Monthly Archives: August 2015

Deny Windows 10 Rollout info

If you wish to not install Windows 10, and also prevent the sharing of installers off your connection, you will want to make sure not to / remove the KB3035583 update.

I am considering a Windows 10 test install, but not to wipe over my main windows install. However the use of my connection, a la Xbox Live methods, is not so much in my interests.

Here are some extra GWX details.

Without making this a huge rant of observations in Windows 10 thread, I will say that the privacy controls need to actually not phone back to microsoft servers, when you set the options that are supposed to disable that feature. Also automatic forced updating is not my cup of tea. I believe in testing.
Call me crazy.

Oh Hello

I find myself enjoying some late nights. Looks like I have a bite here on the Windows 8.1 PC. HTTP and HTTPS services running as RPC items.

Discovered open port 445/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 135/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 139/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 5357/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49154/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49153/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49158/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49152/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49159/tcp on localPC
Discovered open port 49155/tcp on localPC
Completed SYN Stealth Scan at 22:59, 1.22s elapsed (1000 total ports)
Initiating Service scan at 22:59
Scanning 10 services on localPC

Microsoft HTTPAPI httpd 2.0 (SSDP/UPnP) is port 5357

 

I also hope you got to read my submission in 2600 32:2 issue. Always looking to explore something. It has been a blast so far. :ninjawub:
 

UEFI Windows Installing

Howdy. My latest adventure is setting up a HP ProLiant ML150 Server with Windows Server 2012. I keep forgetting how I get workable USB install media, so I am making a guide to that effect.

Starting off, there used to be a MS ISO to USB Making Tool, however it fails to make the USB stick from the .iso with an nondescript message. So to make a working, UEFI compliant boot USB stick, we are going to format is as FAT32. This is very similar to setting up a Raspberry Pi SD card as well. However using a Windows Install CD and Win32DiskImager does not work, so to get it working:

  • Open Command Prompt in elevated mode (Run as Administrator)
  • Type diskpart and press Enter
  • Type list disk and press Enter. Note the list of existing disks.
  • Insert the USB Disk.
  • Type list disk and press enter again. Note the new disk showed up which is our USB disk. I assume the new disk is 2 for example purpose.
  • Type select disk X where X is your USB disk. E.g., select disk 2. Press Enter.
  • Type clean and press enter.
  • Type create partition primary and press enter to create primary partition 1.
  • Type select partition 1 and press enter.
  • Type active and press enter to make the partition 1 active
  • Type format fs=fat32 quick (Or use the Right-Click step to quick format).
  • Exit diskpart.
  • (or instead of format in diskpart) Right-Click the drive in (My) Computer and do a Quick Format to FAT32.(Otherwise it will not UEFI Boot, only legacy boot)
  • Extract the contents of the .iso and copy them to the root of the USB stick (Use 7zip or Winrar like archiver tools)

Re-written steps thanks to the following guide. I use quick format, as a full format on multiple GB drives, takes quite a long time for no real good reason.

Without over-complicating why you want UEFI for more recent device boot options, you will have a worse time trying to legacy boot an install on a UEFI BIOS enabled system. Thus installing from UEFI media works the best to avoid issues. Luckily Kali and Ubuntu work out the gate with UEFI, so long as you boot the CD Drive / USB as a UEFI target. This allowed me to remove Windows 8.1 from a 2 in 1 tablet and make a Kali / Ubuntu multi-boot instead.