Category Archives: Operating Systems

Linux : How to get hardware serial number

The easiest way to get hardware serial and related information is using “dmidecode“. The command below should give you exactly what you need :

The command above does not usually work with “clone” computers/servers. Alternatively, you may use the command below, which will output all parts serial number availables :

 

Windows : How to retrieve Fiber Channel interface WWNs

Here is a simple PowerShell command that will output the FC host adapter interface WWNs.

If your interface have two ports, both will be output in order. This command have been successfully tested with QLogic adapters on Windows 2012 and 2016.

Windows : How To get the members of a group in Active Directory using PowerShell

Here is some useful commands to list the members of a group in Active Directory using PowerShell. Get members of a group :

Get members of a group, recursively (to list all members of sub-groups members of that group) :

NOTE : Replace “Group Name” (keeping the double quotes) with the desired Group… Read More »

Linux : R1Soft The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available

Getting this error from the R1Soft repo lately trying to run a “apt-get update” on Debian Linux? Ign http://repo.r1soft.com stable Release W: GPG error: http://repo.r1soft.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 39A4965166BD1D82 Simply do the following to import the new key and get rid of… Read More »

Windows : File Explorer don’t refresh

I had this strange issue on Windows 8/10 where changes such as file/folder renaming or deletion not appearing after a modification. A manual “Refresh” from the contextual menu (right click + Refresh) was required to show the last modification. It seem that some Windows core components were corrupted and needed to be repaired/restored. First of… Read More »

Linux : Package package-name.rpm is not signed

Having the following error trying to install a unsigned package from Yum repository on CentOS/RHEL? Unless you get an officially signed package(s), you will need to override/accept the installation of unsigned package (if you trust the source/issuer, of course). If installing a locally located rpm file(s), you may use the command “rpm -ivh package-name.rpm“. If… Read More »

Windows : RDP An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported

Since the latest Windows Updates, you might be encountering the following error when you RDP to another computer or server : An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported Remote computer: This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation. For more information, see https://goomicrosoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=866660 This is basically due to the fact… Read More »