Create a Local Administrator User from Command Prompt

To create a new local administrator user on a Windows machine, you must be logged in as an admin user, or have remote access using something similar to PSExec running under an administrative account.   Click Start and in the Start Search, type CMD. Right Click on CMD and choose Run as Administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type net […]

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Outlook 2016 Repeatedly Prompts for Exchange Credentials

When using Outlook 2016 with Exchange Server 2010, you may be prompted repeatedly for your credentials, even though you will be able to use Outlook without interruption. To repair the issue, a registry entry is needed to prevent Outlook from forcing an Autodiscover lookup to Office 365 instead of local Exchange. Open the registry editor […]

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How To: Shut Down or Restart Multiple Computers at the Same Time

If you are performing some off hours maintenance or deploying group policy changes that you want to take effect as soon as possible, you may find the need to restart multiple computers at the same time. For example, you may want install a software package deployed through group policy, which happens during startup. Microsoft Windows […]

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How To: Install and Configure DHCP Role in Windows Server 2016

If you are running a Windows Server environment, especially with Active Directory, it is recommended that you utilize Window Server’s ability to serve DHCP requests. In this guide, I will show you how to install the DHCP Server role on Windows Server 2016 (for this example, Windows Server 2016 Essentials, however the process is identical […]

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How To: Connect a Client Computer in Essentials 2016

After configuring your Microsoft Windows Server Essentials environment, you will want to connect your client computers to the domain so they can be centrally managed and backed up. This guide will show you how to connect your client computers to the Essentials server. Prerequisites A Windows Client Computer Connected to the network A user created […]

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