Microsoft Azure Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters

Microsoft Azure is usually described as having “limitless potential” and “unlimited possibilities,” but what does Azure actually do and what can it do for your business? In this blog, I’ll answer these questions and show you the value with four concrete ways Azure can be used by your business and the real benefits you can…



Azure 5-Day Proof of Concept (POC)

Azure 5-Day Proof of Concept (POC) De-risk your cloud investment and experience the benefits of Azure with your systems and data with a 5-day Proof of Concept. Microsoft’s Cloud – Azure – provides businesses of all sizes with the freedom, agility and scalability to grow. While companies are keen to start taking advantage of these…



Dynamic DNS – What is it and How to use it

Dynamic DNS – What is it and How to use it




Using OVF Packages to Create Virtual Machines in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., designed to facilitate portability and deployment of virtual appliances. In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012, you can use an OVF package to create a virtual machine by using the OVF Import/Export tool. However, as of Virtual Machine…



How to create an ADMX template

Contents of this article ADMX template structure The VBScript LogonMessage.vbs The ADMX template header ADML language files Template item: Enabled/Disabled Template Item: String Input Template Item: Dropdown List Final result Conclusion ADMX template structure ^ ADMX is the last format of Administrative Template used in group policy management; it is the successor of ADM. A…



How to request a certificate from Windows ADCS!
A Certificate is one of the obvious things when it comes to identity verification of a user, machine, server, service, application, and many things in the digital world. The ideal process to get a digital certificate is: CSR (Create a Certificate Signing Request), Submit the CSR to a CA (Certificate Authority), Download the certificate after CA issues your CSR. We have covered the first part, which is creating a CSR in another article. In this article, we are going to cover how to request a certificate from Windows ADCS. You can request a certificate from any other Certificate Authorities as well, However, we are using (Microsoft’s Active Directory Certificate Service) for demonstration purpose. The idea behind the process remains the same.




Migrate Failover Cluster from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016

ADFS and SQL Failover Clusters – Migrate Failover Cluster from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016 DOCUMENT PURPOSE A cluster is a set of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of services and applications. The clustered servers (called nodes) are connected by physical cables and by software. If one of the nodes…




HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0U2a)

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (7.0u2a), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Hypervisor Installation. Please check the Hardware Compatibility list before installation. In my previous Experts Exchange Articles, most have featured Basic and Intermediate VMware and Virtualisation Topics. If you would like to read my…



PowerShell : Format-Table: How to formats the output of a command as a table

Description The Format-Table cmdlet formats the output of a command as a table with the selected properties of the object in each column. The object type determines the default layout and properties that are displayed in each column. You can use the Property parameter to select the properties that you want to display. PowerShell uses…



Create a .pfx/.p12 Certificate File Using OpenSSL

Create a .pfx/.p12 Certificate File Using OpenSSL SSL Support Team June 19, 2015 Other, SSL/TLS OpenSSL SSL.com provides a wide variety of SSL/TLS server certificates for HTTPS websites, including: Basic SSL High Assurance SSL Enterprise EV SSL Wildcard SSL Multi-Domain (UCC/SAN) SSL COMPARE SSL/TLS CERTIFICATES The PKCS#12 or PFX format is a binary format for…


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Generate a .pfx certificate using the Windows Certificate Store

Azure uses .pfx files to bind SSL to your domain. This tutorial will show you how to generate the .pfx file from a custom SSL certificate that you purchased from a trusted certificate authority by using the Windows Certificate Store. Prerequisites To complete this tutorial you need to have completed the following: Mapped a custom…




Microsoft #AzureStack installation in the VirtualLab for #Education with #IntelNUC

#AzureStackCloudEducationHybridCloudAzure After Racking and Stacking the DellEMC PowerEdge R630 POC Server in the 19″ Rack It’s time to install Microsoft Azure Stack TP3 ( Technical Preview 3) on the Machine. First of all Pim and I installed the DellEMC iDRAC version 8 interface to get Remote access and to boot from Virtual Media to install…