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Windows Server 2016 Core: Active Directory Domain Services

To lower my memory footprint in my home lab I decided to move from into Windows Server 2016 Core.  That said running Active Directory Domain Service seems to be the perfect candidate to start with my new architectured lab environment. There are several prerequisites required for enabling ADDS, but I am not going to get into […]

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Windows Server 2016 Core: Apply Windows Updates, with SCONFIG

In my previous post ‘Windows Server 2016 Core Configuration, with SCONFIG‘ I stepped through how to use the sconfig tool to modify settings on Windows Server 2016 Core.  In this post, I will introduce you to how to go about running Windows Updates and applying them to your server. Here are the steps I used: Log into […]

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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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Which Active Directory Group Policies are being Applied to your Accounts

Playing a bit of detective, I started reviewing Active Directory Group Policies that had been applied to workstations, in an attempt to resolve a few reported concerns regarding polices being applied successfully. Using the gpresult command I was able to output all of the polices applied. The command requires the specification of scope to be […]

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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″ […]