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Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to be ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your VPN connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your VPN connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

Some time ago, Pierre and I were delivering a Windows Server session to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup when the following was asked: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?” SQL requires lots of features to be enabled in the ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Getting Started with Azure Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) study and use is on the rise. Tools to enable AI are becoming more readily available, simpler to use and easier to implement. What's more is that the definition of AI itself has been broken down into ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Detecting if a String Ends with a Certain Character

Did you know you can detect if a string ends in a specific character or if it starts in one in PowerShell? Thomas Rayner previously shared on CANITPRO.NET how this can be easily done by using regular expressions or more ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

Support for both Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 ended on July 14th 2015 and yet there are still a number of organizations operating their businesses on it. With this in mind, there are still a great number of IT ... continue reading
Azure Backup and VMware VMs: Backup, Restore, Repeat!

Azure Backup and VMware VMs: Backup, Restore, Repeat!

With two cities now completed, Microsoft Ignite the Tour is well underway and the "Ask the Experts" area has provided a plethora of questions for our team to research and answer. In São Paulo, our team received a lot of ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V ... continue reading