Microsoft Operations Management Suite review – Part 1

The Operations Management Suite (OMS) is a cloud service, designed to be easy and quick to set up. It will analyze and monitor your IT resources, no matter where they are located. The main focus is gathering machine data, such as event logs, syslogs, performance counter data, and network traces, and then applying intelligent analysis to provide insight and actionable advice.

Paul Schnackenburg By Paul Schnackenburg - Fri, February 12, 2016 - 0 comments

Paul Schnackenburg works part time as an IT teacher as well as running his own business in Australia. He has MCSE, MCT, MCTS and MCITP certifications. Follow his blog TellITasITis.

Configure Ubuntu with SAMBA and set up the domain controller

In the previous post, we installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM. Now it’s time to install SAMBA and configure the domain controller.

Jason Coltrin By Jason Coltrin - Thu, February 11, 2016 - 0 comments

Jason Coltrin has been working in IT for more than 17 years. He holds an MCSE 2003 Security+ plus various Palo Alto and SonicWall firewall certifications. He also is an avid Linux Administrator and currently works in higher education.

Install Ubuntu Server with the netboot.xyz

In the last post of this series, I described how to prepare your VirtualBox environment. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to install the Ubuntu server with the help of the netboot.xyz iPXE .iso.

Jason Coltrin By Jason Coltrin - Wed, February 10, 2016 - 0 comments

Jason Coltrin has been working in IT for more than 17 years. He holds an MCSE 2003 Security+ plus various Palo Alto and SonicWall firewall certifications. He also is an avid Linux Administrator and currently works in higher education.

Set up Ubuntu as a domain controller with SAMBA on VirtualBox

If you want to run a domain controller on your network but don’t have access to a Windows Server license, you can use SAMBA, the free open-source software, and VirtualBox, the free virtualization software. We’ll describe the procedure for setting up a virtual server using VirtualBox and netboot.xyz iPXE and move on to setting up your domain controller with SAMBA.

Jason Coltrin By Jason Coltrin - Tue, February 9, 2016 - 0 comments

Jason Coltrin has been working in IT for more than 17 years. He holds an MCSE 2003 Security+ plus various Palo Alto and SonicWall firewall certifications. He also is an avid Linux Administrator and currently works in higher education.

Setting up Azure AD Connect

One of the most troublesome tasks integrating your on-premises Active Directory environment with Azure was getting everything synced to Azure AD. At one time, we had to finagle with tools such as DirSync, AAD Connect, AAD Sync, etc. It was a pain. Microsoft has taken note and released a tool called Azure AD Connect to simplify the process.

Adam BertramMVP By Adam Bertram - Mon, February 8, 2016 - 0 comments

Adam is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management Most Valuable Profressional (MVP) who specializes in Windows PowerShell. You can reach Adam at adamtheautomator.com or on Twitter at @adbertram.