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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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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How To: Enable NIC Teaming in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

———————————————————————————————————————————— UPDATE: According to Microsoft, this was never supposed to work. We will need to rely on third party NIC teaming software for client operating systems. See the Technet thread here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/936e8936-810c-434f-9e06-525daafa50b8/teaming-not-possible-in-win10pro-insider-builds-10565-and-10576-error-87?forum=WindowsInsiderPreview Intel NIC Teaming Software: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products/000005667.html Broadcom Downloads: https://www.broadcom.com/support Be sure to check and make sure any NIC you are purchasing is compatible with Windows 10 and […]

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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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Essentials Series: Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Now that we have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, it’s time to start the base configuration for the server. This guide will step you through some of the steps necessary to get your server up and running.  Note: If you already have an Active Directory domain and you […]

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How To: Enable SNMP Monitoring on SonicWALL UTM Devices

How To: Enable SNMP Monitoring on SonicWALL UTM Devices SonicWALL Enhanced allows you to monitor your UTM Device by utilizing SNMP. This guide will show you how to enable SNMP and configure the settings to report to your network monitoring device. 1. Open a web browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is recommended) and navigate […]

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Issue: Loss of Network Connectivity, Unknown Network

  A Windows based PC can lose network connectivity for many reasons. This article contains the fix for a specific issue that may or may not pertain to your particular issue. Diagnosing: 1. Open the Network and Sharing Center from Control Panel or any other means 2. If this issue is present, the network location will show as Unknown and […]

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