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Configure Fine-Grained Password Policies for Specific Users in Active Directory

by File in: Active Directory

In this article, we will talk about Account Password Policies and how we configure them domain wide with a more granular approach of per-user password policies without using Group Policy. […]

Explanation of Service Principal Names in Active Directory

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In this article, we’ll be talking about identity management in Windows Server 2016. Specifically, we will be talking about SPNs (Service Principal Names) and how wonderful they are. First of […]

Advanced Windows System Cleanup Commands – SFC and DISM

by File in: Troubleshooting

Recently I’ve come across some issues with one of my Windows Server installations, which was behaving relatively odd. Big surprise, right? After doing some digging around, I’ve come up with […]

Fix VMware Missing HBA Adapters

by File in: Virtualization

Every once in a while we run into a big problem when we install a brand new ESXi server only to come to find that for some reason we don’t […]

How to Install FreeRADIUS on Ubuntu

by File in: Linux

The following article will show you how to install and configure a FreeRADIUS server on top of an Ubuntu host. RADIUS is used as an authentication server for users who […]

Convert Physical Server to Hyper-V using Virtual Machine Converter

by File in: Virtualization

The following article is a walkthrough on using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 to migrate a physical server to a VM on the Hyper-V platform. The first step is to […]

Fix VSS Issue CAPI2 Error ID 513

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Recently I have tried to do a P2V of a Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64 Server: a physical server to a Hyper-V server. To achieve my goal, I used the […]

Active Directory Certificate Services Installation

by File in: Active Directory

In the following tutorial, we will see how to deploy a simple Active Directory Certificate Services installation and configure it as a Standalone CA. Our first step is to go […]

Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2

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Hello fellow sys admins! In the following article, we will walk through an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. So let us dive right in. The […]

VMware Script – Remove Resource Reservations

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In this article we’ll go over the following script that helps us remove resource reservations from all VMs within a VMware cluster. Here is the script that we are going […]