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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Configuring Windows Server 2016 Standard with the Essentials Role

When planning out your network, you may decide that the features of Windows Server Essentials are a great fit for your business, but you exceed the 25 user limit in the normal software. With the use of a Windows Server Standard license, we can install the Essentials role to give you the same features, but […]

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How To: Install and Configure RRAS (Routing and Remote Access) VPN in Windows Server 2012 and 2016

If you’re looking for an easy remote access solution for your network and you’re using Windows Server, you may want to consider installing the Routing and Remote Access Role included in Windows Server. There are different types of VPNs that you can use, such as PPTP, L2TP and SSTP. This article will assume that you […]

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Getting Started with Windows Server Essentials 2016 Preview 3

Microsoft has released Preview 3 of the Windows Server Essentials 2016 Operating System, and while it hasn’t differed from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials much so far, we thought we’d run through a quick setup and configuration to get a feel for the latest update. Downloading the ISO Image If you want to download the […]

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Installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

This article will detail how to install Active Directory Domain Services on a Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 virtual machine for testing. Please note that these steps are identical to Windows Server 2012 R2 and can be used there as well. Prepare Server for Installation Before you begin, there are a few things we […]

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