Friday, October 26, 2018

Tip 0002: for HTTP response codes

Need to trigger a specific response code for some testing? Possibly need to test how your monitoring tool handles a 301 response code?

There is a wonderful free service called which can be used to trigger HTTP response codes and payload. This is helpful in testing apps, or web monitoring tools. Simply append the response code that you want to receive with the tool you're testing, for instance,

GitHub project:

Friday, October 19, 2018

MSSQL - Fixing Transaction Log backups failing with error "@@SERVERNAME does not match SERVERPROPERTY('ServerName')"

To Fix Transaction Log backups failing with error "@@SERVERNAME does not match SERVERPROPERTY('ServerName')" you can simply run the following to verify that the machine name and server name property are the same:


If not, you must fix it manually and RESTART SQL - replace oldname and newname with the new name of the SQL server.

sp_dropserver 'OLDNAME;
sp_addserver 'NEWNAME', local;

Monday, October 15, 2018

What is a DPOR (Designated Partner of Record) - Azure Knowledge

The DPOR stands for designated partner of record. This is a delegation you can add to your Azure subscription that I partner may request. This request allows the VAR, MSP, or consulting group to get benefits for assisting their partner in Azure.

By entering in the partner information when requested your really help your partner out :)

More information here:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tip 0001: Invoke-Webrequest for a specific hostname without a host entry

My imposter "Ah-ha" moment of the day is finally realizing that you can invoke-webrequest for a specific hostname without setting a host entry by using the invoke-webrequest cmdlet with the host header.

Ie: invoke-webrequest -Headers @{Host = ""}

Azure Point to Site VPN failure with error code 809

I ran into some trouble today troubleshooting a developer's workstation. The issue was when using a Point to Site IKEV2 VPN some clients...