Why does my Windows Service keep forgetting its password?

The mystery: “The service did not start due to a login failure” One of our customers reported a very strange problem last week. After about a day of running flawlessly, their windows service would suddenly fail to start after a reboot. The error reported by the Event Viewer hinted at a problem with the service user’s account: Trying to start the service […]

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Configuring Network Load Balancing in Windows Server

Services and applications that are affected by high load require technologies to address this issue. Network Load Balancing is a technology that allows system administrators to configure clusters that distribute traffic between several servers. Suppose you have a website that receives a large number of requests and cannot be handled by one server. In this case you would configure a […]

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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 machine with domain and then […]

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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 our management tools! So, Microsoft […]

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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 your Windows Update Settings To […]

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How to set up DFS Namespaces in Windows Server 2016

In this guide we will setup and configure DFS ( Distributed File System ) Namespaces in Windows Server 2016. DFS allows you to setup shared folders hosted on different servers into one or more logically structured namespaces. Each namespace appears to users as a single shared folder with a series of subfolders. This setup increases availability and automatically connects users […]

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