Category Archives: WINDOWS SERVER 2008


Configure IP Address with PowerShell Windows Server

The IP address configuration is easy when you configure it using GUI. But do you know how to configure IP address using PowerShell or even command prompt (cmd)? Good if you know, but if you don’t know just follow this step by step article about configure IP address using PowerShell. I have wrote an article about configure IP… Read More »

Configure Windows 2012 R2 NTP Server

‘Windows Time’ is a built-in time synchronization service in Microsoft Windows Server Operating System. Its first release was in Microsoft Windows Server 2000. Today we will show you how to configure the latest Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 time service. This instruction shows how to modify registry entries to configure the Microsoft Windows Time Service to allow a Windows… Read More »

Protecting Windows Server 2012 R2 using GPO

Protecting IT infrastructure especially your valuable data & servers, has always been a priority for any organizations. Many security risks threaten companies and their critical data, either attack happen internally @ externally. When your companies do not have adequate security policies, they can lose data, experience server unavailability, and lose credibility. To help protect against security threats, companies must have… Read More »

Network Access Protection (NAP) Deployment in Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 2 of 7 (Configure Health Policies) Step by Step

This is my Part 2 of 7 on NAP, which is Configure Health Policies, before we start, we need to clear about what is Health Policies all about… Health policies consist of one or more Security Health Validators and other settings that you can use to define client computer configuration requirements for the NAP-capable computers that connect to your network. Lets get started, to configure… Read More »

Delete Failed DCs from Active Directory

When you try to remove a domain controller from your Active Directory domain by using Dcpromo.exe and fail, or when you began to promote a member server to be a Domain Controller and failed (the reasons for your failure are not important for the scope of this article), you will be left with remains of the DCs object… Read More »

Transferring FSMO roles from command-line

Method 1: To summarize ntdsutil commands: ntdsutil (enter) ntdsutil: roles (enter) fsmo maintenance: connections (enter) server connections: connect to server <DC-Name> (enter) server connections: quit (enter) fsmo maintenance: transfer schema master (enter) 2003 server:fsmo maintenance: transfer domain naming master (enter) 2008 server: fsmo maintenance: transfer naming master (enter) fsmo maintenance: transfer rid master (enter) fsmo maintenance: transfer pdc… Read More »

Migrating Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is the Microsoft latest Windows Server Operating System which is more powerful than previous versions of Windows Server. For examples, Hyper-V replication, DHCP failover, Dynamic Access Control, Improvements in Active Directory Recycle Bin, Virtual Domain Controller etc. So it’s better to migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller because of the… Read More »

IBM MegaRAID BIOS Config Utility RAID-10 Configuration

So, a lot of people have difficulties configuring RAID-10 using MegaRAID because if you have for example four hard disks and you add them to a Disk Group, the only available options are RAID-0 and RAID-1. Here is how to do this on an IBM System x3650 server with four 300GB SAS hard disks. During the system boot… Read More »