Creating mail-enabled security groups

mailbox

I recently had a customer that needed to create OUs and groups automatically. Some of these security groups needed to be mail-enabled. I was familiar with distribution groups, which were not an option in this case, so I had to discover a way to enable a security group through scripting. I used UMRA to create the group…


Making DVDs from JVC Everio MOD files using Ubuntu, WinFF, Avidemux, and DeVeDe

JVC Everio

I purchased the JVC Everio hard disk camcorder with the intention of quickly copying the movie files from it and burning them to a DVD. Since I use Ubuntu and since the camera automatically detected as a USB hard drive, I did not install the supplied software, opting for open source applications instead. The JVC Everio is a nice little…


Ubuntu 9.10 – Karmic Koala on a Gateway Netbook

Ubuntu

Netbooks are the in thing right now. They’re compact, lightweight, power conscious devices that are fun to use. You can bring a netbook on a trip with you and not worry about having to carry around a big expensive laptop. There are a lot of practical reasons why you would get a netbook, but most…


Creating a Linux Domain Controller to mimic Active Directory

linux

At work I had to figure out how to get UMRA to work with a Linux domain controller for a demo of our SSRPM solution. We did not have a Linux domain set up, but I did have an extra Ubuntu VM. I found some instructions to set up OpenLDAP from this website, but it was written for Ubuntu 7.10,…


Creating a DVD with Ubuntu using OpenShot, DVDStyler, and InkScape

creating dvd

I began by testing LiVES, which is a powerful video editing system. It has features galore, but was a bit extravagant for a novice like myself. It was very fast and the developers are actively improving it every day. While browsing Reddit one day I noticed a link for VLMC. This is from the developers of…