Tag Archives: Window Server 2016

Deploying Server 2012 R2 Core using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Today lets go through a bit long process on how to deploy Windows Server using Windows Deployment Services (WDS). 1st, what’s WDS?  Windows Deployment Services is a server role provided with Windows Server 2012 R2. It provides the following functions: • Enables you to perform network-based installations. • Simplifies the deployment process. • Supports deployment to computers that have no current operating… Read More »

Creating & Configure GPO in Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 2

For this demo objective, I’m going to restrict access to control panel, and restrict few apps such as Notepad.exe and Calc.exe my Marketing & Production users. Lets get started… 1 – As usual on the domain server, create a new GPO, in my case my new GPO will be Comsys Infra Standard… 2 – Next, right click Comsys Infra… Read More »

Configuring Central Store GPO in Windows Server 2012 R2

Many big company might have many GPOs with multiple IT administrators that manage them. When an IT administrator edits a GPO, the template files are pulled from the local workstation. The central store provides a single folder in SYSVOL that contains all of the templates required to create and edit GPOs. So what’s the Central Store all about?? If your company has… Read More »

Install & Configure Printer Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2

What Is Printer Pooling? Printer pooling combines multiple physical printers into a single logical unit. To client computers, the printer pool appears to be a single printer. When jobs are submitted to the printer pool, any available printer in the printer pool can process them. Printer pooling increases the scalability and availability of network printing. If one printer in the pool is unavailable (for example,… 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 »

Configuring Shadow Copies in Windows Server 2012 R2

What Are Shadow Copies? A shadow copy is a snapshot of a set of data, such as a file or folder. Shadow copies provide the capability to recover files and folders based on snapshots of storage drives. After a snapshot is taken, you can view and potentially restore previous versions of files and folders from that snapshot. A shadow copy does not make a… Read More »

Implementing File Sharing Permissions in Windows Server 2012 R2

What Are File Permissions? You assign file permissions to files or folders on a storage volume that you format with NTFS or ReFS. The permissions that you assign to files and folders govern user access to them. There are several key points to remember, with respect to file permissions, including that you can: • Configure file permissions for an individual file or folder,… Read More »

How to use offline domain join (djoin.exe) in Active Directory

Offline domain join is a new process that computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 can use to join a domain without contacting a domain controller. There is a new tool included with Windows Server 2008 R2 / Server 2012 R2 and Windows 7 / 8 called Djoin.exe. This tool allows clients to be joined to a domain… Read More »

Install & Configure ADFS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Active Directory Federation Services (AD S) in the Windows Server 2012 R2 OS provides flexibility for organizations that want to enable their users to log on to applications that are located on a local network, at a partner company, or in an online service. With ADFS, your company can manage its own user accounts, and users only have to remember one set of… Read More »

Configuring Hyper-V Replicas in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V Replica. This new Windows Server 2012 feature enables you to replicate a virtual machine to another host or into the cloud, instead of moving the virtual machine, and to synchronize all virtual machine changes from the primary host to the host that holds the replica. In some cases, you might want to have a spare copy of one virtual machine… Read More »

Configure Network Load Balancing in Windows Server 2012 R2

Network Load Balancing (NLB) is a feature available to computers that run the Windows Server operating system. NLB uses a distributed algorithm to balance an IP traffic load across multiple hosts. It helps to improve the scalability and availability of business-critical, IP-based services. NLB also provides high availability, because it detects host failures and automatically redistributes traffic to surviving hosts. Before… Read More »

Deploy & Configure BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 R2

Branch offices have unique management challenges. A branch office typically has slow connectivity to the enterprise network and limited infrastructure for securing servers. In addition, you need to back up data that you maintain in your remote branch offices, which is why organizations prefer to centralize data where possible. Therefore, the challenge is to provide efficient access to network resources for… Read More »