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Today I had a chat with a customer about the Windows PowerShell Web Access. I told him, that the Web-based access could be very useful, at least sometimes, and not just a gimmick.

I told him to read this TechNet article: Install and Use Windows PowerShell Web Access.

The article is great, but instead of applying so many rules (most examples use single users and single computer) my approach is group based. I’m a big fan of groups, and that gives me the flexibility to manage everything via the existing Active Directory. And as a benefit, it could reduce the rules.

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I installed the KB3150513 on some Windows 2016 Based systems. The Installation doesn’t ask for or enforced a reboot.
A couple of minutes later I pushed an updated DSC configuration and I saw the following Error Message:

The request to list features available on the specified server failed.
A DISM session could not be opened.

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Exchange Server

Paul Cunningham wrote a very interesting article about that topic!
His key point here: No! possibly not.

And I agree a 100 percent!

What makes that so interesting: I had the same discussion with a customer last week!
They plan to move to the cloud (Office 365) soon. However, the customers business needs the mail service available. Now!

Here is my approach for the customer:

  • Install a second Exchange 2013 Server (virtual)
  • Establish a HAProxy based Load Balancer
  • Configure Database Availability Groups (DAG)
  • Configure a Witness-Server (Existing HA solution was used) – Could be a cheap Azure Service as well

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Ich werde die Deutsche Version dieser Seite in kürze komplett entfernen! Die Multi Language Implementierung hat mir von Anfang an immer mal wieder Probleme gemacht.

Ich habe nun Mitte April ein Piwik basierenden Statistik Tool laufen und basierend auf dessen Daten sehe ich hier kaum besuche. Mir ist absolut klar, dass meine Statistiken durchaus unscharf sind, da das Tool die ‘Do Not Track‘ Einstellungen respektiert und dadurch im direkten Vergleich zu meiner alten Statistik an sich schon 30-40 Prozent weniger Traffic zu sehen ist. Aber die Deutsche Variante scheint kaum Sinn zu machen und dann kann ich mir den Aufwand und die Implementierung auch sparen.

Zusätzlich habe ich immer mal wieder Probleme mit der AMP Variante, auch hier werde ich wohl einige weitere Änderungen vornehmen.

Ich suche noch einen sicheren Weg um die Beiträge zusammenzuführen. Sobald das so funktioniert ich mir das vorstelle, werde ich es durchführen.

I will remove the Multi Language capabilities and change AMP version within the next few days.
Back in April I decided to install a Piwik based statistic tool and based on what I found, the German version makes no sense.

I know, that I missed a lot of visits because the statistic tool is configured to (strictly) respect the ‘Do Not Track‘ settings of visitors. Compared to my old statistics something between 30-40 percent is missing. However, if I compare the regular (English) and the German version, there seems to be nearly no more traffic on the German part.

I also found some issues with the AMP version (Also has very low traffic, by the way). I will try to fix this by apply a few new/different settings.

I have to figure out a way how to merge all the data (the German posts) without messing up everything. Even so, I think by the end of the week this should be done.