Tag: Windows Server 2012

Mar 01

How to: “Change product key” in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

How to: “Change product key” in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012 I’ve learned over the years to not activate a Windows product until I am confident it is stable. I say that because I used to activate Windows right after installation and either because of third party update, malfunctioning hardware, etc. I had …

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Mar 02

How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office 2013 version

How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office 2013 version Here you can find the Office 2016 version/instructions: How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office …

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Mar 02

How to: Create a Self-Signed SAN Certificate on PowerShell

How to: Create a Self-Signed SAN Certificate on PowerShell In the past I have wrote about creating self signed certificates on different architectures as well as creating SAN (Subject Alternative Name) Certificates. The main twist is always how to create SAN certificates as the need for them seems to be on the rise. In case you …

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Nov 19

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) As most of you know, a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine is generally reserved for Windows 2012 or 64 bit versions of Windows 8 as the New virtual Machine Wizard specifies: Generation 2 This virtual machine generation provides support for features such as …

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Feb 19

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 Server

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 Server If you read my previous post that reads quite similarly to this then you know you get lots of 0x800B0100 error messages when you run Windows Update for the first time on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 …

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Feb 17

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller Recently we performed a migration from our on premise Exchange server to Microsoft’s cloud solution: Exchange Online. Because of that I wanted to perform an integration at the domain controller level using Windows Server Essentials Experience. Unfortunately whether I tried using a member server …

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Dec 03

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name There are many reasons why you might want to rename an Active Directory Domain Name. Microsoft names situations were there is a reorganization of the enterprise which could simply be internal or due to an adquisition, etc. In my case I have been reading about how to …

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Dec 03

Replacing Self Signed Remote Desktop Services Certificate on Windows

Replacing Self Signed Remote Desktop Services Certificate on Windows So one of the reasons why we moved from a .local domain environment to a corp.Bauzas.com Active Directory domain name was so that we could use a public CA certificates for Remote Desktop Services. We used to rely on self signed certificates and then moved to …

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Nov 19

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)?

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)? One of the features of Windows Server 2012 R2 that I’ve been doing research as of late is the new file system Resilient File System ReFS). The big question as you can imagine is whether to use it or not. What became clear …

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Nov 06

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012) There are a few things you might run across as you try to develop a web farm that has to share SSL Certificates, one of them is the Central Certificate Store. What is CCS? Central Certificate Store or Centralized SSL Certificate Support …

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