HP MSA SAN – Basic Troubleshooting – Controller Faulty / Down (ember lights)

  In this post we are going to look at basic troubleshooting steps a System Administrator can carry out to identify and potentially resolve a faulty storage controller in a HP MSA 2040. This post is going to focus more on dual controller setups, with both a Controller A and a Controller B. In my … Continue reading HP MSA SAN – Basic Troubleshooting – Controller Faulty / Down (ember lights)

Get Computer Workstations Manufacturer and Model Remotely using a PowerShell Script

In this post we are going investigate the use of PowerShell scripting to remotely mass gather all desktops \ laptops make and model details within an environment. Asset management is a big part of the general management of business IT. Having useful little scripts to gather information quickly with minimal effort has proved very beneficial … Continue reading Get Computer Workstations Manufacturer and Model Remotely using a PowerShell Script

[Fix] ILO HP Error – Embedded Flash/SD-CARD: Embedded media manager failed initialization

In this post we are going to look at a ILO diagnostics error displaying problems with the internal USB/SDHC card on a server's motherboard. In my case the issue appeared after preforming an ILO firmware upgrade to a HP Proliant blade server. The error in full was: (sorry about the lack of images) Embedded Flash/SD-Card: … Continue reading [Fix] ILO HP Error – Embedded Flash/SD-CARD: Embedded media manager failed initialization

How to / Fix – Delete recurring meetings using PowerShell – Exchange Mailbox

In this post we are going to look at the deletion of reoccurring meetings in Exchange, using PowerShell. In addition to addressing a common issue.   Firstly Check you are using/typing the PowerShell command correctly In the instance where a person is looking to remove a recurring meeting from an Exchange mailbox with the use … Continue reading How to / Fix – Delete recurring meetings using PowerShell – Exchange Mailbox

Setup Citrix NetScaler Client Authentication using a Windows CA

In this post we are going to be looking at setting up Client Authentication on your  Citrix NetScaler using self assigned Windows certificates and a Windows CA. Client authentication involves a client certificate which is a type of digital certificate that can be used by client systems to make authenticated requests to a remote server. … Continue reading Setup Citrix NetScaler Client Authentication using a Windows CA

Fix – Teredo Problem Windows Network Adapter ( Not showing / Xbox App )

In this post we are going to be looking at a common problem people, as well as myself have experienced with one of Windows legacy network adapters called Teredo. Although this is unlike my other posts which are more focused on enterprise IT. From my experience troubleshooting connectivity issues concerning Teredo, I quickly realized that … Continue reading Fix – Teredo Problem Windows Network Adapter ( Not showing / Xbox App )

Setup Citrix NetScaler SSL without DNS records, using a Public IP and a Windows CA

In this post we are going to be setting up SSL in NetScaler using Self Assigned Certificates generated from a Microsoft Certificate Server. In normal production circumstances you would generally use the Certificate Signing Request (CSR)  to generate a domain certificate for signing by a Certificate Authority (CA). However,  in some cases you only really … Continue reading Setup Citrix NetScaler SSL without DNS records, using a Public IP and a Windows CA

Fix – Citrix NetScaler Reboot – License Problems – System Time Resets / Reverts

In this post we are going to look at a problem involving non-retail licenses where the system time changes after a reboot, causing license & SSL cert issues. The underlying problem normally involves one of these license types (partner, demo, internal only, express and developer edition licenses), the reason being is that these licenses are … Continue reading Fix – Citrix NetScaler Reboot – License Problems – System Time Resets / Reverts

Automatic Steam / ARK Server Updates & Start Up using PowerShell

In this post we are going to look at automating a Steam server's maintenance using STEAMcmd and Powershell. The game servers highlighted in the below article will be a collection of Ark game servers. Slightly different than the usual enterprise IT content one would be familiar with on this blog. However, as of right now … Continue reading Automatic Steam / ARK Server Updates & Start Up using PowerShell

Active Directory clean up using PowerShell script e.g Name, UPN, SAM, Email

In this post we are going to look at a simple script to change AD attributes on a large scale with minimal effort. Although bare in mind every Active Directory structure has it's differences, parts of the script or the majority of it's contents may not be applicable to your current situation. This post is … Continue reading Active Directory clean up using PowerShell script e.g Name, UPN, SAM, Email