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AD Group Auditing with Powershell

Reading Time: 6 minutes Here’s another handy Powershell script Ive created. It borrows components from another(credited at the bottom of the post) and expands on the repadmin functionality in the Active Directory Powershell module. The main aim of this is to keep track of...

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F5 Load balancer lag with SSRS VM

Reading Time: 2 minutes This may be more of a perfect storm situation here, than a major concern across all SSRS Scale-out deployments using an F5 hardware load balancer. Ill detail what I found & how I was able to workaround & eventually resolve...

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Money for Pain!

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATE: So this is a little late but just wanted to say Thank you to everyone who donated towards this astonishing total of £830!! For anyone interested, I also smashed my PB by 9 minutes! Finishing in 01:46:20! The good...

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Reporting Services 2016 URL Format changes

Reading Time: 1 minute Mini-Post! A small change to remember when looking to upgrade to SQL & Reporting Services 2016 or above is a change to the Report Manager URL format. If you have any apps or custom scripts that build or use existing...

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Reporting Services 2016 behind a Network Load Balancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATE 1 (19/07/2016): After posting this to twitter last night I got some instant help from the Senior Program Manager for SSRS at Microsoft. Thanks to Riccardo Muti for the info. I will update here again when Ive been able to...

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Add Embedded code to PowerBI dashboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is something I pulled in during a recent PoC of PowerBI. Its a very powerful built in feature of PowerBI that, I feel, has one visual draw back that I will document towards the end of this post. I...

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SSRS 2016 Brand Package breakdown

Reading Time: 4 minutes Starting with SQL Server 2016 you have the ability to customise the SSRS Report Manager’s look & feel. This comes in the form of applying a “Brand Package”. Its not free reign over the css for the site but its...

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SPN & Delegation backup script

Reading Time: 3 minutes I use SPNs quite extensively to allow Reporting Services to talk to databases severs,  Sharepoint etc. It’s a core component of any new server setup I perform. We also employ Kerberos delegation that allows credentials to be passed down from the...