Windows Server 2012

Last Updated on 11 April 2017, Total: 159 Articles and Tutorials

  1. Revisiting Server Manager

    With some help from a Senior Premiere Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft we re-examine Server Manager in this article and learn why sysadmins may want to give this tool another chance... Read More

  2. Active Directory Insights (Part 16) - Secondary accounts and password policies

    This article examines the value of having secondary admin accounts and a secondary password policy for an extra level of security in your Active Directory environment... Read More

  3. Active Directory Insights (Part 15) - Investigating locked out accounts

    This article examines how to use Windows PowerShell to investigate locked out accounts when account lockout policies are implemented in an Active Directory environment... Read More

  4. Hyper-V Windows Failover Cluster and IsAlive Operation (Part 3)

    This article looks at what to consider before implementing single vs. multiple RHS configuration... Read More

  5. Optimize VPN in Windows Server 2012 R2

    This month I’ll provide guidance for optimizing the protocol support and security for VPN in Windows Server 2012 R2... Read More

  6. Hyper-V Windows Failover Cluster and IsAlive Operation (Part 2)

    In the Part I of this article series, we provided an overview of the Hyper-V cluster issue and explained the DNS registration process invoked by the “IsAlive” call executed by the failover cluster. In this part 2, we will explain the Windows Failover cluster interaction with resources and how the whole failover clustering is implemented to monitor the resources in... Read More

  7. Windows Apps for Database and Server Administrators

    The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in Windows 8 and later has a long way to go before most see it as truly useful. Many developers still have to add the platform to their list of supported OSs and many of the Windows apps in the Microsoft Store are still pretty basic in functionality. However, here I share a couple apps... Read More

  8. Hyper-V Windows Failover Cluster and IsAlive Operation (Part 1)

    In Part 1 of this article series, we'll explain a Hyper-V cluster issue that was caused because of a DNS registration failure during the cluster operation... Read More

  9. Configure VPN in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows Server 2012 R2 provides support for secure client-based remote access VPN connections as part of the Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS). Client-based VPN is very mature in Windows, originally introduced with Windows 2000 Server and also as a downloadable option for Windows NT 4.0. Today, RRAS has broad client support with secure and robust VPN protocols such as... Read More

  10. Active Directory Insights (Part 14) - More about the Global Catalog

    This article continues examining the Global Catalog and how to implement and maintain it in Active Directory environments... Read More

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