Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager for Updates

Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager for Updates One of the many features supported by Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2012) is software updates. For any business, being and staying compliant is of the utmost importance. When setting up a software update solution, it's really important that you start with first things first—and the first thing is planning. Planning for Software Updates An important part of the planning process for SCCM 2012 is deve...
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SCCM 2016: Step by Step Walk-through Setup

SCCM 2016: Step by Step Walk-through Setup SCCM 2016: Step by Step Walk-through Setup Table of Contents Introduction Prerequisite Installation Install Windows ADK 10 Create System Management Container in the Domain Controller System Extend Active Directory Schema Add IIS Server Role Install BITS and Remote Differential Compression features Install Windows Server Update Service Install System Center Configuration Manager Test System Center Con...
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Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0

Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0 Hyper-V version 1.0 is the virtualization feature created for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V creates a virtualization layer above which multiple partitions can be run. The parent partition runs the hypervisor layer and allows for the creation and management of child partitions. Administrators can create many child partitions, depending on available system resources. Each child partition can then run its own independent, isolated operating system, ...
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Virtual Device Driver

Virtual Device Driver In Windows systems, a special type of device driver that has direct access to the operating system kernel. This allows them to interact with system and hardware resources at a very low level. In Windows 95, virtual device drivers are often called VxDs because the filenames end with the .vxd extension .  
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Install Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012

Install Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012 is Microsoft’s VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) offering. RDS formerly known as Terminal Services (TS) provides session-based virtual desktops, virtual-machine based virtual desktops and applications to end users. To be able to use these features, you must install Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2. So, in this post I will show steps to install Remote Desktop Se...
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Generate New SID in Server 2012

Generate New SID in Server 2012 Many of today’s Enterprise datacenters are running some form of virtualization. Server virtualization allows us to clone VMs. When it comes to Server 2012, the cloned VM with Server 2012 has duplicate copy of SID of machine from which it was cloned. The duplicate SID value causes lot of issues so each machine must have unique SID value. In this post, I will show steps to generate new SID in Server 2012 R2. Generate New SID in Server 2012 Log on to Windows Serve...
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Configure Storage Space in Server 2012

Configure Storage Space in Server 2012       Storage Space is a new feature in Server 2012 and Windows 8 operating systems. The fundamental concept of storage space is, it pools physical disks together and make it look like a single disk to the operating system. You can add any type and size of physical disks to the pool and create resilient disk. Storage space works on both NTFS (New Technology File System) and ReFS (Resilient File System) volume. So, let’s configure st...
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Create User Account in Server 2012 Domain Controller

Create User Account in Server 2012 Domain Controller The process of creating user account in Windows Servers has been almost the same since Server 2003. Here I will show on Server 2012. After installing domain controller, creating organizational units and user accounts are the very first tasks. There are several methods to create user account in server 2012 domain controller. You can create user account from AD Users and Computers snap-in, using DsAdd command in command prompt, using New-ADUser...
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Install Domain Controller in Windows Server 2012

Install Domain Controller in Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller is a central repository for identity management. Active Directory Domain Controller allows you to create user accounts and manage them centrally using tools like Active Directory Users and Computers. It is very easy to install domain controller in Windows Server 2012. But before installing the domain controller, it is important to understand the pieces and concepts of domain controller. Some important terminologies of domain con...
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Configure iSCSI SAN in Server 2012 R2

iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is a protocol that uses underlying TCP/IP protocol for transmission of data. Unlike FC (Fiber Channel) which requires dedicated hardware like HBAs (Host Bus Adapters), fiber optics, etc., iSCSI uses existing network devices (routers, switches, firewalls) making it very cost effective storage solution. In iSCSI, data is transferred in block by block in raw form between the host and SAN. This makes operating systems to think as if the disk is locall...
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