Step-By-Step: Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Via Windows 10

Details are beginning to emerge as to how Windows 10 will empower IT Professionals. What such detail made know recently is the availability of Server Manager specifically made available for Windows 10.  Server Manager for Windows 10 provides the same robust capabilities to manage multiple servers, roles and features.  An excellent addition to any IT…


Step-By-Step: Setting up Printers via Group Policy

In this installment we look at how to setup printers in group policy. As with all the Group Policies created, the policy will apply to all PCs thus enforcing standardization. This is invaluable to IT professionals as it addresses one less thing to check of the troubleshooting list. Note:screenshots in this section come from Server…


Step-By-Step: Migrating DHCP From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

  End of support for Windows Server 2003 is nearing quickly.  To address this concern, Microsoft provides great tools to assist organizations in their migration efforts. Windows Server Migration Tools, introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 enables administrators to migrate server roles, features, configuration settings seamlessly from one system to another. Windows server 2012 R2…


Step-By-Step: Syncing An On Premise AD with Azure Active Directory

Enterprise Mobility has become top of mind for organizations big and small as of late.  Extending beyond the need of just mobile device management, the focus has evolved to securely enabling people within an organization with information pertinent to their success. With this in mind, Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite addresses Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile…


Windows Server Tips: Analyzing Possible Storage Savings Via The Deduplication Evaluation Tool

Introduced in Windows Server 2008 and enhanced in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, the Disk Deduplication tool is an exemplarity tool used by IT professionals to save storage space amidst the infrastructure they manage. The storage space saved is reclaimed from duplicate files being removed utilizing said tool.  Enabling data deduplication is an easy…


Step-By-Step: Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Via Windows 8.1

As you are aware, managing Windows Server 2012 R2 has been made easier through the introduction of Server Manager.  The robust capability of the tool allow you to not only manage multiple servers, but roles and features as well. However, did you know Server Manager is also available for use through Windows 8.1?  An excellent addition to any…


Exam Prep for 70-659 Part 8: Create and Deploy Virtual Machines

As I wrote in an earlier post, there is no better time to write your exam for 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, than now and particularly before May 31, 2012. So to aid in that endeavour, Joseph Yedid, an IT specialist with Enhansoft in Ottawa, has put together a series of posts focused…


Exam Prep for 70-659 Part 3: Configuring Virtual Networks and VLAN Security

As I wrote ain an earlier post, there is no better time to write your exam for 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, than now and particularly before May 31, 2012. So to aid in that endeavour, Joseph Yedid, an IT specialist with Enhansoft in Ottawa, has put together a series of posts focused…