Troubleshooting WSUS Connection Issues

Problem The configuration has been completed for client computers to connect to a WSUS server, but are not reporting in after a period of days.  Computers may show up in the WSUS console, but will not be reporting in or will not have reported in for several days Background / Cause Some client computers have […]

Networking 101

Purpose Proper flow of network traffic and solid network connectivity is critical to any network.  Past experiences have shown while it is acceptable to leave the advanced configurations to the network team, a basic understanding and the ability to configure the basics is important for anyone at just about any level.  The ability to troubleshoot […]

Update GPO Templates

Goal / Scope How to install additional GPO templates into an Active Directory environment.  This is limited to environments running Server 2008 or later Background Additional templates for managing devices and endpoints are often very useful.  The method for importing GPO templates into Group Policy for use has changed from previous versions of Windows server […]

Setup SNMP on VMware ESXi Hosts

Goal / Scope Enable the ability to monitor and report on ESXi servers using SNMP Background By default the SNMP functionality is disabled in ESXi servers.  Also, simply attempting to start the service via the GUI interface fails with an error.  A little tweaking is required to get the SNMP service up and running on […]

Multiple Password Policies in an Active Directory Environment

Goal / Scope This information will identify the proper process for implementing fine-grain password polices, or implementing several different password policies in a single Active Directory domain.  By default, only a single password policy can only be set per domain.  Beginning in Windows 2008 Active Directory domains, the ability to set several password policies was […]

Setup Best Case for End-Users

Goal / Scope Setup BestCase software for end-users Background The Best Case Shortcut needs to be copied from the Best Case network location to the desktop to allow easy access to the software When opening Best Case, if the permissions on a couple of files is not set correctly, Best Case will fail to open […]

Office 365 System Requirements

For the best experience using Office 365, Microsoft recommends that the latest browsers are always used, Office clients, and apps. Microsoft also recommend that you install software updates when they become available. Office 365 is designed to work with the following software: The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer or Firefox, or the […]