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 install IIS on Windows Server with SSL using PowerShell
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Today I want to show you how to install Internet Information Server (IIS) on my favorite operating system, Windows Server using PowerShell. IIS is a great feature that allows us to provide our server with an extensible web server.
How to Add a Public Domain UPN Suffix to Domain Users in Active Directory
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A User Principal Name (UPN) is an attribute that is an internet communication standard for user accounts. A UPN consists of a UPN prefix (the user account name) and a UPN suffix (a DNS domain name).
First steps in Terraform - Azure Setup
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Today I want to talk to you about terraform, this open-source tool that allows us to define, preview and deploy infrastructure on a multitude of cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, and google, using the HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL).
How to enable SMB encryption on Windows Server
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Since Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, we have version 3.0 of the SMB protocol. This version includes several SMB security enhancements, one of which is encryption. Implementation of this enhancement enables us to encrypt data transferred over the network between the SMB file server and the client.
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 change the attribute ms-DS-MachineAccountQuota
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By default, In the Microsoft Active Directory, members of the authenticated user group can join up to 10 computer accounts in the domain. This value is defined in the attribute ms-DS-MachineAccountQuota on the domain-DNS object for a domain.
How to map a Network Drive to an Azure File Share
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In a previous post, I explained how to create an Azure file share. Today, I want to show you how to connect and mount an Azure file share with Azure PowerShell.
Windows 10: Turn Off Microsoft Consumer Experiences
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Windows 10 automatically installs some games, third-party apps and application links from the Windows Store for the signed-in user. In this post, I want to show how to prevent them from being installed, enabling the Group Policy setting: Turn Off Microsoft Consumer Experiences, using the group policy editor or the registry editor.
How to deploy Azure VMs with Ephemeral OS disks
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Hi, today I want to talk to you about the Ephemeral OS disks and how to perform the deployment of virtual machines with Ephemeral OS disks using Azure PowerShell. The Ephemeral operating system disks are created in local VM virtual storage, such as temporary disks, and are not saved in Azure Remote Storage.
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)
Azure Portal App is the new way to manage all your Azure resources
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The Azure Portal app is the new option available to access and manage all your Azure resources. This application has been recently published by Microsoft and is only available for Windows.
How to Install Docker on Windows Server
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In this post, I want to show you how to install Docker on Windows Server 2016/2019. The process to install Docker in Windows Server is easy with the help of the PowerShell module of the OneGet provider.
How to Implement Nested Virtualization in Windows Server
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Hi, Today, I want to show you how to implement nested virtualization in Windows Server. This feature is helpful for testing and training purposes (such as preparing for a certification exam).
How to Enable COM+ in Windows Server 2016
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As you know, compatibility with the application server function was removed from Windows Server 2016. In this post, I will show you how to manually enable COM+ remote access in your Windows Server 2016 using Windows PowerShell and the Registry Editor.
Transfer and Seize FSMO roles Using PowerShell
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Today, in this post, I want to show you how to transfer or seize one or more flexible single master operations (FSMO) roles from one Domain Controller to another using PowerShell.
MCSE – Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Core Infrastructure
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A week ago, I passed the Microsoft 70-743 exam: Update your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016. And finally, I can call myself an expert in Microsoft® certified solutions: Core infrastructure.
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.
Passed Microsoft Exam 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016
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This morning I passed the Microsoft exam 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016, which is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742. Exam 70-743 validates skills related to core features and functionality of Windows Server 2016, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator for Windows Server 2012 R2.
Implement Offline Domain Join
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Today, in this mini-post, I want to show you how to perform an offline domain join. During this process, a computer is configured to join a domain without network access to the active directory.