Category: Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Prerequisites

The implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, like any other critical component of an Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, has prerequisites. These includes prerequisites for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as well as the operating system. Microsoft has provided a list of the prerequisites for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. That documentation may be found here.


VMware vSphere 6 – Create a Template

VMware includes a great solution, templates, for consistent virtual machine deployments. A template is essentially a master image of a virtual machine that typically includes a guest operating system and applications. Using templates allows you to deploy virtual machines with a consistent configuration. Additionally, below is a step list of steps for creating a template. Install the…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Start a Service

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to start a service, remotely. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will a service on the specified server. .DESCRIPTION This script automates the process of starting a service. .EXAMPLE N/A. .AUTHOR Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez on Thursday, March 03, 2016. #> #Request the hostname of the server…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Verify Service Status

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to verify the status of the service you specify, remotely. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the status of a service on the specified computer. .DESCRIPTION This script automates the process for verifying the status of a service. .EXAMPLE N/A. .AUTHOR Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Configure Hard Disks

The Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below may be used to automate the process of configuring hard disks in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will configure hard disks. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate the process of configuring hard disks. .EXAMPLE N/A. .AUTHOR Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez on Thursday, October 13, 2016….


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Remote Server Reboot

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to remotely reboot a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 host. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will request the hostname of a remote server then forcefully restart the server. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate the process of forcefully restarting a remote server. .EXAMPLE N/A. .AUTHOR Written by Noel…


Telnet – Testing Network Ports

You may use the command below, in the Windows command prompt or Windows PowerShell, to verify network ports are open on a specific host in your network. The example below is verifying that port Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port 80 is open on Internet Protocol (IP) address 192.168.1.1. Syntax: telnet <<<HOST>>> <<<PORT>>> Example: telnet 192.168.1.1…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Scheduling a Microsoft Windows PowerShell Script

You may use the following settings to configure a Microsoft Windows PowerShell script to run as an automated task in Task Scheduler. This is a very helpful feature for running scripts during the evening. General When running the task, use the following user account: DOMAIN\– USERNAME Run whether user is logged on or not Actions…


Microsoft Active Directory – Export Group Membership

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell script to export the users in a Microsoft Active Directory group to a notepad (.txt) file. Additionally, please edit the out-file -filepath portion of this script to a network location of your choice. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the members of a Microsoft Active Directory group…


Distributed File System – Namespace Server Removal

The following is a step by step guide to removing a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace server for a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integrated DFS namespace. Export the DFS namespace configuration with the following command: dfsutil /root:\\domain.com\namespace /export:namespace.txt /verbose In the DFS Management console right click and delete HOSTNAME under the Namespace Servers tab for the Microsoft…