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Event Logs to Investigate Machine Restarts

The following are Powershell commands that can help do a quick assessment of machine restarts. This will query the event logs and pull event ID 1074 that will provide the nature of the restart including the process and user account used to initiate the restart. 39 more words


The Minimum Systems Requirements Scam

The technology industry is not short of scams and the media don’t shy away from reporting them. Newspapers, blog sites, Facebook all warn us of Nigerian 419s, phishing attempts or cold calls with fake investments. 766 more words


"Holey Jeans"!

Here is the final installment of the so-called Unfortunate/Ugly Garment Stepsisters of the plain and simple. If you missed the last part of this series,   224 more words


Microsoft and the Software Lifecycle

The patch management and vulnerability management nightmares that come along with battling end of life software and operating systems are not worth the effort.  Many organizations avoid upgrades under the guise of legacy software demands and shrinking maintenance windows.  42 more words

Security News

OPatch failed to locate Central Inventory

The following problem was caused by our recent migration, the inventory was pointing to a home that was no longer on the server.

We need to attach the current home to the inventory. 180 more words

Patching Issues

Exadata QFSP April 2015

2 weeks ago, with the release of the April 2015 QFSP, it was time again to start patching our exadata.

As we apply the QFSP 2 times a year, this was nothing new for us and at first everything seemed to go smoothly. 431 more words