Category: Microsoft Windows Server 2012

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…


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…


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…


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Determine Windows Uptime

You may use the command net statistics server in order to determine the uptime for Windows 7/2012. The Statistics since… output is the amount of the time the server/workstation has been up. Enjoy!


Group Policy Object – Standard Security Settings GPO

You may use the following Windows Server 2012 Group Policy Object (GPO) settings to configure basic security settings for Windows Server 2008/2012/2012 R2 or Windows 7/8/8.1.   Local Logon and Local Administrators GPO Path: Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Right Assignment GPO Setting: Allow log on locally (used to define this user group) GPO Path: Computer…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Core – GUI Installation

If you install Windows Server 2012 with a core installation (without the GUI) and later find that you would like to install the GUI you may do so using the following steps. 1. Use the Windows PowerShell command Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath <path to wim>\install.wim in order to determine the index number for a server with a GUI…