Configure a User Account to Log On Automatically on Windows 7

Requiring the user to enter credentials when his computer starts is an important part of Windows security. If a user account automatically logs on, anyone who has physical access to the computer can restart it and access the user’s files. Nonetheless, there are scenarios where a computer is physically secure and automatic logon might be desired. To configure a workgroup computer (you cannot perform these steps on a domain member) to automatically log on, follow these steps: (more…)

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Offline install of .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10

The .NET Framework is an integral part of many applications running on Windows and provides common functionality for those applications to run. Normally, before running/installing such applications, we need to enable .NET Framework from the Control Panel on the computer.  So, you may first check if the .NET Framework 3.5 is available in the Control Panel on Windows 10 Technical Preview and if available, you may enable it from the Control Panel to install it on the computer. To check if the.NET Framework 3.5 is available in Control Panel and to enable it, please follow these steps:

 

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard.

b) Type “appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” command box and press “ENTER”.

c) In the “Programs and Features” window, click on the link “Turn Windows features on or off”. (more…)

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How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps and Reinstall Them

Windows 10 includes a variety of universal apps, and there’s no easy way to hide them from the “All Apps” view in the new Start menu. You can uninstall them, but Microsoft doesn’t allow you to easily uninstall them in the usual way.

You probably don’t want to do this. These apps take up very little space on your device so it’s best to just ignore them if you don’t want to use them. But, if you really want to uninstall them, you can. If you’ve already uninstalled included apps, you can get them all back with a single command. (more…)

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How to disable ModSecurity rules

1. View ModSecurity Audit Log File.

  • We need to first find the rules that are being triggered by ModSecurity on your webserver.
  • Open the tail end of the ModSecurity log file called modsec_audit.log to view the last entries made to the log file.
  • For Apache2 servers it is located in /var/log/apache2/ 
  • Open the Terminal Window and enter :
sudo tail /var/log/apache2/modsec_audit.log --lines 60 | less
  • The output should look similar to this screenshot below.
  • Look for Access denied with code 403 and work backwards to find the start of the rule entry based on the log entry id.
  • In this case the log entry ID is –00aee77f (see marked in yellow)
  • Find the GET item – in this example it is /modern-classic (see marked in blue)
  • Find the ModSecurity rule that was triggered by the GET – in this example the rule id 958291 (see marked in purple)

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