Cipher 0: Why you should encrypt your server’s disks

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Three years ago, I posted this question on Spiceworks: what’s the value in encrypting a server’s disks? I wrote in part: “…in a hardware RAID system, individual disks – and correct me if I’m wrong – are of no value; it can’t be mounted via USB, for example, without the controller. With the controller, the … Continued

Google Home devices and Aruba WiFi

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We’ve received several emails from clients reporting difficulty getting their new Google Home devices setup on their Aruba-based wireless networks by using an iPhone: “This may require a small change to your Wi-Fi settings” Turns out, this is an accurate if insufficient description of the change that you need to make. All you need to … Continued

How to Start Veeam Backup Service Manually

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  The Issue You might find that if you have to kill Veeam.Backup.Service.exe manually then attempt to start the service, you receive: “Veeam Backup Service started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other service or programs”   If you check the Event Viewer / Applications you’ll see … Continued

Post-Office 365 migration: Convert mailboxes to mail-enabled users

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After moving to Office 365 you’ll want to decommission Exchange from your domain, but uninstalling Exchange removes externalemailaddress and proxyaddress properties from user accounts which are needed for Azure AD Connect to sync on-prem AD to Azure AD. So that your Office 365 email addresses don’t become user@domain.onmicrosoft.com, here’s what I’ve been doing for our … Continued

Office 365 email encryption, the easy way

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There’s no shortage of how-tos out there for this topic, but if you want the copy-and-paste method, this is all there is to it: Login to your Office 365 account and enable Rights Management: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/information-protection/deploy-use/activate-office365-preview Open PowerShell as AdministratorAssuming you’re in North America, and you want to encrypt all messages with ‘secure’ in the subject, run: … Continued