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How To Install Nano Server In Windows Server 2016

In this step-by-step tutorial you’ll learn how to build a Nano Server in a virtual machine. We’ll also go over the workflow of setting it up along with a short “cheat sheet” of the keys you’ll need to navigate through the Nano Server admin interface.   Historically, we’ve had two installation options for Windows Server: […]

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Configure Windows Server Containers on a Local System

Setup/Installation Currently there are 3 ways that containers and be utilized. Containers Host – Manual To install the Containers feature manually is straight forward. Setup a Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 installationNOTE: This does not necessarily mean that your physical host needs to be running Windows Server 2016 TP3. This post highlights TP3 running […]

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Remove All Emails from a specific sender

1.  Connect to Exchange On-line From the PowerShell console on an Exchange 2010 server: $Cred = Get-Credential $s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $s Type in your ada credentials with username of <username>@domain.com Type in your domain admin credentials with username of domain\<username>   Run this command in […]

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Configuring Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) on Windows Server 2012 R2

Volume Shadows Copies (also known as Volume Snapshot Service or VSS) is a technology developed by Microsoft to take restorable snapshots of a volume. On Windows Server 2012 // 2012 R2 it’s quite easy to set up and restore operations are pretty straightforward. Note: Volume Shadow Copies allow to restore previous states of the entire […]

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Active Directory : Create test users using PowerShell

I’ve often had a need for some users for various test purposes, and want a script to quickly create these users. Create Organizatiol Unit (OU) In order to use the cmdlets needed you need Access to a Domain Controller or have RSAT (opens a Google search) installed on your Workstation and use import-module *active* You can […]

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Server 2012 : GPO to setup local admin and RDP access.

We are going to give access to a Group of people to RDP to Workstations and have local administrators rights. In order for RDP to work we also need to open firewall. While reading you might want to consider to split up this (monolithic) GPO and single Security Group into 2 Security Groups and 3 smaller […]

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O365 to Exchange on-prem migration error

When you attempt to migrate an O365 user back to Exchange 2010 on-prem you may receive this error:   “You shouldn’t migrate mailbox ‘Paul Demmer’ to Exchange 2010 or an earlier version while the user’s Instant Messaging contact list is stored in Exchange. If you do, the user could permanently lose access to their Instant […]

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Copy members from one Distribution Group to another Distribution Group in PowerShell

As an Exchange and Active Directory administrator you may be asked at some point to make a new distribution group from one or more other distribution groups. Exchange 2010 and PowerShell make this a very easy task. So to get started log in to your exchange server and open your Exchange Management Console.     Now […]

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How to enable Roaming Profiles on Windows Server 2012 R2

Roaming Profiles allow users of an Active Directory Domain to access their desktop and documents from any PC of the domain. It’s a powerful feature that can improve the productivity of the employees and make their lives easier. The best thing about Roaming Profiles is how they are easy to set up. Before configuring a […]

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