Install Operating System in your Base Virtual Machine

In this post we will install the Windows 2012 R2 Operating System on our BaseImage Virtual Machine. This will help us to create multiple virtual machines later from a single image. 1. In the Hyper-V Manager, select the VM created in the previous step. Ex: BaseImage and click settings. 2. …

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Installation of Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-v

In this quick post, I will go thru the steps to install Client Hyper-V via Powershell. In this way you can have a script ready and install it on all your computers. 1. Query your computer for the Hyper-V feature. Get-WindowsOptionalFeature –online | ? {$_.featurename –like “*Hyper*”} You can see …

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Windows Server 2012 Training Videos

Microsoft released a new Jumpstart training series for Windows Server 2012.  Here is the information: Windows Server 2012 Jump Start | Target Audience & High-Level Overview • Designed for Microsoft Partners, early adopters, and experienced IT Pros/ITDMs familiar with Microsoft server technologies • All twelve (12) modules are under an …

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Audit Security Policy Step by Step

Any company that implement Windows servers and Active directory should review and audit the logs and how the users are accessing their resources. This article includes details steps how to build your own environment to apply or audit security policies. Audit Security Policy Step by Step http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd408940(WS.10).aspx Microsoft Windows 2008 …

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Windows 2003 RDP with SSL

Looking for how to secure a remote desktop connection (RDP) I found this article. It help with setting up the RDP protocol with SSL to prevent Man in the Middle (MIM) attacks. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782610(WS.10).aspx

HP Hardware Documentation

This is a summary of documents needed to support HP servers. Video Library of DL equipment: http://h20464.www2.hp.com/default.htm HP Power Advisor – plug in your server config and get resulting information related to power requirements: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/solutions/power/advisor-online/HPPowerAdvisor.html Fine Tuning ProLiant BIOS for Vmware vSphere environment: Here is a document from Vmware that …

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Windows 2008 R2 Core Domain Controller

Looking thru all the documentaiton to create a Windows 2008 R2 Core Domain Controller was a little challenge as there are confusion between the documents. here is an example to create your Domain Controller. dcpromo /unattend /InstallDns:yes /confirmGC:yes /replicaOrNewDomain:replica /replicaDomainDNSName:domain.com /databasePath:”e:Windowsntds” /logPath:”e:Windowsntds” /sysvolpath:”e:Windowssysvol” /safeModeAdminPassword: password /rebootOnCompletion:yes If you will like …

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