How to change default RemoteApp port

Hello all, I assume that most of Windows administrators is once in a life tried to configure and use Remote App. That is not a “big deal” for installing and configuring, but some (most) of parameters can be configured only with PowerShell. One of that parameters is changing default RDP port from 3389 to any…

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Nano Server – How to install Nano Server as IIS

Hi everyone, In previous post, you learned how to create Nano Server image on two different ways, with PowerShell and Nano Server Image Builder. In this post, I will show you how to create Nano Server as IIS and make functional web sites. Before start, I want to share some information with you about Nano…

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Nano Server – How to connect to Nano Server

Hello world, In previous post I show you how to install Nano Server. But, if you want to manage Nano Server, you need to create PowerShell remoting session to Nano Server. If your computer and Nano Server are not part of same domain (most popular scenario), you need to do two things. At the first…

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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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