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Create a SSL Certificate for an Azure WebApp

There are various methods for creating a certificate for use on Azure. I have found that using IIS manager is the easiest. You can install IIS Express on your workstation or access on a server. Open IIS and go to

Posted in Azure, Cloud, Uncategorized

Restore a Virtual Server using Veeam

In a DR situation you may need to restore a virtual server using Veeam. 1. Open Veeam Backup & Replication 2. Click restore 3. Select Entire VM including registration then next 4. Click add VM then From Backup 5. Expand

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Install an External Platform Services Controller for vSphere 6.0

With an External Platform Services Controller you have the ability to manage multiple vCenter servers from one pane. It sounded like quite a cool option so I thought I would get it installed in the lab! vCenter Architecture Options: Hardware

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Assign a Static IP Address Using IPAM in Windows Server 2012

We recently started using IPAM in Windows 2012 to manage our IP address estate. The tool is great, but I do find it is sometimes hard to find what I am looking for. For this reason I’ve done a little

Posted in Uncategorized, Windows Server

Migrate from Lync 2010 to Skype for Business Server 2015

For my environment I will be using a single Standard Edition Front End Server. The recommended hardware Requirements are as follows: CPU – 64-bit dual processor, hex-core, 2.26 gigahertz (GHz) or higher Memory – 32 gigabytes (GB) Disk – At

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Organizational Identity/Microsoft Accounts and Azure Active Directory – Part 2

Originally posted on Microsoft Azure MVP Mike McKeown's Blog:
Organizational Identity/Microsoft Accounts and Azure Active Directory – Part 2 In Part 1 of this blog we defined some key terms to help us now move into a deeper discussion…

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Free Kemp LoadMaster

Originally posted on Jaap Wesselius:
Kemp recently released a free version of their virtual LoadMaster (VLM) load balancer solution. It is just like a regular VLM with some restrictions of course. There’s no High Availability support in the free LoadMaster,…

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