Use DISKPART to bring a disk online

November 27, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

If you’ve recently migrated a VMWare Fusion virtual machine to VMWare ESXi, which itself had multiple disks, you may find that secondary disks don’t show up. You can change this using DISKPART. In my case, this didn’t happen in a Windows 10 VM with two disks, but did happen in […]

SQL Server – quickly delete all tables

October 12, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

With most things in SQL Server it’s tempting to think you can script it. Because most of the time you can. Recently, I had a requirement to quickly drop everything out of a database (but without actually just dropping the whole database.) The best option I found, was: 1) In […]

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Installing SharePoint in standalone / single server mode

October 12, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

In SharePoint 2016, it’s no longer possible to use PSConfig / SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard to provision a single server SharePoint Farm. You’re likely doing this because you just want a single dev environment to… do some stuff. Strangely (more like typically) Microsoft don’t make this particularly easy for you. […]

Dear TripAdvisor, your systems have gone rogue

September 4, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

What happens when you let machine learning type automated systems run your consumer communications. Review sites need little in the way of introduction about their popularity or indeed importance to the fabric of the modern Internet. The majority of my online shopping is done on Amazon or eBay and the […]