March 21th I was in Paris for the annual Honeynet Workshop. For the first time this year there was a conference day accessible to the general public. Moreover, I didn’t have to pay the registration fee since I successfully completed one of the Honeynet Forensics challenges. The day was split in 4 sessions and had talks covering the Honeynet projects, malware, and ethical and legal considerations of tracking botnets and eventual take-downs.
Having empty vmdk files allows you to – create virtual machines even with vmware player – create additional disks and add them to existing vmware installations The easiest way to create custom vmdk ‘disks’ is by using a free online tool called "EasyVMX" (http://www.easyvmx.com) Use EasyVMX version 2 to create a virtual machine : http://www.easyvmx.com/new-easyvmx.shtml […]
Today, I will try to explain 2 techniques that will allow you to backup your vmdk files (virtual machines) on a VMWare ESX 3.0.x server. My lab runs on 3.0.2, but this will work on 3.0.1 (and maybe earlier versions) as well. Before continuing, let’s make a couple of assumptions : I will explain how […]
The following procedure should work for any type of hardware, but I’ve used VMWare (so this procedure is also valid if you want to convert a physical Domain Controller to VMWare). Additionally, the procedure works for Windows 2003 server, but also for Windows XP (professional) Prerequisites : ASR backup .bkf file and the ASR floppy […]
In certain distributed AD scenario’s, Domain Admins group membership or local DC admin privileges are restricted to certain people only. This is a good thing to do, but it requires you to think about certain issues before they happen. One of these issues is backup and restore. Yes, you can schedule a system state backup […]