IT Team
The Catapult IT team is responsible for providing end-user and network/server infrastructure support across Catapult’s six offices. Their blog contains insights and lessons learned from supporting the IT needs of a world-class consulting company.
Jul 312014
I came across an excellent blog article on disk performance testing: http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2008/09/finding-your-san-bottlenecks-with-sqlio/ It walked through using SQLIO to test disk performance. Basically, you just modify the param.tx ...[Read more]

Jul 232014
If you install Office Web App for Lync and find that when users try to share a PowerPoint presentation and it is stuck on “Loading” then make sure that the latest WAC service pack (SP1) is installed. After lots of troubleshooting, this solved our ...[Read more]

Jul 162014
Microsoft just released a tool that can connect to your on-premises environment and estimate the cost of running it in Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). You can target an individual physical machine, a Hyper-V or vCenter/ESX host, or a Sys ...[Read more]

Jul 032014
For those of you that missed the webinar, you can click here to view the Azure vs. Amazon webinar recording. For those of you who attended and asked questions, here is part 1 of a 5 part series to answer those questions. Q: Do Azure allow migratin ...[Read more]

Jun 272014
_________________BEGIN Connect.ps1________________________ $LiveCred = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic –A ...[Read more]

Jun 272014
Had a strange issue where a user mailbox was created in Office 365 before Dirsync was enabled. After dirsync was enabled and the domain name was validated, the same primary SMTP alias existed in two places: (1) on-premise where the real mailbox re ...[Read more]

Jun 122014
In most environments where an offline Root CA is used, it must come back online once every 7 months to provide the Subordinate CA’s with an update CRL list. If this does not happen, the Subordinate CA will stop issuing certificates. The actual CA se ...[Read more]

Jun 122014
Recently I was trying to locate guidance for the minimum requirements that an Exchange Hybrid Server would need if the only purpose for the server was to manage on-premise remote mailboxes. An on-premise Hybrid Exchange Server is still beneficial to ...[Read more]

Jun 102014
Everyone has heard of Spyware and Malware. Ransomware is becoming an all too familiar term but I feel many IT Organizations assume it is a threat isolated to consumers and not Enterprises. In my opinion, I think most IT Organizations are uneducated ...[Read more]

May 222014
As a follow-up to my last blog post on “Configuring the Azure Rights Management Connector with a Windows FCI File Server,” RMS can log every request that it makes for your organization, which includes requests from users, actions performed by RMS ad ...[Read more]

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