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Fixing Active Directory DNS (_msdcs, _sites, _tcp, _udp)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Have you ever accidentally deleted the AD DNS settings such as _msdcs, or installed AD and then needed to add a DNS server? How do you get AD to build it’s DNS settings. As you know AD is very tightly bound to DNS so if those settings are not there, DNS is probably going to […]

HOWTO: Getting Group Policy Updates to External Users

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I recently had an issue where I needed to get an external user joined back to the domain even though the users was outside the network.  This can be a challenging task if you dont know the trick. The trick to getting an external computer to join an internal network is the switch user button. […]

HOWTO: Transfer files and VM’s to ESXi server

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

ESXi server by VMWare is a very powerful on-the-metal virtual machine environment.   However, it is somewhat confusing to many first time users.   Unlike most Operating Systems, or even hosts, there is no User Interface on the actual server- Instead everything is done remotely. The question then becomes, how do you transfer pre-existing vm’s to the […]

SSL not working in IIS

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

If you have recently moved an IIS server to another IP, you will sometimes find SSL sometimes no longer works.  This is because IIS does not always correctly update its configuration files. If you go to properties on an IIS site, you will see what IP the site is currently using (such as all unassigned) […]