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Windows Server 2016, AppLocker Rules

AppLocker rules can be set up by using group policy in a Windows domain and have been very useful in limiting the execution of arbitrary executable files. AppLocker takes the approach of denying all executables from running unless they have specifically been whitelisted and allowed. AppLocker is available in Windows Desktop and Servers.  Desktop Windows […]

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Hyper-V, and Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a feature called “Automatic Virtual Machine Activation” (AVMA), and now in Windows Server 2016, this feature has been carried forward. This feature was primarily designed for Web Hosters but found usefulness in internal Hyper-V server for testing lab machines. What is Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA)? Automatic Virtual Machine Activation is […]

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Windows Server 2016 Core Configuration, with SCONFIG

Windows Server 2016 Core has a built-in configuration tool named Sconfig.  This tool is used to configure and manage several aspects of Server Core installations. This simplifies tasks such as changing settings such as network, remote desktop, hostname and domain memberships, etc. To use the Server Configuration Tool Log into the console of your Windows Server […]

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Tech Short: Configure WDS Server

You have installed your WDS Server Role and now its time to configure.  I hope my steps below help you. Requirements Installed WDS Role Administrative Rights Installation Media   WDS Server Configuration: On the Server Manager tool, click Tools and then click Windows Deployment Services. On the Windows Deployment Services console, expand Servers. Right-click your […]

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Tech Short: How-To WDS Server Role – Server 2016

  Background: Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a service role that allows you to deploy operating systems to the PXE supported clients without the need of physical media. Requirements: Windows Server 2016 Server Install Administrative rights on Server Install of Windows Deployment Service On the Server Manager tool, click Manage, and then click Add Roles […]