Tag Archives: Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services

Domain Log On Auditing in Windows Server 2012 R2

This time lets go through a very simple method how you as a administrator can audit domain Log On so that you can track down / audit domain users that successfully & failure log on to their profile. When we are talking about audit, of course it also related to security issue. All IT Administrator understand that protecting IT… 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 »

Installing Certificate Authority on Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi all, today lets go through another services that Windows Server 2012 can provide for your infrastructure, which is Certificate Authority (CA). ** in my next post, i will post step by step on Network Access Protection, so this Certificate Authority is one of the requirement that you need before you proceed with Network Access Protection.** “A certification… Read More »

Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA in Server 2012 R2 (Part 2)

As promised in my last post on Standalone Root CA https://mizitechinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/step-by-step-deploying-a-standalone-root-ca-in-server-2012-r2-part-1/, today I’m glad to continue our journey on the Enterprise Subordinate CA deployment…   As usual, let me start by explaining a little bit about Enterprise CA ;,  – An enterprise CA is typically used to issue certificates to users, computers, and services, and is not typically used as an… 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 »

Deploy DFS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Today, let’s go through a step by step on how to deploy Distributed File System (DFS) in Wndows Server 2012 R2, but before we start, you should know what is DFS all about. What Is DFS? Normally for domain users, to access a file share, they might use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) name to access the shared folder content. Many… Read More »

Enable AD Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012 R2

In my previous post, we had go through a step on how to configure AD Snapshot using NTDSUTIL, but now lets go through how you as a Server Admin can restore deleted user account in your AD just by using GUI… FYI, in Windows 2012, the AD Recycle Bin can be enabled to provide a simplified process for restoring deleted… Read More »

GPO in Windows Server 2012 R2 Part 2 – Perform Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)

continuous from my previous post and as promise, I will continue with 1 more guide on GPO, but this time lets go through on to perform Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) in Group Policy… What’s Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)??? In short, RSoP is a collection of tools that help you evaluate, model, and troubleshoot the application of Group Policy settings. RSoP… 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 »

Implement & 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 »

Implementing & Configuring IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2

With the development of IPv6 and the bunch of devices that require IP addresses, networks have become so much complex and difficult for us to manage. Maintaining an updated list of static IP addresses that have been issued has often been a manual task, which can lead to errors. To help organizations manage IP addresses, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides the IP… Read More »

Implementing ADDS Sites and Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2

In my post this time, lets go through a simple step on how you as a Server Admin can implementing ADDS Sites and Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2. In ADDS infrastructure, standard domain controllers replicate AD Directory information by using a multimaster replication model. This means that if a change is made on one domain controller, that change then replicates to… Read More »