Using the VI Editor (For Windows Types)
Apr20

Using the VI Editor (For Windows Types)

KB ID 0001304 Dtd 20/04/17 Problem I dont have a ginger ponytail, nor do I wear sandals, couple these two things together and you will understand why I find VI so confusing! Many times I've had to alter a config file on an appliance, or a Linux box, and sat frowning at VI wondering why I can't change a one to a zero. Note: Nano is easier, if possible try nano {filename} to save hassle. But on hardened appliances for example, it wont...

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vSphere Web Client – Disable the Console Timeout
Apr19

vSphere Web Client – Disable the Console Timeout

KB ID 0001118 Dtd 19/04/17 Problem One annoying thing about the vSphere web client is the fact it throws you out after a period of inactivity. Now I know there are straight forward security reasons of this, and on a production environment thats fine. But on my test network theres just me, sighing every few minutes and logging back in again. Solution vCenter Appliance (VCSA) Web Client Inactivity Timeout Connect directly to the console...

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How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) ‚Äď Part 3
Apr18

How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) ‚Äď Part 3

KB ID 0001303 Dtd 18/04/17 Problem In Part-One we covered Exchange Pre-Install Tasks, in Part-Two we installed Exchange 2016, but it still won't be working properly, so we need to carry out a few Post-Install Tasks. Solution Install Exchange 2016 Product Key Log into Exchange Admin Center > Servers > Servers > Select the Server > Enter Product Key. Manually enter your product key > Save. Heed the warning > OK. Open...

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How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) ‚Äď Part 2
Apr17

How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) ‚Äď Part 2

KB ID 0001302 Dtd 17/04/17 Problem Back in Part-One, we looked at all the things to consider before you start to install Exchange 2016. Now we will start installing software, and getting to a point where we can configure Exchange 2016 and carry out some post deployment. Solution Your forest functional level needs to be at 'Windows Server 2008' before you can install Exchange 2016. The server you intend to deploy Exchange on, needs to...

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How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) – Part 1
Apr17

How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) – Part 1

KB ID 0001301 Dtd 17/04/17 Problem As the title implies, this article assumes you do not already have Exchange of any flavour in your organisation. If you do and you simply want to migrate to Exchange 2016, then this is NOT the article you want, instead head to the following link; Migration From Exchange 2010/2007 to Exchange 2016 (& 2013) Solution Now before you sit at the keyboard there are a few things to consider; Media: At...

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Chrome Browser – Show Sites SSL / HTTPS Certificate?
Apr07

Chrome Browser – Show Sites SSL / HTTPS Certificate?

KB ID 0001300 Dtd 07/04/17 Problem I used to use Chrome all the time back in the dark ages before I saw the light and bought a mac. Since then I’ve persevered with Safari and never felt the need to go back. This afternoon someone in the office asked, ‘How do you see site certificates in Chrome?’ Which I thought was a little odd as it’s easy to do in IE, Firefox, and Safari. So I jumped on a remote machine for a...

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