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Use Windows Authentication to Connect to SQL Server in OpenSuSE 12.3 x64

One of the things I love most about SuSE is how well it integrates with Active Directory. Joining a domain is easy when using yast. First I ensured that the Linux server’s DNS server is pointed to my DC, then

Posted in Active Directory, Linux, Security, SQL Server

Summary Post: Update VMware vSphere SSL Certs

After speaking with a colleague today, I expect this list will grow as I work more with the vSphere suite. But until then, here is a consolidated list of posts and scripts that I’ve written to ease the replacement of

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update VMware Horizon View SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Well, this script was different. Unlike the other posts in this series, I was required to use only Microsoft command line tools instead of OpenSSL. Not that I’m opposed to using certreq and certutil — I actually started this whole

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update VMware Site Recovery Manager SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware Site Recovery manager script. This script generates the SSL certificates based off of the WebServer Certificate Template and runs a batch file to perform the actual replacement.

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update VMware View Composer SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware View Composer script. This one is rather simple, and uses certutil and certreq to generate the certificates, as opposed to OpenSSL. It also generates a batch script

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update NetApp Virtual Storage Console SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Ahhh, it seems like replacing SSL certificates in vSphere is a never-ending process. My vSphere farm was not prompting me about untrusted SSL certs until I installed the NetApp Virtual Storage Console. Using the template from my previous posts, however,

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update vSphere 4.1U3 and 5.0 SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

While it took quite awhile to figure out how to replace vSphere 5.1 and 5.1U1′s SSL certs, converting that script to work with 4.1U3 and 5.0. It probably helps that SSO doesn’t exist (or I couldn’t find it — I

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update ESX SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerCLI

Replacing ESX SSL is the easiest of all the vSphere components, in my opinion. Unlike vSphere 5.1, you can use Microsoft’s Web Server SSL template, and there’s no need to use the Java keytool or reregister the service with SSO.

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

Update vSphere 5.1 SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

One month ago when I finally got my vSphere lab set up, I had no idea that getting rid of those annoying untrusted SSL errors would be such a colossal undertaking. I have my own domain CA and thought it

Posted in PowerShell, Security, VMware

HOW-TO Setup Windows 2012 Server Core Remote Desktop Services to Securely Administer Windows over RDP and SSL

Alright, so I’ve wanted to setup a Remote Desktop Gateway for years, but the configuration seemed so.. time-intensive. Then I moved to Belgium, my living situation changed and I didn’t want to setup a whole new VPN server to access

Posted in IIS, Security, Windows