Sophos Duplicate IDs

I found my self in a large environment where someone decided to deploy an image with Sophos installed. This resulted in all the computers being seen as 1 single computer in the Sophos Enterprise Console.

This caused me to write the following scripts. scan the IIS logs looking for duplicate GUIDs from computer. It will output the IPs of the machines. This command will let you remotely fix the machines.(Remeber to whitelist psexec in Sophos)


Network Shares Migration Script

Some times its just easier to use command line tools then using WMI. This simple script migrates out shared folder system into the new structure that is the teachers name with two folders underneath it.


Group Policy RSSSAVER

I was testing rsssaver to deploy enterprise wide to have an information screen saver. In my testing rsssaver looks the best but does not work with Windows 7 and does not support multiple screens. I have not found a good replacement, but here is the GPO policy file that I used to centrally manage the configuration.


Fix Duplicate WSUS Ids

If you have an environment that that does not use SYSPREP you have a good chance that you will have duplicate WSUS IDs on your network and alot of system not patching properly.

These pair of scripts will query your WSUS DB and if the computer name does not match the WSUS id in the database it will reset the WSUS ID on the workstation.

wsusclientid.asp -> install on WSUS server

susCLientID.vbs -> run as Startup Script

Utility CD Builders

Knowledgetree Document Management System on a WHS

I setup Knowledgetree on my WHS because I didn’t like other options and it was free. I didnt want to use the canned installation because I didn’t want Apache and openoffice running in the background taking up my ram.

KT = Knowledgetree
WHS = Windows Home Server

  1. Setup a shared directory for kt with duplication, in my example I am going to use DMS you can use DMS$ if you want it hidden from browsing
    1. Add the users that are going to use KT
  2. Install the WHS PHP Extension
  3. Install WHS MySql Extension
    2. Change your mysql root password at http://localhost/pma
  4. Enable curl in php.ini
    1. Edit c:\php5\php.ini and add extension=php_curl.dll under the other extensions
  5. Install SUN Java 1.6
  6. Download the KT Source Code its about 60mb, the Windows version.
  7. Extract KT to d:\dms
    1. Add full rights for the “Windows Home Server Users” group to d:\dms
  8. Create a virtual directory under the default website in IIS called DMS and using d:\dms as the document root
    1. Disable anonymous authentication and enabled basic authentication
  9. Run the KT setup at http://localhost/dms
  10. Setup the httpsso for single sign-on to your whs users.
    2. you must first manually make the matching user in KT first.
  11.  Scheduled Tasks 
    1.  ktscheduler – runs internal tasks
      1. Run: c:\php5\php.exe d:\dms\bin\scheduler.php
      2. Start in: d:\dms\bin
      4. Run every 15 minutes for 24 hours
    2. ktlucene
      1. Run: “C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe” -jar D:\DMS\bin\luceneserver\ktlucene.jar
      2. Start in: D:\DMS\bin\luceneserver
      4. Run at system startup
      5. Uncheck the stop the task if it runs for 72 hours
    3. ktDbBackup
      1. Run: C:\php5\php.exe d:\dms\ktdbbackup.php
      2. Start In: d:\dms
      3. Run As: Administrator (needs network access for backups)
      4. Run every 12 hours for 24 hours