Changing an AAD (Office 365) cloud user to a synced one

Recently I found myself in need of repairing an Office 365 tenant where users were first created online only, aka ‘Cloud Users’, and then needed to become a user managed in an on premise Active Directory synced with AD Connect, aka ‘Synced Users‘,  hence giving that user access to the services (mail, OneDrive for Business, …) of that cloud …

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Heeeelp! I want to un-split my DHCP…

Hi All, Today a post about one of the core services of any network, DHCP. A protocol designed to assign IP addresses to devices, duh! A customer of ours recently wanted to move away from their classic Split DHCP deployment, consisting of 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers (hmm…) sharing IP ranges with the …

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SQL Server 2017 and Linux : Part 1

Today I will be writing about the new SQL 2017. It has been launched yesterday (Get your copy here)¬†and one of the new and exciting features is you can now run it on a supported linux distribution (redhat, ubuntu, Suse, …) As I have been working exclusively with Windows OS’es for the past 6 years, …

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Hyper-V 2016 and Netapp SMB3.1.1 going bad

Hi all A few days ago I had to upgrade an Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster to Hyper-V 2016. Using the Cluster rolling upgrade feature made my life a lot easier! However, when checking the SMB logs after installation I discovered the following errors were occurring: The error used a name that was referring to the …

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Failover Clustering and Regional Settings

Hi all, This week I was installing a brand new SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn Availability group on Windows Server 2016 . As Always On Availability groups depend on an underlying Windows Cluster, the first step in the installation was building the cluster, after getting the necessary coffee. Building a cluster means running the validation report …

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