Monthly Archives: January 2016

Secure LDAP with Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers (DCs) support secure LDAP connections on TCP ports 636 (non-global queries) and 3269 (global-catalog queries). If you have an active Enterprise Root Certificate Authority in your domain, it will sign the domain controller LDAP certificate … Continue reading

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Managing SQL Server Disk Usage

Some uses of SQL Server can cause databases and transaction log files to grow larger than intended. There are some tools available to system administrators and DBA’s to help manage file sizes for SQL Server. Here are some quick notes. … Continue reading

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Task Scheduler PowerShell Script Log File

This is a continuation to my earlier posts PowerShell Error Log File and Export and Email … Using Powershell. This is also a test of the WP.com Gist code snippet support. The following script sample is intended to provide ideas … Continue reading

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Embed Gist Code Snippet on WP.com

One surprisingly difficult thing when writing articles on the web – posting source code samples. There are too many cases where the formatting, whitespace, and special characters are broken or missing when posted in a web article. I’m always looking … Continue reading

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WP.com Markdown Broken in New Editor

Blogs hosted on WordPress.com benefit from some amazing support by the Automatticians keeping things running well behind the scenes. Many of us writers love to use these web publishing tools every day to communicate with our readers. Unfortunately some of … Continue reading

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OpenSSL Check CSR Contents

In an organization using paid SSL certificates, the person purchasing and creating each trusted server certificate may be different from the person creating the associated Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on the target server system. To avoid mistakes and double-check the … Continue reading

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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Linux

This is specific to OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA / srvadmin) on RHEL 7.x, but will likely apply to other similar Dell supported Linux systems (CentOS 7.x, etc). Note that the om* commands are provided with OMSA. The Embedded System Management … Continue reading

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