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Looking for resources to check urls

I was wanting to check a url for nasty stuff… thanks to several folks … here’s a list of places to send a link to see what phishing/issues

Virustotal (Submit a URL)

URL Query

Anubis – Malware Analysis

Dr.Web Check URL Scan

PowerShelling on a OU structure

From Robert – I bet he orders Scotch using a PowerShell Script – Pearman comes this reminder of a script to put back in the SBS OU structure into a raw domain where there is no OU structure.

  1. on the AD server, Open PowerShell ISE.  Paste this into the box, hit enter.


$domain = (Get-ADDomain)

Firefox is evil


Seen on a random computer…helping to clean it up.  The number of times I’ve found funky extensions in Firefox…. are too numerous.

I am not a fan of Firefox’s security model.

Dear Scotland

It’s 10:55 pm where I live, and it’s 6:55 in the morning in Glasgow on a pretty special day for you guys.  It’s kinda amazing to me to be alive on a day that will end up on a Wikipedia entry page.  (When I was a little girl historical things ended up in the World Book Encyclopedia that I used to read, now they end up on Wikipedia).

Do you want to virtualize ONE desktop in HyperV?

And you want to know how to license it?  As I read it, you need to either purchase a VDA subscription (don’t ask me how this is done) or purchase VL with SA in order to be able to host one desktop in HyperV if you plan to have other servers being hosted as well.

If you wanted to only host ONE desktop and only that ONE desktop you could use a retail license – not OEM.  But that’s kinda silly.

But bottom line, want to host one virtualized desktop operating system?  Get VL and SA to be legal.

How to hide a shared folder in RWA

And if Microsoft had done this?


And if Microsoft had done this… wonder how much folks would have been up in arms over this?

So what’s this Storage server thing?

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

Okay so what is this?

To be clear it’s not Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard.  It has no feature set from the Storage server line.

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

09/10/2014- Thecus Technology Corp. today announces another world first: Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials is now available for NAS users. Available this October, the 2-bay W2000, 4-bay W4000, and the 5-bay W5000 offer a host of benefits to SMB users, including data protection, integrated cloud services, and secure remote access.

External hard drive becomes read only

USB External Hard Drives Become Write Protected In Windows 7 – Page 2 – Windows 7:


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