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Puppet

Puppet


Over the past few years I’ve been working to modernize and automate our deployment of Linux VM’s. As such I’ve developed our VM environment to use Puppet for configuration management and application deployment. We had a need to deploy FreeRadius to many sites to support our WPA-Enterprise wireless network. Each site required a separate instance […]

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Azure

Microsoft Azure


Microsoft Azure As part of our on going migration to the Cloud I’ve successfully integrated our On-Premise Active Directory with Microsoft Azure. I was charged with creating and configuring the ADFS authentication complete with Multi-Factor Authentication for All users. I also configured and integrated the Azure AD Connect component. For running VM’s and other services […]

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Chocolatey

Chocolatey


Chocolatey For managing commonly deployed applications and tools I’ve built Chocolatey with integration with SCCM into our environment. This offers the reporting and compliance of SCCM with the easy to use and easy to update software packages of Chocolatey. Saving the hassle of creating new SCCM packages every time a new piece of software is […]

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Cisco Umbrella


As part of our on going security and content management concerns we have implemented Cisco Umbrella company wide. We currently use Cisco Umbrella at all our locations and have locked down the DNS to use only the Cisco Umbrella Servers. On sites with Hyper-V or VMware servers we have deployed the Cisco Umbrella Virtual machine […]

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Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki


Cisco Meraki For small sites the simplified cloud management of Cisco Meraki equipment allows us to quickly configure and deploy equipment without worry about management or remote access. We utilizes Meraki’s VPN and mesh technology to rapidly setup VPN tunnels and access points. The reports allow us to track usage statistics and points out any […]

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PFsense

PFsense and Netgate Routers


PFsense and Netgate Routers Our company uses PFsense for many of our sites. We utilize PFsense ability to be customized to provide various services to remote and local sites. We implemented our PFsense routers using the built in CARP based High Availability, allowing us to do maintenance and upgrades on the routers without downtime. We […]

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Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business 2013/2015/2016


Microsoft Skype for Business 2013/2015/2016 In 2015 we successfully migrated from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2015. Skype for Business allows the company to quickly and effectively locate and route calls and messages to individuals in the company. Skype for Business has been deployed to all the major offices including several of our smaller […]

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Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013/2016/O365/Hybrid


Built with site to site fail-over in mind I designed and deployed Exchange 2016 in an Active-Active setup across 2 sites. A software load balancer (HAProxy) has been placed in front of each Exchange server to automatically switch clients to the remote site in the event of a local server failure. HAProxy will monitor each […]

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SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager 2012/2016/1806 (SCCM)


I designed and configured our SCCM 2012 environment. We utilize SCCM for asset and license tracking. SCCM 2012 was deployed with full HTTPS support allowing us to monitor and track assets that are not locally in the office or on the VPN. HTTPS support entails deploying a Microsoft Certificate Authority with Auto Enrollment enabled and […]

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Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016


I am proficient in Microsoft 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I can deploy (silently or otherwise) all Microsoft Office products, and can diagnose and solve almost any issue with them. I am proficient in using these products as well. I commonly build Visio diagrams for IT documentation. I’ve packaged Office 365 using Chocolatey packaging […]

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