Setting up Autodiscover for SBS 2011 and single name domains

If you are using Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 (SBS or non-SBS) and are using a single-name certificate, this article is for you. When you migrate to SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 and you already have a domain name, you don’t need to use the built-in domain registration wizard that […]

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How to use Intune to Remove a passcode from an iPhone

Recently I applied a new compliance policy to our corporate iPhones. This included the requirement that the passcode be changed occasionally. The time came to change my passcode. It was late at night. I typed in something twice and successfully changed it. However, in the morning the passcode I thought […]

Introducing Windows 10 into your SBS 2011 Standard Network

NEEDED FIXES FOR SBS 2011 STANDARD (with Exchange) Adjust the supported client operating systems: As noted in you need to adjust the client supported operating systems. Add the following lines to your client operating system Admin needs to add the following two lines to the XML file on the […]


Set Exchange 2010 and 2013 Internal and External Virtual Directory URLs in PowerShell

Here are the elevated PowerShell commands to run to set the virtual directory URLs Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘’ -InternalUrl ‘’ Get-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘’ -InternalUrl ‘’ Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘’ -InternalUrl ‘’ Get-OabVirtualDirectory -server EXCHANGE | Set-OabVirtualDirectory -ExternalUrl ‘’ -InternalUrl ‘’ […]

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How to send email from an alias

To save a few bucks, I added a second domain to my existing Office 365 account which gave me two email addresses under that account – and but it means that is an alias of and by default you can’t send email from an alias in […]

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Domain join error cannot complete this function

In our newly recovered SBS 2008 environment we have not restored our client’s Windows Server 2012 DC. When attempting to join a freshly installed Windows 7 VM via http://connect we hit the following error: Connect Computer Error Details ERROR: Connecting to the network Cannot complete this function Now, we then […]

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RemoteApp – The digital signature of this RDP File cannot be verified

The following error was received on a client’s system this morning: RemoteApp The digital signature of this RDP File cannot be verified. The remote connection cannot be started. In this case the RDSH is using self-issued certificates for both Broker services. They had expired. Server Manager –> Remote Desktop Services […]

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How to setup an NTP time server

Having a reliable external time server for your domain controller to sync with is important. By default some Windows servers are now configured to sync with the NTP server My personal experience and that of some of my colleagues is that the windows time service is not the most […]

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Hyper-V: Set Up An Internal Network For Host/Guest File and Service Sharing

Here’s a quick and simple How-To for setting up network communication between a Hyper-V host, both Server and Windows 8/8.1, and any guests. Hyper-V Manager –> R.Click ServerName –> Virtual Switch Manager –> New –> INTERNAL. Note the description for the internal vSwitch. Click APPLY and OK Assign the newly […]