Here are a few various useful resources:

Microsoft Docs – Documentation on all things Microsoft, should contain almost all the articles from the old MSDN TechNet as well.

Stack Exchange – The root site for various excelent resources like Stack Overflow and Server Fault.

RegExr – Excellent site for creating and testing Regular Expressions (RegEx) strings.

SS64 – References for common scripting languages (across OS-es) and reference for database commands.

My GitHub profile

Kerberos – a guide

There are many guides out there on how to implement Kerberos for application x-y-x.

But there are surprisingly few going into some of details that are important for the understanding what you are doing exactly.

So with this article I am going to hopefully help you understand how Kerberos works in a general sense, and that is not as difficult to implement as you might think (as long as you have the all the pieces of the puzzle).

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DFS domain name resolution headaches

EDIT!: An update to this six months later….

So here is a quick one; ever had issues with DFS (Distributed File System) share being unable to resolve their name properly at seemingly random times?

If the answer is yes, here is a quick solution to test:
Try appending a “.” (dot) at the end of the fully qualified domain.
So \\\DFSRoot would become \\\DFSRoot.

The reason for this is that appending the dot to a FQDN makes it an absolute query instead of an relative one.

Instead of rephrasing someone else, here is an explanation about dots in name resolution:

Drivers – Thunderbolt Software, device approval without local admin

I stumbled into an issue recently with Thunderbolt enabled computers.

By default the Thunderbolt Software that is used to approve Thunderbolt devices requires local administrator to work, this is not really practical in enterprise environments where most users are not local administrators.

So i dug into it and found some solutions to this issue.

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PowerShell – Working with CIM – Methods

Onward to working with CIM methods!

The data you get from using Get-CIMInstance is rarely directly modifiable as the data returned is usually a snapshot of deeper system settings.
To change this you will need to use the methods provided by the Class you are looking at.

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