AWS — Amazon SNS Overview

Introduction to Amazon Simple Notification Service TL;DR: AWS SNS is a web service that coordinates and manages the delivery or sending of messages to subscribing endpoints or clients. And makes it easy to set up, operate, and send a notification from the cloud. It provides developers with the highly scalable, cost-effective, and flexible capability to publish messages from an application […]

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AWS — Difference between EBS and Instance Store

EBS (Elastic Block Store) vs Instance Store in AWS TL;DR EBS volume is network attached drive which results in slow performance but data is persistent meaning even if you reboot the instance data will be there. Instance store instance store provides temporary block-level storage for your instance. This storage is located on disks that are physically attached to the host computer. EC2 Storage […]

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AWS — Difference between SQS and SWF

SQS (Simple Queue Service) vs SWF (Simple Workflow Service) in AWS TL;DR: SQS is a service that allows you to queue messages giving you the ability to de-couple your environment. SQS will store and hold these messages in a highly scalable environment to be processed by another service or application as required. SWF is a different service altogether, it’s used to help […]

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Migrate Active Directory from Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016

This is very straight forward process, but make sure you test it 1st in your Test Environment. I’m using 2 Hyper-V Machine, which is my Previous domain Server (Microsoft.lk.com). 1- Login to windows Server 2016 machine with local admin credentials, Open server manager dashboard, click Add Roles and features. 2 – Click Next, Choose “Role-based or feature-based installation” radio button and click Next, Scroll down and choose Active Directory […]

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How to Use PowerShell to Create AD User Accounts in Bulk in Windows Server 2016

Lets get started.. 1 – For this demo, I will use my existing AD Server with Windows.ae domain and previously created empty OU call Network Branch. My Network Branch OU is now empty without any User in it, so I would like to import 25 users in just 1 shot. 2 – For this step, you need a Notepad with Your Domain user information. This can be done in MS […]

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How to Install and Configure NFS Server in Windows Server 2016

What is NFS Server? Using the NFS protocol, you can transfer files between computers running Windows and other non-Windows operating systems, such as Linux or UNIX. In Windows Server 2016, NFS includes the components, Server for NFS and Client for NFS. Server for NFS enables a computer running Windows Server 2016 to act as a NFS file server for other […]

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Exchange 2013/2016 EAC(ECP) and OWA blank page after login

This is a very common and known issue which may occur in Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2016. This issue occurs mostly in new deployments. When this issue occurs, you see blank web page after login into https://<exchangewebservicesurl>/owa or https://<exchangewebservicesurl>/ecp. This issue occurs because of SSL certificate binding and can be resolved by changing the binding settings in IIS. Once you open […]

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How to Manage Microsoft Teams using PowerShell

Install the Teams PowerShell Module The first step in managing Teams via PowerShell is to install the Teams Cmdlets module.  Running PowerShell as an Administrator, you will need to run the following and allow install from the untrusted repo as well as installing the NuGet package: Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams Connect PowerShell to the Tenant The next step is to connect […]

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