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ADFS SQL Migration

You may want to move your back end ADFS dababases to a new SQL server. This guide shows you how. This guide is intended for ADFS clusters where you have more than one ADFS server using MS SQL. There are … Continue reading

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PowerShell Certificate Request from Enterprise PKI CA Server

This command will allow you to quickly get a certificate automatically. This is very useful for automating deployments of IIS or other web services that require a certificate to function. It uses your windows EPKI servers to get the certificates. … Continue reading

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ADFS Important URLs

After setting up ADFS I frequently forget the URLs used by ADFS. It’s funny that they don’t really show you these after an install. But here they are and what they are used for.   This is the IDP initiatedsign … Continue reading

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Server 2016 and Windows Updates

You may need to force Windows Server 2016 to rescan for windows updates. It has changed slightly in Server 2016. So here is how: $list1 = (Get-ADComputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like “*server 2016*”} -properties operatingsystem).Name | where {$_ -match “PROD”} $list1 … Continue reading

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New new disk drives to Windows VMs in VMWare

You may want to add a bunch of new drives to your servers all at once. In my case this was useful for installing a new agent on a large amount of servers. These commands can be used with PowerCLI … Continue reading

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Exchange CAL Licensing – Mobile Device Policy

You may be forced to use an Exchange Enterprise CAL if you customize an Active Sync / Mobile Device policy. These commands help you find how Exchange thinks you are licensed and how you can fix it.   # Collect … Continue reading

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Checklist to review when inheriting an Exchange Server

These are all the settings that you should look into when working with a new Exchange server that you are not familiar with. There seem to be a ton of settings that are left forgotten over time and may need … Continue reading

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Home Built Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

A UPS can be a valuable tool to protect your electronics against power surges, brown outs, and black outs. I’ve always tried to use and maintain one at home for my own equipment.┬áBut they can be expensive and the batteries … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Replication via PowerShell

I wanted to replicate a few VMs from one computer to another. These are just Windows 10 pro VMs running Hyper-V. I know most people would just use the Windows Server Hyper-V built-in replication functionality but I’m not running that … Continue reading

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4K Video Down Res

I’ve noticed that all of the 4k videos I’ve taken on my phone or DSLR look super sharp on a 4k screen but don’t always play back the nicest on 1080p screens. So I’ve written a PowerShell script to help … Continue reading

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