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Load Balancing Exchange ActiveSync with Client Certificates

By Idea 11 Consulting / November 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

We were setting up a NetScaler to load balance the Exchange 2013 CAS protocols a few weeks ago and we had an interesting dilemma.  The client had mandated the use of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) when accessing Exchange ActiveSync from mobile devices and wanted to leverage their NetScaler appliances to provide high availability for their Exchange […]

Using PowerShell to Launch an Amazon Web Services EC2 Windows Instance

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Now that we’ve looked at how to get started with the AWS PowerShell tools lets take a look at a simple scenario of launching an EC2 instance to run a basic web server. The steps involved are: Create an Amazon EC2 key pair Create a Security Group (ie, a firewall rules) Find a suitable Amazon […]

PowerShell Script to Install the Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

This PowerShell script has been written to streamline the process of downloading and installing the Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell to a Windows computer. The general workflow of the script is: Validate the download path exists, and create if necessary Download the file from AWS using Invoke-WebRequest Run the MSI using code sample […]

How to Create a PowerShell Profile

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here at Idea 11 we’re big fans of PowerShell. We use it every day to support our customers and develop scripts and tools to help with our services and support. When you spend as much time in PowerShell as we do it is useful to create a PowerShell profile. A PowerShell profile is simply a […]

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