Get Free Cisco AnyConnect Licences For COVID-19 Homeworkers
Mar17

Get Free Cisco AnyConnect Licences For COVID-19 Homeworkers

KB ID 0001661 Problem Cisco released information on their blog a few days ago to say that they would be offering free Umbrella, Duo and AnyConnect Licences to customers in the wake of the the COVID-19 outbreak. Thats great news, but there’s no information on how to get the AnyConnect licences. It just says speak to your Cisco partner. As I am a Cisco partner I was confused, and it seems my colleagues were also. So I contacted...

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Windows Server – Schedule a Reboot
Mar02

Windows Server – Schedule a Reboot

KB ID 0001321  Problem Back in the day we just used the ‘At’ command to schedule a reboot, but starting with Server 2012 that was stopped! If you try it now you will see the following; The AT command has been depreciated. Please use schtasks.exe instead Solution (The Quick Way) Execute the following command (change time and data accordingly); schtasks /create /tn “Scheduled Reboot” /tr “shutdown /r /t 0” /sc once /st...

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Powershell: Get Folder Size ‘Quickly’
Feb25

Powershell: Get Folder Size ‘Quickly’

KB ID 0001660 Problem Right clicking a folder and selecting properties is usually how you would see how large a folder is. Which is great, but if your folder size is HUGE (i.e. many terabytes) then this takes ages! Solution If you use PowerShell you can get the figure considerably quicker! Below I want to ge the size of E:\Shared; In MegaBytes; “{0:N2}” -f ((Get-ChildItem -path E:\Shared -recurse | Measure-Object -property...

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Cannot Recreate Azure AD ‘Local’ AD Connector
Feb24

Cannot Recreate Azure AD ‘Local’ AD Connector

KB ID 0001659 Problem While trying to fix another Azure AD Replication problem today I managed to delete one of the connectors (the one for the local ‘on-prem’ Active Directory). In an effort to ‘recreate’ it, I ran the ‘Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect’ and went to ‘Customise the Synchronisation Options’.  Unfortunately I got this error; The forest {forest-name} cannot be added...

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VMware Edge Gateway VPN to Cisco ASA
Feb18

VMware Edge Gateway VPN to Cisco ASA

KB ID 0001658 Problem I was asked to setup a VPN to help out a colleague this week. When I had a look, one end turned out to be an Edge Gateway, I wasn’t that concerned, I’d done similar things in my prior role, I just didn’t have access to the vCloud or VMware at this datacenter. Depite my best efforts on the ASA, the tunnel refused to come up, it took a little looking ‘under the covers’ to accurately...

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Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)
Feb13

Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)

KB ID 0001657 Problem In a fit of lunacy Microsoft have called ‘their’ new browser Microsoft Edge, so we can spend the next few months confusing it with Edge. Plus every Google search for GPO settings, error messages etc will all now show search results for the old Edge Browser not the new Microsoft Edge browser! Perhaps the same doofus at Microsoft who called the Exchange sync Active Sync when Microsoft already had a...

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