MSPFE On RunAS Radio

PFE Mike O’Neill recently guested on the RunAs Radio podcast.  A synopsis of his session and a link to the podcast is below.  Mike was interviewed on ‘RunAs Radio’ which was posted on March 4th, 2015 with a 30 minute discussion about free tools for the IT professional.   RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio…


Sleepy Network Cards? In a server!? Yawn!

Mike O’Neill covers a common odd-outage-related scenario over at the Exchange Team blog -  a case of narcoleptic NICs: In a Database Availability Group (DAG), if your databases are randomly mounting or flipping from one server to another, for no apparent reason (including across datacenters) you may be suffering from your network interface card (NIC)…


Anti-Tampering for the Antimalware Service in System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1

  Summary: This article was contributed by Amber Goins, a Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer.  System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) SP1 introduced important and often-requested new Anti-Tampering features for the Antimalware service, and Amber takes us through a practical tour of how to troubleshoot this environment.  Enjoy! System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) administrators may have…


PSA: When good clocks go bad!

Mark Morowczynski posted about a developing situation where the public usno.navy.mil time clock jumped back to 2000, and if your DCs were syncing from it, what to do about it. We are seeing some reports that some Active Directory Domain times are reverting to November 2000. So what just happened? I thought the Mayans said…


Search Technet with Bing for product-specific docs using metadata!

Awesome tip on how you can search for something (for example, searching for System Center docs within Technet), with more precision than the usual site:technet.microsoft.com ! This feature allows to use Bing to directly search against the meta HTML tags that sites use to tag their sites.  Meta tags are sort of like headers, but…


The IT Back Out Plan: How NOT to get caught with your pants down

Written by Mark Farrugia, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. You have all seen it a million times on the silver screen, our hero is caught, trapped and/or facing impossible odds, and all of a sudden they make a miraculous escape.  It seems the whole entire time while I would have been saying my prayers, our…