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AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY: AN INTRODUCTION

WHAT AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY IS (AND IS NOT) Azure Active Directory (aka Azure AD) is a fully managed multi-tenant service from Microsoft that offers identity and access capabilities for applications running in Microsoft Azure and for applications running in an on-premises environment. Its name leads some to make incorrect conclusions about what Azure AD really is. Therefore, […]

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How to install VPN access on Windows Server 2016

Remote access role is a VPN which protects the network connection or your remote connection from one side to another and protecting both sides from attacks or data sniffing as VPN protocol uses a tunnel inside of a standard data connection. Note: You’ll need to open a TCP port 1723 on your firewall as this port […]

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Installing Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with GUI

You can install Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with either PowerShell or Graphical User Interface (GUI). However, in this article, I’ll focus on installation with the help of GUI. System Requirements Exchange Server 2016 has following important system requirements. For details, please visit the following link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719(v=exchg.160).aspx Installing Prerequisites To get started, join the server […]

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Introducing Microsoft ‘Project Honolulu’

Microsoft continues to invest and expand its PowerShell Scripting Environment but sometimes it is necessary to use a graphical interface in order to manage systems. This is the reason why Microsoft also develops a new management tool called “Project Honolulu”. Honolulu is the modern evolution of traditional MMC, first introduced in 2000. Now, it’s time to update […]

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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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