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How to set up a Windows Server 2012 VPN

Install the Remote Access Server Role We will be doing this through a GUI. Open Server Manger and click on Manage and select Add Roles and Features. A wizard comes up, select Next and click on Roles based or feature based installation and click on Next. On the next page select the destination server, which […]

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Configuring Password Replication Policy for Read Only Domain Controllers

What is Password Replication Policy? Password Replication Policy (PRP) determines which users’ credentials can be cached on a specific RODC. If PRP allows an RODC to cache a user’s credentials, authentication and service ticket activities of that user can be processed by the RODC. If a user’s credentials cannot be cached on an RODC, authentication […]

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Install Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 R2

Let me give you a basic introduction first before we jump right into the installation. From here on I will refer to Read Only Domain COntroller as simply RODC. What is RODC? An RODC is a domain controller, typically placed in the branch office, that maintains a copy of all objects in the domain and […]

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Junction – Free up disk space using Symbolic links

I came across a brilliant solution that will blow your mind away and save all you System Admins out there having similar issue. The solution that I am referring to is an application called Junction. Directory symbolic links are known as NTFS junctions in Windows. Many of you must be aware that Microsoft introduced a […]

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Powershell – Remove Members from AD Groups in bulk

Now there are several ways that you can remove members from a group. The simplest of all is by using Remove-ADGroupMember. Let us see the examples associated with this cmdlet. Get-Help Remove-ADGroupMember -Examples As you can see in the Examples, we need to know the Members that are part of the group in order to […]

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Exchange Powershell – Find Mailbox size of users in a Distribution List

Say that I have a Distribution List called “Finance Team“. At first I will have to find out the members of the Distribution List so then I can individually find their mailbox sizes. $GroupName = Read-Host “Kindly provide the name of the Distribution Group” Get-DistributionGroupMember $GroupName | Select Name | Export-Csv c:\Members.csv -NoTypeInformation Let us […]

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Install Windows Nano Server on VMware ESXi

In my lab, I have VMware ESXi hosts and I just want to deploy the Nano Server as a Virtual Machine so that I can play around with it, which is why the title of the article is how to install Windows Nano Server on VMware ESXi! Before we proceed further, let us look at […]

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Change Owner of a Distribution group in Exchange Server 2010

There are basically two ways of doing this, one is from the Exchange Management Console and the other one is Exchange Management Shell. We are particularly interested in doing the second way but I will also show you how to perform with the console as well. Go to Distribution Group under the Recipient Configuration node, […]

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