Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ubuntu Server Time Syncronization in command line

Can't sync the time in ubuntu server? try this
1 Open a terminal window
2 type this command: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
3 Follow the directions in the terminal.

If you want to keep it in sync install a ntp server terminal
2.type sudo apt-get install ntp ntpdate
3. sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf and add the adresses of ntp servers

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Windows domain using a ntp time server how to

If you want your Domain Controllers to be in sync especially if you are in Eastern Europe Contry's windows 2000 server does not know when the time changes on the other hand the windows 2003 server knows and where i work they are primary and aditional DC.
So what to do make them bouth use the same external ntp time server.

Step 1


Step 2

Type net time / (ntp_server adress)

Step 3 restart the time service

net stop w32time
net start w32time

Step 4

Verify the ntp server was added to registry.Type:
net time /querysntp

If you want to stop using ntp server type:
net time /setsntp
and restart the time server like i showd you above.

According to posts in Usenet newsgroups, the following sequence of commands (entered at the command prompt) fixes timekeeping problems under Windows XP:
net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister [ignore error message]
w32tm /unregister [enter a second time]
w32tm /register
net start w32time

Change Microsoft Office 2007 License Key

Follow these steps:

1. Close all Microsoft Office applications.

2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

3. Locate the following registry subkey:

Note You may also find another subkey that resembles the following subkey:


4. If you find additional subkeys that reference Microsoft 12.0 registration, open each subkey, and then identify the product by the ProductName entry.
For example: ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

5. When you find the subkey for the product from which you want to remove the existing product license key, delete the following entries:
* DigitalProductID
* ProductID

6. Exit Registry Editor.

The next time that you try to run an Office application, you will be prompted for a new product license key. Then, you can enter the product license key.That's it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How to find open ports on a computer on windows machines

To find open ports on a computer, you can use netstat command line.

1. To display all open ports, open DOS command, type netstat and press Enter.
2. To list all listening ports, use netstat -an |find /i "listening" command.
3. To see what ports your computer actually communicates with, use netstat -an |find /i "established"
4. To find specified open port, use find switch. For example, to find if the port 445 is open or not, do netstat -an |find /i "445".
5. You can use PULIST from the Windows Resource Kit to find which process is using a specified port. For example, pulist |find /i "4125" may display