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Easy Virtual Machines on Ubuntu/Pop_OS!

I wanted to be able to easily spin up a VM while using my Linux laptop (I use Hyper-V on my work Windows laptop) and came across Gnome Boxes. Boxes allows for easy creation and management of virtual machines on the desktop utilizing QEMU, KVM, and libvirt. This post will cover installing and setting up […]

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Ubiquiti VPN on Ubuntu/Pop_OS!

Previously, I posted about adding Meraki VPN On Pop_OS! I also work a lot of Ubiquiti Unifi products and needed to setup a VPN. Here’s what I did to get that working: Software Install I covered this part before in the Meraki post, but I’ll go over it again here. We’ll need to install L2TP […]

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Meraki VPN On Ubuntu/Pop_OS!

I’ve been using Ubuntu and Pop_OS! more and more for work and need to setup a VPN back to my office, which utilizes Meraki for the firewall/VPN appliance. Unfortunately, Ubuntu based distros, and probably others, do not support L2TP (Layer Two Tunneling Protocol) type of VPNs out of the box. Here’s what I did to […]

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Sudo Without a Password

I wanted to be able to use my personal laptop without having to enter my password to install software all the time. I know this is a security risk and should never be done on a server or in production, but for me its alright. In order to enable this, we’ll need to edit the […]

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Ubiquiti Unifi DNS Fix

We host our Unifi Controller behind our primary Unifi network without about 85 other locations that connect back to it. A problem that we were seeing was the USG for our primary site would constantly show in a state of “Adopting” even though the devices were already adopted and received their configurations. This is caused […]

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Changing Primary Email Addresses with GAM

I recently completed a project where I had to change the primary email address of hundreds of accounts across our Google Workspaces tenant. I needed to do this quickly without disruption… GAM to the rescue! CSV File To start off, I exported all accounts to a CSV file named new_addresses.csv and then created 2 columns […]

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Using Azure MFA with RADIUS for VPN Access

We need to have staff use MFA when connecting to our VPN connection. Luckily Microsoft Azure has an MFA extension that you can install on your NPS RADIUS server! Installation Downlead the NPS Extension from Microsoft to your NPS server and run the installer. BY default, the NPS Extension will install to C:\Program Files\Mircosoft\AzureMfa. Once […]

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BitLocker Recovery Key

I came across an issue on a laptop after a motherboard replacement where BitLocker would ask for the recovery key on every single reboot. I troubleshot and verified the usual suspects like Secure Boot and TPM being turned off, tried a few posts online, but nothing would fix the issue. I did some more digging […]

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Backing Up Nagios to Github Automagically

I wanted to backup my Nagios config files without having to backup the whole system as well as keep a revision history. So, I setup a repo on github and created a bash script to automatically push changes to the repo once a day. Git Setup First thing, before we can run the script, we […]

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Microsoft LAPS

Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) solves the issue of the password management with those local user accounts across your Active Directory domain but randomizing and expiring those local password. In this post I’ll go over how to install and setup LAPS. Prerequisites Download:¬†https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3062591/microsoft-security-advisory-local-administrator-password-solution-laps Should not be installed on a domain controller (will change the […]

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