Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012

Hello, Bruce here again.    With the release of Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product.    So I thought I would share with you what I’m studying and some resources to bring you to speed at the same time.   Below is an index of my learning blogs:…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – WINS Client configuration

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. WINS Client configuration WINS still exist out there in the real world.  For that reason I am including it in this blog series.  PowerShell 3.0 does not have any new cmdlet for configuring WINS server settings.  So I have to drop back to using WMI to accomplish this. …

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – DNS Suffix List

DNS Suffix List Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. I often find in large enterprises that the DNS Suffix list is inconsistent, contains out dated domains, or is incomplete for the environment.  The DNS Suffix list is what allows us to use computer names instead of fully qualified domain names (FQDN).  This is a…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – DNS Server Setting

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. DNS Server Setting Name resolution is critical to any server configuration.  DNS is required to function correctly to locate Active Directory domain controllers, Exchange Servers, and just about every service located on your network.  It is common for every server to be configured with two DNS servers.  The…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Default Gateway Settings

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Default Gateway Settings Often when troubleshooting IPv4 configuration you may find a misconfigured default gateway.  Issue that may arise from a misconfigured gateway are: Ping responses not traversing the router IPv4 communication only working with clients on same network segment Server not receiving a DHCP address Viewing the…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Determining if an IPv4 address is DHCP or Static

Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Determining if an IPv4 address is DHCP or Static When troubleshooting IPv4 configuration you will need to know if the IPv4 address you are looking at is DHCP or Static.  If you notice that the configuration is wrong and it is a DHCP assigned address then you will…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Managing basic IPv4 configuration information

  Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Basic IPv4 Address configuration Windows Server 2012 Core still has IPCONFIG.EXE that can be used to view the IP configuration. Modern servers typically come with several network interface ports.  This causes IPCONFIG.EXE to scroll off the screen when viewing its output.  Consider piping the output if IPCONFIG.EXE…

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Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Getting Started setting up your lab

  Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Getting Started This first post is going to get us started on the journey. As I develop this guide I will need a lab. I am going to keep the lab simple: 3 Servers and a virtual switch. I created this lab virtually on my Windows 8…

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2012 Core Survival Guide

I like many of you keep notes to remember all the command line tools. In the past I would develop an OneNote document to keep my notes in. This time I am going to share my 2012 Core Survival Guide with you. I am doing this because my customers are planning to deploy Windows 2012…

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