Windows Server
Clearing out Orphaned Shadow Copies
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

In this article, I go over how to get rid of Orphaned Shadow Copies that do not get cleared out by issuing: vssadmin shadows delete /all

Installing and Configuring Exchange 2019
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over what it takes for installing and configuring exchange 2019. This step-by-step guide shows you the requirements, installation steps, and basic configuration.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016 Core
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide walks you through how to installing and configuring windows server 2016 core, afterward you will easily be able to add one to your environment with very little resources. Start off by using the video guide over the installation process. Once done, check the bullets below to help walk you through doing it in your infrastructure.

How to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell 
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough shows you how to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell. Windows Server 2016 Core is a great minimal install of windows server but doesn’t come with any desktop experience. This means we will be doing everything via command prompt or PowerShell for the initial setup. The great thing is you use Powershell and RSAT from a Windows 10 machine and working on the server is a snap. You get the ease of administration and the reliability and compact design of Core.

Taking Databases Offline and/or Dropping through SQL Query
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The following SQL query is for taking databases offline, drop the offline databases, or bring them all back online. This affects every database in your SQL instance, so be very careful when using these. The following three queries will save you a considerable amount of time if repurposing an instance.

Cloud migration hosting in Google, Amazon, or Microsoft
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Moving to the Cloud

The following article outlines what it takes for a cloud migration to Google Cloud Compute, Amazon Web Services, or Microsoft Azure means. Most businesses want to move to the “cloud” but have no idea what that means.

Exclude shared mailboxes from Dynamic Distribution Group
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This shows you how to exclude shared mailboxes from a Dynamic Distribution Group in Exchange Online. We will be using Powershell to make sure your shared mailboxes don’t get spam in them.

Force active directory sync to Office 365 with Azure ADSync
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Use the following from an Elevated Powershell Prompt to force active directory sync to your O365 admin portal. You will be performing this on the server where Azure AD Sync is installed, however, when running this command you will need to wait 5 minutes before checking your portal to verify it is working. In larger environments, this can take a longer time.

Cleanup Server WinSxS Free Space on Server 2008 and Server 2012
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Run the following commands if you are running low on C: drive space. Generally, this is caused by windows updates and you need to clear WinSxS free space. Do this in your PowerShell prompt and you will free up a substantial amount of space.

“Target account name is incorrect” Domain Controller Error
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article explains how to fix the “Target account name is incorrect” error you are getting on your domain controllers. This usually stems from a system administrator doing a snapshot revert on the Domain Controller which messes up the KDC service and domain replication. It also can happen if you had a DC offline for a long time 30+ days.

Grant Full Access to all Public Folders for a user in Exchange
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This post goes over how to grant full access to all public folders for a user in Microsoft Exchange. I recently was migrating all public folders from an Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Environment and didn’t have access to some of the folders. Consequently, this solution saved me a lot of time from doing it through a GUI.

Move Website from Linux to IIS
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide goes over how to Move Website from Linux to IIS. If you’re in the tech field, you probably see moving from Linux to IIS on a WordPress platform and immediately cringed.