How to disable Trend Micro Office Scan Password

In order to unload or uninstall the Trend Micro Office Scan suite you are required to enter a password. One of my friends’ old notebook still had it installed and as some might know the LAN connections are disabled until the office scan is loaded… This can be a very painful operation.


In order to remove it simply do that:

Browse to the c:\program files\XXX directory or simply search your system drive for the Ofcscan.ini

In this file uncomment the line Uninstall_Pwd= by putting a # in front of it

After the deselected line put Uninstall_Pwd=70 and try the removal again. The value 70 is the hash for an ordinary 1. So in order to uninstall the package simply use the password 1.


Setting up a SIP provider on a Siemens HiPath 3000 PBX

Pre requirements:

  • HiPath 3000 V6.0 / V7.0 / V8.0 PBX
  • HXG 1500 card
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • A sip provider account (sipgate, qsc…)
  • HiPath 3000 Manager E
  • About 10 minutes time to set it up

You can view the tutorial online or download the PDF file here

First logon to the HXG 1500 and authenticate.



Decrypt WEP Key the air* suite

A friend wanted to see how to use airodump and aircrack to decrypt a wireless LAN WEP key so I quickly made up this movie, which shows how to identify wireless networks, how to sniff the packets and how to use aircrack to get the key out of the dump file. happy watching! [media id=16 width=720 height=580]You can download the video as Windows Media Video (Right click – Save as) as well

Used are the Back Track 3 CD and an EDIMAX EW-7318USG Wireless LAN card.


Synchronise Windows Server 2003 DC with external time source automated

Almost every site I go to has the same problem, the time on the phone display does not match the time on the PC screen. What are the reasons for that issue? Well first of all you have to understand how the time system in your PBX and your Windows environment are working.
The phone system (PBX) usually gets its time signal from an external source and is not configured manually. In 90% of the cases I configure my customers to use the ISDN trunk as time source. The time the provider provides on that line is 100% accurate and you receive it without delay. The time is updated every time a user establishes a phone call.
The Windows Domain has its own time server. By default this is the Domain Controller or Operations Master. This servers provide time to the other clients in the network but are by default not configured to update their information from an external time source and the admin has to set the time manually or the time will just go wrong after a couple of month operation but no one cares or knows what to do.
The following batch script is what I use to solve this problem and setup a link to an external time source that is updated every hour. On your DC just create a new text file rename it to time.bat and open it with an editor of your choice. Enter the following commands:

echo off
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /
w32tm /config /update
w32tm /resync

They will set the time source to the Microsoft NTP server ( which is default on a workstation and will resynchronise the time with this server. Now all you need to do further is to setup a scheduled task to repeat this every hour or at least daily.

As alternative you can set your PBX to sync with the DC as well just change the NTP setting on it, but I cannot recommend a solution with wrong time information. Look @ Microsoft for further information on that.


OpenScape ComAssistant V2.0

Below you find a video that shows you the look and feel of the call management using the OpenScape ComAssistant V2.0 R4.1.0. It is a basic licensed system, so the features Team View and Xpressions Integration are not working.


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How To Install a Counter-Strike 1.6 Stand Alone Server


How to install a Counter-Strike 1.6 Stand Alone Server on a (Debian) Linux Operating System Root Server using the console.
The below manual includes a detailed description on how to setup an internet gaming server for Counter-Strike version 1.6. It shows how to setup a start script for CS and how to use crontab to start the server after a server start-up automatically.

Install A Counter-Strike 1.6 Server PDF

Now a small ad from my end. Some of you may hunt grouse to relax or play solitaire others like me enjoy a quick round Counter-Strike. For instant fun I have setup a CS 1.6 server running the GunGame 2.12 plugin. I would love to see this server being busy all day it is hosted in Germany and reachable using: :: GunGame v2.12 – 32 Slot – 1000 FPS – German ::