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Windows Server 2019/Windows 10 VM on QEMU/KVM on Ubuntu 18.04

Written on December 12, 2019 at 07:31, by

This page documents how to set up Windows Server 2019 under QEMU/KVM on Ubuntu 18.04. I suspect the procedure is identical for Windows 10 and somewhat newer Ubuntu versions. What you will need: An Ubuntu 18.04 server QEMU/KVM installed on it. This is good documentation: A Windows Server 2019 or Windows 10 ISO. You […]

Stop Microsoft Teams from starting

Written on May 29, 2019 at 09:20, by

Copy+pasting this here from so I can find it back. Confirmed to work on Windows 10 Pro. CTRL+Shift+ESC Startups Right click on Microsoft Teams find file Location Change .exe to other name OK

Solved: unable to send mail after upgrading to Roundcube 1.3.4

Written on February 19, 2018 at 15:19, by

Apparently the smtp user and password were missing from the file in Roundcube 1.3.4, resulting in a when trying to send mail from Roundcube. Adding to config/ solved the problem.

How to install VLC 3 on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Written on February 12, 2018 at 06:54, by

Here’s one way to install the new VLC 3 (Vetinary) on Debian 9.3 (Stretch). Note that because I’m pulling the software from the Unstable (Sid) repository this method is not suitable for production machines. It may break dependencies of other packages. 1. Add Sid to /etc/apt/sources.list: 2. Update the repositories list: 3. Install VLC: The […]

Getting Shared Folders working properly in Debian 9 in VirtualBox

Written on February 12, 2018 at 06:39, by

Running Debian 9 in VirtualBox is easy but figuring out how to get Shared Folders working properly can be a hassle. Here’s how to do it. Assumptions: – You have a VirtualBox VM set up with Debian 9.3 and nothing more. – The user who’s running the X sessions is called Vorkbaard. – The Windows […]

How to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9: web interface, autostart, backup

Written on February 9, 2018 at 06:16, by

This article describes how to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9 (Stretch): Installing VirtualBox VirtualBox web interface: phpVirtualBox Set up and use VMs Automatically start PhpVirtualBox on boot Automatically pause VMs on reboot/shutdown and resume them on boot Set up a backup system Troubleshooting If this article has helped you please let me […]

List AD group members in PowerShell

Written on January 11, 2018 at 08:56, by

Here’s how to list AD group members in PowerShell: Breakdown: Get-ADGroupMember gets all group members. My group is called ‘ALLOW USB DATA’ (it is connected to a group policy that allows or denies users data access to usb devices based on this group membership). -Recursive lists nested group members instead of nested group names. select […]

Automatically create Nextcloud links for attachments in Thunderbird

Written on December 11, 2017 at 06:27, by

Thunderbird can be set up to automatically use Nextcloud to send large attachments. This is convenient because not all mailservers have the same maximum attachment size. I’m mostly documenting this because I keep forgetting about it. If this article has helped you, feel free to click some of the ads on this page. It won’t […]

How to set up OpenVPN with Google Authenticator on pfSense

Written on December 4, 2017 at 06:29, by

This article explains how to set up OpenVPN with Google Authenticator on pfSense. I’m using pfSense 2.4.2 but the method shouldn’t change much. If you follow along you’ll end up with a VPN server that asks for the user’s username, a pre-set PIN (4-8 numbers) and a one-time generated code from Google Authenticator on your […]

OpenVPN in a pfSense CARP cluster

Written on November 21, 2017 at 14:44, by

If you’ve set up a pfSense CARP cluster for high availability and you’re running OpenVPN on it there are a few tweaks you can make to improve your experience. The issues: OpenVPN client is unable to connect to WAN VIP… …and when it does, no internet connection is available via OpenVPN. You cannot reach the […]