Category: Windows Server 2016

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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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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How to deploy Windows Nano Server on vSphere

Windows Nano Server is a super lightweight version of Windows Server that was “built for the Cloud”. When I first heard of it I immediately became curious, because it resembles VMware’s ESXi in many ways: It is an embedded-like and headless system with a very small footprint and can be managed only remotely. It has […]

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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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