DNS Manager Can’t Set TXT Record to Expire

I finally got DNS scavenging configured in our environment. It’s working great, no big disasters. I was browsing the DNS manager (so much faster now that we got rid of those 6,000+ resource records we didn’t need) and I noticed 2 TXT records that I created as a test last week. I didn’t need them anymore, but instead of deleting them I thought I’d just set them to expire and let scavenging take care of it. Funny thing is, the setting just wouldn’t stick. No errors, nothing preventing me from doing it, it just kept reverting to static.

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Get-DnsServerResourceRecord returns duplicate records when a sub-domain matching the zone exists

While writing a PowerShell script to fix some DNS records, I came across some very strange behavior. I was calling Get-DnsServerResourceRecord and it was returning duplicate results for every record. One result was correct, and the other one looked like it was the fully qualified domain name. The results made no sense to me, and I couldn’t figure out how now to return these extraneous records.
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Get Progress on DFS Replication Database Cloning Import

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As I wrote in a previous post, I began using the new DFS Replication database cloning technique to speed up initial sync. Thanks to Ned Pyle's great How-To on the subject, I was able to tell exactly which events to look for in the event log to get an … [Continue reading]

DFSR Database Cloning Import Fails – 0×00001129 – Error 4393 – The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid

Windows 2012 R2 introduces a great feature for speeding up DFS Replication initial sync: Database Cloning. The details are covered very well by Ned Pyle's excellent blog posts, especially this one. Seeing as how this is pretty new stuff, there … [Continue reading]

Remote Desktop Gateway Server is Temporarily Unavailable on SBS 2011 After Uninstalling Exchange Server

There are several causes of the error "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the remote desktop gateway server is temporarily unavailable" in Windows SBS 2011. There are a lot of articles that deal with the specifics so I'll go … [Continue reading]

Configure Confluence SMTP with TLS via JNDI for Office 365 Relay

or How To Fix:┬ájavax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection in Confluence JNDI I've been doing Exchange to Office 365 migrations lately and that means on-premises applications and devices can't use the local Exchange … [Continue reading]