Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 30

How to: Configure your environment to host Hyper-V virtual machines on Shared Storage (SMB 3.0)

How to: Configure your environment to host Hyper-V virtual machines on Shared Storage (SMB 3.0) Well, as embarrassed as I am, I’ll confess I wish I knew what I know now or found a post like this long ago. When I read you could now host your Hyper-V virtual machines on shared storage I got super …

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Mar 30

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance I am writing this post mostly because there is in my opinion a much better way to install MySQLTuner on your machine that the usual apt-get install MySQLTuner. As many of you would probably already know MySQLTuner is a well known and …

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Mar 30

How to: Install the MySQL Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server

How to: Install the MySQL Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server As part of a series of posts (How to: Install the Memcached Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server and How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server) I am including instructions on how to install the MySQL monitoring agent …

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Mar 30

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements Recently we were working on synchronizing passwords between an onPremise AD deployment and Azure Directory Services. As part of that we had to enable a strong password policy (You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password …

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Mar 28

Resolved: Exchange 2013 SP1 readiness check failing with AD errors (User permissions and connectivity)

Resolved: Exchange 2013 SP1 readiness check failing with AD errors (User permissions and connectivity) Recently I’ve been having issues with our storage array for which reason I decided to deploy our Exchange Server 2013 SP1 server on the cloud instead of onPremise. As I tried to install the system I came across multiple readiness check …

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Mar 25

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. Contact your administrator for more information.

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. About a week ago one of our client computers started facing issues regarding the ability to access the Information Rights Management IRM server. We use Windows Azure’s IRM service (Azure Rights Management) so there are a few things you need to do …

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Mar 24

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install)

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install) Sometime ago I changed my domain name (you can read more about it here: How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name) to better address some business needs but unfortunately I had my Exchange Server offline as we are mostly using Exchange Online now. …

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Mar 24

Exchange 2013: How to completely remove all settings from Active Directory

Exchange 2013: How to completely remove all settings from Active Directory If you want to completely wipe all traces of Exchange Server 2013 from your Active Directory then follow this simple instructions. This has worked thus far for me but perhaps I missed something so feel free to provide any feedback you may have. Removing …

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Mar 24

How to: Install Exchange Server 2013 SP1

How to: Install Exchange Server 2013 SP1 As usual every time you try to install a new version of Exchange Server there are new caveats and what you expect will take 30 minutes takes longer. This time around was no exception. I am still hoping the day will come the installer decides it is going …

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Mar 16

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters I was struggling on figuring out why my cache size was not growing as intended. I had setup my configuration so that pages would be cached for a really long time but refreshed often. The idea being able to cache my entire site but …

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