Step-By-Step: Installing MySQL on Nano Server via PowerShell

Recently, Pierre Roman was in town presenting 10 Things I like About Windows Server 2016 to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup. While presenting, he white-boarded a couple of questions for Pierre and I to address on CANITPRO.NET later via a blog post. One such question was as follows: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?”…


IT’s Latest Challenge: Innovation and Transformation

I have been oddly quite here on CANITPRO.NET as of late and with good reason.  Over the summer I was asked to contemplate Microsoft’s three core ambitions: Create more personal computing Reinvent productivity and business processes Build the intelligent cloud   Timely as the following was mentioned during the September 26th 2016 Microsoft Ignite keynote:  …

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Step-By-Step: Forcing Azure AD to Sync with On-Premise Active Directory

Azure AD Sync is Microsoft's tool utilized to sync an on-premises Active Directory implementation with Azure AD. Azure AD will sync every 3 hours when implemented in a synchronization model by default. For some, 3 hours is too long of a gap to enable synchronization. There are two ways to address this to quicken the sync. Reduce sync intervals by…