Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Create a text file of installed updates and hotfixes within Windows

To obtain a text file that contains a list of installed updates and hotfixes from within Windows, launch an elevated command prompt and use the following command:

wmic qfe list brief /format:texttablewsys > list.txt



Right-click options with the Outlook 2013 system tray icon

Several menu options are available when the right-clicking the system tray icon when Outlook 2013 is open:


But two additional options are available if the Control Key is held when right-clicking the system tray icon.



PoshWSUS is a PowerShell module for Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) that offers command-line options for managing the service.



The ViewDbChk tool allows administrators to scan for, and fix provisioning errors that can not be addressed using View Administrator. Provisioning errors occur when there are inconsistencies between the LDAP, vCenter and View Composer databases. These can be caused by: direct editing of the vCenter inventory, restoring a backup, or a long term network problem.

This tool allows VMware View administrators to scan for machines which can not be provisioned and remove all database entries for them. The View Connection Server will then be able to re-provision the machine without any errors.



HoneyDrive is a honeypot Linux distro. It is a virtual appliance (OVA) with Xubuntu Desktop 12.04.4 LTS edition installed. It contains over 10 pre-installed and pre-configured honeypot software packages, as well as many useful pre-configured scripts and utilities to analyze, visualize and process the data it can capture.




IronWASP (Iron Web application Advanced Security testing Platform) is an open source system for web application vulnerability testing.



GlassWire is a network security monitoring utility for Windows.  GlassWire displays your network activity on an easy to understand graph while searching for unusual Internet behavior that could indicate malware or violations of your privacy.


How to add new items to the Send To Context Menu within Windows

To add a new item or destination to the Send To Content Menu within Windows, launch the Run dialog box (Windows key + R) and enter:



The SentTo folder should open up within Windows Explorer.  To add a new item, right-click within the dialog box and use the New –> Shortcut option.


How to remove a cached email address within the Windows 8.1 Mail application

By default, the Windows 8.1 Mail application caches autocomplete email addresses.  It can be difficult to remove these cached entries from the application.  The YouTube video below discusses one procedure to remove them.


CrowdStrike Inspect

CrowdStrike has several free utilities available at http://www.crowdstrike.com/community-tools/.  One example would be Crowd Inspect, an application that is a host-based process inspection tool utilizing multiple sources of information to detect untrusted or malicious network-active process.



PhotoDemon is a free portable image editor for Windows.