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

  • Week In Review: 02/11/2022

    Happy Friday! Most of this week has been involved with meetings and getting this site all sorted out, but I’d like to review what I’ve been working on so you all have a good idea of where things stand.

  • What would you say, you do here?

    Let’s start with a brief history. I started at Rackspace in July of 2016 as a DevOps Engineer III and orignally worked in the Azure Support Team. For about a year I worked with large and small customers as they brought their products into Azure and helped them sort out what was going on when things weren’t working. About 2 years later I moved over the Azure Build Team where once again I worked with customers, but this time I helped them bring their resouces into Azure. Finally about a year ago a small Automation Team was created that borrowed folks from Azure Build, AWS Build and GCP Build. This team worked on defining a process to automate deployments into all three major cloud vendors, globally.

  • 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