Author Archives: icemangunnar

CrashPlan on Synology NAS

I recently bought myself a good Synology NAS box.  Shortly after setting it up I started looking at the offsite backup vendors on the market.  In my role as a Infrastructure Lead I have designed and implemented the 3-2-1 Backup … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Time

Today I learned some interesting yet simple detail about time sources and the Windows Time Service .  After noticing that one of two Domain controllers in a little Development/Test domain we have was about 6 minutes out of sync I learned … Continue reading

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Microsoft Local Administrators Password Solution (LAPS )

I recently implemented the relatively newly available MS LAPS solution.  The implementation itself was surprisingly simple for such an effective and powerful offensive security solution.  Microsoft documentation on this piece is also very good compared with any standards available. Implementing … Continue reading

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VMware Tools

It is widely considered best practice to have your VMware Tools up to date and specially before upgrading the VMware hardware.  As even the latest build versions within ESXi 5.5 have updates to VMware Tools this can often become tedious … Continue reading

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Remote PSSession and Scope Modifiers

I had a task to deploy a simple setup of DHCP service on a few branch office servers. I took it as a great opportunity to put my PowerShell scripting skills to test and add get some more experience with … Continue reading

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GPOs

I had an interesting conversation the other day about GPOs and their precedence order.  This is often a confusing topic that lead me to review the topic on TechNet for my benefit. GPOs are based on ‘whoever writes last wins‘ … Continue reading

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Rebuilding ESXi 4.x servers that are already in a cluster

Found this good how-to article on rebuilding/upgrading ESXi servers that are already in an ESXi cluster. Good to review before you proceed with your upgrade.  The most important thing would be to disconnect or disable your HBAs before you upgrade! … Continue reading

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