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Time Configuration for a Virtualized Domain Controllers

Today we will talk about some of the features of time configuration on a virtualized domain controllers. Typically, the time synchronization scheme in the Active Directory domain is as follows: The PDC emulator is the main time source on the domain and must be configured to synchronize time with

How to Add or Remove SMTP Alias to Exchange 2016 Mailbox

Sometimes you need to add another email address to the existing user. In Exchange, in addition to the primary address, each mailbox can be assigned to several additional ones (called aliases or proxy addresses). In Active Directory, additional aliases are stored in the recipient’s multi-valued attribute named proxyAddresses. Proxy

Installing WebDAV client on Windows Server 2016

WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension of the HTTP/1.1 protocol. The WebDAV protocol allows to access files on the remote server and perform common actions: reading, writing, deleting files. Typically, this protocol is used by users to work together with remote files. Simply put, WebDAV is

Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 10

Microsoft XPS Document Writer feature in Windows 10 is installed by default and allows user to print any documents and save them to XPS format. Thus, user can easily create XPS document from any application with printing feature using the virtual XPS printer. XPS (XML Paper Specification) is an

How to Migrate DHCP to Windows Server 2016

Migrating the DHCP service from the old server to the new Windows Server 2016 with saving of all the settings of the old server is quite easy. If the old DHCP server is running Windows Server 2008/R2 or Windows Server 2012/R2, you can directly transfer DHCP settings, zones and

Move FSMO Roles and Upgrade Domain to Windows Server 2016

In this article we will show you how to promote a new domain controller with Windows Server 2016 in the Active Directory domain, move FSMO roles from an old domain controller (running Windows Server 2012 R2/2008), raise the domain functional level to Windows Server 2016 and then demote the

Accessing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Console Using RDCMan

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is an official utility from Microsoft to connect to servers via RDP (which replaced the Remote Desktops snap-in) and efficiently handle the daily management tasks by System Administrator. The version of RDCMan 2.7 has interesting feature — it can be used to connect directly

Track messages in Exchange 2013 using Get-MessageTrackingLog

In addition to directly analyzing transport log files, tracking messages in MS Exchange Server 2013 is very easy to carry out with the help of Message Tracking Logs tool. In this post we will discuss some features of the Get-MessageTrackingLog cmdlet, which was created specifically for processing message tracking

Guide to SQL Server Transaction Log Backup

In case you use Microsoft SQL Server you might heard about the Simple and Full database recovery models. Probably you also know that a Simple recovery model allows you to restore data only at the time of the backup, while Full — at any time (you only need to make

Using RDCMan to Manage Multiple RDP sessions

A lot of system Administrators actively use the capabilities of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to manage Windows OS’s remotely. When there are a few managed machines, it is possible to use either the Command line, or save past connections in the Taskbar, for example: But when the list