Tag Archives: Windows Server

Video – How to Recover and Reset Passwords in Azure by Mike Pfeiffer

Video Transcription In the Azure Infrastructure Class at Interface Technical Training we spend time a lot of time working with virtual machines in the Azure Portal and also from the Command Line using PowerShell or Cross-Platform CLI. Something people run into time after time is they will launch a Windows Server but forget what the … Continue reading Video – How to Recover and Reset Passwords in Azure by Mike Pfeiffer

Microsoft announces changes to Windows Server 2012 MCSA Certification

Are you working towards your Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credentials?  If so, you now have more options for your exams.  Starting on 15 September 2014 there are now electives for your MCSA certification. There are now 2 required exams and a choice of 1 elective from a list of 4 exams … Continue reading Microsoft announces changes to Windows Server 2012 MCSA Certification

The Internet Explorer patch – Setting the record straight

News, background, and alternatives regarding the recent Internet Explorer “Day Zero” attack are spread across the Internet.  Confusion continues, so we decided to help set the record straight for our customer/readers. Step one, be careful what you read and interpret, including within this blog. Despite our care and research, we continue to find additional information … Continue reading The Internet Explorer patch – Setting the record straight

Windows Server – How to configure a Conditional Forwarder in DNS

Conditional Forwarders are a DNS feature introduced in Windows Server 2003. A Conditional Forwarder allows an organization to resolve names to a private namespace or speed up name resolution to a public namespace.  When a DNS server receives a client query request for a host address that is not part of its authoritative namespace, it … Continue reading Windows Server – How to configure a Conditional Forwarder in DNS

How to demote a Domain Controller (DC) in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

In this blog we will explore how to demote a domain controller in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). In previous versions of Windows Server to demote a domain controller you would use the DCPROMO.exe utility.  In Windows Sever 2012 the DCPROMO utility has been deprecated. In Windows Server 2012 we will … Continue reading How to demote a Domain Controller (DC) in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

How to make PowerShell the default console for Windows Server Core

In a previous blog I demonstrated how to autologon a windows server using PowerShell. (You should read that one first). On Windows Server Core I prefer to have PowerShell as the default console instead of the command prompt. There is an Old-Skool way of changing this that still works today. The registry key “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon” … Continue reading How to make PowerShell the default console for Windows Server Core

How to get NetBIOS based network applications working in Win7 or Server 2008

Has your NetBIOS based network applications stopped working? Have you recently upgraded your operating system to either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? Are you using an LMHosts file to resolve the NetBIOS Name to an IP Address? If so, there is a simple solution to your problem. First, what is causing the problem; Windows … Continue reading How to get NetBIOS based network applications working in Win7 or Server 2008

Installing Active Directory Adding a child domain to an existing Active Directory Domain Services Forest in Windows Server – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series (Installing Active Directory Domain Services – Establishing an AD DS Forest in Windows Server – Part 1) I wrote on how to establish an Active Directory Forest. In Part 2 (Installing Active Directory – Adding a child domain to an existing Active Directory Domain Services Forest (AD DS) in Windows … Continue reading Installing Active Directory Adding a child domain to an existing Active Directory Domain Services Forest in Windows Server – Part 3