I was having trouble connecting with the Remote Desktop protocol to a server. The error returned by the Remote Desktop Connection Manager was 7431. Using mstsc.exe the error was more descriptive and indicated a time difference between the client and the server. I verified that the time difference was not the case. Coincidentally, a support … Continue reading Remote Desktop Error 7431 may indicate a DNS problem
As announced before, I will be speaking once again at the annual Atlanta SQL Saturday. The Atlanta MDF is a great group and they put on an excellent event each year. Note: this year, the venue has changed for the first time in as long as I can recall. Be sure to check the location: … Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday #652 Atlanta 2017
During my talk "Azure SQL DB: 12 Things to Know ," I briefly discuss the importance of monitoring and updating the IP addresses allowed to connect to your Azure SQL DB. Efficiently managing those firewall rules means you want to script them. In this post, I will provide a few ideas of how you can manage the database server rules using PowerShell scripts.
Most summers are opportunities to take a break, reflect and recharge. I am thankful for visits from my mother and my mother-in-law. I am pleased to be able to travel regularly. And I am also excited about the many opportunities to present at community events. Here is my speaking schedule for summer 2017. July 15: … Continue reading Summer Speaking Schedule
I am preparing some posts about managing aspects of Azure services with PowerShell. Before you can do that, you'll need to authenticate to Azure. In this "prereq" blog post, I'll briefly walk through the process of authenticating to your Azure subscription from PowerShell. This blog post will only use the "newer" Azure Resource Manager (AzureRm) … Continue reading Logging on to Azure with PowerShell
The final day... and it's all about memory. The operating system and some processes' memory contain secrets, such as password hashes and private keys of X.509 certificates. The value of these is very high, as demonstrated not too long ago by the severity of Cloudbleed and a few years ago by Heartbleed. Knowing how to … Continue reading CQURE Academy 5-Day Challenge: Final Day
Read about: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 The fourth day was all about Windows password hashes. The video tutorial by Greg demonstrated how to access the local SAM database on a running computer and how to access the local and domain SAM database offline. I thought I knew a few things about … Continue reading CQURE Academy 5-Day Challenge: Day 4