Entries by Toni Holopainen

Domain Controller local admin password

Hey there. Toni here back with some thoughts on domain controllers and their local SAM database. You know, the thing that is disabled as soon as the server is promoted to a domain controller. This is something that is often forgotten about until it’s too late. This database is actually critical if something bad happens […]

Windows Server 2019 gaming

Hey folks, long time no see. How are you doing? In Episode 80 of Kneedeepintech I briefly mentioned Windows Server and gaming in the same sentence. Now that I have had time to actually test it again I’d thought I would post my findings here. I have the Xbox 360 wired controllers that I’ve used […]

Kerberos fails with CIFS using AOVPN

Hey. Today I want to talk about an interesting case that involves Kerberos, Always On VPN and access to CIFS. A customer has recently deployed Always on VPN in their infrastructure. Most clients worked well with that but a few had mixed issues with old VPN clients installed on some machines. Cisco AnyConnect usually worked […]

Upgrading the lab

Good day to you. Today I’ve done a little write-up about my home lab equipment. I was noticing a few slowdowns once I got around 10 vm’s running on my old “server”, which was an older gen Intel E3 1240 series CPU running 32Gb of DDR3 RAM, SSD cache and spinning HDDs for mass storage. […]

Azure ASM (Classic) and migrating to ARM

Hey, Toni here again. Some customers are still stuck on using Azure classic for their deployment. Microsoft has done a lot of work for many years to convince everyone to move over to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) model and with good success as well. Did you know that they offer good tools (well scripts actually) […]

Windows Admin Center certificate

Hey there. The Finn here with another little quick update. This time on Windows Admin Center and certificates. You are using Windows Admin Center, right? It’s good stuff. You like good stuff, right? Self-signed is the default option, but man is that an ugly way to go. Here is how you update your Windows Admin […]

Azure vNet peering and why it’s great

Hi, my name is Toni aka “The Finn” from some guest appearances on the show. I was invited to write some stuff here so here goes. I have recently been doing some Azure work and want to share some of that with you. Building your applications and infrastructure in multiple Azure networks or even regions […]