Category: Windows Server 2008 /R2

How to Set Up DHCP in Windows Server 2008 R2

Today we’re going to show you how to setup DHCP on Windows Server 2008 instead of using it on a router. This guide assumes that you have Server 2008 up and running on a machine. You should also have set a static IP address on the server before continuing. To get started, fire up the […]

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How to Create a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008

Once you have Hyper-V installed the first thing you are going to want to do is start creating virtual machines. The process is mostly a next, next, finish matter, but just incase you are unsure, here’s a quick start-to-finish guide. Note: this is part of our ongoing series teaching IT administration basics, and might not […]

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How to Install Hyper-V Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 and later releases of the product ship with a virtualization platform called Hyper-V, which works quite well since it’s built into Windows. Today we’re going to show you how to install it. Note: this is part of our ongoing series teaching IT administration basics, and might not apply to everybody. Installing […]

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How to Reset Your Forgotten Domain Admin Password on Server 2008 R2

Forgetting your password is always a pain, but luckily there’s an easy way to reset your Domain Administrator password. All you need is a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation disk and one simple command line trick. Replacing Utilman.exe Boot off the Windows disk and select the “Repair your computer” option from the […]

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Introduction to Client/Server Networking

A computer network consists of two or more computers intended to share resources:   A client/server network is a system where one or more computers called clients connect to a central computer named a server to share or use resources. Each client computer must use an operating system that allows it to be identified to […]

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Deploying Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

What is WSUS? Simply put, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is the Microsoft provided solution for enterprise patch management. Using WSUS, network administrators can manage and deploy software updates for all of the Microsoft products in a network. This includes client operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows Vista, server operating systems such […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Improvements in DHCP

In this article, we’ll go over some of the new and cool features included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP server. Introduction DHCP is something most IT pros take for granted. However, it wasn’t really all that long ago when many of us were running local NetBEUI networks, where addressing wasn’t even an issue. […]

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Using Windows 2008 For RADIUS Authentication

This will be a basic setup using Windows 2008 Server to allow RADIUS and dot1x authentication. Steps for basic installation include: Rename the server Setting server as Domain Controller Installing Certificate Services Request Certificates (optional) Installing Network Policy Services (previously IAS) Creating Group Policies Rename The Server Something different about Windows 2008 Server is that […]

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