IIS 7.5 WCF Error: Could not find a base address that matches…

Error I received the following error while trying to run a WCF application built in Visual Studio 2013 running on a Windows 8 IIS 7.5 server. Could not find a base address that matches scheme http for the endpoint with binding MetadataExchangeHttpBinding. Registered base address schemes are [https]. Solution In this instance, my mex statement was wrong, I needed to make it mexHttpsBinding instead of […]

IIS 7.5 WCF Error: The … does not have a Binding with the None MessageVersion.

Error I received the following error while trying to run a WCF application built in Visual Studio 2013 running on a Windows 8 IIS 7.5 server. The … does not have a Binding with the None MessageVersion. ‘System.ServiceModel.Description.WebHttpBehavior’ is only intended for use with WebHttpBinding or similar bindings. Solution With help from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh556232(v=vs.110).aspx and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7585363/why-does-my-wcf-service-give-the-message-does-not-have-a-binding-with-the-none, I edited my web.config file and added/changed it to include the bolded text. Basically, […]

IIS 7.5 Detailed Error: HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found

Error I received the following error while trying to run a WCF application built in Visual Studio 2013 running on a Windows 8 IIS 7.5 server. HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME […]

BSOD Windows 8.1

So even after a fresh install, I was still getting Blue Screens of Death (BSOD). I only started receiving these issues after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8. So I narrowed my speculations down to driver issues. This post describes the steps I took to analyzing the BSOD and my conclusion/solution. Analyzing a Blue Screen I received the pictured […]

Intel RAID 5 on Windows 8.1

I upgraded by Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 a couple of months ago and since the change I was getting blue screens (of death…) consistently. This issue was do to a piece of memory that was incorrectly over written, my RAID drivers were also failing. There really wasn’t anything important on my Windows partition so I decided to delete the […]

BitLocker Enable Pin Windows 8

So from my earlier post, I choose to enable BitLocker encryption. For the more paranoid users, there may be a desire to intensify security. After I went through the excruciating long wait for my drives to finish encrypting, I wanted to enable pin authentication on startup. I thought this would automatically be enabled but for me it wasn’t. The process […]

Hard Drive Encryption

On a totally different encryption tangent, I need to encrypt my hard drives. Kind of ashamed that they aren’t encrypted already… I studied the field of cyber-security. However, for a basic home server it didn’t seem as pertinent to encrypt my drives. I’m not going crazy or anything with confidential data. However, something really cool with hard drive encryption is […]

LIVECAP Project v1.0

There are currently tools made available, such as Windows Forensic Toolchest, which automate a live Windows forensic investigation. However, these tools are private and require a purchasing fee. The Livecap project, started by Francis Mensah, is an open source Windows forensic tool alternative. The tool was entirely developed as a contribution towards anyone interested in the open source forensic community. […]

Best Practices: Windows Live Analysis

There are some instances where a computer cannot be powered off for an investigation. For these circumstances a live incident response is performed. Another advantage to live investigations is that volatile and non-volatile data can be analyzed. The victim machine is the target of these investigations. These best practices are tool specific to Windows machines; however some of the commands […]

Overview of Basic Windows Live Investigation Tools

These are tools I have used for a live investigation of a target Windows machine and I recommend to other users. These tools are open source and provide clean GUI or command line executable. Sysinternals Suite contains numerous forensic tools for a Windows environment. A few helpful tools for a live investigation include: PSLoggedOn – Check the users currently logged into […]