Software Technical

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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Change Hostname On Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core is installed and now its time to change the hostname from the install default. To change the hostname I will issue the following command: netdom renamecomputer [oldhostname] /newname [newhostname]   You will get the following message once completed: Certain services, such as the Certificate Authority, rely on a fixed machine name. […]

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Server 2008 R2 KMS Server support for Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation

The time has come, it has arrived. Windows 8 and Server 2012. And now you need to activate some clients  activate you a serve. If you are running a KMS Server using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, it may be time to upgrade; well not necessarily. You see when you attempt to activate your Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 […]