Linux Secure Dynamic DNS Update with Windows DNS

Earlier this week I was asked for recommendations on how to register Linux systems in DNS. While the records could be manually entered (or scripted) as static DNS records, it would be ideal if the process were more “dynamic”. Windows clients register dynamically why not Linux. There were ideas about DHCP performing DNS registration on…

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LINUX Certificate Enrollment and Automated Renewal Using NDES (Updated)

(APR 2018)  NDES continues to evolve (slowly) as everyone embraces the deprecation of SHA-1.  This post has been updated to reflect those changes and the impact on NDES.  Note the difference between the cryptography used in NDES / SCEP communications versus the cryptography in the certificates provided through NDES / SCEP.  For more detail on…

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Deploying a script or package to a LINUX host with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

This blog is for those rarely seen or photographed IT professionals; the mythical Windows Admins that do Linux administration or Linux admins that do Windows administration.  More importantly, the post is for the System Center Configuration Manager admin that manages LINUX! Seldom do you come across a data center that is homogeneous (one hardware platform, one OS (Windows, Linux, Mac), one…

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Editing / Converting LINUX Scripts from a Windows System

  If you are a Windows Administrator that performs support for LINUX systems or a LINUX administrator that performs work on Windows systems, you may have stumbled into the dreaded /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter: no such file or directory. The default text editor on a Windows system is Notepad. While a fine editor for Windows text…

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