How to create an SSL Certificate Request in IIS 7.5 (Windows 2008 R2)

Issue: You need to obtain a third party SSL certificate Solution: The steps below show you how to create a cert request in Windows 2008 R2 which you will submit to the third party certificate authority (GoDaddy, Comodo, GeoTrust, etc)Click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the Connections panel on the left, click the server name in which you want to generate the Cert Request (CSR). In the middle panel, double-click Server Certificates. Read more [...]

How to recover deleted mailbox items in Office 365

Occasionally, Office 365 users will delete important mailbox items accidentally. Fortunately, in most cases such items can be recovered for a short period of time after their deletion. In this article we will discuss what happens when mailbox items are deleted and the circumstances required to successfully recover them.What happens when mailbox items are deleted?When Office 365 end users soft-delete (Ctrl+D) an item from their mailbox, it goes to the Deleted Items folder from which it can Read more [...]

Brocade Issue: My priority is not equal to standby priority. abort

Issue: when attempting to reload the active switch in a brocade switch stack you receive the following error: "My priority = 128 is not equal to standby priority 100. abort"Solution: you must reduce the priority on the Active switch to a priority below one of the standby switches, this will automatically transfer the active roll to one of the standby switches. Note: alternatively you could raise the priority of one of the standby switches to a priority above that of the current active switch.device# Read more [...]

Clear ARP Cache Brocade

To clear the entire arp cache on Brocade Switches, do the following:Telnet into the switch or switch stack (Putty is my preferred telnet client) type "enable" enter the command: "clear arp"I believe this will clear not only the current switch but the arp table of the entire brocade stack.  I have occasional severe arp issues on a brocade stack at one of my customers, the above is the first step that I attempt but it generally does not resolve the issue and a reboot of the stack is Read more [...]