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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

Cleanup WinSxS

Anyone with a Windows 2008 Server over a year old has likely run into this problem. Your C:\ drive slowly runs out of space,...

Query SQL Server CPU Usage

Here’s an easy way to grap minute by minute CPU Use in a query. This only goes back 4 hours, but can be useful...

Subversion In Powershell

I recently had a need to develop some Powershell scripts to use Subversion in Powershell. I needed to automate checking out content from Subversion...

Write to the Event Log with Powershell

Write to the Event Log with Powershell Writing to the Event Log is one of my preffered methods of logging in Powershell or .NET....

Quick IIS App Pool Recycle

Powershell One Liner to do a Quick IIS App Pool Recycle As I mentioned on a previous post, doing an IIS Reset is the...

Windows Azure Introduction

A Gentle Windows Azure Introduction Cloud Infrastructure is a technology that’s here to stay. Different business models will factor into how its used. Start-ups will likely...

Top Ten IIS Configuration Tips

IIS Configuration can be as much an art as it is a science. Here are the Top 10 IIS Configuration Tips I use when...

CorFlags 101

CorFlags 101 Why do we care about a small utility called CorFlags? Most people probably did not, until the release of Windows 2008 R2....

Easy Web Icons with Font Awesome

Easy Web Icons with Font Awesome Michael always says “K-I-S-S. Keep it simple, stupid.” Great advice. Hurts my feelings every time. – Dwight There...

Nuget 2.7 Error – Input string was not in a correct format

Nuget 2.7 Error – Input string was not in a correct format I recently installed a fresh copy of Visual Studio 2013 with Nuget...

Powershell One Liner – Easy Directory Zipping

Powershell One Liner – Easy Directory Zipping For me one of most common tasks in Powershell is zipping or extracting files. Whether you’re backing...

IIS7 Error – Unknown: The object identifier does not represent a valid object

Unknown: The object identifier does not represent a valid object. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800710D8) While testing an IIS automated build, I noticed the following...

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