Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2

Installation In the previous post I explained how to setup the Windows environmental variable PATH so you can run the terraform executable from any path. In this post I will explain how I set up my favorite text file editor. In the last year or so I came to fall in love with Microsoft Visual … Continue reading "Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 2"

Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1

This is a series of blog posts going in to the setup of Terraform and building your first Azure deployment. First we are going to the local installation. Terraform is able to run on a variety of operating systems: MacOS FreeBSD Linux OpenBSD Solaris Windows Since this blog Is mostly about Microsoft, Windows and Azure … Continue reading "Starting with Terraform, Windows and Azure Part 1"

Certificate Services and Hardware Security Modules

A lot of deployment of Active Directory Certificate Services is never deployed with an Hardware Security Module (HSM). Now this does not have to be a problem depending on the use of the issued certificates. In some deployments however it can be a serious security risk not to incorporate a HSM into the design. What … Continue reading "Certificate Services and Hardware Security Modules"

Help the Outlooks are down

So I was contacted by a panicking client. It seemed that all of his Outlook clients could not connect to Office 365 anymore. That meant investigating what was wrong. Upon inquiring he admitted that he changed some DNS settings the day before. But only the SPF record. That didn’t explain connection issues with their Outlook … Continue reading "Help the Outlooks are down"

Surface Pro 3 Pen Button Windows 10 Bug

So I've got this lovely shiny Surface Pro 3. The Screen being al touchy, the OS being all Windows 10 Pro, and the pen button starting up the modern OneNote App. However, ,in windows 8.1 I had a choice between the modern App version and the Desktop version of OneNote. A quick review of the … Continue reading "Surface Pro 3 Pen Button Windows 10 Bug"

Dirteam Bloggers at LyncConf 2014

From Saturday February 15, 2014 to February 22, 2014, I will be in Las Vegas to attend LyncConf 2014. I’m very excited! Together with my colleague and fellow Dirteam blogger Robin Gilijamse, I will be getting all the ins and outs on the subject of Microsoft Lync and Unified Communications. The 2014 Lync Conference will … Continue reading "Dirteam Bloggers at LyncConf 2014"

SkyDrive crashes on my domain machine

I while ago I wrote about restoring your Win-X menu when this did not show up after migrating from a Windows 7 member client to a Windows 8 member client. And by member client I mean active directory member. It turns out this problem still exists in Windows 8.1. Also in Windows 8.1 there seems … Continue reading "SkyDrive crashes on my domain machine"

Uninstall PowerShell from Windows Server 2012; And get it back

A couple of days ago I was doing a deployment. It was one of those days where nothing seemed to work. Everyone is familiar with them and probably detest them as much as I do: the type of non-productive days where nothing productive gets done. I actually had a lot of setbacks. Firewalls being too restrictive. … Continue reading "Uninstall PowerShell from Windows Server 2012; And get it back"