Backup - Client Backup tool - AOMEI Centralized Backupper 2.1

In previous blog article I discussed about Veeam Backup tool focusing on its client backup functionality:

https://www.alessandromazzanti.com/2017/05/backup-veeam-backup-for-free-v20-for.html

Today I would like to mention this product. (AOMEI Centralized Backupper 2.1)

Very briefly:


  • It is a centralized backup management solution that enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all PCs, workstations, servers and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.
  • Price are quite cheap.
  • You could remotely monitor backup jobs for all your clients with the central control server.
  • You could centrally manage and backup of all these clients to network share or NAS.

I did not have time to test it, and I hope to get a free trial licence to do that. Meanwhile I preferred taking note about that on blog and share this information, hoping that would be useful for someone.

More information about features and licensing are at below link

https://www.backup-utility.com/abnetwork.html?from=en_nav_for-business#compare


Tips - Sitemap creation and redirection block for hosted BLOGGER web sites

Today I was working on google search console and I was surprised that only few pages was indexed, searching on internet I found problem resolution and applied some fixes.

Furthermore you may find more technical details and relative workflow.

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  • Sitemap file functionality is used mentioning all website pages, unfortunately this is not true for websites hosted on blogger environments.


  • Default blogger XML file refers only to 26 most recent articles.


  • Consequential limitation is easy to be understood (for search engine websites visibility and indexing first)


  • You might override this limitation going to this website https://ctrlq.org/blogger/, indicate your website, get XML text and insert it in your blogger administration console ( Settings – > Search Preferences, the enable Custom robots.txt option (available in the Crawling and Indexing section).


In this way all search engines will discover your XML sitemap and indexing at all.

Here they are some screenshots 









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Today I found that blogger automatically redirect websites example.blogspot.com to example.blogspot.it in case you are located in Italy, and so on for any other country.

To block this feature you need to Blogger Dashboard --> Template --> “Edit HTML” button followed by “Proceed.” Next, copy-paste the following code into the template after the tag.

Code could be found here https://ctrlq.org/blogger/,

Tips - How to get domain controller ldap string

If you need to find ldap string on Microsoft Domain Controller there are various and quickly way suitable for this purpose:

a.) dsquery

Consider that for help on a specific command, type "dsquery /?" where is one of the supported object types shown above.

For example, dsquery ou /?

Description: This tool's commands suite allow you to query the directory
according to specified criteria. Each of the following dsquery commands finds
objects of a specific object type, with the exception of dsquery *, which can
query for any type of object:

dsquery computer - finds computers in the directory.
dsquery contact - finds contacts in the directory.
dsquery subnet - finds subnets in the directory.
dsquery group - finds groups in the directory.
dsquery ou - finds organizational units in the directory.
dsquery site - finds sites in the directory.
dsquery server - finds AD DCs/LDS instances in the directory.
dsquery user - finds users in the directory.
dsquery quota - finds quota specifications in the directory.
dsquery partition - finds partitions in the directory.
dsquery * - finds any object in the directory by using a generic LDAP query.

For help on a specific command, type "dsquery /?" where
is one of the supported object types shown above.
For example, dsquery ou /?.

Remarks:
The dsquery commands help you find objects in the directory that match
a specified search criterion: the input to dsquery is a search criterion
and the output is a list of objects matching the search. To get the
properties of a specific object, use the dsget commands (dsget /?).

The results from a dsquery command can be piped as input to one of the other
directory service command-line tools, such as dsmod, dsget, dsrm or dsmove.

Commas that are not used as separators in distinguished names must be
escaped with the backslash ("\") character
(for example, "CN=Company\, Inc.,CN=Users,DC=microsoft,DC=com").

Backslashes used in distinguished names must be escaped with a backslash
(for example,
"CN=Sales\\ Latin America,OU=Distribution Lists,DC=microsoft,DC=com").


Examples:
To find all computers that have been inactive for the last four weeks and
remove them from the directory:

        dsquery computer -inactive 4 | dsrm

To find all users in the organizational unit
"ou=Marketing,dc=microsoft,dc=com" and add them to the Marketing Staff group:

        dsquery user ou=Marketing,dc=microsoft,dc=com | dsmod group
        "cn=Marketing Staff,ou=Marketing,dc=microsoft,dc=com" -addmbr

To find all users with names starting with "John" and display his office
number:

        dsquery user -name John* | dsget user -office

To display an arbitrary set of attributes of any given object in the
directory use the dsquery * command. For example, to display the
sAMAccountName, userPrincipalName and department attributes of the object
whose DN is ou=Test,dc=microsoft,dc=com:

        dsquery * ou=Test,dc=microsoft,dc=com -scope base
        -attr sAMAccountName userPrincipalName department

To read all attributes of the object whose DN is ou=Test,dc=microsoft,dc=com:

        dsquery * ou=Test,dc=microsoft,dc=com -scope base -attr *

Directory Service command-line tools help:
dsadd /? - help for adding objects.
dsget /? - help for displaying objects.
dsmod /? - help for modifying objects.
dsmove /? - help for moving objects.
dsquery /? - help for finding objects matching search criteria.
dsrm /? - help for deleting objects.

b.) Meanwhile you could find LDAP connection string launching ADSI Edit snapin:



c.) Consider that 



Microsoft - Windows 7, SQL 2008, 2008 R2 Server, Exchange 2010, Office 2010 EOL - End of life date

Just a quick post taking note about several Microsoft Products where End Of Life date is 2019 or 2020, the first important effect would be related about product and security patches unavailability.

End Of life Product and date


Windows 7 --> January 14, 2020
Office 2010 EOL --> October 13th, 2020
SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Extended Support --> will end on July 9, 2019
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Extended Support --> will end on January 14, 2020.
Exchange Server 2010 --> January 14, 2020

Products Reaching End of Support for 2019

Products Reaching End of Support for 2020 


Here they are some interesting information:

- Windows 7 Embedded editions follow different EOL dates, you could use following official link.
- You could upgrade compatible Windows 7 PCs based on these requirements with a full license. 
- About SQL 2008 and W2008 R2 please review this article.
- Here it is indicated how Microsoft threat all its products since first release about Mainstream Support and Extended Support.
- About Windows Server Microsoft propose Microsoft Server upgrade center.
- To have visibility about all Microsoft Product EOL here it is correct link.

Network - Cisco Smart Net Total Care Service

Today I am going to take note on my blog about different Cisco Services that are provided to end users.

At below link you might find more information and specific Cisco document .pdf with whole information.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/services/technical/smart-net-total-care.html#~stickynav=2

https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/smart-net-total-care/datasheet-c78-735459.pdf

What I would like to focus is on below image/Table for quick reading purpose:




Office 365 - Email and applications encryption

Office 365 delivers multiple encryption options like Office Message Encryption (OME), S/MIME, Information Rights Management (IRM), and introduces Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Here it is Microsoft related article with all details. (about Office 365 email and application encryption features)

https://docs.microsoft.com/it-it/office365/securitycompliance/ome

Linux - Elementary OS

I would like to mention this Linux O.S. that aims to be a replacement (and similar) to MacOS or Windows O.S.

If you are interested you might visit official website: