Month: February 2016

VMware ESXi 6.0 – Configuring Network Time Protocol

The following is a step by step guide on configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. Using the VMware vSphere Client enter the authentication credentials for the root account and click Login. On the graphical user interface (GUI) of the VMware vSphere Client select Configuration. Under the Software Menu select Time…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Configuring Name Resolution

The following is a step by step guide on configuring Domain Name System (DNS) resolution for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. Using the VMware vSphere Client enter the IP address or hostname of the VMware ESXi 6.0 host and enter the authentication credentials for the root user account and click Login. In the Security Warning…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Configure the ESXi Management Network

The following is a step by step guide for configure the ESXi Management Network for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host. On the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) press F2. In the Authentication Required dialog box enter the root user password and press Enter.  Select Configure Management Network and press Enter.  Select Network Adapters and press…


VMware ESXi 6.0 – Interactive Installation

You may use the following method to perform an interactive installation of  VMware ESXi 6.0. On the ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-standard Boot Menu page select ESXi-6.0.0-20150704001-standard installer and press Enter. 2. On the Welcome to the VMware ESXi 6.0.0 Installation page press Enter to continue. 3. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) page press F11 to Accept and…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – External E-Mails to an Internal Distribution Group

In order to send emails to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 distribution group from an external user uncheck the following setting in the properties of the distribution group. Mail Flow Settings > Message Delivery Restrictions > Require that all senders are authenticated Enjoy!


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Resynchronize Network Time Protocol Client

You may use the following Windows PowerShell command to resynchronize the Network Time Protocol (NTP) client, in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, with it’s NTP server. w32tm /resync /nowait Enjoy!


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Configure Network Time Protocol

You may use the following commands, run as an administrator in Windows PowerShell, to configure the Network Time Protocol (NTP) settings for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. In this example, the NTP server to be configured is pool.ntp.org, which is a round-robin of NTP server. w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL Stop-Service w32time Start-Service w32tim Enjoy!


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Query Network Time Protocol Configuration

You may use the following (2) commands to view the Network Time Protocol (NTP) settings for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R. w32tm /query /peers w32tm /query /source Enjoy!