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    Configuring Internet Restrictions with Internet Communications Management with Group Policy

    Within Group Policy an administrator can restrict what traffic is allowed to access the Internet from within the corporate network. These restrictions can be configured at both the computer and user nodes in Group Policy. These setting are located for the computer at Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communications Management (See Figure 1) and User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet … Continue reading Configuring Internet Restrictions with Internet Communications Management with Group Policy

    Using Server Manager to uninstall the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

    You have finished configuring your Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter computer with the either the MiniShell or the Full Graphical Interface and now you want to convert the computer to a Core edition. In this blog I will show you the steps to remove the graphical interfaces using Server Manager. Converting Windows Server 2012 R2 … Continue reading Using Server Manager to uninstall the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

    How to Remotely Enable and Disable (RDP) Remote Desktop

    By default on a Windows Server Product Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is enabled, but Remote Desktop (RDP) is Disabled.  On workstation operating systems neither is enabled by default, so if you want to be able to accomplish the following you will need to enable WinRM on the workstations. Enabling RDP remotely. Method 1:  Command Line … Continue reading How to Remotely Enable and Disable (RDP) Remote Desktop

    Using PowerShell to remove the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

    You have finished configuring your Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter computer with the either the MiniShell or the Full Graphical Interface and now you want to convert the computer to a Core edition. In this blog I will show you the steps to remove the graphical interfaces using Server Manager. Converting Windows Server 2012 R2 … Continue reading Using PowerShell to remove the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

    Methods to Enable and Disable Remote Desktop Locally

    By default on a Windows Server Product Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is enabled, but Remote Desktop (RDP) is Disabled.  On workstation operating systems neither is enabled by default. For instructor-led Windows Server training, see our class schedule.  Enabling RDP locally. Method 1:  Graphical Interface By far the easiest way is to enable RDP through the … Continue reading Methods to Enable and Disable Remote Desktop Locally

    Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

    You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the MiniShell to take care of some administrative tasks.  Once the MiniShell has been installed you will have access to all the features of the graphical Server Manager tool. In this blog I will show you … Continue reading Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

    Using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.EXE) tool to convert to the MiniShell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

    You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the MiniShell to take care of some administrative tasks. Once the MiniShell has been installed you will have access to all the features of the graphical Server Manager tool. For instructor-led Windows Server 2012 R2 training, … Continue reading Using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.EXE) tool to convert to the MiniShell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

    Windows 8 Support Has Ended

    Are you still running Windows 8 and haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1.  If so, mainstream support and extended support has ended as of January 12, 2016. If you are still running Windows 8 there will be no new security patches or technical support offered.  It is a simple upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 … Continue reading Windows 8 Support Has Ended