Azure Web App: Use IIS to Generate a SSL Certificate

We have a need to set up SSL certificates for a number of the WordPress sites we have set up as an Azure Web App. The simplest way to do this, at least for us, is to use the built-in CSR certificate request mechanism as we just happen to have […]

Azure Portal: Rename a Resource Group?

We set up some resources initially for a client setup. But, in the end we need to have several small Web Apps in the same Resource Group so we went to rename it. There is _no_ way to rename an Azure Resource Group in the portal. :S So, we click […]

Protecting a Hyper-V Host and Backup Repository from Malware and Ransomware

With the abundance of malware and ransomware it’s absolutely necessary that we take the time to examine our virtualization host and backup structures. Volume Shadow Copies Obviously not a “backup” Most ransomware kills all shadow copies available on a system Backup to Disk/NAS/SAN Disk Rotated NAS/SAN needs to be streamed […]

Server 2019 and ADDS: FRS Not Supported – Migrate to DFSR

We went to DCPromo a newly stood up Windows Server 2019 VM into an existing domain and it would not let us do so. Suffice it to say, we needed to migrate File Replication Service (FRS) to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR). The process is actually quite simple so long […]

Azure Web App Server Requests

Azure Web App: Display Server Requests Metrics on Dashboard

A quick at-a-glance way to get an idea of just how much traffic is flowing in an Azure Web App is to pin the statistics to the Dashboard. Azure Web App: Server requests statistics To do so is a fairly simple process. Log on to the Azure Portal Click on […]

Error: Domain Ownership

Azure Web Apps: Subdomain DNS A Record Error

When setting up the Azure Web App for WordPress we had already set up the DNS A and TXT records needed to get the custom domain URL going. Or so we thought. Domain ownership: To verify domain ownership create TXT and A records with your DNS provider using the configuration […]

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Welcome to our new blog location!

We use Open Live Writer (OLW) to write our blog posts. It’s been our go-to utility for a very long time. Recently, the Blogger backend had some changes that somehow block the ability to post images via OLW. So, one of our To Do List items that was not quite […]