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Demoting a Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller

In this Ask the Admin, I'll show you how to demote a domain controller and remove the Active Directory Domain Services server role.

Jul 11, 2018|Russell Smith

Active Directory

Managing Windows Server with Puppet Part 7: Installing Active Directory

In this Ask the Admin, I'll show you how to install and configure Active Directory using Puppet.

Jul 9, 2018|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Windows Admin Center — The Future of the Windows Server GUI

In this post, I’ll look at why Windows Admin Center is the new GUI management tool of choice for Windows Server.

Apr 25, 2018|Russell Smith

Active Directory

Set Up Active Directory to Support Tiered Administration and Privileged Access Workstations

In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith discusses setting up Active Directory to support a secure tiered administrative model and Privileged Access Workstations.

Feb 7, 2018|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Nano Server Is Here Today. Gone… Pretty Soon

Aidan Finn discusses Microsoft's announcement to remove all the infrastructure features, such as scale-out file server and Hyper-V from Nano Server.

Jun 26, 2017|Aidan Finn

Windows Server

Microsoft Adds DHCP Tools to RSAT for Windows 10

Install the RTM version of the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10.

Jan 30, 2017|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Install Windows Server DHCP, Configure Scopes, and Authorize in AD

Learn how to install and configure a Windows DHCP Server using PowerShell.

Dec 13, 2016|Russell Smith

Windows Server

The Nano Server Debate – Yes or No?

It is clear from Microsoft’s publicity about Windows Server 2016 that the corporation believes that the default choice for installing a new server is Nano Server. Do you agree with that view? In this opinion post, I discuss the merits of both sides of the argument, share my take on the matter, and ask what you think.

Aug 31, 2016|Aidan Finn


What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5: Hyper-V Features

Learn all about the new improvements to Hyper-V in the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.

May 9, 2016|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2016

Planning for Windows Server 2016

IT veteran Jeff Hicks shares his thoughts on getting the most from Windows Server 2016, what you might want to consider and the future of IT administration.

Mar 15, 2016|Jeff Hicks

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