Create a Local Administrator User from Command Prompt

To create a new local administrator user on a Windows machine, you must be logged in as an admin user, or have remote access using something similar to PSExec running under an administrative account.   Click Start and in the Start Search, type CMD. Right Click on CMD and choose Run as Administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type net […]

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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: 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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Error 1325 When Uninstalling HP Client Security Manager

When attempting to uninstall the HP Client Security Manager Software, you receive an error message: Error 1325.Hewlett-Packard is not a valid short file name.   How to Remove the Software: Click Start and type Devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager Locate DVD/CD-ROM drives in the list and expand the item Right Click the listed DVD or CD-Rom device and choose Disable […]

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Configuring Windows Server 2016 Standard with the Essentials Role

When planning out your network, you may decide that the features of Windows Server Essentials are a great fit for your business, but you exceed the 25 user limit in the normal software. With the use of a Windows Server Standard license, we can install the Essentials role to give you the same features, but […]

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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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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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