Getting Packer working with CoreOS on Hyper-V

If you try to perform Packer builds of CoreOS on Hyper-V, you're going to have issues. This post describes a specific network issue and offers a temporary solution which allows Packer builds to complete successfully. I say temporary because the issue can be resolved by CoreOS fully implementing Hyper-V Integration Services (hopefully soon) or by … Continue reading Getting Packer working with CoreOS on Hyper-V

Introduction to Chef + DSC

Over the last year I have really started playing with Desired State Configuration. This is another player in the increasingly crowded 'Infrastructure as Code' market. Other major players being Ansible, Salt, Chef, and Puppet, to name a few. I remember when I was researching some of the different available tools I ended up searching for … Continue reading Introduction to Chef + DSC

Changing the SIP URI of an RGS Workflow

I had an issue the other day where we needed to change the SIP domain associated with most of the RGS Workflows within a deployment. I assumed this would be pretty straightforward with Powershell (even though working with anything RGS related in Powershell sucks) but quickly discovered that you cannot. If you open an existing … Continue reading Changing the SIP URI of an RGS Workflow

SSRS authentication error when deploying Monitoring Reports

There's a lot of guides that go through the process of deploying Monitoring Reports in Lync/SfB. There's a lot of articles that correctly diagnose the most common issues too. I ran into one of these issues and wanted to briefly share my findings. The Error I went through the normal deployment process and the deployment … Continue reading SSRS authentication error when deploying Monitoring Reports