Cisco VPN Client on Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Here’s how to get it working in 2 easy steps:

1. Download and install the Sonicwall 64-bit VPN client from HERE (as of this writing).

2. Install the Cisco VPN client.  Edit:  If you get an error that it cannot run on this operating system then just extract the .exe file and run the .msi file.  Problem solved.

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How To Connect Ubuntu Linux to Cisco VPN

I have a client who uses a Cisco VPN to protect their network, and I exclusively use Ubuntu in my consulting work. At the moment, they don’t easily work together out-of-the-box, even though they should. To get access to their network, I was provided with a PCF file, used to configure VPN client software to connect to the VPN server. However, after importing the configuration file, I simply couldn’t connect.

In theory, you can use the standard NetworkManager utility to connect to your Cisco VPN, but it doesn’t actually work. I’ve outlined the process that’s supposed to work, and the one that’s necessary to actually make it happen. (more…)

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How to disable service listing in Axis2

Apache Axis2 is a Web Services / SOAP / WSDL engine, the successor to the widely used Apache Axis SOAP stack.
Number of users have requested to have a way to enable/disable service listing in Axis2. What that means is, by default Axis2 list out all the service in the system when you go the following URL;

http://localhost:8080/axis2/services/listServices (more…)

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FireWall in Centos 7 masked

FireWall in Centos 7 masked
How to resolve the error message below
Failed to issue method call: Unit firewalld.service is masked.

The main reason a service is masked is to prevent accidental starting or enabling of a serive.
For example firewalld can be masked with the following commad
systemctl mask firewalld (more…)

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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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