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Posted By chienhuey on July 4th, 2013

Recently, my company acquired another company. We have on-premise Exchange 2010 but the acquired company was much smaller so they had about 20 mailboxes on Rackspace hosted Exchange 2007. I got tasked with migrating those mailboxes over to our on-premise Exchange 2010. Requirements: Each user from the acquired firm needed to receive mail from their old […]

 
Posted By chienhuey on March 20th, 2014

As I wrote previously, my company is moving away from Unix-based LDAP servers. But there are still a few OpenLDAP and 389DS servers left. Worse yet, there are lots of services relying on those servers. One of them is an old Jenkins server. When I reconfigured Jenkins to hit our Active Directory server instead of […]

Posted By chienhuey on March 3rd, 2014

I switched phone ecosystems recently. Going from Android to Windows Phone was a no brainer for me for a couple of reasons: I’m an XBox Music  subscriber. It provides the music I use when I teach Spinning classes. I have a Microsoft account with SkyDrive (now OneDrive) and I have a Surface RT. Most people use […]

Posted By chienhuey on February 19th, 2014

After delivering two pairs of AD LDS servers to a development team to replace a couple of 389-DS servers, a developer contacted me and said he couldn’t connect to the servers. From my workstation, I was able to connect as an admin user and as a unprivileged user.  I asked him which credentials he was […]

Posted By chienhuey on February 16th, 2014

I’m sure if you’re an IT pro, it’s not news to you that’s it a brave new world out there for System Administrators/Engineers. As more and more companies are running mixed environments with a blend of Windows and Unix-variants, IT pros can’t afford to be platform-specific. If you’re a Windows pro, you’re going to have to […]

Posted By chienhuey on November 17th, 2013

The software development company I work for mainly deploys on the LAMP stack. We use Active Directory for identity management but most everything else in our data center is LAMP. That said, we ended up choosing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services as the LDAP directory for a new offering. I’m in the process of setting […]

Posted By chienhuey on July 4th, 2013

Recently, my company acquired another company. We have on-premise Exchange 2010 but the acquired company was much smaller so they had about 20 mailboxes on Rackspace hosted Exchange 2007. I got tasked with migrating those mailboxes over to our on-premise Exchange 2010. Requirements: Each user from the acquired firm needed to receive mail from their old […]