What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 15: Group Policy Enhancements

https://youtu.be/TUzxodTo9ts In this episode I’ll cover some of the enhancements to Group Policy (such as remote refresh and health checking). I also cover a handful of the new GPO’s themselves. As promised I’ve also put a quick list of the GPO’s in a spreadsheet linked on my blog: List of Group Policies

What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 14: Data Deduplication and Optimization

https://youtu.be/kBg7UfE6Gmo In this episode I will cover the new data optimization and deduplication features of Windows Server 2012, how to turn it on, enable a volume, and manage it. Special thanks to my good friend and colleague Brent Caskey for the details and the lab itself! Enjoy!

What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 13: iSCSI Target & Initiator

https://youtu.be/yM6X5A1A5Es In this episode I will cover the new iSCSI Target & Initiator built into Windows Server 2012. This is a quick how-to on creating a target, attaching to that target from the other side, and even making it shared storage for you to use in clusters.


Changing SkyDrive Folder but Unlink is Greyed Out

https://youtu.be/LhMP5LfSFxU If you’ve tried to move a SkyDrive older but you’ve noticed that the "Unlink SkyDrive" button is greyed out, and also seen the message that "This option is unavailable because you’re signed in on this PC with a Microsoft account. If you want to use a different account with SkyDrive, sign in on this…

Including Removable Devices Like SD Cards In Your Libraries

https://youtu.be/zNlQ4uPDVhE "This folder can’t be included because it is on a removable device." Have you ever tried to add flash or other removable media to your Windows 7 or Windows 8 libraries and gotten this error? Chris Davis, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer talks about a way to get around this problem.

What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 11: FGPP’s New Groove

https://youtu.be/UAdkJueTcqI In this episode I will show off the new Fine Grained Password Policy’s GUI in Active Directory Administrative Center as well as the AD PowerShell History Viewer and how to use both.

What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 10: AD Recycle Bin’s New GUI

https://youtu.be/IVCCv4fAhrg In this episode I will show you how to use the new GUI interface for the Active Directory Recycle Bin inside of AD Administrative Center, discuss the benefits and limitations of this tool, and how to manage it. I’ll also cover some common gotcha’s such as uninstantiated parents.

What’s New in Windows Server 2012, Episode 8: Active Directory Promotion Changes

https://youtu.be/MvqUFgNSFww In the next few episodes we will be covering some active directory topics. This one is specifically about promoting a new domain controller in 2012. This process has changed. DCPROMO is no longer the way you’ll go about doing this. You might want to give this one a gander 🙂