Misc. IT

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Transfer Dell ownership and warranty of products:
https://www.dell.com/support/assets-transfer/us/en/04#/Identify

Dell Server Bootable FW Update ISO
https://dell.app.box.com/v/bootableR440 (change the last 3 to 4 characters for the specific model)

Locations for Dell Firmware FTP Site in the Lifecycle Controller
downloads.dell.com
ftp.dell.com
- It may also help to enter Catalog in "Catalog location Update Package Path" field

SSL Server Test
https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html

Cool Tool for Managing Linux
https://cockpit-project.org

AWS Snapshot Restore
1. Select snapshot to restore, and choose Create Volume (be sure to select the correct Availability Zone for your existing Instance)

2. Select and Detach Volume on the one to replace
3. Select your new volume, and choose Attach Volume, select the Instance from the dropdown, and enter /dev/sda1 for the Device
4. Start the Instance with the restored volume


PowerShell Cmds:
Using a Powershell script in Task Scheduler
1. Choose Start a program as the Action
2. Use Powershell.exe as the Program/Script
3. Add your script in Add arguments, prefixed with -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
    i.e.   -ExecutionPolicy Bypass C:\Scripts\RemoveBadAddresses.ps1

To find out info about current sessions in Remote Desktop and the console (since tsadmin is no more)
> quser /SERVER:servername

To log someone off
> logoff [sessionname | sessionid] /SERVER:servername 

Disk cleanup for Windows 2012 on... (since Cleanmgr is available to remove Microsoft Updates)
> dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup 
> dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
> dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /SPSuperseded 


Restarting/Stopping Jenkins from the UI (aka URL)
http://<jenkins.server>/restart  -  forces restart
http://
<jenkins.server>/safeRestart  -  waits for jobs to finish
http://
<jenkins.server>/exit  -  forces shutdown
http://
<jenkins.server>/safeExit  -  waits for jobs to finish before shutting down
http://
<jenkins.server>/quietDown  -  prepare for restart so no new builds start
http://
<jenkins.server>/cancelQuietDown  -  cancels above

 

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