Cross Platform Azure Command Line Interface

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One of the many appeals of administering Azure outside of a Portal that may change more often and more radically than what the average IT Pro may like is the option to leave the browser behind altogether and move to a more stable – albeit less visually appealing interface. The command line. The command line is how […]

Azure Site Recovery: IaaS Migration and Disaster Recovery | Pluralsight

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I’ve had the privilege of publishing a course thats very close to my heart on all things DR, using the current slew of Azure ARM based features on Pluralsight.The course is titled “Azure Site Recovery: IaaS Migration and Disaster Recovery” The course covers the basics of requirement gathering – as a consultant thats essential viewing, […]

Exchange 2010 – Wrong path for kerbauth.dll in IIS config

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Exchange unattended installs can sometimes misfire, and I had an instance where the install path specified in the install script became D:\EXCHANGE,SERVER\ instead of D:\EXCHANGE SERVER\ with a comma “,” replacing the space. As a result the PowerShell provider broke and local management functions were impaired. Eventually I decided to uninstall and take the space […]

Enable Windows Power Saving features while running HyperV on Windows 2008 R2

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Running  HyperV on my laptop as my preferred hypervisor is enabled by using Server 2008 R2 as my laptops primary operating system, however, the caveat is that all power management features are automatically disabled. Hyper-V management services have a base dependency on a driver service known as HVBOOT. HVBOOT is a driver and as such […]

Exchange 2010 remote PowerShell breaks after add/remove/change of IP Address

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Something that occurs in a lab situation quite frequently and less in real life is changing IP addresses on your Exchange server. Some of my lab servers frequently undergo a scenario change where I’ll add or remove them from specific Hyper-V networks or subnets.   Then one day everything broke. EMS reported : Connecting to […]

Using PowerShell to determine the state of MAPI Encryption on Exchange Servers

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In Exchange 2010 specifically, or even Exchange 2007/2010 mixed orgs you can easily detect which servers require MAPI encryption. The easiest would be to run Get-RPCClientAccess, which returns all Exchange 2010 servers  hosting MAPI Endpoints and all encryption levels as well as if the server carries  MAPI client and/or public folder responsibility. The output above […]