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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How to install Exchange 2016

Hello everyone, In this post, I will show you how to install Exchange 2016 CU4. Installing process in pretty simple, but some prerequisites need to be met. Prepare Active Directory Install Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 4.0 If you forget to do that, Exchange installation wizard will stop installation process after checking prerequisites, and show you what…

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VMware console – Copy / Paste

You are probably wondering whether you can configure copy / paste for VM console in ESXi? That is very useful feature, but by default is not supported for VM console in ESXi. But, troubles are over 😀 If you add two lines in configuration parameters, you can enable copy-paste for VM console in ESXi. Open…

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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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OWA is not authenticating users

One of my clients still has Exchange 2010 infrastructure. Everything working pretty stable, but after one monthly updates and testing after system starting, I had problems with OWA. The problem may have been on at other levels, but I always test at the first place OWA and mail flow. Logon screen was fine but when you enter…

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Move Exchange mailbox stuck in “Queued” state

Few times during last year, I had a “little” problems with moving mailboxes from one database to other. Generally, that is a simple process, but sometimes that’s not working as expected. One of that problems is “queued” state. Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics DisplayName StatusDetail TotalMailboxSize TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete ———– ———— —————- —————- ————— John Doe Queued 250…

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How to install SQL Server 2016

This is a first post in “How to install” series. I will show you how to install SQL Server 2016, ie. how I like to install SQL Server, and for this purpose I will use SQL Server 2016 Enterprise edition. At the first place, hardware need to be prepared before installation. This means that the disks for…

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