How To: Remove Non-Existent Network Adapters Windows Server

When migrating a virtual machine from one physical node to another and adding a network adapter, you may receive the following error: The IP address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter Name of adapter. Name of adapter is hidden from the network and Dial-up Connections folder because it […]

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Users Connect to Local Exchange Server Instead of Office 365

Issue: During a migration to Office 365, a user’s computer connects to the local Exchange Server when configuring an Outlook profile instead of connecting to the Office 365 server. Cause: The AutoDiscover Service is running in the local Exchange environment, causing the clients to connect locally. Fix: To repair this issue, perform the following: Log […]

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Windows Server Essentials Role Configuration Fails

    When configuring the Windows Server Essentials role on Windows Server 2012 R2, the configuration may fail right away, or after 87%. If you look in event viewer, you may find events that may lead to the cause: Event ID: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager Description: The Windows Server Essentials Management Service failed to start due […]

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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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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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News: Microsoft Releases Major Update to Windows 10

According to a Windows Blog Post, Microsoft has released the first major update to the Windows 10 Operating system, adding additional functionality as well as some enterprise focused features. The update, released on Thursday November 12th will be rolled out through Windows Update to all Windows 10 devices, which amounts to be “More than 110 […]

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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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Error: Microsoft Exchange Writer State “Failed” or “Timed Out”

When attempting to back up an Exchange database, the job may fail because the status of the Exchange Writer is failed. Checking for the Issue: – Open an Elevated Command Prompt (Start > CMD, Right Click and Choose “Run as Administrator”) – Enter the command VSSadmin list writers – Locate Microsoft Exchange Writer in the list Writer […]

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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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How To: Enable and Configure NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2

When Microsoft released Windows Server 2012, they decided to include a NIC Teaming feature built right into the operating system. Previously, you needed to rely on third party tools to team your network adapters, but now we can configure everything directly within Windows. This guide will show you how to create a team within Microsoft […]

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