Creating a Suspect SQL Database

Recently, a customer contacted us asking for the steps to force a SQL Server database into a Suspect state.  Although there are other blog posts about doing exactly that, they didn’t quite work for us.  Let’s take a look at how we got this working for them.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Active Directory during DR Tests

Due to their central role in a Windows environment, including Active Directory domain controllers in a disaster recovery test will nearly always be required.  However, how do you ensure that the DCs function correctly, and safely, in a DR environment without having any impact on production?  Let's look at the best practices around Active Directory in a DR test.  These ideas apply to both on-premise replication to a secondary site and replication to Azure using Azure Site Recovery.

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Authenticate to the Graph API as a service

This walk through demonstrates authenticating to the Microsoft Graph API using a non-interactive account. Once the required token is obtained, the Graph API is used to retrieve a PDF file from a SharePoint document library.

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Beer Kegerator with IoT Part 2 – How A Beer to the Face is a Good Thing

Normally, getting splashed in the face with beer is not a good thing. I am going to show you how using your face with beer can be a good thing. This blog is a continuation of my previous blog on using IoT with a Beer Kegerator (link). Deploying the first version of the IoT app […]

John Adali by John Adali

Procmon Basics

Process Monitor, or Procmon is one of the tools in the Sysinternals suite and is invaluable in troubleshooting certain types of Windows and application issues.  Procmon is a real-time monitoring tool that logs all filesystem and registry activity.  It has a robust filtering system that makes it easy to drill down into the data needed to resolve a variety of issues.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande