Network drives fail to connect error 1208 and System error 2148073478

On October 2, 2015, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

We had a problem where a Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller would not browse the shares of another Windows 2012 R2 WorkGroup Server. We kept getting error 1208 and then we tried to force a mapping to share and received System error 2148073478

This problem is caused by the “Secure Negotiate” feature that was added to SMB 3.0 for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. This feature depends upon… Continue reading

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PassPort – Password manager plugin for LabTech

On December 23, 2014, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)


PassPort is a password manager for plugin LabTech that leverages several applications to query Windows systems for passwords saved in Web Browsers, Instant Messengers, Network (VPN) and Dialup accounts and local email accounts and imports the information back into the LabTech database. You can then access this information inside of LabTech under the computer console on each PC… Continue reading

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NUT – Network Utilization Testing Plugin for LabTech

On November 6, 2014, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)


NUT uses IPerf to test between 2 endpoints. When launching a scan with NUT we send commands to both systems to start the IPerf executable. The Host side and the Client side sessions are sent start up commands and the client is then pointed to the host to run the configured scan options. Once the scan is complete

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Buffer Bloat, a minis to the TCP protocol

On April 8, 2013, in Rants, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Today I would like to take a minute of your time and talk about Bandwidth usage and a little known  phenomenon called Buffer Bloat.


What is Buffer bloat and what does it effect?


Buffer bloat is the product whereby excess buffering of packets inside the network causes high latency and jitter, as well as reducing the overall network throughput. Buffer bloat occurs when a network link becomes congested, causing packets to… Continue reading

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[Kaseya Agent Procedure] Mac OSX Diagnostic data collection scripts

On April 14, 2012, in How-to, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Collect Application, Network, Firewall, Ethernet and Diagnostic information from Mac OSX

Download Here -> MacOSX Diagnostics

Cubert (Me) has been tasked with learning and creating useful scripts for Mac OSX systems. Here are some of the first scripts to come out. Our techs requested after the first week using the tools in Kaseya what would help make job just… Continue reading