Nano Server – How to prepare Nano Server image

Hello everyone, In the first post of “Nano Server” series, I have briefly introduced Nano Server.  Now is time to learn how to prepare Nano Server image. Nano Server cannot be selected as installation option from DVD, ISO or bootable USB. In order to create .vhd / .vhdx file with installed Nano Server, you need to…

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Nano Server – What is it?

Hi everyone, This is first post about Nano Server. In this post, I will introduce Nano Server to you, and during later posts I will show you how to install, configure and manage Nano Server. Windows Server 2016 comes with many new features. One of them is Nano Server. New deployment options, a headless installation…

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How to install and configure DHCP – Basic

One of the most important network services is DHCP. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client/server protocol which allows hosts to obtain necessary TCP/IP configuration information from a DHCP server, with IP address and other related configuration information (subnet mask, default gateway, name servers). From Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, DHCP Server service is standard…

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Windows Server Essentials – Configuration Issue

In some cases, you can have problem when you try to configure Windows Server Essentials role. When you start configuration wizard, you could get error message: Configuration encountered some issues. Please click retry. If the issue still exist please refer to the help link for more troubleshooting steps.     The error message is too general and…

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Installing Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Windows Server Essentials (formerly known as Windows Small Business Server or SBS) is an integrated server suite from Microsoft, designed for running network infrastructure of small and midsize businesses having no more than 25 users or 50 devices. With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft started with developing Essentials edition, and latest version is Windows Server 2016…

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Exporting / Importing Web sites and application pools

During last year, I configured few highly available IIS environments with few different settings. Regardless of whether it was configured with DFRS or shared disk, regardless of whether it was 2 or 12 servers, one thing is always the same. All websites must be configured identically. The easiest way to achieve this, is export and…

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Auto-confirm deleting files in Powershell

Have you ever tried to remove a bulk of files from Powershell with command Get-ChildItem “Path” -Recurse | Remove-Item, but you received message: Get-ChildItem E:\Test -Recurse | Remove-Item The item at Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::E:\Test\001 has children and the Recurse parameter was not specified If you continue, all children will be removed with the item. Are you sure you want…

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Manually clearing ConflictAndDeleted DFRS content

If you are ever in Windows Administrator career used DFRS, you must have had “problems” with ConfilicAndDeleted folder. If that folder filled, you could have potential problems with in-time replication between servers. You can do that on two ways manually, and complete process will be finished in few minutes.   Emptying out the ConflictAndDeleted folder without shutting…

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How to completely disable IPv6

Starting from Vista / Server 2008, Microsoft includes native support for IPv6 and is enabled by default. But sometimes you don’t need IPv6, and want to completely disable IPv6. The proper way to disable IPv6 is to disable via the registry. In registry editor (regedit), navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters. Create new DWORD (32-bit) value with name DisabledComponents and add…

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Multiple Concurrent RDP Sessions in Windows

In Windows client operating systems, only one simultaneous incoming RDP connection is supported. That’s means that only one user can simultaneously connect to a Windows computer using RDP. When you trying to start the second RDP session, a message “Another user is signed in. If you continue they’ll be disconnected. Do you want to sign…

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