Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Disabling Status LEDs on a Cisco Autonomous Access Point

To disable the status LEDs on a Cisco autonomous AP, run this command in global config mode (type "conf t" to enter global config mode).

led display off

To re-enable the LEDs, simply "no out" the command.

no led display off

If you're not in front of the AP and want to see whether or not the LEDs are disabled, use the "show run" command with some filtering.

sh run | include led display

If output is returned like this, the LEDs are disabled.

If no output is returned, the LEDs are enabled.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Rebooting a Windows Machine over RDP

If you regularly RDP into Windows machines, you've probably noticed that the options to shut down or restart are often missing. I've seen a lot of people work around this by opening a command prompt and running something like this.

shutdown /r /t 0

This works great, but there is an easier way. Hit Ctrl-Alt-End. This is the equivalent of hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete when physically on a machine. You'll be greeted by the screen below, complete with a power button in the lower-right corner.