Month: June 2013

Windows Server 2012 – Create and Configure Shares

You may use the following method to create and configure a share (with basic settings) in Windows Server 2012. Begin by opening the Server Manager then navigating to File and Storage Services > Shares. On the Shares page click TASKS > New Share…. This is a very basic configuration (designed to get you accustomed to…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Distributed File System (DFS) Configuration

Distributed File System (DFS) allows you to share folders that are located on multiple servers using a consistent and logical namespace. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 allows you to add the DFS role (namespace and replication). After you add the DFS role you may use the following method to configure the namespace for your organization. In…


Virtual Drive – Solution

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to mount an ISO you may use the application Virtual CloneDrive. The link below will provide a download link: http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html Enjoy!


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Install Distributed File System (DFS) Role

You may use the following method to install the Distributed File System (DFS) role on a server running the Windows Server 2012 operating system (OS). The link below will direct you to a Microsoft TechNet article that provides a detailed description of DFS. In the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Server Manager dashboard click Add roles…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Adding the File Services Role

You may use the following method to install the File Server role on a server that is running the Windows Server 2012 operating system. On the default menu of the Server Manager GUI click the Add roles and features option. When the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog box opens click Next > on the…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – iSCSI LUN Configuration

You may use the following method to add storage disks, from an iSCSI SAN, to a server running the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system (OS). All of the configuration will be completed from the operating system so this post assumes that the iSCSI initiator service is running and has been properly configured. Additionally, this…


Cisco – Initial Router Configuration

You may use the following commands to configure a Cisco router out-of-box. The diagram below will provide you with a visual of the network topology. There are two (2) routers in this configuration utilizing the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses 172.16.25.1/30 and 172.16.25.2/30. I chose a subnet mask of 255.255.255.252 (/30) for the Wide Area Network…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Server Uptime Script

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell (.ps1) script to create an HTML file daily that provides an uptime report for the servers in your Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.   =====START===== <###################################################################### # Author : Bhavik Solanki¬† # Date : 28th March 2012¬† # Version : 1.0 # Desctiption : This script will help…


Microsoft Windows 7 – Modifying Profiles for Shortcuts, Folders or Files

You may use the following method, in Microsoft Windows 7, to modify the default profile and create changes in every users profile. For instance, you may add a particular shortcut, folder or file to the desktop of every single user. In Windows 7 navigate to: C:\Users\Default\Desktop Once you are in this directory you may place…


Cisco – Configuring Cisco WRVS4400N Router

At my current employer we recently had a Cisco Small Business WRVS4400N Wireless-N gigabit security router with VPN reach the end of it’s life. I replaced the wireless access point and configured it using the documentation I created in the past. Below you will find a basic step by step guide for configuring the device…