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Byron Pate

Seasoned technical leader helping businesses securely and efficiently leverage technology. With a focus on security and cloud, I’ve helped companies apply the latest cloud technologies and also minimize risk. I’m passionate about architecting solutions the drive business value but are also secure, highly available, and manageable. 

Recent Articles

IIS Configuration Restore

If you’ve ever made a change in IIS and then your websites stop loading, you quickly start looking for a way to restore your...

March 2016 Web Hosting Deals

Here are some great deals I’ve found for Web Hosting, most of these providers I have used in the past or currently use now....

Powershell Log Archival Script

Lets face it, there’s nothing really exciting about log file management. But like it or not its a pretty common task for DevOps to...

Powershell AD Group Management

One of the best uses of Powershell is automating Active Directory administration. There’s a number of very powerful cmdlets for performing Powershell AD Group...

Comparing SQL Indexes with Powershell

A common challenge I’ve faced is managing many SQL Server Indexes across multiple databases in multiple environments. There’s often a need to not only...

Simple Powershell Central Config

One of the aspects that I really like about the embracing of DevOps mentality is that we have more acceptance between the disciplines of...

Troubleshooting 403 Response Code

A 403 Forbidden is an HTTP status code returned by a web server when a user requests a resource and the server rejects the request....

Script IIS Shared Configuration

As discussed on the Top 10 IIS Configuration Tips article, the Shared Configuration feature is a must have for building web farms with IIS. But...

Troubleshooting IIS Shared Configuration

Bad Data. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090005) If your using a Shared Configuration in IIS7 or IIS8 this error message is one of the biggest...

SQL Scripts with Powershell

Needing to run SQL Scripts can be a day to day task for System Administration and DevOps. If you have dozens of SQL Scripts...

Building Ubuntu in Azure

How to Build Ubuntu in Azure Most people do not associate Linux with Microsoft, but Windows Azure offers some great options for Linux VMs....

Azure RDP Troubleshooting

If you’re connecting to an Azure VM from a corporate network you may run into RDP connectivity issues. By default your RDP client will...

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March 2016 Web Hosting Deals
Powershell AD Group Management
Troubleshooting 403
Troubleshooting IIS Shared Configuration
Troubleshooting IIS Shared Configuration