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How to change Windows Update settings using SCONFIG

Validate your current WU settings using SCONFIG To determine what updates your machine has already installed, follow these steps: Open a command prompt with Admin permissions. Type sconfig and press Enter. NOTE: There may be a short pause as the tool inspects your system.   Option #5 shows the current configuration of your Windows Update settings.   Change […]

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Exchange 2010 Useful Mailbox Commands

These exchange 2010 mailbox commands are primary for my records because I tend to forget things pretty fast, but I work with exchange a lot, and keeping these commands at hand is useful.   Get Mailbox Statistics about specific user and export those records to a text file. Get-MailboxStatistics “nelson” | Format-List StorageLimitStatus,TotalItemSize,TotalDeletedItemSize,ItemCount,DeletedItemCount > c:nelsonmailboxstats.txt […]

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How to setup Active Directory (AD) In Windows Server 2016

In this tutorial I will go through step by step on how to install the Active Directory ( AD ) role on Windows Server 2016. If you are setting up the server for production is recommended to set a static IP address on the server before you start the AD installation. Also before you start the AD […]

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Migration of DHCP from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012

Beginning the export process on Windows Server 2003 On the Windows 2003 DHCP server, navigate to a command prompt Type the following Command: netsh Type the following Command: DHCP Type the following Command: server \\Name or IP Address Type the following Command: export c:\w2k3DHCPdb allNote You must have local administrator permissions to export the data. Importing the DHCP database on Windows Server […]

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Adding a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network

Prerequisites Download Windows Server 2012 R2. If you plan on completing this Step-By-Step in a virtual lab, it is recommended to download the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 first. Check to ensure the Domain Functional Level is currently setup to at least Windows 2003 mode. This is the lowest required Domain Functional Level that would allow a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller installation. […]

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Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Transferring the Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Role Open the Active Directory Users and Computers console on your new Windows Server 2012 R2 computer. Right click your domain and select Operations Masters in the sub menu. In the Operations Masters window, ensure the RID tab is selected. Select the Change button. Select Yes when asked about transferring the operations master role. Once the operations master role has successfully […]

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Auto login Windows Server 2012

If an app requires an AD acct to be logged into the server in order for it to work, setup autologon   You will need to have an account with a password for this to work. Run regedit.exe Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon Set or create the following keys (DWORD)  AutoAdminLogon = 1 (String) DefaultUserName = Your user name (String) DefaultPassword = Your password […]

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How to Disable JAVA Update on Windows Server

Disabling the Java update notifications is actually pretty easy. There’s a registry setting in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE that will allow you to completely disable both update notifications and the update functionality. The full path of the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy. The registry entry is named EnableJavaUpdate and is a DWORD value that defaults to 1 for the update functionality to be enabled. Setting the […]

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