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: Install Hyper-V Management Console on Windows 7

If you’re looking to manage your Hyper-V Server directly from your workstation, for example if the Hyper-V server does not have the Desktop Experience installed, you will need to use the Hyper-V Manager in Windows. While the role can be completely installed in Windows 8 and above (including the management tools), Windows 7 does not […]

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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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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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How To: Create a Hyper-V Virtual Machine Using Powershell

If you’re using the free Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Server download from Microsoft, you will have noticed that the GUI interface is missing. You also may have opted to use the Server Core installation of Windows Server to save resources. Either way, you may want to manage your virtual machines using Powershell. This article […]

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How To: Create a Bootable USB Install Drive for Windows 10 (Windows Media Creation Tool)

If you have installed Windows 10 on your computer and need to perform a complete clean installation from scratch, you will need to create a bootable USB drive to start the installation. Microsoft has released a tool called the Windows Media Creation Tool that makes this easier than ever. Before You Begin First, It is important […]

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