How to Script Disabling CRL Checking With Netsh and Powershell

I ran into a situation where I needed to automate disabling the certificate revocation list (CRL) checking for a certificate. I won’t go into all the details, except to say that the trust chain provider URL was not available to the server with the certificate, so this had to be done as a temporary fix…

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IIS SSL: How To Powershell Script Client Cert Required

I recently was asked how to script the IIS SSL setting to require client certificates (see figure below) using Powershell.  We needed to automate the setting since it was part of an Azure deployment.  There are other methods of doing this, but since we were using Powershell for everything else, we preferred to keep a…

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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2008 and newer RSWindowsKerberos AuthenticationType and IE Blank Screen

I was working on an issue with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2008R2 attempting to get a better understanding of an authentication issue.  I learned while working with IE9 and SSRS 2008R2 that you can’t set the SSRS AuthenticationType to RSWindowsKerberos if you’re using IE as a client.  To provide further information on this, SSRS has…

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Help! I Lost a Disk From My Storage Spaces Mirror, How Do I Recover?

I love Server 2012 Storage Spaces because it provides me the opportunity to consolidate a bunch of separate drives into one big contiguous space.  One of the options on storage spaces is mirroring, which I used to create a storage pool using two 1TB drives.  My goal in doing this was to leverage better read performance…

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