IT people often intentionally withhold knowledge from those outside of IT. There are different reasons for this — some good and some very bad. One reason IT folks withhold knowledge is that they believe the best way to learn is to teach yourself. After all, that’s how many of them learned. Unlike many others in …Read More
Where is SSMS 2012?
Microsoft decided to make it confusing and difficult to install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2012. Since my slogan is, “Business at the speed of light,” I’m going to to show you the quickest way I’ve found to install SSMS 2012.Read More
Recently I had an Oracle database server used by some developers that was running out of space on its data volume mounted at /u02. The volume was a simple MBR volume (think fdisk), so it couldn’t be non-destructively extended without using a third-party utility like gparted. That would have been fine, but rather than …Read More
Recently I needed to build a multipurpose file server to host CIFS and NFS shares — CIFS for the Windows users, and NFS for VMWare to store ISOs. It needed to utilize back end storage (NetApp via iSCSI), provide Windows ACLs for the CIFS shares, and be able to authenticate against two different Active Directory …Read More
How to Configure Server Core with Active Directory Services, DNS, and DHCP Using Nothing But PowerShell
Windows Server 2012 offers two installation options: Server Core or “Server with a GUI”. This begs the question: Why would you want to install Server Core instead of the GUI? One reason may be that you have limited …Read More