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How To Rename UDM Pro Site Name In ui.com Portal
Jun01

How To Rename UDM Pro Site Name In ui.com Portal

I recently installed a Unifi Dream Machine Pro for a client and wanted to rename it in the ui.com portal. I tried to rename the site in the controller settings but it wouldn’t update the name in the ui.com portal controller list. Here is now to rename the controller in the unifi.ui.com controller list Click on the controller device. Click on Settings. Click on Advanced. Change the Device Name and press ‘Confirm...

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Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request
Mar08

Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request

I recently came across this error ‘Invalid API Request’ when trying the change the network address of the LAN configured at a clients site. I clicked on Networks and then clicked EDIT. You can see here the network is 192.168.1.1/24. I updated the network to 192.168.0.1/24 and clicked on Save. This kept giving the error message ‘There was an error saving the LAN network invalid API request’.. Well that not...

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Microsoft Translation Travel App
Feb14

Microsoft Translation Travel App

I was randomly browsing the Google play store the other day and came across Microsoft Translator and for fun installed it to see what its all about and was very impressed! Microsoft Translator can translate spoken or written words into many other languages. It can even say the translation out loud which makes this Translator app perfect for the word wide traveller. If your going abroad then this app is definitely going to make your...

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Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version
Jan29

Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to test a deployment using Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service feature. It turns out an Evaluation installation does not support storage migration service and it will not appears to be missing in the Windows Admin Center. I needed to upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Standard edition. which is fortunately very easy! First open up a Powershell window and run...

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How to Setup a Unifi Cloud Controller in Azure
Jan18

How to Setup a Unifi Cloud Controller in Azure

Welcome to my in depth guide to setting up a Unifi cloud controller in Azure. If you love the great value Ubiquity products offer but want centralised cloud management like you get with Meraki products then Unifi wifi points, firewalls and switches combined with a cloud controller hosted in Azure make for a killer solution especially for the MSP’s out there looking to manage a large number of sites and devices. Configuring a...

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Unifi Guest Wifi Unable To Obtain IP Address
Oct12

Unifi Guest Wifi Unable To Obtain IP Address

Having trouble getting your guest WiFi portal working using UniFi? I did too and its most likely caused by you using a separate DHCP server on the network rather than using your USG for DHCP. Here is the fix! Go into ‘Wireless Networks’ and Edit the guest WiFi network.   Scroll down to ‘Advanced Options’ and you will see an are to enter Excepted Devices. These devices are allowed to receive broadcast...

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SolarWinds MSP Backup Hyper-V or not to Hyper-V
Mar30

SolarWinds MSP Backup Hyper-V or not to Hyper-V

I recently asked if it was better to backup virtual machines at the host level using SolarWinds MSP Backup or to install it to each guest VM and backup from there. I had a few conflicting recommendations so decided to fire up and lab and try it out for myself! Here we have a Hyper-V host server called VMHOSTRECOVERY hosting two virtual servers. Server 2016 which is a domain controller and Server 2016 SQL a domain member SQL server....

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Guest Post for LOGICnow
Aug01

Guest Post for LOGICnow

Hi Everyone, LOGICnow have┬áposted one of my guest blog posts! If you use their Max Backup service take a look: https://www.logicnow.com/blog/understanding-bandwidth-throttling-backup      

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SolarWinds Max Backup Bare Metal Recovery Step by Step
May19

SolarWinds Max Backup Bare Metal Recovery Step by Step

If your new to Max Backup or just haven’t been in a situation where you have had to do a bare metal recovery then its time to have a go. In this lab I’m going to try and recover one of our physical servers running on HP hardware to a Virtual Machine on a Hyper-V host. Not really what its meant for but it works and is a good way to experiment and learn the process. Why would we want to do this? Maybe you manage your...

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DrayTek Vigor 2960 Multi tenant setup using private and public IP addresses on LAN
Apr03

DrayTek Vigor 2960 Multi tenant setup using private and public IP addresses on LAN

This week in the lab we are going to setup a DrayTek Vigor 2960 for a small multi tenant office. Each office will have their own subnet and DHCP provided by our 2960. Each tenant will have the option of using public IP addresses on their own equipment on their LAN. In our lab we have a suitable internet connection to support several users and a single DrayTek Vigor 2960 router. In our building network we are subletting three offices...

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