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Sonicwall VPN on AT&T U-Verse Pace 5268ac modem.

Old saying… That person needs a high five… in the face… with a chair!   There are days AT&T does a great job… of making me want to ripe out my hair…   AT&T has a <word of person who does not know his/her ...

Windows 10 update fails with 0xC1900101

I’ve been upgrading various Windows 10 systems from the older 1607 to the newer 1703… I had done over 20 of these updates, just load the Windows update agent and off you go [or let Windows update take it’s course].   Had ...

Review of Veeam agent for windows

I’ve reviewed the original “Veeam Endpoint Backup” and found some limitations, now Veeam has killed off the name of “Endpoint” and changed it to a free/paid version called “Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE” [must get the “free” in all ...

Setting up LDAP on Sonicwall TZ or NSA devices

I’m running into more cases of people needed to talk to Windows Active Directory to allow valid users to login to the Sonicwall via the SSL-VPN  client.     Select the [Configure LDAP…] button.   Insert the NAME [FQDN] or Local IP address of the ...

Review of Veeam Endpoint Backup PART II

Well, it’s been almost a year since I reviewed Veeam Endpoint Backup… Here’s what I have learned.   Veeam Endpoint Backup has a serious issue. I was using it on a Windows 7 PC and it was always running without error. I ...

Moving CentOS 7 VMs from Workstation to ESXi, manually adding Paravirtual PVSCSI controller

Had a few cases where different programmers would create a CentOS 7 Virtual Machine [VM] on their workstations and we then need to turn them into production VMs on our VMware Cluster. They would send me the OVF, and we ...

Tigervnc stops working after upgrade to Fedora Core 25

I’m a big Fedora Core fan… I use it as my main PC at home [everything else is a VM on VMware somewhere].   After the upgrade from FC 24 to FC25, I could not VNC into my Linux box. I got ...

Review of Veeam Endpoint Backup

This is a minor review of Veeam’s new Endpoint Backup from my testing/usage.   I’ve almost always used Windows Backup for all my Windows Servers [2003, 2008 R2, 2012 R2] backups. The best thing about Windows Backup is you have to create ...

Configure Sonicwall Router for Comcast Business Fiber Ethernet [Multiple IP segments/ranges]

I had to deal with a most interesting network issue with Comcast Business Fiber. Comcast Business Fiber and Metro Ethernet both use an interesting way to get the static IPs to the customer. In my example, the LAN will be ...

How to setup DHCP server for Samsung VOIP phones in PNP [plug in play] mode.

Ran into an interesting problem. Samsung VOIP phones, for example the SMT-i5210, have a PNP [Plug In Play] mode. If DHCP is setup with the correct optional parameters, you can have the phone pick up the Samsung phone system’s IP ...

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