Tag Archive for 'Microsoft'

Strange Reboots

This isn’t going to be a terribly helpful post, but I do think it is interesting.  I have a server that is exhibiting some strange behavior.  When I copy a file to the server it reboots.  At first, I thought this was a specific file, but later determined that it didn’t matter what the file […]

StorSimple Virtual Array

I really like Microsoft.  As a company, they don’t always do things the way I would like them to, but overall, they make products that meet a need. We operate in a (mostly) centralized infrastructure.  Our file servers are (mostly) in our main office.  I have a few virtualized StorSimple appliances that I use in […]

Migrating to Azure

So, at the time of this writing, my blog is down.  If you are reading this, then I must have succeeded in migrating it to Azure for hosting.  If I didn’t succeed, maybe I will be the only one who reads this.  I am an “on again/ off again” blogger, so anything is possible. I […]

Express Route Provisioning Error

  We have recently decided to invest in an Express Route circuit for Azure.  It is supposed to be helpful with Azure and Office 365.  There are two ways to provision the ExpressRoute circuit.  Both require PowerShell. There is the classic: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/expressroute-howto-circuit-classic/ And there is the Resource Manager: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/expressroute-howto-circuit-arm/ Here is the note about those […]

StorSimple Virtual Appliance

I have been interested in StorSimple for some time, but haven’t actually used it before.  Recently, Microsoft announced a virtual appliance preview.  It looks pretty interesting and I have a test scenario where I want to use it.  If my testing goes well, I may expand my use of it.  The documentation on it is […]

Security Token Service

Had a bit of a scare during a maintenance window.  Ran some updates on our SharePoint farm and after that one of the sites wasn’t coming up.  Kept getting a 503 error.  When I checked the event log, I found this error message: An exception occurred when trying to issue security token: The HTTP service […]

SharePoint Documents are all checked out

I wanted to write a PowerShell script to check all the documents back in that had been checked out.  Turns out that is not as straight forward as I had hoped. First search came up with this: Office Discarding Check Out Using PowerShell Then when I tried to run the command (from the server console, […]

SharePoint Recycle Bin

I mentioned earlier (here) that we are clearing some old data out of a SharePoint site.  Aside from the various client side issues with trying to do that, you also have to figure out how to clean up SharePoint.  SharePoint has a multi-tier Recycle Bin.  There is a pretty good article about how it works […]

Moving data out of SharePoint

We have a SharePoint site that we used to store some data.  It was used at remote locations to be able to “map a drive” and interact with data.  There is some old data in the site now, and we needed to move it off.  I hadn’t messed with it in a while and forgot […]

Operations Manager 2012 R2 Management Pack Dependencies

I am not proficient at managing Ops Manager.  I am at best a competent tinkerer.  I have been needing to do some clean up on our Ops Manager installation, and clear some management packs that are not used, or just used to generate noise that we subsequently ignore.  That is a bit of an annoying […]