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Dec 23, 2017
Thank you for your support and look forward to 2018. Discuss upcoming show topics for next year, and my favorite IT podcasts.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday

Favorite Tech Podcasts
Podnutz http://podnutz.com

Mike Tech Show
Http://mikenation.net

Packet Pushers
http://packetpushers.net

Call that Girl Office 365 Show
https://callthatgirl.podbean.com

RunAs Radio
http://www.runasradio.com/

This Week in Enterprise Tech
https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-enterprise-tech


Windows Weekly
https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly


Security Weekly
https://securityweekly.com/

Admin Admin
https://www.adminadminpodcast.co.uk

The Sysadmin Show (Dustin Reybrouck)
http://sysadminshow.com/

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Dec 8, 2017
In this episode, I will discuss my view on Net Neutrality and how it can affect IT Professionals.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Barnacules YouTube Video about Net Neutrality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4bHiuDuXJs

John Oliver Thoughts on Net Neutrality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vuuZt7wak


Send Comments to the FCC
https://dearfcc.org/ http://gofccyourself.com

Tweet these ISP’s stating you want to preserve Net Neutrality
Comcast - @Comcast on Twitter
Charter - @CharterGov on Twitter
AT&T - @ATT on Twitter
Verison - @Verizon on Twitter

FCC caught deleting public comments
https://www.techspot.com/news/72102-fcc-public-comment-period-net-neutrality-ripe-fraud.html

Members of Congress who took money from ISP’s
https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15100620/congress-fcc-isp-web-browsing-privacy-fire-sale

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Nov 19, 2017
In this episode, I will share some tips for using Azure, OneNote and Malwarebytes End Point Protection.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
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OneNote Syncing Best Practices
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2819334/onenote-syncing-best-practices

Clear cache for OneNote
1. Close OneNote and go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote\16.0\cache
2. Delete everything in the cache folder
3. Open OneNote and let it sync.

Azure VPN Information
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpn-devices

Meraki vMX100 Azure Appliance
https://meraki.cisco.com/products/appliances/vmx100

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Nov 5, 2017
In this episode, I will share some tips and tricks on getting non-booting servers fixed.

Host: Paul Joyner
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How to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows Server 2003
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/325375/how-to-troubleshoot-startup-problems-in-windows-server-2003

How to Boot Windows Server 2012 in Safe Mode
https://www.isunshare.com/windows-server/boot-windows-server-2012-in-safe-mode.html

Windows Server: Active Directory database repair after Domain Controller failure
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln289101/windows-server--active-directory-database-repair-after-domain-controller-failure?lang=en

Repair Active Directory
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/172eb4bb-a8df-42ce-a1c7-472d33dc210a/fix-active-directory-corrupted-ntds-isam-database-corruption-errors-in-eventlog?forum=winserverDS

Repairing Windows 2012 R2 Startup
http://www.hackaapl.com/repairing-windows-2012-r2-startup

Uninstall Windows updates from the command line.
From the System Recovery Command Prompt run the following command:
  • dism /online /get-packages
This will produce a list of installed updates and packages. They will look like this:            Package Identity: Package_for_KB978262~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0            State: Installed            Release Type: Security Update            Install Time: 2/11/2010 1:01 PM Find the most recent one and then make a note of the package identity. Then run the following command:
  • dism /online /remove-package /PackageName:Package_for_KB978262~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0
           Note: Name of update is from previous step which may vary. You will get a status of the removal until it is complete. Then reboot your PC. You will want to start with the most recent and remove them one at a time to find the problem update.

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Oct 21, 2017
In this episode, I discuss topics related to Malwarebytes, Spam, Security and answering your questions.

Host: Paul Joyner
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ITBOG
http://www.itbog.org

Malwarebytes End Point Protection
https://www.malwarebytes.com/business/endpointprotection/ https://www.malwarebytes.com/techbench/

Mike Tech Show Malwarebytes Interview
http://mikenation.net/2017/10/19/mike-tech-show-podcast-633-10-19-17/

Exchange 2010 Anti-Spam Enablement http://www.msserverpro.com/configuring-anti-spam-agents-on-a-hub-transport-server-in-exchange-server-2010/

*Run the script below in the Exchange Shell to prevent spoofing against your approved sending domains. (
https://exchangepedia.com/2008/09/how-to-prevent-annoying-spam-from-your-own-domain.html) Get-ReceiveConnector “My Internet ReceiveConnector” | Get-ADPermission -user “NT AUTHORITY\Anonymous Logon” | where {$_.ExtendedRights -like “ms-exch-smtp-accept-authoritative-domain-sender”} | Remove-ADPermission

IP Block List Providers
bl.spamcop.net zen.spamhaus.org psbl.surriel.com dul.dnsbl.sorbs.net b.barracudacentral.org
Code to enable Microsoft Update on Server 2008 R2

1. Open Notepad and paste the code below, then save it as .vbs extension.
Set ServiceManager = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager") ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"

'add the Microsoft Update Service, GUID Set NewUpdateService = ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")
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Oct 7, 2017
In this episode, I share my recent experiences regarding Backup, VMware, SQL & Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Remove Stale Active Directory Accounts
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Disable-Remove-Stale-AD-c826f1c4

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Sep 30, 2017
In this episode, I will discuss some of best practices to secure your IT environment.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Sep 17, 2017
In this episode it is all about Remote Desktop Services. I cover the history, concepts, features and licensing using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services.

Host: Paul Joyner
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RDS Print Solutions:
https://www.terminalworks.com/remote-desktop-printing
https://www.thinprint.com
http://techgenix.com/how-configure-microsoft-rds-universal-printing/

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Sep 10, 2017
Today, I will share some of the stresses of being a Sysadmin.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Podnutz Pro Podcast
http://podnutz.com/category/podnutz-pro/

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Aug 18, 2017
In this episode, I discuss the various ways to manage Endpoints. Please visit http://sysadmintoday.com to subscribe

Host: Paul Joyner
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Aug 5, 2017
In this episode, it's all about Active Directory. I discuss the history, features and structure of Active Directory, including best practices.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Comparison of Active Directory and Windows NT
http://www.windows-active-directory.com/active-directory-and-windows-nt.html

AD Features introduced by different version of Windows Server
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19037.active-directory-features-in-different-versions-of-windows-server.aspx

Active Directory Best Practices
http://www.mdmarra.com/2013/04/best-practices-for-configuring-new.html

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Jul 29, 2017
Just wanted to say Happy Sysadmin Day to all, and provide an update regarding upcoming episodes.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Podnutz Daily #487
http://podnutz.com/pnd487/

Call that Girl Podcast #86
https://callthatgirl.podbean.com/e/show-86-lisa-talks-to-paul-joyner-from-sysadmin-today-podcast-about-office-365-and-podcasting/

Sysadmin Day Website
http://www.sysadminday.com

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Jul 15, 2017
In this episode, we will cover tools & utilities and sharing some stories from the trenches.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Supported USB device models for passthrough from an ESXi host to a virtual machine https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1021345

Altaro
http://www.altaro.com

Hak5
https://hakshop.com/

RoboCopy Sample
robocopy "source" "target" *.* /E /B /SEC /R:0

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Jul 2, 2017
In this episode, we will cover the code of ethics for system administrators, and how it can affect customer/user relationships.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Code of Ethics
https://lopsa.org/CodeOfEthics

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Jun 17, 2017
In this episode, we will discuss how Office 365 helps Sysadmin’s. Plus sharing some stories from the trenches.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Log Parser Studio 2.0
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2013/06/17/log-parser-studio-2-0-is-now-available/

Exchange Server User Monitor
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51101

SQL Monitor
http://www.red-gate.com/products/dba/sql-monitor/

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Jun 5, 2017
In this episode, we discuss all things DNS. This will include internal and external DNS server's usage, and how DNS works with Active Directory.

Host: Paul Joyner
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DNS Lookup Order
Local Cache
Local Host File
Sends query to assigned DNS Server
DNS Server Cache
DNS Zones
DNS Forwarders
DNS Root Hints

DNS Stub Zones Information
http://techgenix.com/dns_stub_zones
http://www.cloudyfuture.net/2015/08/24/why-dont-people-use-stub-zones

Why use third party DNS Servers
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-third-party-dns-servers-secure

DNS Made Easy
http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com

Open DNS
https://www.opendns.com

DNS Record Types
https://blog.dnsimple.com/2015/04/common-dns-records

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May 27, 2017
In this episode, we will review setting up a maintenance and renewal schedule. This will include Server, SAN, Network, AD, OS and Application maintenance.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Click below to download the Server & Network Maintenance Checklist Guide!
Maintenance Checklist

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Replmon & Repadmin Info https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2009/07/01/getting-over-replmon/
https://virtualizationmaximus.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/run-replmon-on-windows-server-2008-r2-2012-r2-windows-7-8-8-1-without-installing-windows-server-2003-support-tools-2/

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May 20, 2017
In this episode, I discuss best practices for setting up and maximizing a VMware environment. Including CPU, Memory, Storage and Network optimizations.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Disk Performance
Device Latency not to exceed 25ms | Kernel & Queue Latency not to exceed 2ms | Total latency not to exceed 27ms
Counters to use:
Queue command latency
Physical device read latency
Command latency
Kernel command latency
Kernel read latency
Bus resets
Queue read latency
Physical device write latency

Network Performance
Look for dropped packets, usage in KBPS, check for errors on the physical switch port.
Counters to use:
Data receive rate
Data transmit rate
Receive packets dropped
Transmit packets dropped
Usage

MEM Performance for VMware Essentials Customers
https://www.nexusos.co.uk/content/news/blog-articles/tech/mem-performance-for-vmware-essentials-customers.ashx

Performance Best Practice for VMware 6.0
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-perfbest-practices-vsphere6-0-white-paper.pdf

Veeam One Monitoring
https://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html

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May 7, 2017
In this episode, I will share my thoughts on the future of business computing. In particular, how hosted platforms like Azure and AWS are changing the foundation of business computing.

Host: Paul Joyner
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OpenEdx
https://openedx.microsoft.com/

PluralSight
https://www.pluralsight.com/

Udemy
https://www.udemy.com/courses/

IT Pro TV
https://itpro.tv/

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Apr 29, 2017
In this episode, I will share some stories and tips from my week in tech. This includes Office 365's Litigation on hold feature, VMware performance tuning tips regarding vCPU's, running WordPress on IIS and discussing how to develop policies to address phishing attacks.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday 

Litigation on hold
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3079099/cloud-computing/doing-ediscovery-litigation-hold-and-addressing-journaling-in-office-365.html

ESX Performance Tool ESXTOP
http://www.vfrank.org/esxtop/
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

Next Generation Sync Client | Sync now with # and % in filename
https://hansbrender.com/2017/04/18/next-generation-sync-client-sync-now-with-and-in-filename/

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Apr 22, 2017
In this episode we discuss Enterprise storage using Dell’s EqualLogic platform as well as optimizations for VMware and Microsoft

Host: Paul Joyner
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EqualLogic SAN Headquarters
https://vmpete.com/2011/01/28/how-i-use-dellequallogics-sanhq-in-my-environment/

EqualLogic Snapshots and Clones: Best Practices
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/3619.equallogic-snapshots-and-clones-best-practices-and-sizing-guidelines-by-sis

Best Practices for Deploying Dell EqualLogic Synchronous Replication
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20437935/download

Multipathing in vSphere using EQL MEM
https://vmpete.com/2012/09/20/multipathing-in-vsphere-with-the-dell-equallogic-multipathing-extension-module-mem/

Best Practices for Implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell PS Series Storage Environment
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20434601

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