Category Archives: Windows

Thoughts and explorations with Microsoft Windows. This category covers mainly Microsoft Windows Server and also has some posts on Windows Client.

Microsoft Conference Recordings Posted

Microsoft just completed a bunch of technical conferences:  Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Tech Ed.  If you missed the conferences and want to review the content, Microsoft posted recordings of them all: · Exchange 2014 Conference (here) · Lync 2014 Conference … Continue reading

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Technology: Adding a Windows 2012 Domain Controller to a Windows 2003/2008 Forest

In this post, I walk through the process of adding a Windows 2012 domain controller to an Active Directory forest that contains Windows 2008 domain controllers and is at the Windows 2003 Domain and Forest Functional Level To install the … Continue reading

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Technology: Building a second Windows 2012 Domain Controller.

In this post, I walk through the process of building a Windows 2012 domain controller and adding to my existing lab Active Director forest.  I realized that my lab had only one domain controller so I decided to implement a … Continue reading

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Technology: Enabling DHCP with Windows 2012

Today, I realized that I needed to implement a DHCP server in my lab environment so I decided to build and document the procedure to build a DHCP server on Windows 2012 server.  For folks not familiar with DHCP (Dynamic … Continue reading

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Technology: Building a Windows 2012 Certificate Authority

With Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013, their installation requires a bunch of certificates.  To support this requirement, I set out to create a Windows 2012 Certificate Server.  This blog contains that steps to install Certificate Services. The steps to build … Continue reading

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Technology: Building a Windows Server 2012 RemoteApp server

I hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving.   I did.  I took a week off. With Surface RT releasing, some of my customers were asking if they could get Outlook on the Surface RT device.  Surface RT comes with Word 2013, … Continue reading

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Technology: Creating a new Windows 2012 Forest and Domain Controller

Windows 2012 introduces new tools for creating an Active Directory forest and domain controller.   Today, I’ll walk through how to setup a Windows 2012 Active Directory forest and domain controller.   I am going to use this to build long term … Continue reading

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