Hacker - How to disable history in Chrome without using hidden browsing mode

I was searching about settings in google chrome to disable history saving.

I was surprised that is not implemented. (only manual deletion)

So, i searched on internet and I found that, to avoid hidden browsing mode but having cookies saved the only solution is to search for history file here:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\history putting it in read only mode


Active Directory - AD Explorer and LdapAdmin

If you search inside relative blog form (sysinternal keyword) you can find tools available about that.

At the same time Sysinternal utilities are available through web address too since a lot of years ago.


There are, in any case, two interesting tools that are useful to browse Active Directory and to gain more information/edit:

Active Directory Explorer 




Antivirus - Sophos Antivirus Deployments errors and required services

If you are facing this issue

After attempting to protect an endpoint computer with Sophos Endpoint Security and Control from the central console the deployment failed.
There are several error codes that can be shown in the console (errors covered in separate articles are linked in the table below).
There are several error messages that can follow the error code. Example:
  • Could not start installation program on the computer. The network path was not found.
  • The installation did not start. The computer may have been shut down, renamed or disconnected, or a required service may not be running. It may be running Windows XP Home or Windows Vista, or Windows 2008.
  • The installation could not be started. The computer may need additional configuration before installation.
  • The installation could not be started: Access is denied. The computer may need additional configuration before installation. See knowledgebase article 29287.
  • The installation could not be started: The network name cannot be found.

The common causes of these deployment errors are:
  • The endpoint computer is switched off or not currently joined to the network.
  • The operating system of the remote computer is not supported.
  • The operating system of the remote computer is Windows 8+ in a workgroup environment.
  • There is a firewall blocking the installation process.
  • A required endpoint service (Task Scheduler, Remote Registry, Windows Installer) is not started or able to start.
  • The central share cannot be accessed.
  • There is a mismatch in DNS where a new DHCP address is registered against the old name and the forward zone cannot update the record.

You can solve following Sophos Official KB29287:


Powershell - Cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system

If you get this error executing powershell script .ps1 you need to:

Launch this command to see actual settings:


If you get Restricted you need to launch this command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

For security reason it should be done rollback to this setting:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Restricted

Sophos - How to create a standalone or custom installer package

Here is an interesting article that explain how to create a standard Sophos Package:

The tool will allow you to do the following:

  • Create both managed and unmanaged packages.
  • Set a primary and secondary update location, which can include a secondary location of Sophos.
  • Include exported preconfigured policies.
  • Builds a compressed self-extracting and installing package executable.


Vmware 6.0 - “Deprecated VMFS volume(s) found on the host” error in ESXi hosts (2109735)


ESXi 6.0 hosts without any VMFS volumes or unmounted datastores report the warning:

Deprecated VMFS volume(s) found on the host. Please consider upgrading volume(s) to the latest version

Note: For additional symptoms and log entries, see the Additional Information section.
This issue is resolved in vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2, available at VMware Downloads.

To work around this issue if you do not want to upgrade, restart the management agents on the impacted hosts. For more
Note: Restarting management agents does not impact the virtual machine power state. Also, you need not reboot the ESXi host.

More details on Vmware article:


Exchange 201x- No existing PublicFolder matches the identity '\'

On exchange server going on Public Folder snapin we got this error:

No existing 'PublicFolder' matches the following Identity: '\'. Make sure that you specified the correct 'PublicFolder' Identity and that you have the necessary permissions to view 'PublicFolder'.

The solution was got in this way


Open ADSIEdit and connect to the Configuration context
Open Databases node
CN=Databases,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SxxxT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=[ORG],CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=[DOMAIN],DC=[TLD]
Open the Properties of an Exchange 2010 database
View the distinguishedName property and copy the value to clipboard
Example: CN=E14MBXDB01,CN=Databases,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SxxxT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=[ORG],CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=[DOMAIN],DC=[TLD]
Close the Properties window and open the Servers node
CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SxxxT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=[ORG],CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=[DOMAIN],DC=[TLD]
sotto pfex1

CN=DB-PBLCF03,CN=Databases,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SXXXT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=PIPPO,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=pippo,DC=com

Expand the first Exchange 2010 server and open the Properties of the Microsoft System Attendant node
Ensure that the view is not filtered to Show only attributes that have values
Edit the homeMDB attribute and paste the distinguished name of the mailbox database copied in step 4
Apply the changes and close the properties window
Open the Properties windows of the Microsoft MTA of the same Exchange
View the distinguishedName property and copy the value to clipboard
Example: CN=Microsoft MTA,CN=E14MBXSRV01,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23XXXLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=[ORG],CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=[DOMAIN],DC=[TLD]
sotto pfex1 Microsoft MTA
CN=Microsoft MTA,CN=XXXXX-EX,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SXXXT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=PIPPO,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=PIPPO,DC=com
Open the properties of the Microsoft System Attendant node for a second modification
Ensure that the view is not filtered to Show only attributes that have values
Edit the homeMTA attribute and paste the distinguished name of the mailbox database copied in step 10
Apply the changes and close the properties window
Repeat steps 4 to 13 for each Exchange 2010 server in your environment.
  •  Wait for Active Directory replication and retry to access the public folders using Get-PublicFolder in an Exchange Server 2007 Management Shell.
  •  It might be required to restart the Exchange 2007 Information Store and System Attendant service of the Exchange 2007 server in question

Use an administrative PowerShell

Noi copiamo questo in homemdb
CN=PFDB1,CN=Databases,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SXXXT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=PIPPO,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=PIPPO,DC=com

More articles:
No existing PublicFolder matches the identity '\'
Scripts for Public Folder Replica Management in Exchange 2010
How To Easily Add Public Folder Replicas To Exchange 2010
Move Public Folders All replica to Exchange 2010 Server PS Script
Exchange Server 2010 to 2013 Migration – Removing Legacy Servers
Public Folders–Moving form Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
Show and move “hidden” Arbitration mailboxes in Exchange Server 2010
Uninstalling Exchange Server 2010
Decommission Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group
Decommissioning Exchange 2010 DAG

Outlook 201X - How to enable global and advanced logging for Microsoft Outlook

If you need to enable advaced outlook logging mode you can revies this exaustive Microsoft article that explain procedure and relative logs files name and explanation.

Here is relative Microsoft Article:


2016 Server - Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2016

Windows 2016 Server was announced during these days.
Meanwhile I highlight Free ebook too:

Here is new free ebook, Introducing Windows Server 2016(ISBN 9780735697744), by John McCabe and the Windows Server team. Enjoy!
ePub and Mobi for Kindle formats will be available soon.
Windows Server has powered a generation of organizations, from small businesses to large enterprises. No matter what your area of expertise, this book will introduce you to the latest developments in Windows Server 2016. Each chapter has been written by either field experts or members of the product group, giving you the latest information on every improvement or new feature that is included in this version of Windows Server.
More informations

Tips - How to install chrome redistributable/portable

If you have problems with IE and you do not have administrative rights in your pc there is a way to bypass problem.

You simple need to download a browser in portable edition.

For example Chrome portable is this one:


[update 2019.09.12]

If you want to install Chrome for your own user account:
If you want to install Chrome for all user accounts:

AD - Lockout events on domain controller

About lockout users here they are Security AD Events:

- 4625 and 4771 on Windows 2008 

- 529 on Windows 200X.

- 4740 If you have more than an account that usually lockout to better investigate this kind of problem you can have this information from the Security Log of your Domain Controller. If you have more than 1 DC, you can check each of your DC for Event ID 4740 (it's an information). In this Event Log, you will have the computer name of the logon request.

- See event ID 4767 for account unlocked.

You can use this eventviewer filter on each dcs:

Account Lockout and Management Tools

Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner Freeware Edition

About Exchange IIS logs repository (in case you suspect owa/activeSync/Rpc over http lockout problems) you must examine

C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1 8.26.20 Apple-iPhone8C2

RPC over HTTP 

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Logging\RPC Client Access

%ExchangeInstallPath%Logging\MAPI Client Access\
%ExchangeInstallPath%Logging\MAPI Address Book Service\

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