Tag: Microsoft

Azure Database for MySQL and Replication

Azure Database for MySQL and Replication

Some time ago I was implementing Azure Database for MySQL for a project I was working on. When a co-worker of mine heard about it, he asked if had explored the replication capabilities of the service. For this particular project we were making use of Azure DB for MySQL on a pretty simple way, but …

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Do’s and dont’s with disks and volumes in Microsoft Windows

Do’s and dont’s with disks and volumes in Microsoft Windows

Some time ago, when I started working in IT (around 2004), companies started moving from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003, there where still some NT4.0 around…. but mainly there where 2000 and 2003 Windows Servers, during this time, I remember we faced some issues involving disk expansions, and other disk related issues… Also some time …

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SSL, Certificates & Microsoft Windows

SSL, Certificates & Microsoft Windows

Have you ever found yourself on that situation, where you need to install a CA or implement certificate to secure communications and you realize that actually there is something you don’t know? started filling confused? Well, I did, and the best way to shade some light over this SSL and certificate mysteries is to play …

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Windows 7 file system arrangements

Windows 7 file system arrangements

Many of the things we will mention on this post probably apply also to Windows Vista, but since Windows Vista is one of the Microsoft’s black sheeps, will focus on Windows 7. As this new generation of operating systems arrived the market new features were included, such as the ability of implement language packs which …

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Managing Putty logging via GPOs

Managing Putty logging via GPOs

Ok, first of all, let’s describe the scenario, where are we standing and why we want to do this. Imagine you are managing a considerable environment, your company has Active Directory for managing users, resources, permissions, services, etc. But your network might not only be integrated by Windows servers and Computers, you might have some …

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Windows and Mount Points

Windows and Mount Points

Many people thinks mount points only work on Linux, but guess what? There are some ways to do it in Windows to thanks to NTFS V5.0 (since Windows 2000). But first, what is a mount point? And here we will use Linux as an example, a mount point is a folder which content is actually …

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Introducing Windows Remote Shell

Introducing Windows Remote Shell

One of the questions I did myself when heard the first time about WinRM or Windows Remote Shell was, What is it? and right then after finding a quick answer for that question I asked myself How does it work? Is it secure? well, on this article I’ll try to answer those questions for you, …

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Qué es un Named Pipe?

Qué es un Named Pipe?

Hace un tiempo me hice exactamente la misma pregunta. Qué es? Para qué sirve? Y otras dos preguntas que me iban ayudar a entenderlo eran, puedo verlos? puedo crearlos y usarlos? Y aquí es cuando me di cuenta que el haber aprendido algunas cosas de desarrollo (como ya he comentado en otros post, mi rol …

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