Author Archives: Luke

New version of AD/Federated password tool

I have uploaded a new version of the password tool. There are 2 features added: Support for a SSL connection to your domain controller. Since some time it is mandatory to use SSL for password related operations Support for a … Continue reading

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Youless and OpenHAB + Grafana

A while ago i started using OpenHAB in my home. For this i bought a raspberry pi, Aeotec z-wave stick, 3 power meters and a fibaro switch and roller shutter.I had a little trouble getting started and understanding how it … Continue reading

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Webbased Active Directory / Federated user password and recovery tool (IISADMPWD replacement)

A while ago i wrote a simple tool which allows users to reset their expired password as a replacement for IISADMPWD. The tool was created because at the time Office 365 did not have the ability to let federated users … Continue reading

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Mail Performance Monitor and AWStats Totals

Recently i have added 2 solutions to my software and scripts section: The first tool is Mail Performance Monitor which  allows you to measure how long it takes to get a mail delivered from one mail account to another. More … Continue reading

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Server 2012: The remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop license severs available to provide a license

If you ever get the error message in the title when connecting to a RDS session host while your licenses are OK, try the following: Open Regedit on the host(s) Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM Take ownership of the GracePeriod key Delete … Continue reading

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Ugoos MK809IV

A while ago i bought an Android TV stick to use as a mediaplayer from iBood. I bought it trough their daily offer. Nice addition was the USB Fast Ethernet adapter (WiFi sucks). Specs of the stick: Quad Core RK3188 … Continue reading

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Compress/Zip IIS Logs using Powershell

In my short search for a script which can compress IIS log files i couldn’t find any solution (written in powershell). So i made my one myself. The script compresses all .log files located in the sub directories of $LogDir … Continue reading

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Autodiscover to external Exchange Server

Recently i had to migrate office mail from an on-premise Exchange (2010) server to Office 365. After the “switch over” (and changing DNS settings for mail and auto-discover to the Microsoft servers) i noticed that Outlook (2007) on the on-site … Continue reading

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Adaptec Raidstatus script for ESXi

As promised in my previous post i made a (Powershell) script which can be automated to run as a scheduled task. The script is build to run once a day. It sends an email if there is an error in … Continue reading

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Monitor Adaptec 3405 health on VMware ESXi 5.x

For my work i had to install a supermicro server with ESXi 5.1. This server had a adaptec 3405 raid card which works fine with ESXi 5.x but you can’t see the health status of the array(s) in the VSphere … Continue reading

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