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Citrix XenApp Installation Guide

This is a step-by-step Citrix XenApp installation guide created to help you quickly deploy and configure XenApp solution in your environment.

Posted in Citrix

7 Things You Should Do When You Inherit An SQL Server

I’ve decided to put together this blog post as a beginner’s guide to dealing with an inherited SQL server environment. You should read this if you’re going to be put in charge of the SQL servers in your company, for example if you’ve just been hired as the new DBA or if you’re a consultant or maybe a Windows admin tasked with the job of being a DBA as well.

Posted in SQL

Adding GUI to the server core aka Converting a Server Core to full GUI version Windows Server 2012 R2

Lately I had a lot of issues with converting three server core systems to a full GUI version of the Windows Server 2012 R2. I have tried following stuff the would not work for me with the following error message (The

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Downloads folder slow to load/sort in Windows 10

If you are like me you probably love to download various stuff from the internet and then over time when you have a lot of files in the downloads folder it is slow to load, or when you want to

Posted in Windows general

Free Helpdesk ticketing solution for internal IT with Office 365 SSO

For our company communication with our clients we are using ticketing system Zendesk. I must say zendesk is a great solution that is very modern and fast, it comes for the with the integrated chat and phone as well. We were

Posted in Active Directory, Azure

European Collaboration Summit 2017 – not your usual SharePoint conference

I am proud to be a part of a three-day community-driven conference in Zagreb with the most influential experts from all around the world to discuss the latest news regarding Microsoft technologies that is organized by a company I work

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Installing Remote Desktop Services 2016

Remote Desktop Services is a virtualization platform for providing end users with secure remote desktop access, to published applications and remote desktops. Remote Desktop Services offer various deployment options, such as on-premises (Windows Server 2016) or cloud-based (Microsoft Azure). Virtualization can be session-based, meaning Windows Server host will provide resources or desktop-based, meaning connecting a Windows client will handle the load. Now let’s take a look at how to install Remote Desktop Services 2016 and publish your application collections.

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SQL Server security best practices

I’m going to use this blog post to name 5 SQL Server security best practices that should be your top priority in keeping your SQL Server environment safe. You are, maybe, a newbie DBA who is looking for the best practices in maintaining a SQL server environment or you are just a first-aid Windows systems engineer who also administers other Windows services. As a DB admin, you need to take care of SQL server security and protect the integrity of your organization’s data.

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Top 10 SQL Server best practices for DBA newbies

In this blog post, I would like to discuss the most important SQL Server best practices. I thought I might start off with 10 best practices I reckon would be any DBA’s most important maintenance best practices. And these are only the basics. I’m not an SQL expert like many of the MPVs and other professionals who have devoted their entire career to SQL Servers; however, I just wanted to share with you some common best practices.

I’ll discuss some security basics, data and log file management, tempDB management, the importance of SQL Server documentation, changing autogrowth default settings, why regular backups mean the world to your company’s data and why patching your SQL Servers is crucial.

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KB2919355 The update is not applicable to your computer

I was getting this issue on a brand new freshly installed and patched windows server, where I wanted to install SQL 2016 where KB2919355 is prerequisite. If you are fast like me and only searching for download files on the Microsoft

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