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Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good definition to point you to. Well, not anymore. What I want to do with this […]

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Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

First published on TECHNET on Jan 14, 2019 Hello everyone, I’m Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I’d like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on a recent customer project, but we’ll also wrap a story around it on behalf of

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Installing and Configuring OpenSSH on Windows Server 2019

While I’ve never had a problem with PowerShell remoting for remote command line interaction with Windows Server, I’ve often found that it isn’t something that many systems administrators, especially those that work in heterogeneous environments, are entirely at ease with. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve seen experienced admins RDP across

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Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group (NSG) When you are implementing your Microsoft Azure Design like a HUB-Spoke model you have to deal with security of your Azure environment (Virtual Datacenter). One of them are Network Security Groups to protect your Virtual networks and make communication between Azure subnets possible in a Secure Azure Virtual Datacenter.

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PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

For me, one of the most important features of PowerShell is the ability to find all the answers you need in the shell. From the early days, PowerShell has included commands for finding cmdlets and functions within the shell including Get-Command. Get-Command is one of the three most well-known PowerShell commands, Get-Help and Get-Member being

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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 servers as well. Install one AD FS and one AD FS Proxy on one Hyper-V

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Step by Step Windows Server 2019 File Server Clustering With PowerShell or GUI

Installing the Cluster is easy now days. But just this I post a little blog on how to do this, In my blog stats it shows that the 2012 post is still very active , so time for an update to Windows Server 2019. in the creation there isn’t much changed, it gets only easier.

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Azure Cosmos DB and multi-tenant systems

In this blog post, we will discuss how to build a multi-tenant system on Azure Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB itself is a multi-tenant PaaS offering on Microsoft Azure. Building a multi-tenant system on another multi-tenant system can be challenging, but Azure provides us all the tools to make our task easy. An example of

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How to develop secure applications using Azure Cosmos DB

Before we begin to discuss how to develop secure applications using Azure Cosmos DB, we should also highlight some of the different layers of security that Azure Cosmos DB offers. The following image illustrates these various layers of security: Azure Cosmos DB is a ring zero Azure service, this means it will be available in

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