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Windows Server 2012 is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 is the first version of Win...

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Quest Migration Manager (QMM) for MS Exchange - CAS FQDN Issue and Resolution

byMahesh
This article covers the Quest Migration Manager (QMM) for MS Exchange configuration issue with regards to CAS FQDN. Quest support docs are available to resolve some issues but don't cover the base issue. The Article should be useful to engineers working on Quest MS-Exchange migration projects.
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Standalone RD Gateway Server without RDS Infrastructure

Standalone RD Gateway Server without RDS Infrastructure

byMahesh
In this article, will demonstrate how to deploy standalone RD gateway server on 2012 R2 server without deploying RDS infrastructure. RD Gateway is a built-in windows server role and allows RDP to internal servers from the internet through the Https tunnel.
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SHA1 to SHA2 Migration Needs, Prerequisites and available options

byMahesh
This article explains SHA1 to SHA2 migration requirements in a simple way by putting all data on table, while explaining SHA1 and SHA2 algorithms, SHA1 deprecation plans and possible migration paths to SHA2.
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Upgrading Windows 2012 R2 Failover Cluster with Teaming to Windows 2019 over RDP

In-line upgrade from Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2019 Standard or Datacenter with Desktop Experience over a remote desktop connection. This article shows how to do the upgrade without dropping the remote connection and without turning off the cluster.
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Configuring SSL Certificates for Remote Desktop Services

A comprehensive guide on understanding and applying SSL Certificates to your Remote Desktop Deployment according to your DNS configuration.
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AD SYSVOL Scratch recovery from backup

Active Directory System State Recovery with Sysvol Authoritative Restore (Authsysvol switch) Explained

byMahesh
This article explains AD System State Recovery with the authsysvol switch, what it does and when this restore should be attempted, prerequisites, demo, impact and implications. The topic is partially documented by Microsoft and DELL and lacks important details, hence tried to add entire stuff here
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Microsoft DFS-N and DFS-R Accidental Deletion Recovery

byMahesh
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This article demonstrates DFS namespace and replication group accidental deletion recovery. DFS-N and DFS-R configuration are stored with active directory. Few precautionary measures will enable DFS-N and DFS-R recovery either from DFS native tool (dfsutil) or active directory.
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Microsoft DFSR Issues and Resolution

byMahesh
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In this article I will cover Microsoft DFSR major issues and their resolution. These issues can occur during initial deployment or post-deployment. The resolution for each problem is available on the internet generally in standalone posts. I have tried to present them here collectively and detailed.
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NTFS File Permissions

NTFS. Allow create, edit, and delete files but not create folders

byNVIT
An article explaining how to give user/group ability to create, edit, rename & delete files, but not create folders.
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Microsoft DFS Deployment Considerations & Best Practises

byMahesh
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In this article, I am trying to collectively present DFSN and DFSR deployment considerations / best practices, in general, to avoid known DFSN and DFSR issues during and post-deployment. The article would help in defining DFSN and DFSR architecture and configuration.
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Routing and Remote Access - Adding new interfaces

byQlemo
Starting with Windows 2012 change for network interfaces (adding, replacing, ...) requires to uninstall and reinstall RRAS to apply those changes - purging the current RRAS setup. The following script shows how to add new interfaces without having to reinstall RRAS.
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CA Validity Period Extension and CA Certificate Renewal Process

byMahesh
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This article outlines the Importance of Certificate Authority validity period and its impact on Certificate Renewal Process. The article also details out CA certificate renewal process along with CA validity period extension.
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Top 10 Ways to Secure Your File Servers

I’m willing to make a bet that your organization stores sensitive data in your Windows File Servers; files and folders that you really don’t want making it into the wrong hands.
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Measuring Server's processing rate with a simple powershell command.

byDP230
Measuring Server's processing rate with a simple powershell command. The differences in processing rate also was recorded in different use-cases, when a server in free and busy states.
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Exchange 2016: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation. Enabling Remote Mailbox.

How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
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A Guide to Volume Shadow Copy

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Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade. Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
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Computer Browser Service Troubles

I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
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Powershell: Export Hotfix details of Remote Computers

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A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
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Undeleting Objects in Active Directory

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
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Security-Only or Monthly-Rollup: That is the update question.

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.

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