Active Directory User Account Lockout Troubleshooting

Active Directory is such an important service that in most organisations after being implemented becomes suddenly invisible to the end-user.

In my humble opinion even nowadays learning the fundamentals of Active Directory is very important for most support / technical roles and it will be a valuable skill for at least another decade, cloud technologies, for instance, will not make those skills disappear overnight.

Regardless of the size of the organisation who needs to support the end-user needs to understand well how it works or know how to troubleshoot the most common issues, in this article we will touch again of a very simple event to troubleshoot such the AD Account Lockout.

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How to Send Messages to Slack with PowerShell

Collaboration software tools are present in some shape or form in every workplace and if properly implemented and organised will give team members the opportunity of working together not only in an efficient way, but getting the job done while having fun!

Integration with these tools is not just desirable, it’s sometimes required. The nature of instant messaging communication in each workplace my vary depending on the content and information can be volatile and informal or more persistent and organised.

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IIS and Powershell Automation

When designing web applications becomes extremely sophisticated, CI/CD is keeping accelerating and supporting and troubleshooting is every day more challenging and complex, talking about webservers seems completely old fashioned, Well… I don’t think so. Let me explain!

Web development, Networking, Security are still moving targets, but webservers are still a key component for the delivery of our content.

Focusing on implementing scripting and automation to improve one of these: web development tools, testing, network operations, security…  can have a positive impact on making more meaningful use of your time and your energies. Continue reading “IIS and Powershell Automation”

How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell

Like any other application installed on Windows whenever we need to investigate and troubleshoot some issues event viewer and IIS logs (for web applications) are the first place to start.

But where developers and operations, in general, work together is when the cause is not obvious and for important application such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM is required to enable its tracing logs. Continue reading “How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell”

Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell

Everything should start with a SOLID plan, not just influenced by the enthusiasm of a successful PoC, briefly tested and blessed/approved by the management where the implementation challenges are hidden in plain sight!

I wanted to write this article since I’ve started scriptinglibrary.com, but I will try to keep this article to a technical level where you can enjoy the first experience and avoid bad ones. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed or lost into the number of services and the possibilities offered by cloud computing. Continue reading “Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell”