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Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2. Built upon the same core code as Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 brings enhancement...

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Setup Guide & Best Practices

Remote Desktop Services setup guide for physical and/or virtual deployment. We've been building RDS environments in both all-in-one and TS/.RD Farm mode on Terminal Services and then Remote Desktop Services with RD Gateway in Server 2008. What follows are some of the key takeaways. Enjoy!
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Print Server Deployment, Remote Desktop Services Print, and Troubleshooting

Client's print spooler going offline and online and offline again? Just upgraded your Print Server to a new Windows OS? Then this article is for you!
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Delegation of access to Bitlocker Recovery Passwords – this way, please!

In this article, I will show you how delegation of control for Bitlocker recovery passwords in Active Directory is supposed to work using the common wizard, and why I think that you should do it differently.
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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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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

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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

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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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Microsoft DFS Deployment Considerations & Best Practises

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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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Seize Domain Controller 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.

byMAS
Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.
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Installing Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016

Take advantage of one of the most useful technologies available - virtualization!
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400TB Disaggregate Cluster

Practical Hyper-V Performance Expectations

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Herein one will find an aggregate of some of my experience building and deploying virtualization stacks both in standalone, clustered Hyper-V, clustered Hyper-V with a Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) backend, and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
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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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How to create Hyper-V cluster – Part 4

In previous parts of this Nano Server deployment series, we learned how to create, deploy and configure Nano Server as a Hyper-V host. In this part, we will look for a clustering option. We will create a Hyper-V cluster of 3 Nano Server host nodes with Storage Spaces Direct on it.
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How to setup Hyper-V host in Nano Server – Part 3

Previously, on our Nano Server Deployment series, we've created a new nano server image and deployed it on a physical server in part 2. Now we will go through configuration.
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How to deploy Nano Server on Physical – Part 2

Optimized for private cloud infrastructures and datacenters, Nano Server is minimalistic, yet super-efficient, OS for services such as Hyper-V and Hyper-V cluster. Learn how you can easily deploy Nano Server and unlock its power!
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Nano Server Creation

Nano Server Creation – Part 1

Optimized for private cloud infrastructures and datacenters, Nano Server is minimalistic, yet super-efficient, OS for services such as Hyper-V and Hyper-V cluster. Learn how you can easily deploy Nano Server and unlock its power!
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Nano Server Image Builder

The Nano Server Image Builder helps you create a custom Nano Server image and bootable USB media with the aid of a graphical interface. Based on the inputs you provide, it generates images for deployment and creates reusable PowerShell scripts that allow you to create installations of Nano Server.
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Top Five Qualities of a Good Backup Solution for Windows Server 2016

In the market for a new backup solution for Windows Server 2016? Follow these guidelines to get the most bang for your buck.

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