Adding Alternate Computer Names to Windows Servers

Let's say you're doing a file server migration from one server to another and users have a bunch of desktop shortcuts mapped by UNC path.  Perhaps this server holds files for a client application that has a bunch of UNC paths mapped within it. It's a real pain to hunt for each shortcut and edit … Continue reading Adding Alternate Computer Names to Windows Servers

Basic Linux Discovery (mostly Ubuntu)

My background is in the Windows ecosystem.  But occasionally (and increasingly) I am needing to do things here are there with Linux.  So, I've started to make some efforts to develop practical knowledge beyond just occasionally just dabbling. Let's say we've a a server dropped in our lap and need to assess what it does … Continue reading Basic Linux Discovery (mostly Ubuntu)

Finding Long File Paths with Powershell

If you've done many Windows file server migrations, you've certainly come across a long file path issue.  There are a number of ways to address it. For me, it's preferable to know where the files are ahead of time rather than just stumble upon failures when running copies.  Thankfully, Powershell can help us locate the … Continue reading Finding Long File Paths with Powershell