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.

Create Swap file on Cloud VM (AWS, GCloud, or Azure)
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Use the commands below to create swap file on a micro instance with a Linux operating system. This creates a 2GB Swap file to help alleviate low system ram. Consequently, this is great for those using micro instances in the cloud that have under 1 GB of memory.

Updating LDAP Credentials for Netscaler VPX 1000
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article shows you how to update LDAP credentials on the Netscaler VPX 1000. It goes over logging in, editing virtual server, and applying settings.

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.

Reattach LVM after a reinstalling XenServer
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article describes how to reattach LVM or a local Storage repository on XenServer. The XenServer database has become corrupt or your XenServer does not see the local SR.

XenServer tapdisk experienced an error
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

When re-attaching a SR on a fresh VM, I ran into this XenServer tapdisk error. I ran the following from XenServer console to eject all CD drives on that host. I was then able to start the VM with the old image.

“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.

Citrix XenCenter error “Could not create SSL/TLS Secure Channel”
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Running the following commands will fix the XenCenter Error. You are typically encountering this error because Windows 10 requires stronger encryption, consequently, this is prevalent on older XenServer installations. I encountered this on XenServer 6.0.

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.