Azure backup server, SMTP with anonymous authentication

While configuring an Azure backup server, I was trying to set the SMTP settings with anonymous authentication to email notifications, but kept getting the following error: ID: 2013 Details: The user name or password is incorrect Quick Fix Create a local user (with stupidly long and complex password). Add the user to the Adminstrators group. […]

Unblocking Files downloaded from the Internet

First off, make sure you trust the source of where you downloaded the files from, only download from legitimate sites you trust and check the SSL certificate if needs be. Browse to the excellent Sysinternals┬ápage on Microsoft’s technet site. Right click the Download Sysinternals Suite link and select “Save link as…” and choose a location […]

Azure PowerShell login and create resource group

I’ve been doing lots of work with Azure recently (especially using PowerShell) so thought I’d dump some of the stuff I’ve learnt along the way here… it’s been a while. This small guide will show you how to login to Azure using PowerShell, view and select your subscriptions and then create a Resource Group that […]