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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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 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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How To: Create a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

  Once you have Hyper-V installed on Windows Server 2012 R2, you will want to create a new virtual machine. This guide will step you through creating a new virtual machine using the Hyper-V Console, Connecting it to a virtual switch and changing some of the options like processing cores and memory allocation. Creating a […]

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How To: Install Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2012 R2

There is a good chance that if your company has a need for a multiple amount of servers, that virtualization will become part of your organization. There are two major players for virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V and VM Ware ESXi server. This guide will step you through the installation process for Hyper-V Server on Windows Server […]

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