(While this was originally posted to my Weight Loss blog, I feel it should be shared on both of my permanent blogs as well. I look forward to reading your comments! –MDG)I knew a couple of months ago that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. We had a few ups … Continue reading Operation National Proposal
On Quora, someone asked the question’How did your adopted puppy let you know hey chose you?’ This was my response. I got a terrible call on Wednesday. My ex-wife told me that Gingit ran into the street, was hit by a car, and died. I was so upset. That weekend my girlfriend (now ex) and … Continue reading How did you know?
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I am in a quandary.This week, Russia invaded Ukraine. We can discuss the reasons behind it, but they are irrelevant. Simply put, Vladimir Putin wants to control the country, while the country wants to join NATO and the European Union. It is clear that Putin is a ruthless dictator who wants to rebuild the Russian … Continue reading War and Sanctions and the Economic Casualties of War
When preparing to publish this article, it came as no surprise to me that Notepad, long a feature in Microsoft Windows, was not listed as a blog Category. After all, it’s like writing an article about the carpets in the back seat of your car… who cares, right? They are there, you try to clean … Continue reading New Notepad?
I was working on a project for a client recently that involved hundreds of accounts. I would test my process on a couple, make sure that it worked, and then run the script against the entire list. However before I moved the lot to the new location, my customer wanted his account to be a … Continue reading Troubleshooting Methodology
Whenever someone tells me that my insistence that domain controllers should never have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) I introduce them to the Remote Server Administration Tools, and all is well. Yes, you can manage your Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) from the comfort of your Windows 11 (or Windows 10) PC with the … Continue reading Creating AD User Accounts Using PowerShell
Let me preface this piece by saying that I usually do not disable IPv6. There are advantages to leaving it on (even if you think you are not using it) which I will not go into here. With that said, I was building a server for a lab environment recently, and IPv6 was interfering with … Continue reading Disabling IPv6 with PowerShell
While I have been chasing Microsoft certifications for two decades, I never gave any real thought to CompTIA. I had nothing against them, I just never pursued them. And then a couple of years ago, a training broker reached out and asked me if I would deliver Network+ and Security+ courses for one of their … Continue reading Stackable Certifications
Someone asked me recently why I used to prefer going into a testing centre to sit my certification exams. I told them that if anything went wrong, the staff had a direct line to get faster support, but that fewer things were likely to go wrong.This week I sat my third exam in the past … Continue reading Another Exam Experience… a harrowing one!
**AUTHOR’S NOTE: While I am not, strictly speaking, an IT Security Specialist, I do hold a number of security-related certifications; in my work as well as for my personal usage, I try to do everything securely. I am writing this article without having a full understanding of the security behind the feature. I know that … Continue reading Back and Forth…
I took a terrible spill today. Read all about it on my weight loss blog, https://LosingAPartOf.Me. Here’s the link: Article
Last Tuesday I passed a certification exam that was quite valuable. It was a difficult exam, but in the end the system congratulated me. I was extremely happy… and then I had to wait. Minutes, hours… it was not until the next morning that I received the email from CompTIA congratulating me on my new … Continue reading Wouldn’t You Know It?
Certification exams are not cheap. Depending on the certification (and the certifying body) they can range from $100 to… well, much more. That is one of the reasons I have always been nervous about sitting exams – passing is great, but if you fail… not only do you walk out of the exam room with … Continue reading Exam Retakes
In 2001 I purchased the Gateway desktop computer that I would be using for my certification journey. I had purchased seven classes from a training centre, and I now had two computers to study and prepare. One thing that I was thrilled to be able to do was to configure my server with Terminal Services, … Continue reading RDP With AzureAD Accounts