Windows Server Archive

Active Directory Temporary Group Membership on Windows Server 2016

Often some access rights in Active Directory must be granted temporarily, for a certain period of time. In order to avoid the need to monitor the validity of the issued authorities, they can be created initially temporary. To create temporary permissions in AD there are special mechanisms — Temporary Group

How to Login with a Local Account instead of Domain Account

This is something that we use every day. It is a short little trick to login with a local user account instead of a domain account. By default, when a username is entered into a domain joined machine, and there is also a local account with the same name,

Destination Path Too Long Fix (when Moving/Copying a File)

If you are receiving an error Destination Path Too Long when trying to copy or move a file to a folder, try the quick trick below. The reason you are receiving the error is because File Explorer failed to copy/delete/rename any path-name longer than 256 characters.  The instructions below

How to Migrate Print and Document Services from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 Core

This time we will take a closer look on how to migrate print server with the Print and Document Services role installed from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 Core. In our scenario, LPR (Line Printer Remote), IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) and WSD (Web Services on Devices)

Using IIS Manager for Remote Administration

Managing multiple IIS servers over RDP can be quite inconvenient, especially if you need to administer dozens of such servers. It is much more convenient to manage IIS servers from a single standard IIS server management console that is installed on your workstation. If you are using Server Core,

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

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

How to configure, view and change IIS Log location on Windows Server 2016

Web server IIS 10.0 (Internet Information Services) on Windows Server 2016, as in previous versions, supports storing of HTTP requests and error logs for the sites running on it. IIS log files allow you to simplify the debugging, troubleshooting and optimizing your web sites and applications. You can configure

Configure Access Based Enumeration on Windows Server 2016

By default, when user open some shared network folder, SMB displays full list of files and folders on it (of course only if user have permission to access share). Access Based Enumeration (ABE) allows you to hide specific files and folders for user who don’t have access permission. Access

Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2016

First time data deduplication was introduced in Windows Server 2012. In the Windows Server 2016 represented the 3-rd version of deduplication component, significantly revised and improved. In this article we will take a look at the new deduplication features, settings and how it differs from previous implementations. What’s New