Posts Tagged: server

So this is kind of nerdy but it’s also very cool. And poorly documented, so it’s nice figuring it out. Keeps me off the street 🙂 It is possible to use Google Authenticator as a second factor to authenticate to your NetScaler. And it’s not really hard to implement as well. So if you read Citrix’s blog about it you will see they’re using OpenOTP. The rest of the document is incomplete and give you very little instructions how to install. I will try to write a complete tutorial on how you can acchieve it. Let’s go!

So at the moment we’re completing a project that included migrating an existing Microsoft Sharepoint Project Server environment implementation to a different server environment with a different URL. Our goal was to get rid of the /pwa part and create an http://projects.domain.local/businessunit URL. We have read a lot about this on the internet. A lot of peope saying it’s not advised to do so, it cannot be done etc. etc. No straightforward manual how to accomplish this. Even our consulting partner said it couldn’t be done.

So in this article I’m writing how it can be done and which errors we faced. You do need Sharepoint and Project Server knowledge cause I will not include screenshots etc. If you start using this article I’m assuming you have the knowledge to create a content database and add a managed path.

So after following my tutorial about installing CentOS you’re facing your Linux prompt and wondering… Now what?? Well if that is your case you might need some graphics after all. I’m not a big fan of the Linux graphical tools cause they might ruin some of your configuration too. Eg. setup iptables and then modify something in the firewall tool. Say bye bye to your firewall config. Anyway, I today asked my Linux teacher how you can upgrade your existing installation with a desktop. His exact answer was: “I don’t know, but why should you? A new installation only takes 10 minutes…..” sigh. Like that was the question. So I did some googling and like many thing this one is well documented.

I encountered this one on a newly installed Windows 2012 server (Hyper-V) and it took me a while to figure it out. When you google it you will find different posts about registering dll’s, checking networking configs etc. etc. In my case something was messed up in the registry. So on top of all the posts you will find online make sure to check HKLM\Software\Policies if something is messed up with your Windows Update policies.