Category: Windows Server 2016

Deploy IIS On Windows Nano Server 2016 Container

Deploying IIS on A Windows Container can be done In two ways, First way deploy windows Nano Server Container and then Install IIS using DISM, Second way and more simple and recommended Is downloading a Windows Nano Server Image with IIS Installed and configured. In this article, I’ll use the first option and In the […]

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How to Create A Windows Server Container

To create a basic Windows Container, I’ll use the docker run command which will create a Windows Nano Server 2016 Container without a specific name. open port or any other customization. The -it switch will automatically enter you Into the Container terminal docker run -it microsoft/nanoserver To create a Windows Container with a custom name […]

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How To Deploy Windows Containers

In this article, I’ll show you how to deploy Windows Containers on Windows Server 2016 with the Docker Engine management tool. Windows Containers was first released with Windows Server 2016 and it was In the making for a few years before the release. The management tool for Windows Containers Is Docker Engine which offers a set […]

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9 Things That Will Help You Understand Windows Containers

What Is Windows Containers? Windows Containers Is a new Server Technology that allows us to run a clean Instance of Windows Server on the same Host. Windows Containers are not VMs because they share the kernel with the container host and all other containers running on it. Windows Containers keep a sandbox file that records […]

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Disable The Firewall On A Windows Nano Server Using PowerShell

In this article, I’ll show you how to disable the Windows Firewall on A Windows Nano Server 2016. Below, you will see two methods to do it one using Netsh and the second using Set-NetFirewallProfile (PowerShell) you can use either of them. To disable the firewall connect to your Nano Server using PowerShelland run the line below […]

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How To Change Windows Nano Server 2016 DNS Server IP Address

In this article, I’ll show you how to modify \ Change the existing DNS Server IP address on a Windows Nano Server 2016. To complete this operation, You will need to connect to the Server with an admin account and use Remote PowerShell. To get started, I’ve connected to my Nano Server using PowerShell Remote. Once […]

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Join Windows Server 2016 Nano Server To A Domain

To join the Nano Server to my Active Directory domain I’ll use offline Domain Join utility (Djoin.exe). To complete this you will need to run the Djoin command from a domain controller or from a member server joined to the domain. To start the process run the command line below from the command prompt tool: […]

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How to Delegate Control on Active Directory Windows Server 2016

In this article, I’ll show you how to delegate Control In Active Directory and all a specific user to only reset passwords to users. In this case, My client asked me to delegate control In AD to a staff member that will allow him to reset the password to users that locked their AD account. […]

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Deploying a Windows Server 2016 read-only domain controller (RODC) with PowerShell

An RODC is a domain controller (DC) that holds a read-only copy of the Active Directory database and the SYSVOL folder. It supports unidirectional replication and only pulls data from its replication partner when the data changes on writable domain controllers. Enterprises can deploy RODCs in branch offices where they cannot guarantee physical security. RODC […]

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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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