Found a great post by Benjamin which outlines the work he did in finding a driver suitable for the Belkin F5U409 in Windows 64bit systems.

Here’s the blog post he has:  http://www.clearchain.com/blog/posts/how-to-use-a-belkin-f5u409f5u409-cu-usb-to-pda-serial-converter-in-visawindows-7-64bit-mac-osx-10

Download the Driver from MCT:  http://www.mct.com.tw/upload/Driver/U232_10.2.zip

Download the Driver from Benjamin’s server:  http://clearchain.com/downloads/Belkin_FU409/U232_10.2.zip

Download the driver from my local server:  U232_10.2

Windows 10

12/2019

U232-13.2.98.130315 is the driver model I used on Windows 10.

I recently needed to use this old device on my Windows 10 system (Lenovo T470). The driver found here worked with no issues. I have also saved the file to my server if you want to download locally.

NOTE 6/2018: The links are dead, Jim.

These downloads are from Digital River.  The files are 2GB+ so I recommend a download manager, and if you don’t have one, go get Microsoft’s Download Manager.

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1-U ISO

English x86: X17-59463.iso
English x64: X17-59465.iso
French x86: X17-59477.iso
French x64: X17-59479.iso
Spanish x86: X17-58877.iso
Spanish x64: X17-58879.iso

Windows 7 Professional SP1-U ISO

English x86: X17-59183.iso
English x64: X17-59186.iso
German x86: X17-59886.iso
German x64: X17-59885.iso
French x86: X17-59195.iso
French x64: X17-59197.iso
Spanish x86: X17-58866.iso
Spanish x64: X17-58868.iso
Italian x86: X17-59212.iso
Italian x64: X17-59215.iso
Portuguese x86: X17-59246.iso
Portuguese x64: X17-59247.iso
Swedish x86: X17-59271.iso
Swedish x64: X17-59273.iso
Norwegian x86: X17-59229.iso
Norwegian x64: X17-59231.iso
Finnish x86: X17-59192.iso
Finnish x64: X17-59194.iso
Dutch x86: X17-59233.iso
Dutch x64: X17-59236.iso
Danish x86: X17-59891.iso
Danish x64: X17-59883.iso
Traditional Chinese x86: X17-59295.iso
Traditional Chinese x64: X17-59297.iso
Korea x86: X17-59299.iso
Korea x64: X17-59300.iso

Windows 7 Professional N SP1-U ISO

(Note: N editions come without media components)

English x86: X17-59335.iso
English x64: X17-59337.iso
German x86: X17-59323.iso
German x64: X17-59327.iso
French x86: X17-59348.iso
French x64: X17-59351.iso
Spanish x86: X17-58871.iso
Spanish x64: X17-58874.iso
Italian x86: X17-59364.iso
Italian x64: X17-59366.iso
Portuguese x86: X17-59395.iso
Portuguese x64: X17-59398.iso
Swedish x86: X17-59418.iso
Swedish x64: X17-59424.iso
Norwegian x86: X17-59380.iso
Norwegian x64: X17-59383.iso
Finnish x86: X17-59344.iso
Finnish x64: X17-59346.iso
Dutch x86: X17-59384.iso
Dutch x64: X17-59387.iso
Danish x86: X17-59318.iso
Danish x64: X17-59320.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO

English x86: X17-58996.iso
English x64: X17-58997.iso
Spanish x86: X17-58857.iso
Spanish x64: X17-58859.iso
French x86: X17-59007.iso
French x64: X17-59009.iso

Came across a nice tip when I was researching an unrelated problem today. I discovered that I could use dism to cleanup Vista/7/2008 Service Pack install backup files to reclaim space!

This comes with a big fat warning…

[stextbox id=”warning”]Warning! The service pack can’t be uninstalled after this operation is completed. This operation will remove backup files created during service pack installation.

Use /hidesp switch to hide the service pack from Installed Updates.[/stextbox]

 

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

My cleanup under way - ran about 45 minutes and gave me 3.7GB additional space after cleanup

My cleanup under way – ran about 45 minutes and gave me 3.7GB additional space after cleanup

It took about 45 minutes to run on a Server 2008 R2 SP1 system I have in a virtual lab with 2vCPU and 2GB RAM. YMMV.

There are a few tools and various scripts to add your photo to your Active Directory user account out there. I came across a nice, small, tool that does the job quite well. It’s free and if you want the ability to do bulk updates, you’ll need to purchase a license.

The tool is called AD Photo Edit from CJWdev.

Here are some screenshots of the AD Photo Edit:

Splash

Splash Screen

Main

Main screen – Search for a user by username, name, etc.

User

User specific screen where you can upload and have an image sized properly for AD

Tools

Tools Options for Changing Domain and Specifying Credentials

I set up a Cisco router to send an email whenever a VPN user connected.  I did this for accounting purposes before I moved to RADIUS.  I’ll put this up here because someone else may be interested in this for their own use.

Step 1:  Environment Variable Setup

I like to configure variables to use throughout my EEM applets so I don’t get crazy with having to remember everything.  These setup a few such as a mail server, from email, to email.

router(config)#event manager environment _email_server 192.168.1.10
router(config)#event manager environment _email_from alerts@domain.local
router(config)#event manager environment _email_to admin@domain.local

Step 2: Create Event Manager Applet

Creating the applet is quite simple.

router(config)#event manager applet audit-vpn-login-ok

This creates the applet and puts you into its config mode to allow you to configure additional information.

Step 3: Identify what to look for

I simply look for a syslog pattern that corresponds to a Virtual-Access adapter being created (which indicates in my setup that a VPN has been established successfully).

router(config-applet)#event syslog pattern "LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Virtual-Access.*up"

After I tell it what to look for, I give it some actions.

Step 4: Configure Actions

For information purposes, I run a “show crypto ipsec sa | include local crypto” which stores the output of that command to a $_cli_results variable. This is helpful for telling me which IP address created the VPN. I could further this by looking for a username segment, but in this simple example, I’m sticking to just what IP established the VPN.

router(config-applet)#action 1.0 cli command "enable"
router(config-applet)#action 1.5 cli command "sh crypto ipsec sa | i local crypto"

Now I send the Email using the variables defined above and also include the $_cli_result (output of the command above stored as a variable) in the body.

router(config-applet)#action 2.0 mail server "$_email_server" to "$_email_to" from "$_email_from" subject "$_event_pub_time: VPN User Connected" body "Connection:n$_cli_result"

Finally, I send a syslog message notifying a VPN connection established as well.

router(config-applet)#action 2.5 syslog priority notifications msg "VPN UP - Mail Sent"

Full Code

router(config)#event manager environment _email_server 192.168.1.10
router(config)#event manager environment _email_from alerts@domain.local
router(config)#event manager environment _email_to admin@domain.local
router(config)#event manager applet audit-vpn-login-ok
router(config-applet)#event syslog pattern "LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Virtual-Access.*up"
router(config-applet)#action 1.0 cli command "enable"
router(config-applet)#action 1.5 cli command "sh crypto ipsec sa | i local crypto"
router(config-applet)#action 2.0 mail server "$_email_server" to "$_email_to" from "$_email_from" subject "$_event_pub_time: VPN User Connected" body "Connection:n$_cli_result"
router(config-applet)#action 2.5 syslog priority notifications msg "VPN UP - Mail Sent"
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