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Sep 23, 2018

In this episode, I will discuss upgrading and migrating Active Directory and ADFS.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Command to run to check the health of Active Directory
dcdiag > dcdiag.txt
DCDiag /test:DNS /v > dnsDCDiag.txt
dcdiag /test:fsmocheck
netdiag
dcdiag /test:knowsofroleholders /v
RepAdmin /viewlist *
RepAdmin /KCC
repadmin /replsummary > repsum.txt

Migrate ADFS 2.0 to 4.0
http://experts-adda.com/post.php?id=27

Enable modern authentication for Skype for Business Online
https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2017/07/11/enable-modern-authentication-for-skype-for-business-online/

Enable or disable modern authentication in Exchange Online
https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/enable-or-disable-modern-authentication-in-exchange-online-58018196-f918-49cd-8238-56f57f38d662

What's new in Active Directory Federation Services for Windows Server 2016
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/overview/whats-new-active-directory-federation-services-windows-server

How often will you be prompted for MFA in Outlook for Office 365?
http://www.cobweb.com/news/news-item/2016/04/22/how-often-will-you-be-prompted-for-mfa-in-outlook-for-office-365

How modern authentication works for Office 2013 and Office 2016 client apps
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/modern-auth-for-office-2013-and-2016?redirectSourcePath=%252fen-gb%252farticle%252fhow-modern-authentication-works-for-office-2013-and-office-2016-client-apps-e4c45989-4b1a-462e-a81b-2a13191cf517

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Aug 5, 2018
In this episode, I will discuss managing the Internet of Things.

Host: Paul Joyner
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21 SysAdmin Influencers, Bloggers, and Geeks to Follow
https://itchronicles.com/operations/21-sysadmin-influencers-bloggers-geeks/?utm_content=buffer36f30&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=GTM

Free Outlook/Office 365 Technician Training.
https://callthatgirl.com/everything-i-have-sold-is-now-free/

Outlook Quiz. Test your knowledge.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/92RLXRR

Podnutz episode regarding Servers.
http://podnutz.com/podnutz287

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Jul 19, 2018
In this episode, I will discuss the evolution of the Systems Administrator.

Host: Paul Joyner
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The rollBak Podcast
http://therollbak.com/

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Jun 19, 2018
In this episode, it’s all about Print Management.

Host: Paul Joyner
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ThinPrint
https://www.thinprint.com/

TSPrint

https://www.terminalworks.com/remote-desktop-printing

SharePoint Training Video I did with Call that Girl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S46aFRBsS4U


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Jun 3, 2018
In this episode, I will share recent events involving VMware, Microsoft, and Security.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Group Policy Item Level Targeting
http://techgenix.com/Group-Policy-Preferences-Understanding-Implementing-Item-Level-Targeting/

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558

OpenVAS (Open Source Vulnerability Scanner)
http://www.openvas.org/vm.html


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Apr 29, 2018
In this episode, I will share some tips and tricks related to Cloud Migrations & RDS.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Office 365 Training for Techs
https://callthatgirl.com/courses/

Remote Desktop Services RDWeb Customizing
https://nedimmehic.org/2017/02/16/remote-desktop-services-2016-standard-deployment-part-4-rd-web-access-part2/  

Manage Engine AD Password Notify Tool
https://www.manageengine.com/products/self-service-password/free-password-expiry-notification-tool.html
Netwrix Free Sysadmin Tools
https://www.netwrix.com/freeware_tools.html Admin Assistant Tool
https://www.eventsentry.com/adminassistant

Podnutz Episode about Netikus
http://podnutz.com/ppro152/


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Mar 25, 2018
In this episode, I will discuss email security best practices.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Podnutz Episode discussing Automation
http://podnutz.com/podnutz273/

Reverse DNS Checker
https://www.debouncer.com/reverse-dns-check?attempt=1

SPF, DKIM & DMARC Information
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/fasttracktips/2016/07/16/spf-dkim-dmarc-and-exchange-online/

Exchange 2016 Anti-Spam Setup
http://msexchangeguru.com/2017/08/08/exchange-2016-anti-spam-configuration/

Exchange 2013 Anti-Spam Setup
http://techgenix.com/anti-spam-and-anti-malware-protection-exchange-2013-part1/

Exchange 2010 Anti-Spam Setup
http://www.mustbegeek.com/configure-anti-spam-agents-in-exchange-2010/

How to Create a rule to prevent spoofing
https://www.intrust-it.com/2015/10/14/use-mail-rules-in-office-365-to-tag-emails-with-spoofed-senders/

Preparing for the mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365
RBL List
Spam Cop:          bl.spamcop.net
Surriel:                psbl.surriel.com
Spamhaus:         zen.spamhaus.org
Sorbs:                  dnsbl.sorbs.net
Barracuda:          b.barracudacentral.org

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Mar 11, 2018
In the episode, I will share my thoughts on user management.

Host: Paul Joyner
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AD Manage Plus
https://www.manageengine.com/products/ad-manager/

Office 365 Offboarding script
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Staff-Off-Boarding-Script-430bdd0a

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Feb 26, 2018
It’s our one-year anniversary. Time fly’s when you are having fun. I just want to say thank you to all my listeners and supporters.

Host: Paul Joyner
Email: paul@sysadmintoday.com
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The rollBak Podcast
http://therollbak.com/

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Feb 18, 2018
Today, I will be sharing stories about utilities, networking, servers & more.

Host: Paul Joyner
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iPERF Network Performance Utility
https://iperf.fr/
https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Tools_and_Troubleshooting/Troubleshooting_Client_Speed_using_iPerf

How to convert partition from MBR to GPT scheme on Windows
http://www.miloszengel.com/how-to-convert-partition-from-mbr-to-gpt-scheme-on-windows/

SocketLabs (SMTP Service)
https://www.socketlabs.com

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Jan 22, 2018
In Part 2 of my onboarding series, I will discuss analysis and planning.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Jan 6, 2018
In the episode, I will discuss how I onboard a new network.

Host: Paul Joyner
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Lansweeper Network Discovery Tool
https://www.lansweeper.com/

NEWT Professional Network Scanner
http://www.komodolabs.com/network-inventory/

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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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sysadmintoday
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
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SysadminToday

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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