NetDetective – TCPDump and NMAP plugin for LabTech

On December 12, 2014, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)



Net Detective is a plugin for LabTech that brings the power of TCPDump and NMAP to the LabTech console. You can use this tool to capture network packets traveling around the remote network or scan addresses and address ranges for open ports and network connectivity.

Become a Net Detective!

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View Agents Differently

Sometimes bringing the horse to water is not enough as I was finding with some of the techs and engineers that I work with. We were once a Kaseya house and now that we were 2 years into LabTech; why was it they still seemed to want to go to several… Continue reading

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LabTech – Map Drives plugin shows you mappings by client.

On August 26, 2014, in How-to, Projects, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Ever wished you just could see everyone’s mapped drives at one time so you could see who had what mappings and where they went? Me too. Well now in LabTech there is a plugin for that! Squidworks has created a new plugin that fetches all the mapped drives for all systems under a given client and… Continue reading

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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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2 Common Issues With Microsoft Terminal Services

On January 9, 2013, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Many WAN connections can vary in quality and latency, and often times these two characteristics will manifest themselves in disconnected terminal services sessions. By doing two relatively easy registry hacks, you can reduce these disconnects and improve the overall experience of your users.


Keep Alives:

In the registry at HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server, create or edit the DWORD value of KeepAliveEnable and set it to 1. This will… Continue reading

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You may have gotten a pop up on Windows that says your network resource is no longer available after a password change or password expired notice and while using Network Neighborhood. During troubleshooting you find that others can access share, the server is pingable but you can not access any share on system and it feels like XP thinks the server is not there.

I have found that this… Continue reading

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WiFi Pineapple? More like a WiFi Grenade!

On May 12, 2012, in Projects, Raves, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

WiFi Pineapple discovery!


I came across this little jewel at a Kaseya  Connect conference in Vegas in 2012, as a victim of this little  bastard with my IPad ID up on display for all to see at the conference. I was intrigued . Yes Cubert logged on to a Kaseya Conference Free Wifi the day before and the IPad remembered the network and along comes this… Continue reading

So you may have a Windows 2003 server or servers that after installing the agents, configuring permissions and setting system to Protect on your core keeps failing to grab the first snapshot from your system.

This is quite common in Windows 2003 but may see it in 2008 as well. The issue is that the Winsock is messed up. Download and run

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[Solved]-Windows Easy Transfer Won’t Connect Between Systems Across The Network

On September 28, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

How to get your Windows Easy Transfer to work over the Network.

This is a very common issue, I seem to hit the never ending “Trying to Connect” cycle of death on just about every other time I use Windows Easy Transfer. It doesn’t matter if your doing a transfer from XP to 7 or from 7 to 7, I’ve seen it time and time again.

I foung the… Continue reading

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Windows has 2 default gateways set and the first is which is causing network failures

You may have installed a new Windows 2008 server or Windows 7 workstation with a static IP address but networing outside your localnet fails. After you investigate you find by running “ipconfig” that there is 2 default routes listed. You see first and then you see your real default router IP address below the… Continue reading