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HyperV 2012 - Corefig for Hyper-V 2012

As we know, server console for HyperV 2012 can be installed on windows 2012 or Windows 8.x.

To override this problem I used this very interesting utility:

http://corefig.codeplex.com/

Download: http://corefig.codeplex.com/releases

Here are the features that Corefig brings to a Windows Server Core/Hyper-V Server 2012 installation:
  • Server renaming and domain joining
  • Role and feature management
  • Service control
  • Remote Desktop Host and WinRM configuration
  • Windows Update settings
  • Display settings configuration
  • Windows firewall settings
  • Driver installation
  • Regional settings (keyboard, date and time)
  • Add Programs
  • Network card settings, including TCP/IP
  • Proxy configuration
  • Local group membership
  • Share management
  • iSCSI Configuration (connecting to remote targets)
  • View, start, and stop virtual machines
  • Windows Server licensing

Tutorial - RPC over http theory

RPC over HTTP (Remote Procedure Call over HTTP) is a protocol that allows a client on the Internet to connect securely to a Microsoft Exchange Server without having to log into a virtual private network (VPN) first.
RPC over HTTP uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) as a transport protocol and mandates that the server authenticates itself to the client using a digital certificate and associated private key.  The protocol takes advantage of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) connectivity built into the Outlook Web Access (OWA), foregoing  requirements for an administrator to open additional ports on the corporate firewall

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa375384%28v=vs.85%29.aspx 

[original article http://searchconsumerization.techtarget.com/definition/RPC-over-HTTP]

Exchange 2003/2010 - Add a photo to user contact

 

Exchange 2010 will allow photos directly, but the AD link still needs to be done using powershell and it is fastidious.

In this case  we need to make a small Schema extention (exchange 2010 SP1 do this procedure automatically

The bulk command is the following and here you can find relative screensho:

Import-RecipientDataProperty -Identity "Bharat Suneja" -Picture -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\pictures\BharatSuneja.jpg" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0))

More details http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/03/10/3409495.aspx

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Instead we can use a .dll supplied by Oli Dewdney which adds a ‘photo’ tab to the user properties in AD. Instructions are above.

Install on any computer that you want to use to manage AD.

to download a DLL file ADExt.dll download Here (Mirror Here).

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AD Users and Computers Extension
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By Oli Dewdney ojd-ad@dewdney.co.uk

Installation:
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copy the file to somewhere 'global'
use .Net's InstallUtil to register the DLL:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe adExt.dll

or the 64-bit version if your OS is 64-bit:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe adExt.dll

(you need permission to write to the directory where adext.dll is and to the registry HKLM\Software\microsoft\MMC)


use the /u flag to uninstall.

if the install fails with a could not load assembly error try running mmcperf.exe that will register the MMC assemblies in the GAC.


Use
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This extension adds two tabs to the User Property Sheet. One allows you to view/edit the EmployeeID and EmployeeNumber
AD fields and the other to edit/view the jpegPhoto and thumbnailPhoto fields.

When loading the thumbnailPhoto Field, the image is resampled down to  96 x 96, and the jpeg quality is chosen to have the size < 10KB

when loading the jpegPhoto the image jpeg quality is reduced to have the size < 100KB.

the fields are not editable if you dont have write access for the field.

[original article http://farisnt.blogspot.it/2013/11/add-user-profile-picture-in-active.html]


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Exchange 2003 non da la possibilita' di aggiungere le foto ai contatti, se invece utilizziamo questa .dll da registrarsi su un DC in modo da aggiungere un campo per mettere le foto la soluzione è utilizzare il seguente articolo:

http://farisnt.blogspot.it/2013/11/add-user-profile-picture-in-active.html

Hacker - How track any activities on Mobile phone and block relative functionality

Qustodio records everything that happens on the phone: the numbers are called, the ones with which you send and receive text messages, but also the use of the applications, sites visited, searches performed on the Internet ...
Every day you will receive by email a report of the activity of the cell.
Once installed the app on iOS or Android, you connect your phone to the portal Qustodio: a portal of control for parents.
The application can 'be removed only by knowing the password

The system not only generates reports but allows you to create ad hoc rules, such as blocked websites, blocked categories, time applications (youtube for an hour), the time limit for browsing


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Qustodio registra tutto quello che avviene sul cellulare: i numeri chiamati, quelli con i quali si inviano e ricevono SMS, ma anche l’utilizzo delle applicazioni, i siti visitati, le ricerche eseguite su internet…
Ogni giorno si riceve per email un report dell’attività del cellulare.
Una volta installata l'app su iOS o Android, si collega il cellulare al portale di Qustodio: un portale di controllo per i genitori.
L'applicazione puo' essere rimossa solo conoscendo la password

Il sistema non genera solo report ma permette di creare regole ad hoc, tipo siti bloccati, categorie bloccate, applicazioni a tempo (youtube per un ora), limite di tempo per la navigazione


Maggiori dettagli:

http://www.achab.it/blog/index.cfm/2014/7/controllare-il-cellulare-dei-figli.htm

Vmware - VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere


VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere is a free tool that verifies compliance with respect to the environment vSphere VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines.

By using this tool you can ensure that the environment remains secure and compliant. And 'possible to download the tool directly from VMware website.


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VMware Compliance Checker per vSphere è un tool gratuito che verifica la conformità dell’ambiente vSphere rispetto alle VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines.
Con l’utilizzo di questo tool è possibile garantire che l’ambiente rimanga sicuro e conforme. E’ possibile scaricare il tool Compliance Checker direttamente dal sito VMware.

maggiori dettagli:

http://nolabnoparty.com/vmware-compliance-checker-per-vsphere/ 

Hacker - O.S. serial numbers recovery LicenseCrawler



When you need to reinstall your O.S. one of the biggest challenge that you must face is all serial numbers recover about software installed.

So I suggest LicenseCrawler is one of the most complete, for the quantity of serial numbers that is able to extract from the register. The program can be downloaded from this address and is distributed in portable version and only free for home users (with a couple of nag screen inviting you to purchase the license to LicenseCrawler).


[original article https://turbolab.it/358


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Quando avete bisogno di reinstallare il S.O.. uno dei più grandi sfide che dovete affrontare è il recupero di tutti i numeri di serie dei software installati.

Per questo motivo suggerisco LicenseCrawler è uno dei più completi, per la quantità di numeri di serie che è in grado di estrarre dal ruolo. Il programma esiste in versione portatile e gratuito solo per gli utenti domestici (con un paio di nag screen che vi invita ad acquistare la licenza per LicenseCrawler).


[Articolo originale https://turbolab.it/358]

Hacker - How to recover Outlook, PST, webBrowser, dialupass, windows, wireless password

Here are some useful utility that give you the ability to recover Outlook, PST, webBrowser, dialupass, windows, wireless password

Related Utilities

Description Mail PassView is a small password-recovery tool that reveals the passwords and other account details for the following email clients:
  • Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010/2013 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts)
  • Windows Mail
  • Windows Live Mail
  • IncrediMail
  • Eudora
  • Netscape 6.x/7.x (If the password is not encrypted with master password)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (If the password is not encrypted with master password)
  • Group Mail Free
  • Yahoo! Mail - If the password is saved in Yahoo! Messenger application.
  • Hotmail/MSN mail - If the password is saved in MSN/Windows/Live Messenger application.
  • Gmail - If the password is saved by Gmail Notifier application, Google Desktop, or by Google Talk.
For each email account, the following fields are displayed: Account Name, Application, Email, Server, Server Type (POP3/IMAP/SMTP), User Name, and the Password.
If your email program is not supported by Mail PassView, you can still recover your password by using this Password Sniffer

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Evaluation: Get Started

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is a great solution for company with less than 25 users.

You can take a look following link  to getall info that you need




For example, check out this guidance:

These, and other valuable tools and tips, can be found online at the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Resources Page.
Resource Page
Thanks again for trying Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. As you continue your evaluation, we will check in and connect you to updated resources. 


More than 25 users or 50 devices?
Did you know that you can run Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials within Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter? Try the Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter evaluation.

Free Windows Server 2012 Essentials Training
Learn how to deploy, manage, and use the features and technologies of Windows Server 2012 Essentials.



Tool - Viber Apple alternative to Skype

Download:

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/viber/id382617920?mt=8

With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 300 million Viber users text, call, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free. Viber Out can be used to make calls to non-Viber landlines and mobile numbers at low rates. Viber is available for many smartphones and platforms.

On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.

・Text with your friends
・Make free calls with HD sound quality
・Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, stickers and emoticons
・Groups with up to 100 participants
・Download stickers from the Sticker Market, making messaging fun!
・Push notifications guarantee that you never miss a call or message, even when Viber is off
・Support for the Viber Desktop application on Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows 8

Hacker - PwnSTAR: fake WIFI access point

It's easy to find, in any location, free wifi available. But, it could be a fake Wifi, to get your credential, use man in the middle or redirect you to fake website.

This intersting Italian article better explain this argument  and give you a step by step guide to install it.

It could be useful, for test purpose, to find any security tips to don't fall in this kind scams.

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PwnSTAR is a script installed on most Linux distribution, can simulate all and all for one "Fake Access Point", an Access Point "bait" can lure unsuspecting users to the detriment of what you can accomplish all a series of actions, such as:
  •      Create a Honeypot or an Access Point "open" (without providing access to the Internet), and then use nmap, Metasploit and other;
  •      Intercepting the WPA handshake;
  •      provide access to the Internet at the same time launching an attack Man-in-the-middle;
  •      Perform a redirect the victim to the web page that we want (eg to a phishing site);
  •      launch Karmetasploit to capture credentials, collect data and conduct attacks on the client-side browser.

http://www.html.it/articoli/pwnstar-fake-access-point-in-pochi-clic-2/ 




https://github.com/SilverFoxx/PwnSTAR

HyperV 2012 R2 - Download link

Windows 2012 R2 has itselft HyperV 2012 R2 as optional role to add. (licensing give you the ability to have 2 licensed VM windows 2012 R2)

The other solution is to download free HyperV 2012 R2 that has identical funcion but it's for free.

In this case you need VM licensingo so, this solution, could be good to consolidate old server or Vmware Virtual maching.

Looking on internet I found a lot of problem to find relative Microsoft link (maybe because is free and Microsoft try to hide this information?)


I don't know answer anyway here you can find relative link download:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205299.aspx

Download direct link

http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/3/E/F/3EFBB339-6F09-42DC-A1DF-120E24FC5D36/9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623_X64FRE_SERVERHYPERCORE_IT-IT-IRM_SHV_X64FRE_IT-IT_DV5.ISO

More information:

http://technet.microsoft.com/it-it/evalcenter/dn528863?download=dlm3&url=http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/3/E/F/3EFBB339-6F09-42DC-A1DF-120E24FC5D36/9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623_X64FRE_SERVERHYPERCORE_IT-IT-IRM_SHV_X64FRE_IT-IT_DV5.ISO

Server - Windows Server Catalog

 

If you need to know if a particular application is certified for any particolar O.S. Version or any particolar Hardware or Server is certified for some Microsoft O.S. version you'll need to take a look to following Microsoft Website.

http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/default.aspx

I proceed to copy and paste some website sections:

Hardware
 
The Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 logo demonstrates that a server system meets Microsoft’s highest technical bar for security, reliability and manageability; and with other certified devices and drivers, it can support the roles, features and interfaces for Cloud and Enterprise workloads, as well as business critical applications.

OS Versions

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
Windows Server 2008
 
Windows Server 2003



Software
 
Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 logo demonstrates that a mission critical or line-of business application meets Microsoft's highest technical bar for Windows fundamentals, best practices and platform compatibility; attesting to efficient deployment capabilities in the Cloud and the Enterprise.

OS Versions

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
Windows Server 2008
 
Windows Server 2003


Server Virtualization Validation Program
 
Please visit the Server Virtualization Validation Program site for more information on validated solutions and available support.

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