About Miłosz Engel

My name is Miłosz Engel. I am passionate about integrating and connecting stuff. I like facing new challenges, testing new environments and connecting different systems. Windows and Linux Debian boxes (both physical and virtual) are my favourites. I like solving problems related to Windows Server roles and services as well as Linux but some systems in particular. I’m not considering myself as Linux master but surely, I always do my best to fit the needs. On the other hand I consider myself a Windows Server Professional and in terms of Windows Server services and Windows Desktops I always follow best practices, good advices and opinions from other admins. I also like database stuff like performance, queries and procedures. Currently, I’m focused on integrating stuff and more architectural roles and tasks. My background, going through many different jobs, projects and tasks related to different areas of IT – helps me to accurately estimate workload in order to fulfil requirements. I always try to foresee possible problems and technical issues related to systems and applications and their integration. My programming and database skills help me to track issues related to data and applications and provide good resolution to problems as well as performance issues.
5 04, 2016

Using powershell to change remote computer description

By |2016-04-05T15:55:35+02:00April 5th, 2016|Powershell, Windows 10, Windows 7|2 Comments

Changing or viewing remote computer's description, name and other options related to Win32_WmiObject and class Win32_OperatingSystem is relatively easy with powershell. Just type in new script in PoweShell ISE or in notepad and save it as .ps1 file. $OSValues = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem -ComputerName "remote_computer_name" $OSValues.Description = "remote_computer_description" $OSValues.put() You can as well display current [...]

1 04, 2016

Installing Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012R2

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00April 1st, 2016|Exchange, How-To's, Microsoft|0 Comments

Microsoft Exchang 2013 installation guide on Windows 2012 r2. I deploy two Mailbox servers as well as two Client-Access-Servers. All running on four Windows 2012r servers from which two of them are acting as Active Directory domain controllers. This is first part of the series, later on I will try bo build a CAS HA as well as Mailbox Database availability group. Stay tuned!

20 03, 2016

Force replicate data between Domain Controllers

By |2016-04-07T19:48:13+02:00March 20th, 2016|Active Directory|0 Comments

From time to time you want to speed things up when deploying or upgrading schema or configuration of AD. If this is a case you can force to replicate all info between all domains controllers by specifiyng a command: repadmin /syncall dest-domain-controller /APed /syncall - all information dest-domain-controller  - pretty obvious. If running on a [...]

15 03, 2016

How to securely erase hard drive

By |2016-04-07T19:48:42+02:00March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was looking for some tool to securely erase couple of hard drives. I used to work with DiskWipe by roadkill but somehow in Windows 7 sometimes it couldn't lock drive, thus cannot erase it. While searching for a new tool I found a nice article, especially regarding using a hammer and nails to erase [...]

5 02, 2016

MDT modify wim image – temporary user profile fix

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00February 5th, 2016|Errors and fixes, Microsoft|2 Comments

Sometimes when you prepare or update an wim image for MDT you realize that you forgot to add/remove something. Common thing that happens after testing the image is that sysprep or YOU - forget to remove user account from registry (or via compmgmt.msc) but only delete user directory in c:\Users. In that case when you deploy [...]

26 11, 2015

Monitoring Windows hosts and services with Nagios Core

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00November 26th, 2015|Nagios Core, Uncategorized|4 Comments

After successful installation of Nagios Core we can start to monitor various hosts and services. Overview of what can be done is below. Full specs of Nagios Core features can be found here. Table of contents: Nagios features overview Overview of this guide Nagios tasks that will be accomplished Monitoring Summary

23 11, 2015

Nagios Core installation guide on Debian 8.x (Jessie)

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00November 23rd, 2015|How-To's, Nagios Core|42 Comments

Nagios Core serves as the basic event scheduler, event processor, and alert manager for elements that are monitored. It features several APIs that are used to extend its capabilities to perform additional tasks, is implemented as a daemon written in C for performance reasons, & is designed to run natively on Linux/*nix systems. More information [...]

29 10, 2015

OCS-NG 2.2RC1 server – enable SSL for management and deployment

By |2018-11-02T14:48:59+01:00October 29th, 2015|How-To's, OCS Inventory NG|28 Comments

New and updated version for Debian Stretch and OCS Inventory NG server 2.5 can be found here! Introduction In our first part we have sucessfuly installed and performed basic configuration of OCS-NG 2.2RC1 server. It all works well. We are able to start managing computers and their inventory. Like in first part of series we [...]

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