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Change Windows Server 2019 Evaluation edition to Standard

It would make sense to think that when you start with a Windows Evaluation edition and you have spend a lot of time to make it work in your infrastructure and you are happy with it and what to use it, that it would be easy to change it into a regular version. Something like: buy a licence, add the licence key and you are done. But that is not how it works. A Windows Evaluation server works for 180 days and after that it will simply stop. Trying to add a normal licence does not work. You have lost

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Small Stories from the trenches

Sometimes it’s funny – you have a server that is totally not behaving well, and when you finally find it out you’ll be like “I need to put this somewhere so I can find it again. “ Well, and where do I find these tricks most of the time? On other blogs – so lets start by sometimes putting out small stories from the trenches. So, what happend yesterday was an interesting story. We are providing a businesspartner of ours a small VM in our network, so they can actually have a redundant DNS Server (DNS Servers are the phonebook

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Homeoffice and us

It’s March, 2020. The dominating theme in every single media outlet? Beer. Or isn’t it? Well, the word nobody can hear anymore is “Corona” – and in some way it also affects us as a business. By our customer basis, we are dealing with a pretty side spectrum of customers. Some customers, like coffee shops and hotels, we are normally going on site, and take care of the Infrastrucutre of the customer on premises. Mostly, as a convenience and better service to the customer. But a lot of it can be done remotely, and via teamviewer.   On the other

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Business Travel for me

We are almost in the year 2020 now. Public transport works very well in western europe, and flights are cheaper than a night in a 2 star hotel. I have personally flown for many times, from Switzerland to Scandinavia, and from Switzerland to all places where there was some work, or there was a conference. I always had a rule that I won’t fly to neighboring countries, but e.g. to Serbia I took a flight many times. Yet, we have decided to change this. Things cannot continue how it is, as it’s just not really environmentally friendly – there are

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The Openfactory Christmas party

This year the Openfactory Christmas party had a difference. The party also coincided with the 10 year anniversary of Openfactory. This meant that this year we were going to need an extra big pan for the cheese. The Openfactory Christmas party has become a bit of a tradition now. It is the time of year where can relax a little and get together with colleagues and other people we collaborate or work with. Each year the conversations becomes more interesting as we and our network grow. As with our (net) work, we like to keep things low-key, in the case

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Resilience

How does a business become more resilient? It can be a very tricky one. Do I build my business infrastructure like a Formula 1 car? Insanely fast, very safe because nowadays when a formula 1 car crashes, the track on which it is racing is built in such a way that the track has the capability of dealing with most crashes by creating zones that slow the car (wreckage) down, and the car itself is built in such a way that an impact gets absorbed by all the bits that simply shatter and disperse the energy away from the safety

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