Migration to New Server

Today I completed the migration of my blog from shared hosting to an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS cloudserver at Cloudservers.com. I’ll be on the lookout for any broken links or other site issues. If you happen to encounter any please let

Login With SSH Key as Secondary User

On a few of my test servers, I am logging in with the root user by SSH key exchange. In moving some of my servers public, I wanted to be able to login with a secondary user account with an

Connect to L2TP VPN on Mac OSX

This weekend while setting up RRAS as part of a blog post I am working on a blog posting for Cloudservers.com, I had an issue where an L2TP VPN worked from my Windows 8 PC, but not from my Mac.

Reflection on 2013 Simply Thankful

Today, I’m taking the road less traveled (actually, never been traveled) on this blog, from the usual technical articles, to get a little personal. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the US. For many people it’s a day filled with

SCCM 2012 SP1 CU3

Are you’re running System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and you need to now support Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 clients? Or, do you want to utilize new Server 2012 R2 machines as Configuration Manager site systems? You’ll need

Mac RDC Error

For the past few months, my MacBook Pro has been my daily driver. As a Systems Administrator, I work with both Linux and Windows Server systems on a daily basis. I usually have multiple tabbed RDP windows open for Windows

Windows 8.1 RTM Installation Guide

It’s official, Windows 8.1 RTM is available. Microsoft’s original intention was to hold the RTM of Windows 8.1 until October General Release; however, the development and overall technical community outcry has somewhat forced them to relent and release the RTM

Nokia Leading Smartphones in Right Direction with Focus on Photography

Today was my son Addison’s 6th birthday party, where we had an incredible setup by my wife utilizing a Skylanders theme. It’s amazing to think he’s already six! I told my wife that she is getting old, but she just

RDS 2012 Session Host Licensing and you

This past week, our managed services team at OrcsWeb ran into an issue with Remote Desktop Services 2012. We had a client setup request for RDS on their Windows Server 2012 machine. We were to install the Session Host, Web,

MS TechEd 2013

This year I was given the opportunity to attend and experience TechEd North America in New Orleans June 2-6. This was my first time attending and I was not quite sure what to expect. Could the assembling of so many

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