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Monday, December 01, 2014

Install Kodi on Google Nexus Player the easy way.

Yesterday I received my Google Nexus Player.

And after the inititial setup I checked the Google Play Store I installed the usual Netflix, TED, Pandorra. But I wanted to install Kodi formerly known as XBMC. I initially searched on the Internet and saw some tutorials with using USB devices, OTG cables, enabling Developer mode and Enabling ADB debugging and I thought this can be done easier, below are the steps I took to install Kodi on the Nexus Player.

  1. Enable Unknown Sources on the Google Nexus Player
  2. Install ES File Explorer on the Google Nexus Player through a web browser.
  3. Start the FTP Server in ES File Explorer on the Google Nexus Player.
  4. Download Kodi [Kodi 14.0 “Helix” – RC 1] copy the downloaded file to the Google Nexus Player.
  5. Start the install on the nexus player through the ES File Explorer.
Below in more detail.

  1. On the Nexus Player you need to enable "Unknown Sources" since Kodi is still not in the google play store.
    1. Go to settings.
    2. Scroll down and click on Security.
    3. Enable "Unknown sources" to allow installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play store note: This will also side load Kodi once installed)
  2. We are now going to install ES File Explorer on the Google Nexus player, we will do this from another device because the Play Store on the Nexus Player is crippled and does not have all the applications.
    1. Now on any device that has a browser and where you are logged in with the same account as on the Google Nexus Player click this link (this link will take you directly to ES File Explorer)
    2. Click Install or Installed
    3. From the drop down "Choose a Device" select "No carrier Asus Nexus Player"
    4. On the congratulations screen click OK.
  3. We are now going to start ES File Explorer and Enable FTP in it your Nexus Player will now be an FTP server on which we can put files.
    1. On the Google Nexus Player go to Settings | Device | Downloaded | Apps
    2. Click "ES File Explorer"
    3. Go to Network | Remote Manager
    4. Click "Turn On"
    5. You will now see an url like this:
  4. Now we are going to download Kodi and move the file to the Google Nexus Player.
    1. Go to www.Kodi.tv/download/ and select ARM not x86 (there is a bug in that one)
    2. Save it to any download location of course remember it.
    3. In explorer not (interner explorer) type in the url you had in step 3.5  
    4. Copy the downloaded Kodi apk file to the download folder.
  5. Now we are going to install the Kodi apk file on the Google Nexus Player.
    1. On the Google Nexus Player in the ES File Explorer app go to the download folder.
      Local | Home | Download
    2. Click the file "kodi-14.0-Helix_rc1-x86.apk" and select "install"
    3. You will be prompted again and you should choose "install" again.
    4. Once completed you will be prompted to choose done or open the app.
    5. That's it we've successfully installed Kodi on the Google Nexus Player.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Find user accounts who do not require Kerberos PreAuthentication

This is just a simple one.

I had to find users who did not had the preauthentication option checked.
Read more here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742516.aspx

Please note that I use samAccountType instead of the less efficient

Get-ADUser -LDAPFilter "(&(samAccountType=805306368)(useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=4194304))"