PHP Server Monitor – Windows Setup Guide

Want to use PHP Server Monitor to track the uptime status of your devices? Not ready to build a CentOS or Ubuntu Server instance, but would rather have a Windows-install? There are three primary methods to configuring an AMP stack. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) WAMP (Windows Desktop or Server, Apache, MySQL, PHP) IIS/PHP (Windows Server […]

Mikrotik – SSTP VPN Server Setup Guide

Overview I’ve played with L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, PPTP, and SSTP VPN Servers. SSTP is now my go-to for business clients, and here is a step-by-step guide to help you set one up on a Mikrotik Router :-). Benefits over L2TP/IPSec Multiple clients can connect from the same Public IP. Important if you have multiple employees that […]

Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN Server Setup Guide

Looking for a detailed guide on configuring a Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN server? Need your on-the-road devices to be able to remotely access your internal LAN? Then you’ve come to the right place 🙂 The major functional benefit of IKEv2, over L2TP/IPsec VPNs, is that L2TP only allows one source IP per client, while IKEv2 has no limit. […]

Crypto Ransomware Prevention – File Server Resource Manager – PowerShell

After spending the last five hours coding like crazy, I’ve got a deployable, reliable, persistent solution. This is one of many Crypto Ransomware prevention strategies. Others are locking down the AppData folder, which could easily break some programs, using AppLocker (Windows Enterprise only), or in this case, protecting file-shares. This strategy — is the file-share […]

PHP Server Monitor – Add Ping Functionality

Adding Ping (ICMP) to PHP Server Monitor I love PHP Server Monitor, it is an amazing tool for my business to have a simple, reliable, practical way to ensure which services or devices are online. The only complaint I have with it is that it does not support ping monitors, only services (query Port 3389 for […]

OwnCloud Server 9.0 – Ubuntu 12.04 Installation

OwnCloud Server 9.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 with PHP 5.6 A quick setup guide to setting up a private OwnCloud Server on Ubuntu Server. From building a fresh machine, to setting static IP, installing dependencies, and taking everything online.   Ubuntu 12.04 and PHP 5.6 Current Ubuntu is 14.04, but our AppAssure software threw a fit trying to […]

Office 2016 – Remote Desktop Shared Licensing

Deploying Office 2016 with Shared or Open-Volume Licensing Doing this the first time was an absolutely confusing mess back when Office 2013 came out. It’s still just as confusing, except now there is more documentation — like this blog aims to help you. The process is actually identical for 2013 and 2016, you need to […]

Windows Server Backup

Occasionally a client does not want to pay for backup software, like StorageCraft, AppAssure, Veeam, whatever gets their 50 employees back up quickly is not worth $1k to management. In that case, the cheapest possible solution we use is built-in Windows Server Backup. God-forbid, you have to use something like Symantec Backup Exec, which is […]

PHP Server Monitoring Board – Ubuntu 14.04 – AppAssure Installation Missing Dependencies

PHP Monitoring Board w/ AppAssure Backups We have a pretty slick monitoring board running 24/7 as part of a NOC in our office, the elegant and simple PHP Server Monitor. It’s rock solid, monitors about 250 servers and 100 internet connections, within 1 minute we know if something is down. Really useful because anything down goes into […]