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Top 10 Blog posts of 2017

Happy New Year!

In 2017 the OxfordSBSGuy.com blog has gone from strength to strength, with 26 posts and 863,000 views. In 2017 I implemented SSL and been working on some tweaks here and there to improve performance.  This year I’m considering a redesign and new hosting is in the pipeline to improve performance further. Thank you for your support.

Below are the top ten articles in 2017

  1. PowerShell: Get-ADComputer to retrieve computer last logon date – part 1 (103,582 views)
  2. PowerShell: Get-ADUser to retrieve password last set and expiry information (83,394 views)
  3. Exchange PowerShell: How to list all SMTP email addresses in Exchange (63,442 views)
  4. How to convert a Hyper-V VHDX to VMDK for VMware Workstation (31,337 views)
  5. PowerShell: Get-ADUser to retrieve login scripts and home directories – Part 1 (31,017 views)
  6. How to install Exchange 2010 (SP3) on Windows Server 2012   (43,232 views)
  7. Server 2012: “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded” (29,374 views)
  8. Exchange PowerShell: How to enumerate Distribution Lists, managers and members (24,264 views)
  9. Dell PERC: How to clear the foreign configuration on a HDD using the Raid Configuration Utility (21,799 views)
  10. How to resolve VMware Workstation “The network bridge on device ‘VMnet0’ is not running” (21,737 views)

Looking forward to 2018, the industry recently has been focusing on security so I’ll be brushing up on some Security Skills with Sophos and WatchGuard, and with more and more clients moving to Office 365, I intend to write a few more PowerShell scripting to help manage end users and computers in the cloud.

I hope you have a great year!
Carl
www.OxfordSBSGuy.com

How to expand a Dell Perc H710 raid array

Dell Server Update Utility

In this post I’ll take a step by step look at how to expand a raid array on the Dell Perc H710 raid controller.

The initial raid configuration will often be performed through the Perc bios utility if you are old school, nowadays though it can be configured within the Lifecycle controller during the initial server setup. But if you want to expand an array at a later date after deployment then we can use the Dell Server Administrator to perform the task.

Follow the steps below.

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Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.10.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

The latest version of Dell EMC Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 17.10.00 was released on the 17th October 2017. The Dell EMC SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.07.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 17.10 has now been released, see the post Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.10 released.

The latest version of Dell EMC Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 17.07.00 was released on the 7th July 2017. The Dell EMC SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.04.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 17.10 has now been released, see the post Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.10 released.

The latest version of Dell EMC Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 17.04.00 was released on the 28 March 2017. The Dell EMC SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell PS Series Configuration Guide version 17.1 (formerly EqualLogic Configuration Guide)

Dell EqualLogic

I’ve been working with storage recently and looking back on my blog I’ve realised I’ve not updated the EqualLogic Configuration Guide for some time.

Dell released the latest version 17.1 of the Dell PS Series Configuration Guide, formerly the EqualLogic Configuration Guide in December 2016.

The guide is designed to help storage administrators build an iSCSI infrastructure for use with a Dell EqualLogic SAN solution.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 17.10 has now been released, see the post Dell EMC Server Update Utility SUU 17.10 released.

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 16.12.00 was released on the 15th December 2016. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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