Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts


  • Welcome Back

    It has been a while since I’ve done anything here and I apologize. I’ve been really wrapped up in work, and migrating my site once again was something I was truly dreading. Thinking back to how many different frameworks and providers I’ve tried is crazy, but I feel confident now that where I’m at is the right place. I’ve moved everything over to Github Pages which is really more inline with how I work, plus I can just use vscode or codespaces on github which makes things much simpler than ususal.

  • Create VSTS Service Principal

    Working with one of our CSP customer’s and they needed to connect their Visual Studio Team Services account to their CSP Azure account. If you have a regular Pay-As-You-Go subscription, then you have access to the old portal (manage.windowsazure.com) but if you’re a CSP that doesn’t work. So after talking Brian Moore at Microsoft I created a series of steps that I thought I’d get down for the next time I need to do this.

  • Fix Windows Server 2012 R2 DFSR EventID 4614

    Recently had a ticket come in where a newly created Domain with two DC’s was not replicating properly. Upon logging into the DC’s I noted the following log entry in the DFS Replication Log

  • Stuck in Maintenance Mode

    It’s been ages, I do have plans to start writing again, and in fact this particular posting came about because I was going to write up something I just came across at work. I went to login to my site, and was presented with a 500 error. Since I’ve recently moved the entirety of both my sites to Azure Web Apps, I was mildly concerned as I had no real access to any of the switches, buttons or levers that make things go. I checked to see if I could login to my other site and received the same error message, which I guess is good. They are both running on the same App Service in Azure and while the actual pages would load and such I just was unable to login.

  • Automating Linux in Azure

    Automation is one of my major areas of work, and most of my automation revolves around System Center Orchestrator. I also do a fair amount of work in Azure and thought it was time to dust off my Automation account and do something entertaining.