Category: Windows Server 2012

Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution Part 3

In this series of three posts, I demonstrate the installation and configuration of Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This is the third and final post that covers the group policy configuration of LAPS, as well as a brief demonstration. Configuring Group Policy We’ve got the software installed, and AD configured, all that’s left is to turn […]

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Add Windows 10 Image To WDS

In this article, I’ll show you how to add a Windows 10 latest Image to Windows Deployment Services 2016 Server. Using WDS, we could easily automate the deployment of Windows 10 and automatically join into the domain and place it in a specific OU. We could also create WDS gold Image with specific applications and […]

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How to install/enable the WebClient (WebDAV) Service on Windows Server 2012 to open/edit SharePoint files

Are you having trouble opening/editing files stored in SharePoint, especially non Office files on Windows Server 2012? By default the WebClient service is not installed on Windows Server 2012. Without this service running, opening/editing of non-Office files stored in SharePoint is very restricted. To enable the WebClient service in Windows 2012 follow these steps: Start […]

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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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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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Components of Active Directory Certificate Services

Today we will be seeing the different components of the Active Directory Certificate Services. Each of the components have a specific task to be done and they will be used under various different scenarios. If you have ever installed the Active Directory Certificate Services role, then you must know that there are six different components […]

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How to install Root Certificate Authority on Windows Server 2012

This guide will have two parts. The first one will be Installation and Configuration of Root Certificate Authority and the second one will be the post configuration settings. Installation of Root certificate Authority Open Server Manger, click on Add Roles and Features from the dashboard. Next select the Role based or feature based installation and […]

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Introduction to Public Key Infrastructure Concepts

Today we will see Public Key Infrastructure concepts and how the entire system works. We will be dealing with a lot of new words for those who are not aware of PKI is and how it can be used in an organization for security reasons. In the simplest terms, PKI is the framework for encryption […]

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Fixing Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V Role Failing At 99 Percent

installing the Hyper-V Role is straightforward on a new system, I have seen couple of scenarios where the Hyper-V role will fail on installation. Scenario conditions are outlined below: Fresh install of Windows 2012R2 Server. All Windows Updates applied then rebooted. Post reboot, Hyper-V Role was installed. Rebooted machine to finalize installation of role Machine […]

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Volume Activation for Windows: Configuring KMS with AD Roles for Windows 2012 / 2012R2

With Microsoft Windows 2012 now having been out for a number of years, many IT administrators are updating their internal infrastructure and migrating to the newer Windows Server 2012 / 2012R2 operating systems. Although some of the roles can still be installed through the old methods, some of them now have more intuitive methods of […]

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