Surender KumarAuthor

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areas of expertise
  • Windows Servers
  • Linux Servers
  • Cisco Switches, Routers and ASA
  • MS SQL and MySQL DBA
  • Web Servers (IIS, Apache, NGinx)
  • Email Migration
  • System Center Configuration Manager
education
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

With over 10 years of experience in the administration of complex Active Directory infrastructure on Microsoft Windows Servers and Cisco based network environment, Surender has the breadth and depth of experience needed to quickly understand the network and craft the most suitable solutions for a business.

recent publications

  • Send Test Email using SMTP relay in PowerShell

    If you work with web servers quite often, you might encounter a situation when a website hosted on Microsoft IIS server cannot send an email. In such situation, you might want to make sure if the web server can connect to SMTP server on specified SMTP ports (i.e. 25, 587, or 465). Nowadays, a lot

    May 25, 2020
  • Fix the installation errors in Kali Linux 2020.1 offline installer

    Since the Kali Linux 2020.1 is released on 28th January 2020, so I thought to give it a try and install it on my HP Pavilion 15 laptop. I went over to https://www.kali.org/downloads page and downloaded the Kali Linux 64-Bit (Installer) which is about 2GB. I used Rufus on Windows to write the bootable ISO

    February 17, 2020
  • Get Motherboard Information Using Windows PowerShell

    Ever wanted to detect the motherboard information like Manufacturer, model, version etc. for any Windows PC? You do not need to install any third-party software to do so. The Get-WMIObject PowerShell cmdlet can get this information for you by querying Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The good news is that Get-WMIObject supports ComputerName parameter where you

    September 27, 2018
  • Trigger automatic Shutdown on Windows Server in case of power failure

    We have a Windows server 2012 R2 with Mirroring (RAID 1) configured which will get corrupted if it gets Shutdown unexpectedly. Most of the time IT staff is there to look after the server but on Sunday, there is nobody in Office to manually shut down the server in case of Power outage. We needed a

    August 29, 2018
  • The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

    If you ever got the message “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”, you probably have solved this my removing the computer from domain and re-joining it to domain. But I will show you a really easy and neat way of solving this error by using Windows PowerShell. Because of this

    August 18, 2018
  • Password Protect Website Files in Apache Server

    Password Protect Website Files in Apache Server Sometimes it is necessary to password protect some directory or file on web server. For instance, I have created a directory named secretdir inside my website root directory. Inside secretdir, I used to upload files that I want to share with anybody. All you have to do is

    August 11, 2018

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