Installing Appian 17.2 on Centos 7

As part of a recent project, I was provided the opportunity to evaluate Appian (a Business Process Management Suite) and how it can fit the requirements. As part of the exploratory phase, I had to understand Appian’s architecture and install an evaluation instance. This post will describe the installation steps I took to get Appian […]

Getting psql Utility on Windows CLI

I recently had to connect to a Postgres database on the network to perform some simple administrative tasks. However, the Windows machine I had did not have Postgres installed. As I only needed the “psql” utility to connect and query the database, and not the entire database engine, I was reluctant to install Postgres on […]

Drill Down into CentOS/RHEL Base Environment and Add-Ons Software Package Groups

At the Installation Summary Screen of CentOS7/RHEL7 (GUI mode), you can click on the Software Selection option to choose pre-defined groups of software packages to install with the operating system. These pre-defined groups are expressed in the form of a Base Environments, and their related Add-Ons. Each pre-defined group of software packages are related to […]

Windows Interactive Logon Message

In some cases, you may want to include a custom message to users before they log in. It can be a simple message reminding users of company policies, legal notices, or even a contact number for someone to call if they find your lost laptop. Such a message is called “Interactive Logon”, and can be […]