201X - Print Server migration/fault/DR management

If you want manage Windows 200X/201X print server fault and relative DR (without having to reconfigure all clients) you have to proceed in this way:

  1. Create a properly DNS alias (on DC) pointing to old print server 
    for example: PrintersMilan

  2. Configure a new print server. (201X)

  3. Export all printers on old print server.

    2003 migration - How to migrate print server from 2003 server to 2008/2008 R2/2012

  4. Import previous printer queues on new Server:

    2003 migration - How to migrate print server from 2003 server to 2008/2008 R2/2012

  5. To avoid below error trying to add new printers (using DNS Alias):

    \\PrintersMilan\







  6. On old and new server you must add this register key:

    reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print /v DnsOnWire /t REG_DWORD /d 1



  7. Restart Print spooler service:


  8. On your PC add new printers and check that is working properly (you still are pointing to old print server)
    \\PrintersMilan\

  9. Change DNS Alias PrintersMilan (on your DC) to point new print server.

  10. If everything is working fine DR and print server fault management was succesfully done

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Tuning - Patch My PC

In previously years I used several tools to check no O.S. software updates.

Unfortunately FileHippo App Manager is no longer working fine as in the past.

So I found that Patch My Pc Updater is working excellently, user interface is not so easy but, after you configured properly it work very fine.

About Enterprise companies easily extend Microsoft Configuration Manager to deploy and patch an extensive list of third-party applications.

About SCCM here they are old blog articles

https://www.alessandromazzanti.com/search/label/SCCM%202012


Here it is lifewire article where are indicated similar software.

11 Best Free Software Updater Programs

https://www.lifewire.com/free-software-updater-programs-2625200

Freeware - ebook Reader - Adobe Digital Editions

If you need to open ebook using computer, Apple and Android devices Adobe Digital Editions is freeware and it work fine.

Here it is relative link

Freeware - Micrsoft Visio Alternative for free

Microsoft Visio is an excellent tool but is quite expensive.

Indeed is free and can work both online and as local installed software.

I hope that this information could be useful for someone:

https://www.draw.io

Application - Kubernetes overview and security concerns

Today I would like to take note on blog about Kubernetes technology, here is original producer link presentation

https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/overview/what-is-kubernetes/

Here it is a simple image



And here it is Attack matrix for Kubernetes provided by Microsoft:

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/02/attack-matrix-kubernetes/

Security - Mobile security concerns and risks

Here is an interesting Microsoft article that highlight on fact that often corporate companies focalize on security relate dto PC/Laptops, antivirus and patching but attention is not the same about Mobile devices.

Mobile devices are often more than 60% of entirely IT devices, 80 % of daily tasks are there performed , here they are some numbers:


  1. During 2019 more than 1K security vulnerability was fixed.
  2. About 50 % of iOS devices werefour versions behind the latest OS version and less than 60 % Android devices were more than two versions behind.
  3. 1 of 4 devices was exposed to device Threats (excluded outdated O.S.)
  4. 1 of 5 devices experiences network-based attacks.
About UEM Microsoft mention Zimperium platformleverages their award-winning machine-learining- based engine (z9) that, to date, has detected 100% of zero-day device exploits withouth requiring an update or suffering frmo the delays and limitations of cloud-based detection


https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/07/mobile-security-60-percent-problem/

Software - Ultra VNC with acknowledgement

During these years I tested and configured Ultra VNC software version (UltraVNC_1_2_09) that permit you to connect to other client prompting for remote access, permissions grants and acknowledgement.

Consider that usually standard VNC installation permit you to connect to remote host with or without password 

End user is not aware that someone is viewing his desktop raising a big privacy issue.

https://www.uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html






Tips/Antivirus - How to uninstall software on windows with problems #Sophos article

Here it is an interesting Sophos article that give you several tips and tools on how to force sophos Antivirus client removal. some of these tools can be used succesfully applied to all other software.

Here it is article:

https://support.home.sophos.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005679923-Unable-to-uninstall-Sophos-Home-Windows