Building an Azure Devops Pipeline [Soup to Nuts]
When you search online, you will find various blog posts, documentation and tutorials on Azure DevOps. All of these items are valuable resources but rarely does one walk you through a real-world scenario. Many skim over the security aspect leaving passwords in clear text for simplicity or an end product that essentially does nothing. Let's change that.
Setting Up Hybrid Azure AD-Join: The Best of Both Worlds
If you use on-prem Active Directory (AD) features and would also like to use Azure AD features like conditional access, single sign-on (SSO) and more, this article is for you. In this article, you're going to learn how to set up a mode Microsoft calls Hybrid Azure AD Join.
How to Automate Finding Interesting Twitter Users
Are you on Twitter? If not, you're missing out. Twitter is the best social media platform to keep up with the fast pace of tech. But there are millions of people on Twitter. How do you track down interesting people? In this article, I'll show you how to do just at and automate it!
How to Deploy and Update Azure VM Scale Sets with PowerShell
Performing an Azure VM Scale Set deployment is a great way to get autoscaling and high-availability out of the box. Azure VM Scale Sets have many baked-in features like automatically scaling to meet demand, deploying across availability zones and more.
Psexec: The Ultimate Guide
How to Find Domain-Joined Computers not in an Active Directory Site
As long as Microsoft Active Directory (AD) has been around, there have been roaming clients. Roaming clients are those domain-joined machines that aren't assigned to an AD site. These computers don't have an Active Directory subnet defined to a site. They have no way to know what site they're in.
How to Set Up File History on Windows 10
Backups are important. Everyone knows this. We all should perform routine backups of our important files. But, that's sometimes easier said than done. You get busy and forget to do it and by the time you really need that file you've already accidentally overwrote.
Install Chef Test Kitchen (And Get Started)
As more companies become more DevOps focused, code testing is creeping its way out of just the software development realm. With software "eating the world," we are now seeing operations/system administrators writing more code. A lot of this code is "infrastructure code". In this post, you're going to learn one approach to IaC and how to install Chef Test Kitchen and get started using it.
A Sysadmin Guide to Automation
Automation. It's a term that has a different connotation for different people. Some believe automation is and will continue to be the cause of job loss. Some believe that automation will increase efficiency throughout the industry. Others believe automation will force workers to become more educated and get better jobs.
Repairing Active Directory Trust Relationships for Good [Ultimate Guide]
Once the most common problems that plague Windows system administrators are trusted, Active Directory computers seemingly fall off the domain. The infamous "trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain has failed is all too common.