FieldNote: Palm pilot double side taped to server

An IT staff member found a Palm Pilot stuck to the underside of a server. It was held there with double sided tape and had a cord running out of the device. The engineer followed the cord, found out it was plugged into the core network switch in the data center. It was packet sniffing…

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Exchange Server 2010 with Window Server 2016 Domain Controllers

I recently wrote a blog post, and have since updated it, about the Exchange supportability matrix, stating that Exchange 2010 could not be run anywhere, within a forest with even a single Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller (DC). The Exchange product group has now updated that stance with the June 2018 updates. You must install…

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DAG’s spread across multi-domains?

Q: Can you spread an Exchange DAG (Database Availability Group) between two domains? A: No. Now the story: Say you have a single forest named: Contoso.com. In that forest, you have two child domains: East.Contoso.com and West.Contoso.com. You also have Exchange servers deployed in both East and West domains, but none in the root domain….

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PowerShell thought process

One important aspect of leveraging PowerShell is to adjust your mindset. Listed are some topics to consider: Automate: Create scripts, functions, and modules to automate manual tasks. If you function up routine tasks, you and others can quickly and easily complete work duties more efficiently. Delegate: Once the functions and modules are built and deployed,…

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Free Azure Student Accounts

Q: I’m a student and don’t have access to a credit card, but I want to learn about cloud computing and Azure, is that possible? A: YES! Students can start building your cloud future with Azure. Leverage the power of Azure, with over 25 apps to start to work with and study how the cloud…

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