Installing and Configuring Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 for Remote Management using the HVRemote Tool in Workgroup

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, the Enterprise-class free virtualization solution from Microsoft, which has all the features included on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The only difference is that Microsoft Hyper-V Server does not include virtual machine licenses and only Local Command Line Interface. It is only designed for remote management. Remote management for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is really hard for […]

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Configuring Port ACLs in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine

ACLs (Access Control Lists) are essentially a list of permit or deny statements that control network access to enforce a security policy. ACLs are an integral part of end-to-end security solution. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V introduces new feature called Port ACLs. Using Port ACLs, rules can be applied to a Hyper-V switch port. The rules specify whether packets are allowed […]

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Configuring Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

NIC teaming is a new feature of Windows Server 2012, which allows multiple network adapters to be placed into a team for the purpose of providing network fault tolerance and continuous availability. When one of the network adapters fail, the other one takes over without requiring third-party hardware or software. Windows Server 2012 NIC teaming is supported by any vendor’s […]

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Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using Templates

A typical use for templates is to set up a master image of a frequently deployed server operating system, for example Windows Server 2008 R2.The master image will include latest Windows Updates, Antivirus software with updates and Windows Operating components such as Desktop Experience and others. Using templates, you will be able to create new virtual machines with the operating […]

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Installing Integration Services in Hyper-V Virtual Machine 2012

After the virtual machine guest operating system configuration is complete, we go about installation of Integration services. Hyper-V Integration Services is a suite of utilities that enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system. Integration services improve management of virtual machines by replacing generic operating system driver files for the mouse, keyboard, video, network and SCSI controller components. […]

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Installing the Hyper-V Role, Configuring Virtual Networks and Creating New Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2012

Hyper-V is a server virtualization technology from Microsoft where we can create multiple virtual machines on single physical computer. These virtual machines are known as guests and computer running Hyper-V is known as the Host. In June 2008, Microsoft introduced Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and is gradually developing Hyper-V products. Finally, Microsoft launched new version of Hyper-V in Windows […]

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Install an Additional Domain Controller from IFM (Install From Media) in Windows Server 2012

We can use the Install from media (IFM) option to install an Additional Domain Controller in an existing domain is the best option such as a branch office scenario where network is slow, unreliable and costly. IFM will minimize replication traffic during the installation because it uses restored backup files to populate the AD DS database. This will significantly reduce […]

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Migrating Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is the Microsoft latest Windows Server Operating System which is more powerful than previous versions of Windows Server. For examples, Hyper-V replication, DHCP failover, Dynamic Access Control, Improvements in Active Directory Recycle Bin, Virtual Domain Controller etc. So it’s better to migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller because of the new cool […]

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Creating a Fine –Grained Password Policy in Windows Server 2012

In Windows Server 2012, fine-grained password policy management is made much easier than Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. Windows Administrators not have to use ADSI Edit and configure complicated settings to create the Password Settings Object (PSO) in the Password Settings Container. Instead we can configure fine-grained password policy directly in Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC). So all level of Windows […]

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windowsServer2008R2

Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies in Windows Server 2008 R2

Fine-Grained Password policies is a Long-Awaited Password and Account Policy Solution from Microsoft, which allow multiple password and account lockout policy settings to different sets of users in the same domain. Prior to Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, we have only a one password and account lockout policy, defined at the domain level. This limitation led complicated for many organizations. So […]

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