Friday, September 7, 2012

DSL - Damn small linux root password

If you are like a lot of others that needed a small linux distro to load up on a vmware workstation you loaded up DSL linux.

Then as if by magic you should be able to guess the root password. You look on the web...nothing and bunch of guys telling you "just su root" it will make you root. No kidding man....

DSL ova root password if you downloaded it from VMware. - root password for DSL ova - user


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Secedit.sdb Locking out local changes.

Can't open the Secedit.sdb?

Run esentutl /g to check the integrity of the security database at

Next try:

esentutl /redb in the c:\winnt\security directory.

Next try:

Run esentutl /p to check the integrity of the security database at

Remember to kill all the edb files and the log files and move the ones in the Logs directory out of it.

Now the really crazy crap:

If your getting and error to the tune of:

Denied access to database in the local policy make sure that you have the "everyone" group permissions on c:\%systemroot% -- or c:\winnt or c:\windows which ever the case may be.

Check our your setting in the registry:


Set lmcompatibilitylevel to a dword value of 2
set restricanonymous to a dword value of 1

Then kick down a key to the


Make sure the following keys are set to:

ntlmminclientsec to dword, hex 0x20080030
ntlmminserversex to dword, hex 0x20080030

---------and for the love of everything that is whole watch out for Virus scanners and IDS killing your changes in the registry and on the file permissions.

Helps if you rip it out of the domain then stick it back in after you make the changes.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Striking Red

We got some iris red the other day from Gaffer that does not strike until it is left in the annealer for about 4 hours at 915f.

It was really strange and interesting to have a color you have no idea about how it will look until you pull it out of the annealer.

Just strange. We will have a look at it this afternoon. It is completely clear going into the annealer....just fun.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Microsoft Jet Multiple Vulnerabilities (Ms99-030)

Of course you can't download what they point you to in Retina. They never point you to the right file do they.

Do a search on this one.


Download that one and it will Fix your dll that nothing else seems to be able to do.


How to fix the Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX runtimes Code Execution

Download the .msi that you can't get installed.

Crack it open with some software off the net so you can get at the files and just drop them into the c:\windows\system32 directory on top of the others.

It will fix all four of the ones your having issues with.


If you don't know how to crack open an .msi just look it up on google.


Disable SSLv2 Support

1. Load regedt32.exe from Start->Run
2. Expand System->CurrentControlSet->Control->SecurityProviders->SCHANNEL
3. Expand the Protocols branch
4. You will then need to expand the SSL2->Server
5. Select the value Enabled in the Server Folder, if it is not there make a dword.
6. set it to ZERO!



Sunday, July 19, 2009

Citrix and Stigs

Boys and girls this one gets sticky!

#1. If you doing farms you need to make sure to skip the MinEncrytion reg setting in LSA.

#2. If you do set it make sure to hit every single server in the farm and every server that has a published application on it becasue they all need to have the same setting. No Basic vs. 40 bit vs 128 bit. You will have one huge headache.