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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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Install Windows Server 2016 Step by Step

There may come a time that you may need to install Windows Server 2016. Here I will provide a high-level step by step on this installation process. Requirements: Windows Server 2016 Installation media (DVD, USB flash, WDS, etc.) Installation Target (Computer, Server, Virtual Machine) Keyboard (Mouse is optional) Video Example of Installation: [youtube id=”r71sJcLqCEQ” width=”600″ […]

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How to demote a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller

In this short write up I will go over steps to demote a Server 2012 domain controller. If you have worked in Active Directory and Windows Domain Administration over the years you may recall that in previous version of Windows Server that you would use the command line tool of ‘DCPROMO’ to promote or demote […]

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Remaining Rated Write Endurance 0%

My Dell PowerEdge R630 users have reported slowdowns. Investigating did not show any issues. After a support request with Dell it was mentioned that the SSD drives I’m using are known to exhibit issues of slowdowns due to timing problems. This has been addressed with a firmware upgrade. The drives being used are configured in a RAID10 under the PERC […]

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Remove Dead Exchange Servers from Active Directory

Working with  my Exchange 2012 Hybrid configuration I into the following error: ERROR : Subtask NeedsConfiguration execution failed: Configure MRS Proxy Settings Execution of the Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory cmdlet has thrown an exception. This may indicate invalid parameters in your hybrid configuration settings. The task wasn’t able to connect to IIS on the server ‘exchange’. Make sure […]