Showing posts from September, 2008

IDE for Powershell

I just stumbled upon an IDE for Powershell that is surprisingly free and actually pretty well made. It is called PowerGUI. I used it for only a few minutes so far but as far as I can tell, I'll be using this more often. I previously tried out Idera's product but budgets are tight and we need a free solution. What makes PowerGUI so good: 1. Intelisense or auto-completion 2. Can run in debug mode. 3. Can execute right inside the IDE w/out launching PowerShell prompt. 4. Free 5. An active community with other cmdlets. 6. Allows for snap-ins for other Microsoft Tools. 7. Allows to run Powershell tasks w/out Powershell knowledge. 8. Export results to a lot of different formats. 9. Review the built-in scripts. Will let you know if I find more stuff.

Create Backtrack Linux Live USB in under 10 minutes on Windows

Backtrack is a security-oriented live distribution that you can find out more at Link . With security in mind, it has features to search for easily cracked passwords, port scan, intrusion detection, etc. I haven't had a chance to play with it enough yet but I intend to break it apart. It has features that will be useful for my work as MSSQL DBA as well. Now that I wasted enough of your time I will describe the steps. 1. Download the USB Live iso from the download section of the website above. 2. Install isoBuster on your Windows machine. 3. Open the USB iso in isoBuster. 4. plug in a USB key with at least 1GB of space. You will lose all data on your key so use one you don't need. Save/backup all data :). 5. Format the USB with FAT32. Use disk management from Administrative tools in Windows. 6. in isoBuster, maximize the bottom Slax folder of the image. 7. Right click the boot folder and extract to the USB key. 8. Right click the BT3 folder and extract to the USB key. 9. In Wind

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