An Exercise in Frustration: Setting up Web Filter Certificates in Sophos UTM

By now, you may be tired of looking at the web filter stuff. However, we’ve only just gotten started. Right now, the filtering may be enabled, but chances are that you are seeing certificate errors […]

Installing Sophos UTM

Well, I apparently missed doing this. And there are some important steps here, because the installation for Sophos UTM isn’t as turn key as it could be. There are some specific things you have to do before it’s up and running 95%.

So we are going to cover that here.

New X:\Files Editions

So yes, I’ve decided to do a new version for X:\Files Edition. Namely. an update for WHS2011, and Server 2012 (and R2) Essentials. There are some challenges though. I want to be headless as possible, […]

Building Your Own X:\Files Edition disks – Part I

I know that it’s been a while since I’d promised tutorials on how to do this, so sorry for that.  And it’s been a while since a new update. But I think it’s more prudent if I post instructions here on how to build the disks yourself, and customize what exactly happens (within the bounds of what WHS will let you do).  So let me get started on that.


WHS Client Restore v1.2

With the release of Power Pack 3, updated media was released. Included in this media refresh was the Client Restore Disk. Specifically, a number of improvements have been made to the server discovery routines to better identify the server. And I believe, also to more accurately display the progress. Either way, this means that I need to rebuild the X:Files Edition Client Restore Disk. The drivers have been updated again, specifically chipsets (907), lan (907) and mass storage (907). Also WLAN (812.3) support has been added for those wanting to grind their molars as they wait for wireless speeds. Additionally, we’ve added a Vista boot image that loads up a command prompt. This has access to a lot of the windows tools, such as diskpart, chkdsk, bcdedit, format, bootsect, and many others.  This isn’t a fully featured “LiveCD” at the moment, but it is there to make the Recovery Disk a more robust, useful tool. Not just a restore disk.  Now if only we could get Microsoft to see this light!   Oh well. It keeps me busy in the meanwhile! Download of both the ISO and the flash drive archive and MD5 checksums here.