How to configure IIS logging using PowerShell
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Log files are great places to look when troubleshooting or analyzing your website traffic. Every time your IIS receives a client’s request, it records that request in a log file. In this post, I want to show you how to use PowerShell to configure and manage IIS log files, such as changing the logging frequency or setting the folder where IIS will store log files or, if you prefer, how to turn off logging.
How to check the size of the Active Directory Database
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The size of the active directory database on a domain controller is the size of the NTDS.dit file. This size may vary between domain controllers in the same domain, due to non-replicated changes, differences with non-replicated data, and white-space from purge objects.
How to Collect Information from Domain Controllers
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Recently I have needed to collect information from domain controllers to generate a pre-migration report. To perform this task, I used different tools available on Windows Server. Today, in this post, I will show you how to collect information from domain controllers using a PowerShell script and command-line tools such as DCDIAG and NLTEST.
Active Directory Snapshots using NTDSUTIL
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In this post, I want to show you how you can use ntdsutil.exe to create snapshots of the Active Directory database and how you can use tools to examine its contents, either to compare or transfer objects without starting in Restore Mode Directory Services (DSRM)
How to disable weak versions of SSL/TLS Protocols on Windows Servers
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Hi, in this post, I want to show you how to disable the weak versions of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocols using Windows PowerShell. Surely, before disabling weak versions of SSL / TSL protocols, you will want to make sure that you can use the TLS 1.
Using PowerShell to Create BPA Reports in HTML Format
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In this post, I want to show you how to use PowerShell to create HTML reports with the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) results. Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a server management tool that is available in Windows Server.
How to compact the Active Directory Database
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In this mini-post, I want to show you how to perform an offline defragmentation of the Active Directory database. To perform the maintenance of the AD DS database offline, we will use the NtdsUtil.
How to Enable Group Policy Loopback Processing
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In this post, I want to show you how to use Group Policy Loopback processing to assign user policies to computer objects. As we know, A user GPO is applied to an organizational unit (OU) that contains users, and a computer GPO is applied to a UO that contains computers.
Enable scavenging settings on a DNS server with PowerShell
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It is likely that by using the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) on a new DNS server, you will find the following warning. In this post, I want to show you how to use the Set-DnsServerScavenging cmdlet to correct this warning.
How to Audit PowerShell Usage Using Transcription
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Hello, today I want to show you how to use the group policy to configure the registry transcription to audit the use of PowerShell on servers. Requirements: This tutorial assumes that the target system already has WMF 5.
How To Register the Active Directory Schema MMC Snap-in
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In this post, I want to show you how to use the Active Directory schema plugin on a domain controller. First, you must register a DLL (schmmgmt.dll). Use the Regsvr32 utility with the following syntax:
How to Manage WinRM with PowerShell
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Windows Remote Management (WinRM) allows you to manage a server from a remote location using PowerShell and WMI-based tools. In this post, I want to show you how to manage WinRM from a PowerShell session.
MCSE - Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure 2017
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A couple of days ago, I passed the Microsoft exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. And I can now finally call myself a Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Passed Microsoft Exam 70-640 Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services
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This morning I took the Microsoft exam 70-640 Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services, which focuses on the skill and ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot Active Directory running on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Passed Microsoft Exam 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
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This morning I took the Microsoft exam 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure. This exam measures the following skills: IPv4/IPv6 address configuration and troubleshooting DHCP configuration, installation, management, and troubleshooting Routing configuration, tables, RRAS, management, and maintenance Windows Firewall, Advanced Security, and IPsec DNS installation, configuration, zones, replication, and records Client name resolution File services, shared folders, permissions, and encryption DFS, namespaces, and replication Backup/restore File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Print services Remote Access, VPNs, and NAT To know more about the exam, check out this link.