• Windows 8.1 shows a black screen after login: On March 11th Microsoft released a bunch of windows updates one of them causes the windows 8.1 black screen after windows update issue. That update is KB3035131, it is installed as part of 30 new updates released. you will receive you login screen but after that you […]

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  • Adding desktop experience feature on Windows Server 2012: In Server 2012 Microsoft has moved the desktop Experience feature, Confusing many system administrators, this post will detail how to install desktop experience on Server 2012. Microsoft has relocated the Desktop Experience feature to be under User interface and infrastructure. Simply open the Server Management -> Local Server -> Scroll down […]

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  • Quickly Turn ON/OFF Windows Firewall Using Command Line: Windows Firewall is enabled by default on computers running Windows or Windows Server from version 2008 and up, You may need turn it off for various reasons. In this post I will explain how to disable windows firewall via command line. To disable windows firewall via command line run the following commands, […]

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  • How to configure Static IP address for users connecting remotely via RRAS: Sometime we are required to configure static IP address for security and other reasons for users who connect remotely into our organization, I will describe the easiest method I have found to configure RRAS VPN static IP per user in an Active Directory environment. […]

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  • Read Only Domain Controller: What, Why and Where: If you have never heard of RODC (Read Only Domain Controller), I’ll explain here what are the read only domain controller advantages In the enterprise world it is very common that have main offices (Head Quarters) and branch offices. From these branch offices there is usually a […]

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  • With exchange 2013 already at SP1 CU7 many organizations are implementing it So I thought its time to write about several neat Exchange 2013 tips and tricks Capacity Planner: Many IT pros know that proper exchange implementation starts with proper planning as Exchange will almost always be the second if not first resource depending service in your […]

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  • Error message when you try to log on to Windows Server based RODC: “There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request” So you are located at a remote branch site and are trying to login to your local server and suddenly you get “There are currently no logon servers available to […]

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  • January 8, 2015 -

    VHD vs VHDX

    VHD vs VHDX, Microsoft’s virtual disk format differences One of the new features of Server 2012 is a the new virtual disk format .vhdx which brings to the table better performance, larger capacity options and many other great new features VHD vs VHDX, is VHDX the new king of virtual disk formats? Let’s take a look at some […]

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  • Veeam Endpoint backup, The free backup solution for your physical environment: When it comes to backups most system administrators know that Veeam is KING, but in todays world we still have some physical servers or workstations we need to protect. Veeam had announced this product back in October 2014 but after several months of testing it […]

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