Tag Archives: Window Server 2016

How to use offline Domain join (djoin.exe) Active Directory in Windows Server 2016

Offline domain join scenario overview Offline domain join is a new process that computers that run Windows® 10 or Windows Server® 2016 can use to join a domain without contacting a domain controller. This makes it possible to join computers to a domain in locations where there is no connectivity to a corporate network. For example, an organization… Read More »

Implementing NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2016

What is NIC Teaming? NIC Teaming allows you to combine up to 32 network adapters and then use them as a single network interface. NIC Teaming provides redundancy, allowing network communication to occur over the combined network interface even when one or more of the network adapters fail. The combination of network adapters also increases the bandwidth available… Read More »

Configuring Scripts with GPOs in Windows Server 2016

Group Policy settings for applying scripts You can use Group Policy scripts to perform a number of tasks. There might be actions that you need to perform every time a computer starts up or shuts down, or when users sign in or sign out. For example, you can use scripts to: • Clean up desktops when users sign out… Read More »

Configuring Group Policy Preferences Printers and Power Options in Windows Server 2016

What are Group Policy preferences? Group Policy preferences include more than 20 Group Policy extensions that expand the range of configurable settings within a GPO. You now can use Group Policy preferences to apply a number of settings that previously applied to scripts, such as drive mappings and shared printers. Windows operating systems later than Windows Server 2008… Read More »

How to Manage File Server using FSRM File Screening in Windows Server 2016

What is  File Server Resource Manager? File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is an important addition that’s configurable with the File and Storage Services role. It includes several additional capabilities that make it easier to manage a file server: creating and managing quota policies Creating and managing fle screen policies Viewing reports SMTP Server Must Be Configured For FSRM to… Read More »

Create a Snapshot of AD DS by using NTDSUTIL in Windows Server 2016

what’s snapshot and what’s NTDSUTIL? Manages snapshots of the volumes that contain the Active Directory database and log files, which you can view on a domain controller without starting in Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM). You can also run the snapshot subcommand on an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server. In the command-line tool Ntdsutil.exe, you can use the snapshot subcommand to manage the… Read More »

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 »

Building A Redundant Firewall With Pfsense And Carp

This post is about building a redundant firewall with PfSense by utilizing CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol). PfSense is an open source firewall with enterprise features. PfSense is typically found at the edge of a network, but it can also be used to provide internal isolation. Both physical and virtual installations are supported. Being based on FreeBSD, PfSense… Read More »

Configure Storage Replication using Windows Server 2016 Part 1

Storage Replica is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2016 that enables storage-agnostic, block-level, synchronous replication between servers for disaster recovery, as well as stretching of a failover cluster for high availability. Synchronous replication enables mirroring of data in physical sites with crash-consistent volumes ensuring zero data loss at the file system level. Asynchronous replication allows site… Read More »

Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Recovery

One of the most important steps in a recovery strategy for domain controllers is to perform the proper backups while everything is working correctly. In addition to regular full backups, administrators should perform regular system state backups. Restoring from a system state backup, is faster than restoring from a full server backup. Be aware of the Windows editions… Read More »

Deploying a Standalone Root CA in Server 2012 R2 (Part 1)

Today lets go through a step by step on how to Deploy a Standalone Root CA in Server 2012 R2. This will be a Part 1 of the ADCS deployment… 1st. what is Certification Authority (CA) ? A CA is a well-designed and highly trusted service in an enterprise, which provides users and computers with certificates, maintains the CRLs, and optionally responds… Read More »

Installing & Configuring WSUS in Server 2012 R2

Today lets go through a step by step on how to installing & configuring WSUS in Windows Server 2012 R2. But as usual, before we start, let me explain a little bit about WSUS (Windows Server Update Services). What Is WSUS? WSUS is a server role included in the Windows Server 2012 R2 OS, and that downloads and distributes updates… Read More »