Ninite Alternative

January 13, 2016

I’m finally giving up on Ninite as there are now to many programs behind their paywall. I have been testing an alternative for awhile now and it seems to work good and its free! Patch My PC Same sort of deal it lets you download a portable utility (non install) that unlike Ninite checks your Read More

Adding an alias to an Office 365 Distribution Group

December 16, 2015

This one might be common knowledge, but it stumped me for bit so I thought I would make a post. Adding a group through the Office 365 admin center only give you one option for email addresses. As in you cant change if from your default tenancy address. To do it like you normally would Read More

The Symantec DLO (Desktop and Laptop Option) license is invalid

December 10, 2015

I keep running into this issue with my Symantec DLO where it would complain the license is invalid all of a sudden. I talked to Veritas and they helped me and I couldn’t find this info on the web so I thought I would post it just in case anyone else has the same issue. Read More

Veeam update 8.0.0.2084 error: Failed to finalize the guest processing. Details: Failed to process ‘TruncateSQLLog’ command. Failed to truncate transaction logs for SQL instances: MICROSOFT ## WID.Possible Reasons: lack of permissions, or transaction log corruption.

December 2, 2015

Recently I upgraded our Veeam install to 8.0.0.2084 and began receiving this error on a bunch of our backups. “Failed to finalize the guest processing. Details: Failed to process ‘TruncateSQLLog’ command. Failed to truncate transaction logs for SQL instances: MICROSOFT ## WID.Possible Reasons: lack of permissions, or transaction log corruption.” I Contacted Veeam and they Read More

Azure AD Connect install over AADSync

October 5, 2015

Azure AD Connect install over AADSync Just upgraded my install of AADSync to Azure AD Connect, no issues to speak of. Just some screen shots of the install in case anyone is curious. List of features

Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant Outlook 2016 / Win10

September 14, 2015

Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant I was having issues creating a Office 365 Outlook profile on my newly created Windows 10 PC with the preview build of Office 2016. It would hang on the Autodiscover portion indefinitely. Since Outlook 2016 (well at least the preview) can only be configured via Autodiscover I thought I Read More

Emailing internal Office 365 Groups from external sources

August 27, 2015

Emailing internal Office 365 Groups from external sources This is how to turn on the ability to email an internal Office 365 group from external sources. Log into your Office 365 portal and go to ADMIN –> Exchange Then go to groups under recipients Select your group and click edit Under delivery management select the Read More

AADSync and 1202 Event Log Warnings

August 5, 2015

AADSync and 1202 Event Log Warnings Just a quick blog update on a AADSync article I found. I had issues with the local account on my AADSync server starting as a service. Adding the account to the “log on as a service” Policy setting via GPO would fix the service starting, but the Application Logs Read More

NDR 554 5.4.4 SMTPSEND.DNS.MxLoopback; DNS records for this domain are configured in a loop

July 14, 2015

NDR 554 5.4.4 SMTPSEND.DNS.MxLoopback A little bit of history on why I was receiving this DNS loop error NDR email (NDR 554 5.4.4 SMTPSEND.DNS.MxLoopback). We have a Hybrid solution with Exchange 2013, DirSync and Office 365. I created a new Office365 user from my on premise Exchange server and Dirsynced the account to the cloud Read More

Blocking Ransomware and the CryptoWall / Cryptolocker with Trend Micro

July 10, 2015

Blocking Ransomware and the CryptoWall Cryptolocker Trend Micro released a product patch on 2015-05-14 that’s adds Ransomware Protection via their Enhanced Behavior Monitoring features in Worry-Free Business Security 9 SP1. If you are running Trends patch B2532 it is a MUST to install to protect from the EVIL Crypto variants. Head to Trends download site Read More

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