) in the (C:\Program Files\Dell\SysMgt\idrac) path.


GFI Archiver resource usage
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Does your GFI Archiver resource usage SQL process ballon over 8GB? If so, the following procedure will reduce usage by about half and fix many performance issues.


Raid Re-syncing Windows software raid
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

I want to preface this article in saying that I would never use a software raid in a business environment. However, recently I tried the windows software raid on a home theater PC. We recently had a power issue and caused the RAID 1 to go into resyncing status. Since it was about 2 TB of data, the resync would take several days and be causing performance issues. I found I could not break the raid or remove the mirror.


Deploy excel macros to all xls files on startup
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

To deploy excel macros on every excel file you open, you will need to create a personal file in your XLStart folder.


Remove or Hide System Reserved Partition
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Does your system reserve partition have a drive letter? With these steps, you will Hide System Reserved Partition and no longer see it when browsing your computer.


Using the find command Linux Terminal
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Here is the syntax for using the find command Linuxย terminal. The following commands are great to have in your back pocket when looking for specific files or directories.


Take ownership of an entire drive in Windows
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

The commands below will show you how to take ownership of an entire drive. Here is a simple script to accomplish just that.