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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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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Changing Password Complexity Requirements in Windows Server 2012 Domains

When configuring your Active Directory Domain, you may decide you want a different set of complexity requirements than the defaults provided in Windows Server 2012 Domain Services. In this article, I will explain how to change the default complexity requirements for all users. 1. Log into an Active Directory Domain Controller using Domain Administrator Credentials […]

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How to: Relay to an External Domain

In your Exchange environment, it may be necessary to allow a device to relay to outside recipients off of the Exchange server. Allowing this change is simple through the use of Powershell.       To allow relaying to outside domains, do the following: Open the Exchange Management Shell Issue the command: Get-ReceiveConnector “CONNECTORNAME” | Add-ADPermission […]

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