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Updating Powershell on Server 2008R2

Download WMF 5.1 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 system This also works with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. By default Windows Server 2016 already has PowerShell 5.0 installed, so this is not required there. Note that to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 you must be using Service Pack 1 (SP1). First we’ll confirm

Adding Let’s Encrypt to Debian Web Servers

Let’s Encrypt is an automated certificate authority providing free of charge, domain-validated TLS certificates that are obtained using the ACME protocol. Debian 8 (Jessie) Howto Enable backports: Install certbot: apt-get install python-certbot-apache -t jessie-backports certbot –apache Optionally: follow certbot instructions and enable quiet cron job or follow up Optionally enable Perfect Forward Secrecy: edit “/etc/apache2/mods-available/ssl.conf” and uncomment

UFW List Rules

UFW is designed to be an easy to use firewall solution. It uses iptables and the underlying technology is pretty robust. Despite being the Uncomplicated FireWall, UFW, it still has a few misnomers and naming conventions might seem not so obvious to the first time user. Probably the most obvious example of this is when

Linux Package Management Basics

Introduction Most modern Unix-like operating systems offer a centralized mechanism for finding and installing software. Software is usually distributed in the form of packages, kept in repositories. Working with packages is known as package management. Packages provide the basic components of an operating system, along with shared libraries, applications, services, and documentation. A package management system does much