Transylvania Cloud Meetup session

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In December I’m heading to my home country Romania to help with a hackathon that and talk about Infrastructure as Code and ..



AWS Assume role [Powershell]

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This is a handy 2 lines Powershell script to assume a role in AWS, create temporary credentials and run another command using the assumed roles:

AWS getVPCnameById

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I was recently looking at retrieving a VPC’s Name based on its id. Here is the Python/Boto3 implementation


Exporting unexportable certificates

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You sometimes run into cases where a certificate was imported by another sysadmin and he forgot to check the option to export the private key. If you want to...


Going to Microsoft Summit 2014

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Have just received confirmation from my employer that I will be able to participate at this year’s Microsoft Summit 2014.


Invalid Master Key in BES 5.0

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Had an interesting problem when trying to add a new Enterprise CAL key to a BES 5.0.3 where I would see the Invalid master key error.

XenMobile 8 installation step by step

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Lately I’ve had a particular interest in the MDM (mobile device management) scene where XenMobile (the rebranded Zenprise ) is one of the leaders

ITCamp 2013 – my thoughts

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Taking advantage of the fact that Endava was a platinum sponsor, I couldn’t pass the opportunity to attend this years’ ITCamp.

Using Group Managed Service Accounts

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Windows Server 2012 comes with group managed service accounts, an improved version of the original MSA. Ever since Windows Server 2008 R2 ..


Upgrading InfoStage Director 7

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In this article I will explain the steps needed to upgrade EVault Director (the actual backup software), EVault Reports and Windows CentralControl.

Upgrading Evault to version 7

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I’ve recently had the opportunity to upgrade an Evault production infrastructure and thought I might share how the process went.

Installing SharePoint 2010

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I recently published an article on ITSpark about installing SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server 2012. The article is in Romanian and can be read here.

Reading books once more!

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After reading Julien Smith’s post How To Read a Book a Week , I was inspired by his commitment to read one book each week and thought I was a great idea.

Microsoft Private Cloud TechTalk

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A few days before leaving overseas I was invited to talk about Private Cloud concepts with Tudy Damian (MVP, Virtualization) and Adrian Stoian (MVP, Syste...

Deploying Adobe Reader with Windows Intune

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The other day Adobe just released an update to their flagship product Adobe Reader. While I quickly updated my installation, I decided to try the new Soft...


Google Apps alias stuck at activate

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The other day I combined 2 of my Google Apps domains by adding the second as a domain alias. The problem was that the alias appeared to be stuck and the only...

Google Apps certified!

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This week was an exceptional good week, but the the most important accomplishment is that I managed to pass my Google Apps certification exam and I’m now a G...

ITCamp 2011

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Last week I attended ITCamp 2011 a premium conference held in Cluj-Napoca and organized by 2 communities: ITSpark and CodeCamp. Now that I have a bit more ti...

Connection Day – Cluj-Napoca

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Tomorrow I will be hosting a presentation and a workshop with fellow ITSpark members Chris, Cosmin and Tudy.

SCCM 2007 OSD Issue

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Every since I installed SCCM 2007 in the network I manage, I wanted to test the Operating System Deployment (OSD) because it’s much more flexible th...

Strange errors in SCCM 2007

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Right after New Years Eve I had to update some packages/advertisements for some new software. That was easy, but the problem was that none of the  clients...