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How to: Setup A SMTP Relay In Windows 2012 R2 – IIS 6

I will go over the steps to create an internal SMTP relay using Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS 6. 8 Steps total Step 1: Install SMTP Service Open the Server Manager and choose Manage and then Install Roles and Features. Click next till you get to Features and scroll down to SMTP Server and […]

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An Introduction to SQL Server Clusters

What Type of SQL Clustering are we Talking About? There are lots of types of clusters out there. When we cluster SQL Server, we install one or more SQL Server instances into a Windows Failover Cluster. In this post I’m talking specifically about clustering SQL Server 2005 or later using Windows Server 2008 or later. Key Concept: […]

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How to reset pswds for AD user acct via PowerShell

Open PowerShell in admin mode and enter the following: Make sure to have a .csv file with a column name of “Username” and “Password”     Import-Module ActiveDirectory  $UserPwds = Import-CSV C:\users\msgeek\desktop\Users.CSV  ForEach($User in $UserPwds)  {        Set-adaccountpassword $User.UserName -reset -newpassword (Convertto-Securestring -asplaintext $($User.Password) -force)  }     

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PowerShell – Setting Permissions for Office 365 using Powershell to user another users Mailbox

To configure a user to view another users mailbox, follow these steps:   1) This step will show you what your execution policy is on your computer. Depending on what execution policy you have will determine what scripts you can run. Theresfore, it is important that you do this step before starting so that you are sure […]

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PowerShell – How to Add and Remove Calendar and Contacts permission’s for Office 365 User’s via PowerShell

How to add, and remove, contacts and calendars permissions for users of Office 365 by using PowerShell. This can be useful should you have trouble trying to add permissions over Outlook. The first you need to connect to the Office 365 Exchange Powershell, open a Powershell session and enter these commands, providing your Office 365 admin account details […]

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Why does my Windows Service keep forgetting its password?

The mystery: “The service did not start due to a login failure” One of our customers reported a very strange problem last week. After about a day of running flawlessly, their windows service would suddenly fail to start after a reboot. The error reported by the Event Viewer hinted at a problem with the service user’s account: […]

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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

I took the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam a few weeks ago and passed. woot woot!!  🙂 I am super excited. Now I am going for the Solutions Architect exam next! A big thanks to Udemy and Linux Academy for providing excellent training. Criteria https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/ Description The AWS Cloud Practitioner exam enables individuals with an […]

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