Tag Archive: Windows Server

Jul 28 2013

Delegate Access Control and Management in Hyper-V

In a virtual environment security is vital, because you can’t give full permissions to everyone. Imagine just for a moment if a user connects to one of your Hyper-V servers, and by mistake power’s off some of the VM’s, or even worse, deletes them. But the user still needs access to his VM, right ? …

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May 30 2013

Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating in Server 2012

This is a cool feature in Windows server 2012 and I’ve been dying to write about it. OK, let me tell you what actually happens. Until now, when you wanted to update your cluster nodes, first you needed to migrate cluster roles from the active node to a passive one. Then download the updates, install …

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May 06 2013

Creating a Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster

If you want to virtualize your network, and if you want to use Hyper-V for that, I recommend you go with server 2012. Hyper-V version 3 works great and has PowerShell support without you buying SCVMM. Now that your environment is growing, soon you will need highly available VM’s and you can do that by …

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Apr 21 2013

Manage Roles and Features remotely on Windows Server 2012

I’ve been expecting this for quite some time, to install/uninstall roles and features remotely on your domain member servers. All I have to do now is download the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools, install the package on my Windows 8 workstation, and control the environment. I wrote an article some time ago where I showed you …

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Apr 14 2013

Deploying and Configuring an Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)

I know most of you have to maintain branch offices, and they are not easy and especially not secure. Domain controllers in those locations can be easily stolen or compromise, leaving your users and your network vulnerable to attacks. Microsoft thought about this, and starting with Windows Server 2008 they implemented a feature in the …

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Mar 17 2013

Installing an Enterprise Certificate Authority in Windows Server 2012

A lot of things changed in server 2012 on the PKI model compared to his predecessors. We have version four certificates now, better security on the CA role service, you can install the AD CS role services on server core and many more features. The installation is straight-forward and you are guided by a wizard, and for those …

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Mar 03 2013

Creating and configuring a DHCP Superscope

Your network is growing very fast and a common problem about this is assigning IP addresses. Your DHCP server can’t lease IP’s to clients any more because there aren’t any. You might think, damn…I will need to configure the rest of the clients with static IP address or buy a new router. The solution, the …

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Mar 02 2013

Configuring Active Directory Sites and Services

After you created your Active Directory sites, you still have some work to do, even tough some may just leave the default configurations. Well…yeahh, they work in small environments, but is recommended you polish them a little. You need to do this so replication traffic is reduced as much as possible especially if the bandwidth …

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Feb 17 2013

Adding an additional Windows 2012 Domain Controller in an existing Windows 2003\2008\R2 domain

I talked about how to add an additional domain controller to an existing 2012 domain, but I know that most of you out there are still running on 2008/R2 or even 2003 servers (at the time of this writing). With that in mind I’ve created this guide to show you how to add a 2012 …

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Feb 03 2013

Adding and removing the GUI in Windows Server 2012

For those of you that use Server 2012 Core, I bet sometimes you want to have a management console to complete a bunch of tasks. Or if you have the full edition of server 2012 you want to remove the GUI to secure the server even more, and do things remotely. Another great feature of Windows …

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