Thursday, October 31, 2013

Changing Network Location on Windows 2008R2/2012

For some unknown reason, one of my domain controller servers has changed its network location from domain to public:

This is annoying because the 'public domain' firewall then starts blocking all unknown incoming traffic to my server.
We need to change this network location to be domain. However sometime, the location name is not clickable!!

To fix this, I found a trick:
Navigate to this network properties and un-tick the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) stack

Click OK

Then it should change the network location type to domain
Now you can change the IPv6 stack back ON

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Upgrade Wordpress Procedures

I am hosting my own wordpress website and very often needed to upgrade the wordpress package. Obviously there is an automatic way to upgrade wordpress which requires FTP server. I do not have FTP server and thus doing the manual way.

There is the official way to upgrade it manually, however, I am using the following methods to upgrade it

Backup wordpress

#Backup the database
#Backup the files

rsync -a wordpress/ wordpress.backup/

Download the latest wordpress


Extract the tar file

gunzip latest.tar.gz
tar -xvf latest.tar

this creates a wordpress directory

Disable all the plugins

Navigate to the admin panel and disable all the plugins

Copy the updated files

rsync -rtv new_wordpress/wordpress/ old_path/wordpress/

Check the website

Browse the website which usually prompts for the database upgrade.
If everything is OK, you can delete wordpress.backup/ folder